System Approach for Department of Infection Prevention and Control
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Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety Section. Hospital Infection Control Section……………………………………………………………. Infection, prevention and control Department Scope of Service……………………………. Settings and Resources of the Infection, Privation and control Department………………. System Processes…………………………………………………………………. The prevention and control of the infection is for the safety and well-being of visitors, staff and the patients. A program is designed in each health care facility to detect and lessen the risk of infection transmission and acquisition among the staffs, visitors, and patients (Am 2002). In the Saudi Arabian Kingdom, the most leading cause of mortality and morbidity is the infectious diseases but most of the diseases are really treatable and preventable (Am 2002). Therefore, measures should be taken to control and prevent the infections. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, infection control and prevention is a young field but it is rapidly growing.
Environmental Health and Occupational Health and Safety Section. This sections mission is to promote the productivity and health of the employees of NGHA KAMC. They will achieve this mission by managing and preventing environmental and occupational illness, disabilities and injuries. Hospital Infection Control Section. The mission of this section is to promote the safety of the patients by minimizing the risk of transmitting and acquiring infections. These tools are part of the system of Infection Prevention and Control Department. System Processes Health care service provision in Saudi Arabia is provided by both on the public sector and also in the private sector. The government uses the infection control and prevention department system to deliver its services to the public. The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has put more effort to improve this healthcare services to its people.
Its efforts have both positively and negatively affected the health care services in the kingdom. • Point of care testing and injection safety is provided by the department. This are the \measures given on how to perform injections for health care providers, patients and others in the safest manner as possible. • The department also educates on the importance of environmental hygiene. • Surveillance is also provided and therefore through it health care facilities gather information about infection patens at their facilities and also regularly asses’ current protocols of the infection prevention. • The prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia. • It monitors antimicrobial vulnerabilities. • It evaluates new commodities to be used in controlling infections throughout the entire hospital. • It warranties compliance with the state and international guidelines.
• It ensures amenability with recognizing agency necessities. • It provides information and statistical analysis for examination and publications. This offers a better environment control and prevention of these infections. This is a positive outcome in the missions of the department as it has improved the health sector of the kingdom to Saudi Arabian citizens, patients, personnel and visitors from other countries and walks of life (Am 2002). The mission to control and investigate hospital outbreaks or clusters of healthcare associated infections and resistant organisms among patients and personnel has been set by is department of infection, prevention and control program. This helps to come up with a way to control, prevent and treat infections and also resistant organisms being discovered among patients' personnel and visitors.
It is a positive outcome in the Saudi Arabian National Guard system as it improves hospital control on the outbreak of healthcare associated infections and resistant organisms. The objective of keeping a comprehensive data system in order to monitor, evaluate and implement the essential schedules to safeguard a healthy and safe environment for visitors, personnel and patients in Saudi Arabian National Guard is one of the outputs. The maintaining of this data has created a good environment as errors are being rectified by the department. This is a great outcome as it gets data for future reference about transmissive diseases and also on patients and the services they were provided with. The objective of providing statistical analysis and data for the publication and research has been a good system.
This has improved research on diseases, especially on transmitted diseases. This is well done by performing a healthcare associated infections (HAI) surveillance. It has brought positive outputs as there are quality health care services by the promotion of reduced risks of transmitting and acquiring of disease. Gaps There is a gap between the actual running of the control and prevention of infection system and the expected plan for the prevention and control of the infection system after a thorough analysis. Injfection Measures The current infection measures of the Infection Prevention and Control Department are very effective simply because if they were not effective, the infection could not have occurred in some health care settings and not in others. The problem with the measures is that they are not implemented.
For the prevention of the transmission of communicable diseases, there is a requirement for the prevention and control of infection in all health care sceneries. The infection prevention and control claim an understanding on the risk aspects that will increase the vulnerability to infection procedures, treatments and practices that will lead to an infection (Abdullah et al 2014). The risk of acquiring an infection of the healthcare is associated with the transmission method of the infectious agent. There should be a vaccination to all the healthcare workers against preventable diseases. For the effective prevention and control of infection, there should be the implementation of the awareness, training and the compliance of the workers in the healthcare facilities. Infect Control.
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