Define Nosocomial Infection
An infection acquired in a hospital or other medical facility.
What is WHO?
The World Health Organization, Geneva Switzerland
What is CDC?
Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia
What is the responsibility of WHO?
International disease control.
Aids developing nations establish immunization programs.
Surveillance of potential epidemics.
Training for health professionals.
Management of food supplies.
What is the responsiblity of the CDC?
Provides guidelines for publich health and safety.
Recommendations regarding use of antibiotics.
Storing distribution of rarely used drugs.
REcommendations for vaccines.
Publish epidemiology studies (morbidity & mortality Wkly Rpt)
How can you control/prevent nosocomial infections?
Personal protective equipment.
Rodent and insect control.
surveillance of antibiotic use by hospital.
Isolation procedures for bodily samples.
Procedures for use of catheters and other euipment.
Education programe for staff.