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Bacteria with antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDRO)

The emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a worrying development, especially in healthcare facilities. Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) include bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens (MDRGN).

Infections with MDRO are difficult to therapize and associated with higher morbidity and lethality. Therefore, hygiene measures must be taken to prevent transmission from one patient to another, as well as infection of the colonised patient himself.

Due to the limited treatment options for MDRO infections, hygiene management plays a key role in prevention. Basic hygiene, such as indication-based hand hygiene, is an important pillar here. Extended measures may also be necessary.

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  • Extended hygiene measures for MDRO
  • Effectiveness of disinfectants
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