Research, teaching and medical care go hand in hand with UKR. Shutdown is off. In order to continue to live up to the claim that the largest provider of medical care for eastern Bavaria and to ensure optimum patient care, committed people daily work on expanding their medical knowledge.
This also applies to Professor Bernd Salzberger, an intern in medicine and infectious medicine specialist, and Professor Wulf Schneider, a Doctor of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine with further education, a specialist in microbiology and epidemiology of infections and a specialist in laboratory medicine. The newly established Department of Hygiene and Infectious Diseases UKR, which was established on 1 July 2019, will enable two doctors to even more effectively act as a double person in the prevention, treatment and investigation of infections. Their insights are actively involved in student education, clinical staff leadership, and day-care for the patient. "The foundation of the department offers us new structural features, through which we want to connect our knowledge even better and of course we want to bring it into practical application," Professor Salzberger and Professor Schneider agree. The establishment of the Department of Hospital Hygiene and Infectious Diseases is a powerful indicator that UKR has not received gold status for hospital hygiene, especially at times when multi-drug resistant bacteria and the increasing inefficiency of antibiotics become the center of public attention. "With our work we want to help ensure that we maintain this very high standard and further increase it," says Professor Salzberger.
A new laboratory for molecular epidemiology
The key task of Bavaria's first combined Department of Hospital Hygiene and Infectiousogy is infectious prevention. Here, doctors see a wonderful approach to further investigation of the origin and spread of hospital infections (hospital infections), bacteria, and antibiotic resistance. In order to achieve the best possible result, the Hospital Hygiene and Infectious Diseases Department will be equipped with a highly specialized laboratory for molecular epidemiology. "With the help of this lab we want to find out how and where different germs appear and how they are transmitted, among other things, we want to determine the genome, that is, the genetic material of all germs resistant to multiple drugs. whether the germs were transferred to a hospital or taken to a hospital outside, "explains Professor Schneider, who was previously housed in the UKR Institute of Microbiology and Hygiene." This finding should help understand the prevalence of multi-drug resistant bacteria and prevent them from taking effective measures "As well as decrypting and typing these pathogens, the doctor continues to promote research into antimicrobial areas that will help reduce the burden of illness by reducing the patient's immediate environment." We are already well on the way here but we can still make a difference with the new human and financial resources that the department has to to offer."
Hygiene is even more focused on the training and everyday life of the clinic
Professor Schneider, the holder of the first profession for hospital hygiene throughout Bavaria, is also important, as well as the education and training of young medical staff as well as established doctors and nurses. "For everyday life in the departments, it's important that we regularly train our staff to provide them with the necessary security to address their hygiene problems." Also, employees must take uncertainty in dealing with sick sick patients. "In most cases, even the simplest hygiene measures are enough to stop the spread of microbes and thus strengthen the safety of patients and employees," Professor Schneider continued. Especially in a home such as UKR, where seriously ill patients and accident victims are treated, as well as immunosuppressive patients, for example after transplantation, absolute maximum hygiene is absolutely necessary. "However, we do not want to interfere in the workings on the fingers up, but to keep track of employees during their daily routine in advisory capacity, creating a patient and employee convenience for hospital hygiene," adds Professor Salzberger. In addition to consistent hand hygiene, this also means that surfaces and surfaces must be as free as germs.
What is involved with active doctors and nurses, of course, refers specifically to medical offspring. Professor Schneider advocates that students of human medicine already deal with the topic of hospital hygiene at the beginning of the study. "Sensitive, hygienic treatment with patients has to go with body and blood primers, minimizing potential errors and increasing the safety of infections for patients and staff." Not only the University Hospital Regensburg uses the results of research but also the clinical hygiene and expertise of Professor Salzberger and Professor Schneider. Overall, hospital hygiene at UKR regularly cares about ten out-of-home healthcare facilities in eastern Bavaria in all essential hygiene aspects.
Thoughtful and appropriate use of antibiotics
While Professor Schneider focussed on his research, education and education, Professor Salzberger is increasingly engaged in active patient care with his research work and appears on the scene when the patient is infected with the pathogen. A former UKR infectious department head has been proven to be an expert in viral diseases (especially HI viruses), skin and soft tissue infections, as well as bone and joint infections. Professor Salzberger is very dedicated to the Antibiotic Management Program (ABS) in his research work. "Through this program, we want to achieve better and more appropriate use of antibiotics in hospitals and thus reduce the antibiotic resistance rate," says an infysiologist. The aim of the ABS program is to provide patients with the best possible anti-infective therapy and thus to optimize the effectiveness and side effects.
By establishing the Department of Hospital Hygiene and Infectology, UKR will work more intensively on microbial, infection and antibiotic resistance in the future to use the results obtained for the benefit of patients and employees.