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Healthcare Champions Role in Preventing and Controlling Healthcare associated infections and complications

Major role of Healthcare providers is to prevent and control infections in healthcare facilities by using advance strategies and to decrease transmission of infectious diseases from healthcare workers to patients and vice versa, is very crucial.We will understand why Hand Hygiene, Respiratory Hygiene, Cough etiquette, Use of PPE (face mask,
gown, gloves, face shield, goggles), Environmental disinfection, Safe work practices including injections,Infectious patient placement, Medical Waste management
to reduce healthcare associated infections and Occupational health hazards. Isolation or barrier precautions for patients who are having diseases like chicken pox, MERS, influenza, scabies etc. We shall share Quality improvement methodologies (FOCUS- PDCA & FMEA) and importance of implementations in healthcare facilities. We shall discuss about post exposure Interventions to infectious disease in healthcare field and how to prevent and treat employee and also share guidelines for work restrictions to employees suffering from infectious diseases like Meningococcal Meningitidis, HAV, HBV, HCV, HIV, MDRO, RSV, Varicella, TB and Influenza. According to Centres for disease control and prevention (CDC), results of a project known as the HAI Prevalence Survey (2014 Data) were published in 2016. The Survey described the burden of
HAIs in U.S. hospitals, and reported that, in 2011, there were an estimated 722,000 HAIs in U.S. acute care hospitals. Additionally, about 75,000 patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations.


Author(s): Muhammad Wasif Rashid Chaudhary

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