Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Infection Control in Health Care Setting / Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) Workshop"

GSN-International Skills Enhancement and Education Center (ISEEC) invites all nurses to attend their workshop entitled:

"Infection Control in Health Care Setting / Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) Workshop" with 8 PRC- CPE Units and International Standards 

A hospital-acquired infection is usually one that first appears three days after a patient is admitted to a hospital or other health-care facility.

Infections acquired in a hospital are also called nosocomial infections
Hospital-acquired infections are usually related to a procedure or treatment used to diagnose or treat the patient's illness or injury. About 25% of these infections can be prevented by healthcare workers taking proper precautions when caring for patients.

Hospital-acquired infections can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. These microorganisms may already be present in the patient's body or may come from the environment, contaminated hospital equipment, healthcare workers, or other patients. Depending on the causal agents involved, an infection may start in any part of the body. A localized infection is limited to a specific part of the body and has local symptoms. For example, if a surgical wound in the abdomen becomes infected, the area of the wound becomes red, hot, and painful. A generalized infection is one that enters the bloodstream and causes general systemic symptoms such as fever, chills, low blood pressure, or mental confusion.

Hospital-acquired infections may develop from surgical procedures, catheters placed in the urinary tract or blood vessels, or from material from the nose or mouth that is inhaled into the lungs. The most common types of hospital-acquired infections are urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia, and surgical wound infections.

Date: July 24, 2010 (9am-5pm)

Venue: Unit 502 Pacific Corporate Center 131 West Avenue Quezon City.
Ms. Grace S. Navea, RN, BSN, MBA, CPHM, Ph.D (President/CEO of


The purpose of infection control is to reduce the risk of health care worker exposure and infection and nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections, which can complicate existing diseases or injuries.


* To educate the HCP regarding the principles of infection control.
* Identify areas within our scope of work where infection may be transmitted.
* Formulate guidelines in preventing the disease transmission.
* Endure prompt exposure management protocol and medical follow up.

For inquiries and Reservation/Registration Pls. contact the following numbers:

* Globe - 09153787964,
* Smart- 09301832876
* Sun- 09334622474

Look for: Xomai, RN

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