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Empowering Infection Control

The Philippine Hospital Infection Control Society (PHICS) successfully completed its 13th Annual Convention on May 24-25, 2007 at the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSCH), in North Avenue, Quezon City. With this year's theme of "Empowering Infection Control", the scientific event tackled various important problems on infection control and effectively leaped above the identified obstacles in pursuit of achieving its major task of quality healthcare and patient safety.

Empowering infection control is an excellent opportunity to plan and develop effective infection control programs that would target potential predicaments in the future. Dr. Criselda Abesamis delivered the Keynote Address, emphasizing the need for infection control standards, on the implementation of various activities and programs related to infection control, with the goal of patient safety, while continuously providing quality healthcare. During the 2-day convention, the invited faculty and several experts shared their experience and gave practical guides, providing better means of achieving a successful implementation of infection control activities. In addition, updates on emerging and re-emerging infections were discussed.

Integrating the old, reliable concepts with innovative practices would make our tasks a lot simpler, and could ultimately lead to achieving our goal of keeping the healthcare facility safe for patients and healthcare workers.

» 16th Annual Convention
  Infection Control Matrix:
Forward Directions in the Setting of Diversity and Adversity
  November 30, 2007
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