Dissemination of the project and its results was associated, from its beginning to scientific activities aiming to contribute to the production of evidence base in HCAIs prevention and control.

Not only scientific papers were published, and abstracts were submitted to international conferences, but as well, the innovative proposals associated to this area were proposed for patenting.

Published papers

Parreira, P. et al. (2022). Nursing Students Perceptions on Healthcare-Associated Infection Control and Prevention Teaching and Learning Experience in Portugal. Journal of Personalized Medicine , 12 (2): 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/jpm12020180

Pinto, M.R. et al. (2022). Innovative Educational Approach in Healthcare-Associated Infection Prevention and Control. Results of a European Study. In: García-Alonso, J., Fonseca, C. (eds) Gerontechnology IV. IWoG 2021. Lecture Notes in Bioengineering. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-97524-1_37
Yurrebaso-Macho, A. et al. (2021). Nursing students’ perceptions on healthcare-associated infection control and prevention teaching and learning experience: development and validation of a scale in four European Countries. Frontiers inPsychology, Vol 12.
Silén-Lipponen, M., Koponen, L., Korhonen, U. & Tikka, L. (2020). Hoitoon liittyvien infektioiden torjunnan oppimispolku hoitotyön opiskelijoille, Infektioidentorjunta 2020; 38, pp.24-25
Silén-Lipponen, M., Koponen, L., Korhonen, U. & Mikko Myllymäki (2021). Hoitoon liittyvien infektioiden torjunnan oppimisen edistäminen hoitotyön koulutuksessa, Infektioidentorjunta 2021; 39, pp.18-26.

Conference presentations

Amaia Yurrebaso Macho, Alexander Ward, Eva Mª Picado Valverde, Amelia Patrzała, Marja Silen-Lipponen, Pedro Parreira (2020). Development of a questionnaire to explore the nursing students’ perceptions of Infection prevention and control learning in academia, STTI 5th Biennial European Conference, Coimbra, 27-30 May 2020
Maria do Rosário Pinto, Cassilda Sarroeira, Paulo Santos-Costa, Amelia Patrzała, Raquel Guzmán Ordaz, Ulla Korhonen (2020). Designing an Educational model for innovative Healthcare-associated Infections prevention and control in Nursing education, STTI 5th Biennial European Conference, Coimbra, 27-30 May 2020
Maria do Rosário Pinto, Alcinda Reis, João Graveto, Grażyna Bączyk, José Antonio Mirón Canelo, Leena Koponen (2020). InovSafeCare Project: Educating nursing students for innovative infection prevention and control practices in healthcare settings, STTI 5th Biennial European Conference, Coimbra, 27-30 May 2020

Entrepreneuship: Patent registration

1 – InovSafeCare Logo

The logotype was designed in a collaborative process that joined students from education and nursing areas and the professionals from ESEnfC’s Communication and Image Office. Is presently registered as a Project’s Brand.


2 – Cutting material removal and conditioning system

It relates to a system for removing and storing cutting-edge material whose primary objective is to eliminate contact between the user and the system, avoiding contamination or user injury.


3 – Handrail cleaning and disinfection walkways system escalators and moving

The present invention relates to a cleaning and disinfection of handrails of stairs and moving walkways that automatically allow cleaning and disinfection of the surface, by removing the largest particles.


4 – Duo Syringe

Duo Syringe is a syringe with a double chamber that is, with two independent compartments with independent outlets, two independent plungers, preventing the mixing of fluids. It arises from the need for a syringe for intravenous administration that allows simultaneous loading and sequential administration of the drug and the lavage solution of the medical device where the drug has been administered.

5 – Safeblue

This invention fits within the field of antiseptics for use in clinical and laboratory settings. The present invention relates to a colored antiseptic compound which comprises an alcoholic base solution, an antiseptic and a dye, whose color, after being applied to the skin, fades over at least thirty seconds, forming a skin demarcation.


6 – Feet Dryer

Foot drying device.


7 – Subcutaneous hydration device

The present invention relates to a simplified subcutaneous hydration device for application in humans and its main objective is to allow the rehydration of humans, with a special focus on children, before and after the onset of symptoms related to mild to moderate dehydration, with the presence of vomiting or diarrhea, using the technique of hypodermoclysis, with the particular advantage that the operation can be performed by people without specialized medical or nursing qualifications.