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International Federation of Infection Control
Dr. Michael Borg, IFIC Chair, Malta
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Evolution in healthcare
International Federation of
Infection Control (IFIC) FROM
  Delivery of specialist clinical care with (some)
measures thrown in to “ reduce infection”
TO
  Creating a safe environment, …..and then
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Challenges for developed
countries
  Learn from past experiences
  Apply lessons learnt to deal with new
problems
  Create the mind set to deliver a safe,
non complacent environment
Challenge for developing
countries
  Establish a proper infrastructure   Insufficient resources
  Introduce trained personnel   Emphasis on treatment rather than
prevention
  Deal with the basics of:
  Crisis management
  Safe and clean water
  Failure to maximise proven & inexpensive
  Waste and sharps disposal
strategies to reduce risk
  Overcrowding in hospitals
  Enhanced knowledge   Inadequate training for HCWs
  Need for improved organisation   ARPAC project: trained ICP doctors: 69 -83%
  ARMed project: trained ICP staff: 35%
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International Federation of Infection Control
Dr. Michael Borg, IFIC Chair, Malta
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Getting improvement What is IFIC ?
Top Down   Umbrella worldwide organisation for societies,
(driver: governments) associations who are involved in the prevention
and control of healthcare infections (IPC)
  UK Registered Charity (No 1072681)
  Also encompasses individuals who work in or
IMPROVING INFECTION PREVENTION & CONTROL have an interest in IPC
Bottom up
(driver: peer groups)
IFIC. …a bit of history >20 Years strong
  International conference: The Role of the Infection
Control Nurse in the Surveillance, Prevention and   IFIC officially inaugurated in 1987
Control of Hospital Associated Infections
  held in 1978 at the European office of the World Health
  2008: Incorporation of IFIC under UK
Organisation in Copenhagen, Denmark . Charity laws
result of networking between infection control professionals
 
from the UK, the US , Canada, Denmark, Sweden and the
  IFIC board: a balance of membership
Netherlands ,   Physicians and nurses
  At the close of the conference, a consensus was   Developed & developing countries
reached for establishing a multi-disciplinary,
international association for the control of hospital-
associated infections
Where do we want to go? IFIC Main Objectives
  To reduce or minimise nosocomial infections
  Mission statement: on a worldwide basis
  To facilitate international networking in order to
improve the prevention and control of   particularly low resource countries
healthcare associated infections worldwide   By developing a network of infection control
organizations and individuals for:
  Vision:   communication
  To become the leading worldwide network   consensus building
facilitator between organisations and individuals
  education
active in the prevention and control of
healthcare associated infections.   sharing expertise
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International Federation of Infection Control
Dr. Michael Borg, IFIC Chair, Malta
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How
 we
 hope
 to
 get
 there…
  Membership categories
1.  Provide the tools to unite societies & individuals active in   Full
 members
 :
 Socie/es,
 associa/ons
 or
 
infection control in order to reduce the risk of healthcare
associated infection globally
organiza/ons
 in
 infec/on
 control
 &
 related
 fields
 
2.  Draw on member organizations to provide help and assist   Associate
 members
 :
 Any
 individual
 or
 
with formation of national societies within countries at the organiza/ons
 without
 a
 proper
 cons/tu/on
 or
 
early stages of infection control. organiza/ons
 not
 involved
 in
 infec/on
 control
 
3.  Provide communication via newsletter, journal, website,   Patron
 members
 :
 Persons
 or
 commercial
 
publications & email.
companies
 with
 an
 interest
 in
 Infec/on
 Control
 
4.  Maintain a liaison with WHO and other organisations that
can
 affiliate
 with
 IFIC
 as
 Patron
 members
 or
 
promote infection control on a global basis.
Strategic
 Partners
 
5.  Promote high quality educational opportunities, materials
and training at low or no cost. 13 14
A global objective
Member Societies 2008
IFIC now has 84 members from 65 countries
IPC
AN
15
Member societies Associate members
  Individuals professionally involved or interested
  Entities involved in Infection Prevention &
in Infection Control as well as non-commercial
Control within healthcare settings.
organizations.
  governed by constitution
  Associate members pay a nominal membership fee of
  have a defined area of operation and be entitled to receive all material published by
  Benefits of membership: IFIC together with any other benefits open to
  Opportunity to network and receive support members.
  Not entitled to vote or hold office.
  Define and contribute to IPC challenges facing global
healthcare   Free for individuals in countries reported with
  Support IPC in low resource countries or institutions GNI per capita of 125 countries benefit from free membership
Benefits of associate membership
Albania China Guatemala Malawi Papua New Guinea Sudan
Algeria Chile Guinea Malaysia Paraguay Suriname
Angola Colombia Guinea-Bissau Maldives Peru Swaziland
Argentina Comoros Guyana Mali Philippines Syria
Armenia Costa Rica Haiti Marshall Is. Poland Tajikistan
Azerbaijan Côte d'Ivoire Honduras Mauritania Rep Macedonia Tanzania   Affiliation with a respected unified global IPC
Bangladesh Croatia India Mauritius Rep Congo Thailand voice
share challenges and successes with professionals of
Belarus Demo Rep Congo Indonesia Mexico Romania Timor-Leste
 
Belize Djibouti Iran Micronesia Russian Federation Togo
Benin Dominica Jamaica Moldova Rwanda Tonga
similar backgrounds
Bhutan
Dominican
Jordan Mongolia Samoa Tunisia
  support for less experienced professionals to access
Bolivia
Republic
Ecuador Kazakhstan Montenegro São Tomé Turkey
ideas, write publications, source scholarships etc.
Bosnia Egypt Kenya Morocco Senegal Uganda   Get access to experts in IPC
Botswana El Salvador Kiribati Mozambique Serbia Ukraine
  Novice infection control professionals can utilize
contact opportunities to obtain help from more
Brazil Eq Guinea Kyrgyzstan Namibia Seychelles Uruguay
established colleagues internationally.
Bulgaria Eritrea Laos Nepal Sierra Leone Uzbekistan
Burkina Faso Ethiopia Latvia Nicaragua Slovakia Vanuatu
Burundi Fiji Lebanon Niger Solomon Is. Venezuela   Established specialists can genuinely make a concrete
Cambodia Gabon Lesotho Nigeria South Africa Vietnam difference to improve IPC worldwide.
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Gambia
Georgia
Liberia
Libya
Oman
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
St. Kitts and Nevis
West Bank
Yemen
  Enjoy benefits that make a difference
Central Afr Rep Ghana Lithuania Palau St. Lucia Zambia
Chad Grenada Madagascar Panama St. Vincent Zimbabwe
Patron members Patron members
  Commercial entities - whether persons, firms
or companies - that have an interest in, or
concern, about IPC.
  Benefits
  Show evidence of dedication to IPC issues
  Enjoy global access and impact
  Gain an opportunity to better clinical practice
  Provide invaluable to support to IFIC and its
output
Website (www.theIFIC.org) Widely accessed
Almost 1500
hits per month
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Dr. Michael Borg, IFIC Chair, Malta
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•  Albanian
Educational Tools Excellent track record •  Arabic
•  Chinese
•  Croatian
•  French
•  Greek
  Basic Concepts in Infection   Previous editions have been •  Lithuanian
•  Persian
Control translated into 11 languages •  Spanish
  3rd edition published in July 2007 •  Thai
•  Turkish
  Editors: Candace Friedman & Bill
Newsom
  Follows “Infection Control: Basic
Concepts and Training”
  Translation possibilities available
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Particularly useful for low Teaching aids available
resource situations
  PowerPoint
 lecture
 
slides
 
 based
 on
 2nd
 
edi/on
 
  Free
 download
 as
 
pdfs
 or
 flash
 
presenta/ons
 from
 
IFIC
 Web
 site
 
Compiled
 by
 Gray
 French
 
 
&
 Nizam
 Damani
 
Information Resources in infection
Basic Concepts Training Program control
  A trial 1st Basic Concepts in Infection Control
training program was held in Malta 2007
  Plans for a comprehensive online programme
on basic infection control
  Yearly update
Editor: Nizam Damani
Edited by: Nizam Damani
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Dr. Michael Borg, IFIC Chair, Malta
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Journal International Journal
of Infection Control
  International Journal of
Infection Control (IJIC) www.ijic.info
  official IFIC journal
  International resource on
  infection control,
  epidemiology,
  infectious diseases,
  occupational health
especially in low resource
countries
  Electronic publication
  Free access from website 32
International Journal of Infection Projects
Control
  SE European Project (2002 – 2005)
Introduced / upgraded hospital infection control in
  Emphasis on:  
10 countries within Southeast Europe
  Practice development,
  Safe Childbirth Project (2009 – 2011)
  Sharing experiences,
  Proposals to reduce neonatal infections in hospital
  Electronic publication: and outpatient settings.
www.ijic.info   A successful proposal will include a plan to bring
  Assistance in manuscript infection control best practices to a low-resource
revision setting using a community-hospital partnership
and prove that these practices work.
  Free access  No publication fees   Supported by a $3000 grant from Covidien.
IFIC Special Interest Groups Construction SIG
  Opinion papers published on the SIG web
  Hand hygiene page:
  Design of a general ward
  Safe injection   Protection of immunocompromised patients during
  Hospital construction building work
  Recommendations for an Emergency unit
  Surveillance   Projects in the planning and development
  Safe Childbirth stages:
  Water supply, bathrooms, showers... in hospitals
  Construction standards of ICUs
Free membership to all   Endoscopy units
  Aerosol and particle transmission
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Dr. Michael Borg, IFIC Chair, Malta
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IFIC Conferences Conference planning
  Biennial alternation
  1999 George, South Africa
  Full IFIC conference (normally in Europe)
  2000 Zagreb, Croatia   Collaboration with a member society (preferably
  2001 Cairo, Egypt outside Europe)
  2003 Valletta, Malta   29 August – 1 September 2010
  2004 Porec, Croatia   Joint IPCAN/IFIC conference
  2005 Istanbul, Turkey Cape Town, South Africa
  2006 Cape Town, South Africa   12 - 15 October 2011
  2007 Budapest, Hungary   11th IFIC Congress
  2008 Santiago, Chile Venice Italy
  2009 Vilnius, Lithuania
IFIC Scholarships IFIC Scholarships
  Supports attendance of participants to IFIC conference
  especially from low resource backgrounds
  Two types of submissions are accepted:
  Advertised on IFIC website   Research paper: study on a specific aspect of
  At least one main award is normally granted, consisting of: infection prevention and control.
  free registration to the conference   How we did it”: a more descriptive account of how
  refund (against receipts) of travel expenses, infection control practitioners or teams tackled a
  subsistence allowance to cover 4 nights accommodation specific challenge or brought improvement in
  A number of smaller bursaries are also usually awarded: healthcare associated infections within their
  free conference registration institution or country.
  subsistence allowance to cover 4 nights board and lodging.
  Scholarship applicants must prepare an abstract for poster
or oral presentation
  Judged independently
Looking to the future Our vision of IPC utopia …
  Revision of Basic Concepts
  Every nation has an active and functioning
On line training course
 
IPC society.
  Networking tool on the website
  More collaboration with WHO
  All IPC providers have adequate training
  Projects within developing countries
Surveillance
 
  All healthcare workers have sufficient
  Intervention knowledge of IPC
  Training
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