Hospital Infection Control Advisory

 

Qualis’s Infection Control Program stands out in the execution of four main items: surveillance of healthcare associated infections; antimicrobial stewardship; prevention of healthcare associated infections and; assessment of healthcare associated infection indicators.

The objective of the program is to advise on the prevention of the spread of infectious diseases, bacterial resistance and the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections. The prevention and control of device associated infections and the control of multidrug resistance organisms’ dissemination are the focus of the program, with hand hygiene and environmental cleaning and disinfection as essential parts of the process. The program is applicable to all professionals, patients, relatives and visitors circulating in the hospital.

For this, Qualis team helps in the development of protocols and routines, besides providing educational materials to hospitals. In this way, our program brings positive results to hospitals and patients.

BENEFITS:

Discussion of specific patient-cases

Our professionals are specialized in the identification of infections cases performed through discussion of cases with the infection control, delivery of infection indicators of the institution and discussion of results obtained with infection control for the development and implementation of necessary improvements.

Onsite diagnose

Qualis provides a complete technical evaluation of the institution to identify the risks of infection associated with structure and processes. This evaluation is based on the international accreditation model and has as a product: a technical report. This report is the starting point for Qualis implementation of the action plan for the development of improvements.

Monthly and annual monitoring reports

Qualis carries out monthly monitoring in the hospital, analyzing all the pertinent points for the epidemiological surveillance and, therefore, provides each month a report with this data. At the end of the year, all reports are analysed, to understand the hospital improvements in the 12-month period.

Routines standardization

Qualis carries out a program of standardization of hospital routines and processes, in order to reduce healthcare associated infections. The implementation is monitored by Qualis’ nurse monthly through web meetings and reports with these processes and results indicators. Qualis monitoring and the availability of standardized routines helps to control outbreaks in the institution.

Outbreak control

Qualis monitoring for CCIH and the Standard availability of Operational Programmes help to control outbreaks in the institution.

Strategies for the prevention of Healthcare associated Infections

Qualis action plan developed with the hospital’s infection control team helps in the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections through the identification of the infections with higher incidence and implementation of process and routines that could reduce such infection. All actions are monitored through critical analysis of process and results indicators.

Quick and immediate access to the specialist

The access to our specialists is quick and immediate, since our team works daily in contact with health professionals through Portal Qualis, answering the doubts immediately and helping in the making of decisions.

Presencial and distance education

Qualis provides a variety of educational content for health care associated infection prevention. The materials are shared to the hospitals through distance learning, tests at Portal Qualis and support materials like posters, e-books, articles and publications.

Reduction of hospital infection rates

Through the standardization of routines for care practice, we obtain results in reducing health care associated infection rates. This is a result of the ongoing advisory that Qualis provides to partner hospitals.

Reducing hospital costs

By reducing the rates of infection provided by hospital infection control continuous advisory, the cost of the hospital decreases.