Project OSKAR: East-Switzerland based competence network for infection prevention in retirement and nursing homes

In 2022, the clinic for infectiology/infection prevention at St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital launched pilot project OSKAR in cooperation with Curaviva and the Geriatric Clinic St. Gallen to learn more about health-care associated infections in retirement and nursing homes.  

The project aims to reduce infections while at the same time bringing minimum disruption to the residents’ quality of life. Employee safety must also be ensured at all times. In order to achieve its goal, a structured approach will be adopted to infection prevention in retirement and nursing homes. The three central components of the project implementation are surveillance of respiratory infections, establishing guidelines and training staff.

The project results will provide valuable information for implementing the national strategy. 

Last modification 13.05.2024

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