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INFECTION CONTROL UNIT

 

HEAD OF UNIT

Dr Low Lee Lee (UD54)

 

INTRODUCTION

The Infection Control Unit is led by a Pathologist (Microbiology) , 2 Matrons, and 2 trained nurses.  3 out of 4 nurses had attended  post  basic infection control .  This unit ensures effective infection control, coordinates its implementation and assess the effectiveness of measures taken by Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah.  Besides, this hospital is also the referral centre of infection control to other hospitals in Kedah and  helps in the planning of infection control activities at state level.

 

VISION  

Quality healthcare without infections. 

                                                                    

MISSION

Committed in achieving  excellent prevention and infection control  through leadership, teamwork, effective communication,continuous education and monitoring.

 

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

To create a safe and healthy environment to patients, hospital staff,supporting staff as well as visitors through effective prevention and infection control. 

 

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  1. Prevent and control `Healthcare Associated Infection’ through monitoring and auditing
  2. Ensure each hospital staff practices medical procedures as specified in the infection control guidelines
  3. Increase awareness through heathcare education and continuous training to members of the hospital, patients and relative
  4. Establish cooperation and teamwork 

               

 

MAIN ACTIVITIES

a)    Monitoring `Health Care Associated Infection’ (HCAI) and  alert organism

b)    Monitoring  alert organism (MRSA, ESBL & MRO Acinetobacter sp.)

c)     Monitoring  sharps injury

d)     Auditing Hand hygiene

e)    Monitoring usage and polar of antibiotic vulnerability

f)      Conduct monitoring in wards and units

g)    Provide health eduacation / continuous training

h)    Conducting  antibiotic rounds in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Dependency Ward (HDW) by Pathology Specialist (Microbiology),  Anaestetist, Medical Specialists, Pharmacist and Infection Control nurses

i)      Prepare related  infection control policy and guidelines


 

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