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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Krankenhaushygiene e.V.

Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)

Recommendations

Following an invitation of the German Society for Hospital Hygiene (DGKH) to all IFIC members from Europe a meeting took place at the beginning of 2008 in Berlin with the idea to start an European Network to promote infection prevention for patient safety.
After the presentation of available documents from Germany the participants regretted that the documents are only available in German. For that reason the DGKH decided to translate the recommendations into English.
Here you will find the recommendations from the Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and a recommendation from the working group “Hygiene in Outpatient and Inpatient Nursing” section in English and German.


Recommendation of Section „Klinische Antiseptik”

Prevention of post-operative infections after surgical treatment of bite wounds

After reviewing the literature about the microbial spectrum, the risk factors of post-operative infections, and the results of surgical interventions, the following recommendation can be made for the management of bite wounds ...

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Recommendation from DGKH and DGAI

Infection prevention during anaesthesia ventilation by the use of breathing system filters (BSF)

Joint recommendation by German Society of Hospital Hygiene (DGKH) and German Society for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (DGAI)

An interdisciplinary working group from the German Society of Hospital Hygiene (DGKH) and the German Society for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (DGAI) worked out the following recommendations for infection prevention during anaesthesia by using breathing system filters (BSF) ...

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