Diagnosis in hospital hygiene laboratory
Episode smears of patients with multi-resistant germs
The laboratory for hospital hygiene investigated episode smears of isolated patients following multiresistant germs:
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
- Vancomycin resistant Enterococci
- Multiresistant Gram negative rods (multi drug resistant, MDR)
- Extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL)-producers
- Carbapenemase producing enterobacteriaceae, (CPE)
Microbiological analyzes of hospital hygienic relevance
- Microbial air measurements (Aspergillus, Mycobacteria)
- Water Testing (Legionella)
- Microbiological controls of medical devices
Investigations in cases of suspected transmission of multi-resistant germs
- Typing of bacteria
- Environment studies
Relevance in everyday life and for hospital hygiene
Prevention of nosocomial infections
- Microbiological testing of medical devices helps preventing the spread of multidrug-resistant germs.
- In case of suspected transmission possible transmission paths areidentified and prevented.
The regular monitoring of multi-resistant germs of populated patients guarantees the earliest possible entisolation and thus the greatest possible cost savings.
- Anne Holzmann Bürgel, Lab technician
- Dr. Kati Seidl Spirig, Microbiologist
- Prof. Dr. med. Annelies Zinkernagel, Senior physician