Introduction to Infection Control Diploma:
A person who works in hospitals and medical facilities is exposed to the diseases caused by infection, so infection control is his direct responsibility.
The measurements of protecting from diseases aim to protect those who are exposed to catch infection in society in general, or also during receiving health care for health problems in many places.
The infection associated with health care is considered as one of the most frequent unfavorable events which threat the patient’s safety all over the world. There are about 5% to 15% of patients who are accepted in intensive care hospitals may catch infection associated with health care at any time. The danger of infection is higher by 2 to 20 times more in the developing countries.
Aims of the infection control diploma:
- Applying the necessary rules and executions to prevent infection transmission inside hospitals to patients, workers or visitors, also to keep the environment of hospital cleaned from any infection.
- Observing the infection cases of the health care to locate those cases and limit their recurrence chances.
- Determining the chances of improving the performance and facilitating performance improvement projects in collaboration with concerned parties.
- Applying the projects of performance improvement in views of the observing results of the infection cases to decrease the rate of the infection transmission resulted by health care services in hospital as low as possible.
The content is derived from international primary references of Infection Control Science like:
- CDC: International center for diseases control
- WHO: World Health Organization-United States diseases control center
- AVSC-APIC: Association for Professional in Infection Control
- Introduction to infection control.
- The importance of infection control.
- Methods of infection transmission.
- The various infection control units.
- Infection control in medical laboratories.
- Infection control in dentist’s.
- Intensive care units for newborn.
- Infection control in ICU.
- Preparing for entering hospitals.
- Nutrition and sanitary facilities.
- Proper injection and optimum use of multi-dose containers.
- The importance of using gloves.