Infection Control Supervisor

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           zahra Sepehri                                                                  Dr.seyed Javad Seyedi

          Nursing Export                                         The doctor responsible for controlling the infection

Infection Control Supervisor

 

Hospital Infection control

Hospital-acquired infections, also known as healthcare-associated infections (HAI) which is an infection acquired in hospital by a patient who was admitted for a reason other than that infection. An infection occurring in a patient in a hospital or other health care facility in whom the infection was not present or incubating at the time of admission. This also includes infections acquired in the hospital but appearing after discharge, and also occupational infections among staff of the facility. Infections occurring more than 48 hours after admission are usually considered nosocomial.

Nosocomial infections are one of the leading causes of mortality and overall increase in the duration of hospitalization for patients. The economic costs are considerable. The increased length of stay for infected patients is the greatest contributor to cost.

Nosocomial infections occur worldwide and affect both developed and resource-poor countries. According to researches there is an average of 10% and 20%-25% hospitalization cases in developed and developing countries respectively. The nosocomial infections prevalence in health care centers represents their services quality. In this regard the Dr. Sheikh hospital Infection control committee has started to work since 2002.

Objectives:

  • Selecting infection control programs and planning which are comprehensive, effective and include surveillance and prevention activities
  • Enhancing the quality of health care services
  • Decreasing remission time which contribute to reducing economic cost