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Basics of Infection Prevention and Control


Basics of Infection Prevention and Control


Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) is a scientific approach and practical solution designed to prevent harm caused by infection to patients and healthcare workers. IPAC occupies a unique position in the field of patient safety and quality. Infection Prevention & Control practices are important in maintaining a safe environment for everyone by reducing the risk of the potential spread of disease. These practices are designed to reduce the risk of hospital associated infections and to ensure a safe and healthy hospital environment for our patients, healthcare providers and visitors.

The aim of this one-day course is to equip individuals with the right knowledge and skills to provide leadership and promote best practice in infection prevention.

Course Content
  • Introduction to Infection Prevention Control
  • Hand Hygiene & Respiratory Hygiene
  • Disinfection & Sterilization of Patient Care Equipment
  • Environment Implementation of IPAC Measures in the Healthcare Facility
  • Management of the High-Risk areas in the Healthcare Settings
  • Baseline Risk Assessment
  • Antibiotic Stewardship & challanges of Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Surveillance & Monitoring of Outbreak Investigations
  • Hospital Waste managment
  • Importance of Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC)
  • Administrative, Engineering and PPE measures of IPAC
  • Hierarchy, Roles & Responsibilities of Infection Control Committee
  • Standard Precautions of IPAC
  • Sterilization & Disinfection of patient care equipment/environment
  • Antibiotic Stewardship & Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Handling of Biomedical Waste
  • Management of High Risk Areas
  • Surveillance & Outbreak Investigation
Focus Group
  • Medical / Nursing / Pharmacy Students
  • Doctors
  • Health Care Managers
  • Nursing Staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Laboratory Technologists • Hospital Engineers
  • Healthcare Administrators
  •  Staff of Allied Medical Services (CSSD, Laundry,
  • Biomedical Waste Management, Housekeeping, Security, Maintenance Services).
  • Policymakers in Health and Medical Services
Duration of Course
One Day
Cost Fee

Individual: PKR 4,000

Group (3 or more persons from one organization) 25% discount

Riphah affiliated Institutions 50% discount