Hospital hygiene is concerned with the prevention, detection and control of nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections. This problem is significant because it leads to thousands of casualties per year.
Our hospital hygiene concept
Our concept is based on the “5 moments of hand disinfection”, which was designed by the World Health Organization WHO. Our intention is to boost the effect of the hand disinfection by applying innovative technologies. Klick on the pictures below to get more detailed information.
Based on the evidence of cross-contamination by hands, the WHO has defined the above hospital hygiene concept and rolled it out worldwide. The concept defines 5 points of contact with patients at which cross-contamination can take place. Consistently implemented, the proposed principle minimizes the transmission of (pathogen) germs from patient to patient (or to the staff)
An unsolved problem
Surveys from various institutes have shown that the number of hospital-infected patients is still at a very high level. This means that in the field of hospital hygiene the goals have not yet been achieved. In 71% of cases, bacteria are involved (MRSA, P. aeruginosa, E. Coli, Acinetobacter). In 21% of cases, viruses ( for example norovirus) are the source of the problem. In Switzerland alone, the number of documented cases has settled at 70,000, of which 2,000 are fatal. Studies from the 1980s already describe in detail how the contamination takes place, however currently implemented countermeasures are apparently still not fruitful.
Our approach for an improved hospital hygiene
With a holistic approach, Novapura seeks to make the WHO guidelines safer and more robust. The neuralgic points in a patient room are targeted with specially designed products. We are aware that our products will not solve the problem once and for all. But we are convinced that we contribute our share to bring about a significant improvement.