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Relatives, friends or acquaintances of the patients represent a special, unofficial category of the medical staff ..... namely the visitors. This category must be educated in order to comply with the basic hygiene rules when entering a hospital as simple visitors.

Some basic rules:

1. Use of disposable bathrobes (disposable kit): these prevent the introduction, but also the removal of viruses or other pathogens from the media units. This category also includes the mask, chapel and disposable boots.

2. Hand hygiene: It is described by many doctors as the most important instrument in preventing the spread of infections associated with medical care.

Disinfection and hand washing before and after the medical examination seems to be a simple solution to prevent the spread of bacteria. Most hospitals have hand hygiene policies in place that guide staff and visitors alike to do just that. However, it is not as simple as it seems.

According to new data, approximately one in 25 patients gets an infection associated with healthcare during care in the medical units. Even the most advanced methods of health care will not work if the medical staff or visitors neglect the trivial, but so important the hygiene of the hands.

In the mid-1800s, the concept of hand hygiene was first introduced by the physician Ignaz P. Semmelweis. He found that when the doctors washed their hands before giving birth to babies, it prevented the death of women in the period immediately after birth. Although Semmelweis was initially ridiculed for this suggestion, he was finally acknowledged.

The variants that exist today in hospitals for hand hygiene are almost immeasurable. To use them represents an altruistic behavior on the part of all those who are aware of the immense benefit it offers both to them and to those in suffering.

We recommend the use of professional medical disinfectants: