Assunta Hospital

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To find out more about how you can contribute to infection prevention and control, call the Infection Prevention & Control Unit

Call Infection Prevention & Control Unit at 03-7872 3125 or email us at clchoong@assunta.com.my

Infection Prevention & Control Unit
Level 3,
Hours:
Mondays to Fridays : 8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturdays : 8.30am – 1.00pm
(closed on Sundays & Public Holidays)

Infection Prevention and Control Unit

Our infection prevention and control measures aim to protect individuals who may be vulnerable to infection while receiving care in Assunta Hospital, and preventing the transmission of communicable diseases, whatever the healthcare settings. We believe the basic principle of infection prevention and control is to practice good hygiene.

Our objectives:
• Identify those at risk for infection and initiate steps to prevent the occurrence and spread of infection
• Reduce Hospital Acquired Infection by recommending and implementing strategies to improve patient care
• Conducting surveillance to determine the status and avenues for improvement in treating and preventing infection

Our Mission Statement
To coordinate patient care practices throughout the hospital to minimize the risk or zeroing the risk of Hospital Acquired Infection.

We do our part

Assunta Hospital’s adherence to our objectives and mission statement has been recognised by the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC). To date, we are the first and only Malaysian hospital to receive the Asia Pacific Hand Hygiene Excellence Award.

Today, Assunta Hospital continues to conduct our World Hand Hygiene campaign on an annual basis. This has resulted in the hospital improving its hand hygiene compliance rate from 30% to 75.9%.

Setting measures in place

We’ve embarked on numerous patient care practices throughout Assunta Hospital to ensure minimal or zero risk for Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI). All measures are in accordance with Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) standards and include the following:

Administration: Serves as a knowledgeable resource on IPC practices for patients, families, staff and management. Develops and maintains policies and procedures for IPC plans and budgets.

Clinical practices: Ward rounds in all inpatient and outpatient care areas and data collection on infection incidences.

Surveillance: Ongoing surveillance, analysis, design and evaluation on prevention and control strategies. This includes liaising closely with our microbiologist to detect and manage impending outbreaks.

Community service: Networking with hospital staff, the community, other hospitals and MOH, and monitoring notification of communicable disease for inpatients and outpatients.

Development/Training: Develop and implement educational programs for hospital employees including administrative, outsourced staff, patients and their family.

Quality assurance: These include, but are not limited to, internal audits, participation in OSH activities, coordinating infection control measures during renovation projects; planning and implementing Quality Improvement projects; developing infection control policies and procedures; and analyzing incident reports.

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