An environmental cleaning bundle and healthcare-associated infections in hospitals (REACH): a multicentre, randomised trial

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are causing prolonged stays in hospitals and pose a substantial burden...
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Resident skin flora

The resident skin flora is the physiological skin flora, also known as colonising flora. It comprises bacteria such as Staphylococcus epidermidis, propioni and corynebacteria, which do not have a pathogenic effect on the skin...
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Washing of the hands (handwashing)

Mainly to remove visible soils and – only to a small extent – to reduce microbial colonisation of the skin (e.g. in case of contamination with spores of C. difficile). Handwashing is far less indicated than generally believed. Hence...
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