INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DEPARTMENT
The functions of department are
Checking the clinics to detect and record the nosocomial infections daily
Responsible for the epidemiological investigation of infections all in the hospital
Perform the surveillance of the nosocomial infections
Identifies the problems and issues related to infection control and consults with the infection practitioners for solutions, and maintain hygiene.
Surveillance of hospital practices where they are related to infections,eg: sterile techniques
Monitoring food hygiene and health of food handling staff and food storage
Initiates precautions and isolation measures for transmissible diseases
Develops and participate in educational programmes for the prevention and control of infections and maintain the records, and should be checked daily.
Preparation of infection control statistics for infection control committee
Refer with the microbiologist on emergence of epidemiological important organisms in the hospital
Checking the laundry services and standard of washed linens
Organizing water samples for the hospital main tank, dialysis unit, and drinking cooler machines in the hospital for microbial and chemical test