Infection Control in Healthcare Settings

  • Skill Level
    intermediate
  • Lectures
    2 Videos
  • Enrolled
    200 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Effective infection prevention and control (IPC) is the cornerstone for delivering safe, effective, high-quality health care. Globally, every year more than 1 million in-patients lose their lives due to hospital-acquired infections. These are also called nosocomial infections. Not only patients but also health care workers are most commonly affected due to improper infection control measures in healthcare setups. read more »»

In any healthcare facility, infection control should be the first and foremost procedure to be done before the start of any outpatient checkups or treatments. This is a continuous protocol to be done before and after the patients’ inflow to avoid cross contaminations and massive outbreaks. Infection control demands a basic understanding of the epidemiology of diseases, risk factors associated with infections, practices, procedures, and treatments that may aggravate or increase hospital-acquired infections.

This course gives an overview of healthcare-associated infections, infection prevention and control measures, implementation of infection control in the organization, management of occupational exposure to blood and body fluids, occupational safety, biomedical waste management, infection control plan, standard precautions with focus on hand hygiene, and transmission-based precautions.

Who should attend?
All Healthcare personnel, such as

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Nurses
  • Paramedical Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Implementation of Infection control in Organization
  • Management of Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids
  • Occupational safety
  • Biomedical waste management
  • Infection control plan
  • Standard precautions with focus on Hand hygiene
  • Transmission based precautions

Instructor

Dr. Rahul S Kamble

Head of Clinical Microbiology Lab Nodal officer- Hospital infection Control at Lilavati hospital & RC, Mumbai


Dr. Rahul S Kamble heads the Clinical Microbiology lab at Lilavati hospital & RC, Mumbai that handles 10000 samples every month across Bacteriology, Mycology, Mycobacteriology, Serology & Molecular biology. He is leading a team of 1 Associate consultant, 1 supervisor, 12 technicians & 3 Infection control nurses. He also serves as the Nodal officer of Hospital infection control committee & Active Member of Drug therapeutic committee, Quality control committee & Mortality-Morbidity committee. He also served as the Head of Microbiology lab and Infection control department of Hospital during 2015-2018 for Hinduja Healthcare Hospital. He was the Co Incharge of Blood Storage (FDA approved Medical Officer) and been an active member of the Drug therapeutic committee, Mortality-Morbidity committee & Operation Theatre committee during the same time. He has been the Member of Scientific Committee (6 member committee): Supervision over the implementation of policies in hospital as per JCI, NIAHO and ISO standards

For: intermediates

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