Hands On Training On Infection Control Practices
Any hospital establishment would require a well trained and educated nurse in infection control practices. This helps maintain the health of the people in the hospital and keep any infections from spreading. So how to ensure that such an event does not crop up from happening leading to disrupting both the name and image of that very affected medical establishment in the society?
The requirement is of hospital nurses with sound, in depth and hands-on knowledge of infection and its control. This knowledge about the infection causing agents, their specific hosts and the carrying agents of these different kinds of infections is required. The hospital establishment must ensure that the nursing work force employed and the healthcare personnel in the hospital team have the required skills and knowledge of letting such a thing from happening.
These different forms of hospital acquired infections or HAIs are amongst the most common complications of hospital care. They have a very high morbidity and mortality rate. A nurse in a hospital can help ensure that such an event does not arise. The following listed are the basic role set of an infection control nurse:
- To identify,
- Prevent and
- Control outbreaks of infection in any healthcare setting
However, the activities, knowledge and skills required are exceptionally advanced and complex. An ICN can take a leadership role in all healthcare settings to foster an organizational culture that both promotes and reflects a strong obligation to patient safety through effective infection control. These trained infection control nurses can be pivotal in controlling costs, increasing volume and revenue by ensuring that patient go home without acquiring nosocomial infection. This is one highly advantageous factor for the bigger hospitals. Hence, these ICNs positively impact and improve clinical outcomes enhancing organizational reputation.
A training module in Infection Control for nursing professionals,
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