Optimisation of intensive care units - modelling the influence of architectural, structural measures on infection-critical endpoints

Opti-ITS brings together architects, engineers, epidemiologists, hospital hygiene and infection researchers as well as health economists to explore the routes of pathogen transmission in hospital environments, specifically in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a highly critical area of patient care. Understanding the pathogen's routes of transmission and the level of contribution of each of them for different types of pathogens, going from airborne pathogens such as respiratory virus to multidrug-resistant bacteria, will allow to better design and direct structural interventions that mitigate transmission of a wide range of pathogens, therefore, preventing and optimally managing nosocomial infections.


Ansprechpartner Gustavo Hernandez Mejia
Projektleitung am IfES André Karch, Gustavo Hernandez Mejia
Projektbeteiligte Gustavo Hernandez Mejia, Damilola Victoria Tomori
Projektpartner Jan Holzhausen (TU Braunschweig), Simone Scheithauer (Universitätsmedizin Göttingen), Berit Lange (Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung)
Finanzierung Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur über Niedersächsisches Vorab
Stand Förderzeitraum von 01.10.2020 bis 30.09.2023