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As it continued the simultaneous observances of National Health Care Quality and Infection and Prevention and Control weeks, the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) yesterday spearheaded an awareness exhibition at its East Street, Georgetown, car park.The event, according to Infections Control Officer, Caroline Hicks, came as part of a week-long global observance which the GPHC has for the first time embraced with a view of bringing awareness to staff and the public alike. This move, she noted, is emphasised by the theme of Infection, Prevention and Control Week – ‘Pass it on – Infection,Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping, prevention and control matters.”“Really we want to pass on the awareness of hand washing, for example, which is the simplest means of preventing infection,” the Infections Control Officer said.Scenes from the ongoing GPHC Quality Health Care exhibition.According to the official, infection prevention and control is an important aspect at the GPHC if quality care is to be sustained.? Hicks who has been in the Infection, Prevention and Control Department for more than two years insisted that various measures are employed by the hospital to ensure it is in an ideal place to cater to patients.“With the quality of care we give we must be able to prevent infection from moving from one patient to another, from staff to staff, staff to patient and visitors, so we have to make not only people at the hospital, but also the country at large, aware…We are looking to sensitise them all,” said Hicks.The observance which commenced on Sunday with a fitness walk is expected to continue until tomorrow. But according to Hicks, the process will not simply come to an end at the end of the week since she has assured that “I am going to personally make sure that this message will be passed on so as to ensure that the measures we are advocating for is not merely a one-time thing or just for a week.”“We don’t expect to be targeting hand washing all the time,Cheap Jerseys USA, but rather we must be free to say yes, hand washing is a regular feature here (GPHC),” said Hicks.The exhibition yesterday was supported by the Ministry of Health and officials from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO).According to PAHO’s Senior Advisor of Sustainable Development and Environmental Health,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, Adrianus Vlugman, the goal of health care is to provide the best available high-quality medical services to all who need it. And the quality of health care services, he noted, is determined by standards that measure improvement of health outcomes.“Until recently, the judgment that patients are receiving high-quality medical care relied primarily on medical professionals’ judgment,” said Vlugman, who also observed that “monitoring and improvements in quality were left generally to individual physician.”Speaking to the importance of quality care, the PAHO official disclosed that hospitals,Cheap Wholesale Jerseys, over the years, have monitored negative outcomes,Wholesale Stitched Jerseys, such as deaths or infections to identify ways to improve the quality of care and in rare cases, medical societies were involved in physicians’ performances. However, he revealed that this situation has changed dramatically to focus also on positive feedback.“We have learned that practice patterns and the quality of medical care vary much more than many people had realized, and our ability to measure the quality of care has advanced considerably.? Also clinicians are increasingly interested in having objective information about their practices, while patients want to know more about the quality of care available to them,” he explained.He disclosed that there are now sophisticated and effective methods to measure quality to help clinicians and institutions improve the quality of medical care they provide. And in order to achieve the national and institutional goals of ensuring high quality care to all patients, Vlugman said that assessments, monitoring and evaluations are required to assess and process outcomes.Added to this, he said, auto evaluation and continued improvement programmes must be implemented. According to him, Healthcare Quality Week, October 20-26, highlights the work of healthcare quality and patient safety professionals and?their influence on improved patient care outcomes and healthcare delivery systems.As such, he said that PAHO is very pleased to join the initiative of the Standards and Technical Services Department of the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the GPHC in observance of National Healthcare Quality week.“We know there is a lot of work to be done,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, but we recognise and encourage the enthusiasm of young and not so young people working with limited resources to provide the best services and best quality health care to the population.”Moreover, Vlugman noted that PAHO congratulates the Health Ministry and the GPHC with organizing the exhibition to increase awareness on infection prevention and control and to communicate the voice for healthcare improvement.
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