Vision


"To achieve the best infection prevention and control in Egypt"

Healthcare-associated infections are serious issues linked to high mortality, increased morbidity, length of stay and cost of care.We believe in the infection control unit of TBRI that Infection control is an art of how to touch people in such a way to change their behavior. It is a practical application to what built in mind with great beneficial effect on patient safety, hospital quality and country economy. On the other hand, health measures of employees should be considered assets to be developed rather than costs to be cut.

Mission


The mission of the Infection Control Unit since its construction in 2001 at TBRI Hospital is to ensure that there is a managed environment at the facility which minimizes the risk of infection to patients, healthcare workers and visitors by putting infection control and basic hygiene at the heart of good management and clinical practice.

Staff and Head of Unit


Prof. Hala El-Sayed Badawi

Professor of Medical Microbiology

Head of the Infection Control Unit and Supervisor of the Central Sterilization and Health Care Waste Management Units

Email:    Hala_badawi@hotmail.com

 

Staff Members of Infection Control Unit

 

Infection Control Doctors

Assist. Prof.  Manal El Said El Sayed

Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology   

Dr. NahedYehia Ismail

Lecturer of Medical Microbiology

Dr.  Amira Talal el Far

Lecturer of Medical Microbiology

Dr.  Ahmed el Shennawy

Lecturer of Medical Microbiology

Dr. Reham Magdy

Assistant Lecturer of Microbiology

Dr.  Omar Mohamed Helmy

Assist. Lecturer of Electron Microscopy

 

Infection Control Nurses

Mr. Abdel-Aziz Samir

Mrs. Zeinab Saleh Ahmed

Mrs. Nagat Ibrahim Mohamed

 

Mrs. Hanan Abdel- Moniem Abdel Kader

Mrs. Doaa Adel Mahmoud                   

Mrs. Hoda Mohamed Fawzy

 

Computer Specialists

Mr. Hassan Mosaad Shehata               

Mrs. Rasha Mohamed Abdel- Aziz     

Miss Sara Mohamed Abdel- Salam      

Mr. Mohamed Abdel- Moniem Abdallah

Ahmed Abdel- MoniemAbdallah    

Secretary

Mrs. Sabah Abdel Aziz Ahmed

  

Staff Members of Central Sterilization Unit

 

Infection ControlNurses

Mrs. Nagwa Abdel Ghany Hassan

Mrs. Amani Abdel Mongy Abdel Razek

Mrs. Naglaa Sabry Hassan

Mrs. Tahra Helal Sayed 

Mrs. Nahed Mohamed

 

Technicians

Mohamed El-Sayed Mabrouk

 

Staff Members of Health Care Waste Management Unit

 

Supervising

* Technical

Mohamed El-Sayed Mabrouk

* Administrative

Mr. Khaled Ouf

Nurses

Mrs. Zeinab Saleh

Technicians 

Mr. Gamal Maihoub

Unit structure and facilities


First: Infection Control Unit structure and facilities

  1-   Head Office supplied with Training Facilities

  2-   Room for Computer work, secretary and infection control nurses

 Second: Central Sterilizationand Safe Healthcare Waste Management Units structure and facilities

Structure

1-      Two changing rooms

2-      Meeting room

3-      Delivery room

4-      Washing room

5-      Cotton & gauze room

6-      Linen room

7-      Packing area

8-      Steam sterilization room

9-      Low temperature sterilization room

10-  Clean storage

11-  Storage separate room

 

Equipment

v Autoclaves

v Sealing machines

v Gas plasma

v Instruments disinfection washing machines

v Water Distillation apparatus

v Ultrasonic surgical instruments disinfection machines

v Rapid incubators: 48 hrs, 24 hrs, 3 hrs

v Electrical Scissors

v Air pistols

v Compressor for air jetting

v Computers

v Sewing machines

v Machines

v Surveillance cameras

v Monitor for camera display

v Water filter

v Heaters

v Refrigerators

v Washing machines

v Trolleys

 

Supplies

v Steam rolls

v Plasma rolls

v Crip papers

v Sterilization containers

v Sterilization indicators

v Chemical indicators

v Biological indicator

 

Third: Environmental Assessment Unit Structure and Facilities

 

Structure

Three partitions for monitoring of

·         Water quality

·         Air quality

·         Environmental sampling

 

Equipment:

·         Air sampler

·         Memmert incubator

·         Millipore water system

·    Device for bacterial count of environmental and food swabs based on ATP detection



  

Scope of Services


·         Establishing a reliable, focused surveillance program

·         Streamlining data management activities

·         Analyzing HAI rates

·         Benchmarking our data with international data

·         Educating staff regarding infection control principles

·  Identifying opportunities for performance improvement and facilitating performance improvement projects with concerned parties

·         Writing and periodically reviewing infection control policies

·         Overseeing infection related issues relevant to  employees’ health

·         Carrying outbreak investigations when an outbreak is identified

·         Participating in research projects

Training Programs


The infection control unit has successfully organized numerous trainings and workshops in the scope of:

1.      Infection control as fundamental integrant for quality of healthcare settings

2.      Organization of infection control

3.      Hand Hygiene: Protocols, recourses – compliance and auditing

4.      Isolation Precautions in Health Care settings.

5.      Cleaning, Disinfection protocols in hospitals

6.      Sterilization protocols in hospitals

7.      Safe protocols for Landry 

8.      Safe management of healthcare waste

9.       Safe management of sharps waste

10.  Infection control in high risk areas:

·         Dialysis units

·         Endoscopy units

·         ICU (ventilation associated infections)

·         Operating Theatres

·         Laboratories

·         Blood bank

11- Invasive procedures: vascular catheters, urinary catheters, artificial feeding, paracentesis, safe injection and sampling

12-Food safety protocols

13-Hazards analysis and critical control points

14-Adoption of Antibiotic Policy: preparation –implantation and auditing

15-Alternative to antibiotics usage: Probiotics

16- Monitoring of water quality: Microbiology, Chemically and Physically

17-Hospital surveillance and checklists

18- Auditing and evaluation of healthcare workers

19- Infection rates and its impact in hospitals

20- Outbreak investigations

21- Endemic and emerging infectious diseases:

    - Hepatitis

    - Avian flu

    - Surgical site infections (necrotizing fasciitis)

    -  Multidrug resistance infections (practically: MRSA and ESBLS)

22- Pest control

23- Occupational health

Running techniques


Infection Control Program

1-      Implementation and continuous monitoring of infection control program to detect and minimize Nosocomial infection.

2-      Monitoring cleaning, disinfections and sterilization policies.

3-      Monitoring a program for safety disposal of healthcare waste.

4-      Monitoring of safety measures in the kitchen and laundry.

Surveillances

1-      Microbiological surveillance by which sources and types of infection could be elicited, and infection rates could be analyzed.

2-      Auditing the practice of the healthcare workers with patients to investigate the  degree of adherence to infection control measures and  compliance to infection control  protocols

3-      Outbreak investigation

Notification and Isolation

1-      Implementation and monitoring a notification policy.

2-      Monitoring isolation policies.

Adoption of an antibiotic policy

Continuous monitoring of bacterial antibiotic resistance and accordingly sharing in adoption of an antibiotic policy with annual cycling.

Pest control

      Friendly environmental measures

Environmental assessment

Monitoring of water quality

v  Drinking water

v  Dialysis water

Monitoring of air quality

v  Operation theatres

v  Isolation rooms

v  Renovation

Monitoring of environmental sampling

v  Swab cultures

v  ATP device

Continuous Education for the infection control team and healthcare workers.

Contact Information


Prof. Hala El-Sayed Badawi

halabadawi2@yahoo.com

hala_badawi@hotmail.com

Direct Tel: 02-35407555

Members of Infection Control Unit

Dr. Nahed Yehia Ismail

Nahed.y.58@hotmail.com

Dr. Omar Mohamed Helmy

Omar.sayyouh@gmail.com