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Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources
Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources
Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources
Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources
Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources
Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources
Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources
Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources
Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources
Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources
Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources
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Lecture on Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources by Patricia Lynch during the 6th International Infection Control Conference 2006

Lecture on Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources by Patricia Lynch during the 6th International Infection Control Conference 2006

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  • 1. Infection Control in Countries with Limited Resources
    • Patricia Lynch, RN, MBA
    • Chair
    • International Federation of Infection Control
  • 2. IFIC
  • 3. Infection Control...
    • One of the great successes in health care
    • Saves money for hospitals AND patients
    • Is a fundamental indicator of quality
    • Reduces unnecessary death and illness
  • 4. Yet, Today…
    • Global infection control is a possibility but it is not happening fast enough
    • HAIs + education & training to prevent HAIs are similar in similar circumstances
    • HAIs: a leading cause of neonatal deaths
    • Only 58/192 countries have IC societies
    • No global AIDS prevention
    • No global planning
  • 5. Global Burden Of Hospital Infections
    • All health care systems in the world spend most of the budget on hospitalization.
    • Infection problems are amplified in hospitals: From communicable respiratory diseases to bloodborne infections from injections to bacteria in wound infections.
  • 6. Global Health Issues That Impact Infection Prevention
    • Insufficient financial resources for health
    • Disproportionate burden of preventable cost and disease for least developed countries
    • Failure of facilities to use proven & inexpensive strategies to < risk
    • Inadequate training for HCWs especially nurses
  • 7. Reported Rates For Hospital Infections in ICUs:
    • 3-4X higher in low resource hospitals than NNIS benchmark
    • Rates declined in all facilities when correct practices were reported to caregivers (Rosenthal)
  • 8. Keystone Project/100,000 Lives Saved
    • More than 100,000 lives were saved in less time than 18 months (Berwick)
    • Some ICUs have gone more than 6 months with no VAP, CR-BSI, or CR-UTI: (Keystone www.mha.org)
    • We have been setting our goals way too low in the existing IC societies and not reaching far enough.
  • 9. What Are Effective Change Agents In This Effort?
    • Local infection control societies : major source of education and support
    • Individual hospitals often leaders
    • Governments: often not a powerful force even in highly developed countries
    • NGOs, WHO, PAHO, private foundations are slightly more consistent
  • 10. IFIC Vision & Mission
    • V: Every nation has a functioning infection control organization.
    • M: IFIC provides the essential tools, education materials, & communication that unite the existing IC societies and foster development of IC organizations where they are needed.
  • 11. International Federation of Infection Control
    • Making progress getting funding for multinational projects in IC
    • Looking for help from all its member organizations

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