IPCC trains health workers on infection prevention and control

RITM, through its Infection Prevention and Control Committee conducted its first Post-Graduate training course on infection prevention and control entitled “Respiratory Infection Prevention and Control for Healthcare Facilities,”on February 15, 2019 at the RITM Training Center.

“As a lead institution in the prevention of infection, RITM saw the need to provide training to external stakeholders. The course was developed to guide health care workers caring for patients with infectious respiratory illnesses,” says Dr. Charissa Fay Corazon Borja-Tabora, Head of the RITM Infection Prevention and Control Committee.

The training course has three components: review of infection control practices, clinical skills practice, and risk assessment and gaps identification. “Through the knowledge and skills gained, the participants are expected to implement infection control practices in their respective facilities,” explained Dr. Tabora.

A total of fifty (50) healthcare professionals, composed of doctors, nurses, medical technologists and respiratory therapist from Asian Hospital and Medical Center, Las Pinas Doctors Hospital, Las Pinas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center, Medical Center Muntinlupa, Ospital ng Muntinlupa and Perpetual Help Medical Center Las Pinas and Binan, and RITM participated in the pilot training.

“Prevention is key in ensuring containment of disease whether in the hospital or the community,” Dr. Borja-Tabora says when asked on the importance of healthcare workers building their capacity on infection prevention and control.

by Maria Bernadeth Manipon, Infection Prevention and Control Committee