In Germany, over 15,000 people become infected with dangerous hospital bacteria every year – including MRSA, or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. We are one of the first hospitals to voluntarily screen our staff for MRSA, and to examine patients thoroughly for resistant bacteria.
Pathogens can spread rapidly through body contact and when door handles and other objects are touched. Around 80 percent of diseases are transmitted via our hands. A thorough disinfection of the hands kills 99.9 percent of pathogens. That’s way, in the Klinik Manhagen, we have a large number of disinfectant dispensers available, including for patients and visitors. You too can help!
Our medical director, Prof. Jörg Braun, is a highly regarded specialist throughout Germany for infectious diseases and their prevention. Under his management, our specially trained staff ensures that our high hygiene standards are met through thorough monitoring procedures. The regular participation in the “Clean Hands” campaign run by the WHO involves the entire clinic staff in manual hygiene.
Manhagen is one of the first clinics to voluntarily participate in the routine inclusion in the endoprosthetics register in Germany (EPRD) and is represented on the executive committee as an advisory project partner. The goals are quality assurance, further development through external results monitoring and comparison with endoprosthetics operations in other clinics.
Via a special reporting system, the CIRS (Critical Incident Reporting System), an error reporting and learning system taken from the field of aviation, safety-relevant events can be reported anonymously in our clinic. In this way, remedial measures can be taken and errors can be avoided for the future.
In order to increase patient safety, we have established a further care stage with our intermediate care beds. In the specially-designed intermediate care area, patients can be accommodated for a short period for more intensive, continuous monitoring, e.g. if after an operation they are not yet sufficiently stable to be moved to a normal ward.