Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Infection control standard ‘vital for regional hospitals’

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THERE IS NEED for a regional standard on infection protection and control (IPC) practices given that local hospitals continue to treat patients from across the region.

This point was highlighted yesterday by organiser of the Infection Control Week conference and consultant on infectious diseases, Dr Corey Forde.

“In reality we are very small islands and a LIAT plane away. With patients moving from island to island and so organisms can move from place to place,” Forde said.

“Our hospitals share patients between each other, therefore I think it is important that we make sure Barbados is safe as we bring people in, but we need to make sure our colleagues in the region are also safe within their hospitals.”

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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