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Improve the quality of infection control in hospitals.
- Increase awareness of the importance of hospital infection control for all categories of medical personnel.
- Provides a deeper understanding of the concept of infection control.
- Identify the roles played by all categories of hospital members in reducing the infections found in hospitals and thereby improve the quality of patient care.
- Provide health education to health, patients and the public.
- Protect patients, visitors and hospital members from infections by practicing standard & additional precaution measures.
VISION OF INFECTION CONTROL UNIT
Provide quality health services to customers and health professionals through preventive and control measures of infection, provide advice and education related to infection control and create a safe and clean environment to improve health status.
MISSION OF INFECTION CONTROL UNIT
- Engage and facilitate customers and health personnel in the principle of prevention and control of nosocomial infections.
- Provide training and education to health personnel in relation to infection control measures.
- Avoiding nosocomial infections and reducing the duration of treatment at the hospital and saving patient expenses besides reducing the workload of medical teams.
- Reduces morbidity and mortality rates.
THE INFEKSI CONTROL UNIT SERVICES SCOPE
- Surveillance study (Hand Hygiene, Alert Organism, wound breakdown and others related to infection control).
- Pensions for the treatment of infectious disease isolation (Isolation)
- Infection control
- Use of antibiotics and disinfectants properly
- Health education to health personnel, patients and the public.
- Orientation to new members - Doctors, Nurses, PPP, PPK and Laboratory Technologists, Nurse Trainers, Medical Students from MOH / Private.
- Ensure clinical remedies are well managed.
INFECTION CONTROL UNIT ACTIVITIES
The activities carried out are the precautionary measures for nosocomial infections.
The scope of services includes survelans, audits, and training.
- Surveys are performed daily, based on laboratory test results (culture and sensitivity). Collect and record data on nosocomial infections per day, make visits to ward and take action such as ensuring compliance with infection control policies (Standard Precaution and Transmission-Based Precaution) among health workers to control the incidence of nosocomial infection. Helps to isolate patients, provide bedside education to health workers, patients and families with respect to hygiene, hygiene, and hygiene. Emphasis is given on the organism notification cases MRSA / ESBL Producing Klebsiella and Escherichia Coli and Multiple Drugs Resistant Organisms (MDRO).
- Send MRSA and ESBL infections of Klebsiella and Escherichia Coli to the Director of the Hospitals and State Health Departments on a monthly basis for further information and follow-up.
- Conducting a 2-year Point Prevalence study according to a date set by the Health Care Quality Section, MOH. To launch this prevalence activity, a briefing session on all nurse links was conducted
- Collect and analyze the 'surgical site infection' data from Obstetric and Gynecology, surgical and orthopedic departments every month.
- The Ministry of Health has also set up Blood Stream Surveillance (BSI) for all hospitals in Malaysia conducted twice a year, in April and October. The set period is one month in the selected month
- Collection of data regarding Hand hygiene practice among hospital staff (various categories) through the format provided by WHO and certified by MOH (annex 34). The report will be sent once every 3 months to the State Health Department and analyzed.
- Conducting an Infection Control Course and educating about preventive and control measures in the hospital.
- Oriented new members.