Hygiene: controlling infections and optimising the quality of healthcare

To control such infections and optimise both the quality of care and patient safety, Véronique Marchal, a nurse specialised in the prevention and control of infection, establishes protocols for good hygiene practice and controls the effectiveness of the introduced measures under real conditions. She is also responsible for epidemiological and healthcare-associated infection surveillance (from Swissnoso: prevalence of nosocomial infections and incidence of surgical site infections). She trains staff and is an expert in the management of infectious risks.
 
The Clinique participates actively in WHO global campaigns, "Clean Care is Safer Care", particularly on May 5th each year since 2009 to help promote hand hygiene.
 
* Swissnoso vol. 8 n°1. Bulletin de mars 2001: "La fréquence des infections nosocomiales comme indicateur de la qualité des soins", N. Troillet, Sion, P. Francioli, Lausanne, D. Pittet, Genève et C. Ruef, Zurich.