CARE Hospitals Conducts 8th National Hospital acquired Infection, Prevention & Control Course

Hyderabad, August 21 (Maxim News): Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is extremely important to provide quality healthcare in a safe environment for patients, caregivers and those who work in a healthcare setting. It is critical that we take every step to minimize the risk of hospital-associated infections spreading to patients and staff in the hospital. This can be achieved only by strictly implementing best practices in infection prevention and control. The 8th National hospital acquired Infection, Prevention and Control Certificate Course conducted by CARE Hospitals in their Nampally facility is a significant step towards this direction, whereby awareness is created among other healthcare facilities, which people visit expecting safety against infections.

“Infection prevention and control (IPC), a universal discipline with relevance to healthcare, aims to arrest the spread of infections in healthcare facilities and the community. It is the responsibility of every healthcare worker to ensure that patients, visitors and staff are safe at all times. Healthcare workers require at least a basic understanding of IPC principles and practice.” observed Mr. Rajeev Chourey, Vice President – Quality & Accreditation, CARE Hospitals.

The scope of the initiative was to prevent healthcare associated infection, standardize precautions, transmission-based precautions and management of sterilization procedures. Meanwhile there was a special coverage on Antibiotic Stewardship Programme by
Dr. Mustafa Afzal, Consultant Microbiologist, Course Director and Chief Organizer.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Syed Kamran Husain, HCOO – CARE Hospitals, Nampally, said: “Good Infection prevention and control (IPC) practices are one of the most important areas any hospital should focus on. CARE Hospitals, Nampally, follows all NABH guidelines and internationally laid down protocols of IPC, transforming itself into one of the safest places for patients and caregivers.

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