Surveillance of Dialysis Event
We have to know that the monitoring is an essential component of an efficient infection prevention and control (IPC) program ,via a systematic method of continuous data collection, consolidation, and analysis, which is related to the frequency and determinate of a contracted disease or event, followed by the distribution of that information to those who can improve the disease or event outcome. Read more…
CDC New Precautions for CRE
Due to increase reports of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of these difficult-to-treat, multidrug-resistant organisms. The guidelines were made available on Feb 2013 by CDC website.
IPC Surveillance Methodology
Infection prevention and control program is a continuous process which in need for an active, prospective patient-based,and priority-directed surveillance of device/medication/procedure-associated infection events and their corresponding denominator data by trained infection control professional (ICP).This means that the ICP shall seek out infections while a patient’s stay by screening a variety of data sources. Retrospective chart reviews should be used only when patients are discharged before all of the information could be gathered. This will enable the program to trace all elements needed to define the Health care associated infections and avoid any missing elements for the better patient safety