Treatment of multiresistant bacteria

There are a large number of pathogens in hospitals, with certain germs (e.g. multi-resistant bacteria, etc.) being of particular relevance. Patients who are carriers of such germs or who are at risk of resistant or easily transmissible germs (e.g. repatriation from a foreign hospital) must be isolated in the hospital.

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.

Economic aspects

The regular monitoring of multi-resistant germs of populated patients guarantees the earliest possible entisolation and thus the greatest possible cost savings.

For patients

As a patient, you cannot register for a consultation directly. Please ask your family doctor, your specialist to refer you. If you would like a telephone consultation for infectious disease inquiries without a desired consultation, you can call the following number (CHF 3.00/min. from the start of the consultation). These costs are not covered by health insurance, as it is a pure telephone consultation service, not a medical consultation.

Tel. 0900 85 75 25

For referrals

Department of Infectious Disease and Hospital Epidemiology
University Hospital Zurich
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 33 22
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