3. Emiratisch-Deutscher Ärztekongress

3. Emiratisch-Deutscher Ärztekongress

Vom 1. bis 3. Februar 2015 findet in Sharjah, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, der 3. Emiratisch-Deutsche Ärztekongress statt. Herr Dr. Florian H. H. Brill und Herr Martin Orlick leiten am 2. Februar ab 15:30 Uhr den Workshop zum Thema Infektionsprävention und Infektionskontrolle 2020.

Date: 1 - 3 February, 2015
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Venue: Building M25-  Al Razi Auditorium – Medical and of Health Sciences Campus
Target Audience: All Healthcare Professionals

For details and registration, kindly please visit this page http://www.uosctc.com/Emiratigermancongress.html

Abstract Workshop: Infection Prevention and Control 2020:
Modern medicine presents huge challenges for healthcare workers. These include understanding new scientific information, regulatory requirements, documentation, study results as well as innovative medicine, treatment strategies and devices in their daily practice. Sometimes hands on patient care drifts into the background due to these challenges. In addition, new developments such as telemedicine and medical tourism have changed patient care from one single local physician with their team overseeing patient care to an international team of specialized medical staff, which in some cases do not even know each other. Despite this, patient well-being and safety needs to be a fundamental part of all patient care and has to be our central aim. One quality marker and safety aspect for both patient and staff is the rate of complications such as nosocomial infections. Therefore, infection prevention and control has globally become of growing importance over the past years. In times of Multi-Drug-Resistant Organisms (MDRO) such as MRSA, ESBL and VRE, international as well as national programs are needed to ensure patient safety.
Patients are aware of these challenges and expect excellent hygienic conditions during their contact with the healthcare system. At the same time patients are more mobile and do not only select the best facility in their city or country, but also consider other countries or regions for their planned hospital stays. This also challenges the infection prevention and control strategies as demonstrated during the influenza pandemic, where the H1N1 viruses spread along flight routes rapidly throughout the world. Infection prevention and control is one important key quality and influences all processes of clinical practice. Therefore, it has to be managed professionally and used as a major management tool to avoid a loss in efficiency of the clinical staff and their processes. The global WHO campaign for patient safety „Clean Care is Safer Care“ led my Professor Didier Pittet from Geneva, for example, is one campaign focusing on increasing the awareness of hand hygiene importance. It includes more than 120 countries and promotes hand hygiene with alcohol-based hand rubs.
With ICAP, we provide an infection prevention and control accreditation program for healthcare facilities such as hospitals, dental and veterinary clinics. Our infection prevention and control program is approved by German hygiene experts, in the process of the international ISQua accreditation and meets international standards such as US-CDC, European-CDC and German Robert-Koch-Institute as well as the regional GCC-standards. Globally, the importance of hygiene increases constantly. Therefore, our ICAP certificate shows to potential patients that the risk for a post-operative infection is as low as technically possible, which is very important especially for patients that visit a particular country for a medical treatment and leave the country before any clinical infection may become obvious.