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Hospital Hygiene Awareness Week

Date: 10-17 July 2018

Time: 8:15 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Place: Sir. C.V. Raman General Hospital, Indiranagar, Bangalore

No. of participants: 120 Participants

A weeklong event was conducted at Sir C.V Raman General Hospital by Mr. Thomas Abraham, FCC Counsellor and FCC Volunteer Ms. Preetha Thomas, from 10-07-2018 to 17-07-2018. A series of awareness activities were conducted for health-care staffs, housekeeping staffs, patients and hospital visitors on various aspects of hospital hygiene and health with special focus on Hospital Infection Control.

General Objectives:

To enable the health-care workers to develop in-depth knowledge, skill, and attitude towards hospital infection control, thereby to extend the role of NGO in promoting the strategy of “clean hospital and quality care”.

Specific Objectives:

  1. To assess the existing knowledge, skill, and practice regarding hospital infection control.
  2. To carry out awareness activities and training sessions to meet the deficiencies, if any.
  3. To emphasize on occupational hazards and personal safety among health care workers including housekeeping staff.
  4. To conduct public awareness sessions in out-patient department regarding hygienic practices.
  5. To evaluate the effectiveness of the event in promoting continuous quality improvement.

Programmes
Date Time Activities
 

10.07.2018

Tuesday

 

11:30 A.M – 12:30 P.M

 

1. Inauguration

 

2:30 P.M – 3:30 P.M.

 

2. Area Assessment

 

11.07.2018

Wednesday

 

12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M

1. Hand-Washing Competition for Staff-Nurses and Paramedical Staffs

2. Area Assessment

 

12.07.2018

Thursday

 

12:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M

1. Hand-Washing and Spillage Management Competition for House-Keeping Staff

2. Area Assessment

 

13.07.2018

Friday

 

11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

 

1. Ward-teaching (All Departments)

2. Area Assessment and Poster Distribution

 

14.07.2018

Saturday

 

11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

 

1. Health Awareness Session for Patients and Visitors

 

2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

 

2. Quiz Competition for Class-IV Workers

3. Area Assessment

 

16.07.2018

Monday

10:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M. 1. Final Area Assessment

 

2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M 2. Quiz Competition for Health-care Workers

3. Evaluation of Posters

17.07.2018

Tuesday

11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. 1. Valedictory session

DAY 1 – The event was started with an inaugural ceremony hosted by FCC Volunteer Ms Preetha Thomas. FCC Counsellor Mr Thomas Abraham gave an introductory speech on role of NGO in health promotion and a brief description about FCC services. The main focus of the inaugural ceremony was unfolding the theme of the event which was done by the Medical Superintendent Dr. Sidheswar. The theme emphasised on ‘Comprehensive Learning on Hospital Infection Control’ that emphasised on updating knowledge, skill and attitude towards hospital hygiene and its importance in promoting public health. There were about 45 participants present for the inaugural session including doctors, nurses, paramedical staffs and non-clinical staffs. On the same day, an area assessment was conducted at the hospital based on the criteria and standards of hospital hygiene and infection control.

 

DAY 2 – The second day of the event focussed on the importance and the techniques of hand-washing procedure among nurses, lab technicians and other paramedical staffs. It was carried out in all the departments of hospital including critical care units and operation theatre. The evaluation was followed by an awareness session on hand-washing methods. A total of 44 participants were present for the event.

DAY 3 – The third day focussed on the practice of hand washing and spillage management technique among housekeeping staffs, the programme was conducted at the OPD, doctors and infection control team were actively involved to create awareness among the target group along with the FCC Volunteer. A total of 26 participants actively participated for the programme.

DAY 4 – The fourth day focussed on ward teaching sessions on hospital hygiene, infection control, and its impact on public health. It was carried out in each department including labs and ART units. Teaching sessions included both the theoretical and practical aspects of infection control followed by a feedback session from the participants in each department. A total of 35 participants got benefited from this programme.

DAY 5 – The fifth day focussed on public awareness programme conducted for OPD visitors and Patients on health and hygiene. It was conducted at the main entrance of the hospital. Total 35 out-patients participated in the programme. The main activity of the programme was demonstration of hand washing technique followed by awareness programme.

DAY 6 – The sixth day focussed on quiz competition for health care personnel’s from different department. The programme was conducted in seminar hall. A total of 40 participants took part in the programme, 16 participants were divided into 4 teams, 4 medical professionals came forward as motivators and 24 health care personnel’s were part of the audience. The quiz competition was hosted by FCC Volunteer. Overall the programme was extremely useful for the participants to update their practical knowledge on hospital hygiene and public heath through infection control.

DAY 7 – The closing ceremony was hosted on the 7th day at the seminar hall, majority of the hospital staffs were present for the programme. The panel of experts were present from FCC and Sir C.V Raman General Hospital. The participants and the winners of various awareness activities were rewarded with certificates and the best department was rewarded with an ever rolling trophy. The prize distribution was followed by release of an IEC material for hospital infection control developed by FCC. The event ended with a feedback session from the participants and facilitators speech, followed by refreshment arranged by the hospital.

Overall the event had been highly productive in terms of creating awareness about hospital infection control and its importance in patient satisfaction and recovery. 150 participants got benefited through this weeklong event. The hospital team has appreciated and rewarded the contributions of FCC by presenting a certificate of achievement to the Director, FCC. Furthermore, the IEC material also mentioned some psychosocial aspects in health care sector and that can serve as a source of reference form for any NGOs to conduct similar collaborative activities to promote social welfare.

Prepared by

Thomas Abraham

FCC Counsellor

20.07.2018

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