Centers & Services

Division of Infection Control

The Division of Infection Control is an organization consisting of professionals seeking to prevent the occurrence of medical-treatment related infections.

Management System

The Division of Infection Control consists of 30 staff members including the manager in charge. The members are medical doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, microbiological technologists, dental hygienists, nutritionists, and clerical workers. This Division holds staff meetings, risk-manager meetings (joint meetings with the Division of Medical Safety Management), and other relevant meetings. The staff members also participate in the meetings for Hospital Infection Control and Management that are held in Okayama University Hospital every month.

Management Policy

The Division of Infection Control works to prevent medical-related infections for all people involved in the hospital, including patients, patients’ families, all hospital staff members, medical and nursing students, outsourced staff members, suppliers of the hospital, and volunteers. We also support infection control in other facilities as a core hospital in the region.

Activities

  • Monitoring the occurrence of targeted microorganisms and high-risk infectious diseases related to medical practice, epidemic infectious diseases and tuberculosis, we make a quick response when sensing a problem.
  • We grasp the use of antimicrobial drugs and make rounds to give guidance. In addition, making rounds within the hospital, we check and give guidance on the implementation of infection control.
  • With emphasis on the compliance of hand hygiene among staff members, we conduct widely various education and enlightenment activities, including technology for hospital-acquired infection prevention, antimicrobial drug use, needlestick and sharp instrument injury prevention, tuberculosis prevention, and environmental improvement.
  • We prepare and manage manuals for infection control in a timely manner.
  • As a core hospital in the region, we are active with the goal of “community-wide infection control” by conducting information collection and consulting activities about medical-related infections in the region.