Rapport Activité 2015

Intensive care

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Preventing pneumonia

In ICU, ventilator-associated pneumonia is the most common of all hospital-acquired infections. Its consequences include a longer duration of mechanical ventilation, more time spent in ICU and the hospital, and a high mortality rate. 


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The benefits of an "error room"

To strengthen training, the HUG pharmacy came up with the idea of setting up a fictitious patient bedroom containing errors related to the preparation and administration of injectable drugs. At the same time, an e-learning module was developed based on research. 


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Removal of the gallbladder without endoscopy

Every year, 500 patients are admitted to HUG A&E with a gallbladder problem. They mostly come with acute abdominal pain and stones in the gallbladder, visible on ultrasound. Usually, these patients are first offered an endoscopy to view any stones stuck in the bile duct, then the gallbladder is removed as a second stage. 


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An alternative for the liver

What's the best way to treat the advanced stages of liver disease? So far, the only treatment available for patients with terminal diseases such as cirrhosis of the liver - whether caused by alcohol or viral hepatitis - has been transplantation. 



On the 2015 roll of honor

Whether through election to a scientific society, an honorary award or a prestigious publication, several employees of Geneva University Hospitals - from all departments - have found themselves centre stage. Some examples.


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Better adhesion to treatment

Growing old with HIV is now a reality. People who just a few years ago felt as though they had no real future, are now faced with age-related diseases.


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Our raison d'être

An institution's missions are its raison d’être. The Geneva Act entrusts three key missions to the HUG: 



A hospital for the people of Geneva

As partners of Geneva's residents throughout their lives, the HUG are committed to giving everyone access to better healthcare. From neonatology to geriatrics, mental health to palliative care, they focus on a multidisciplinary health service to provide each patient with treatment at the forefront of medical progress.