As per a 2015 report from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases the minimum requirements for any healthcare facility to prevent infection are:
Infection Control Training Programs is Imperative in Hospitals for Nursing courses.
According to the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC), 1 in 4 patients admitted to a healthcare facility in developing countries such as India get an infection from the healthcare facility, known as Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) or nosocomial infection. The prevalence of HAIs in developing countries can be as high as 30-50% compared to developed countries and therefore leads to longer hospital stays, increased treatment costs, and in some cases, death.
One of the key recommendations from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that aims to reduce the prevalence of HAIs is that “All hospitals create an infection control plan, committee and team.” But, in spite of implementing infection control practices, studies have shown very low compliance by healthcare professionals. This is because just establishing an infection control committee or team cannot bring about changes. Infection control activities constantly face challenges like high rate of nursing staff turnover, time spent training new staff, heavy clinical workload, etc. and the resources dedicated to infection control are too frequently insufficient.
It is very important that Nurses get trained in a comprehensive Infection Control Program. Studies have shown that if you have trained Infection Control officers and Infection Control Nurses in your organization it leads to the higher implementation of infection prevention and control practices.
A good infection control training program consists of focus areas like:
Such Infection Control Training Programs are not that frequent to find. The challenge of transferring the knowledge acquired in training the workplace still remains.