Host Country Session 2

  • August 30, 2017
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Infection Control Society of Taiwan


Control and management of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in hospitals


Category: Quality of Care and Patient Safety

Learning objectives

  • To understand the epidemiology and prevalence of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in hospitals and particularly in intensive care units (ICUs) in Taiwan. The distribution of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) associated with HAI is presented.
  • To describe how the antibiotic stewardship program works in main Taiwanese hospital and the clinical impact, including changes in patient outcomes, antibiotic consumption, antibiotic resistance, and the prevalence of Clostridium difficile infection.
  • To evaluate the performance of care bundles for catheter-related urinary tract infection (CA-UTI), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), and surgical site infection (SSI) in Taiwan and the impact of HAI and MDRO infections.

Summary of the session
Session topics (speaker)
1. Multidrug-resistant organisms in hospitals: management and control strategy (Wan-Hui Sheng)
2. Antibiotic stewardship (Wen-Chien Ko)
3. Care bundles to manage HAIs (Chun-Ming Lee)
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) continue to be an ongoing threat for patients in acute hospital settings. Effectively preventing and controlling HAIs require a collaborative approach by all healthcare professionals to take up responsibilities and be fully involved. Comprehensive HAI prevention strategies in the hospitals include surveillance of HAI and multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), hand hygiene, care bundles, environmental disinfection, and antibiotic stewardship strategy. In this session, firstly, we will present the situation of HAI and MDRO in medical centers and regional hospitals in Taiwan based on a National Surveillance study conducted by Taiwan CDC (Taiwan Nosocomial Infection Surveillance System, TNIS). Secondly, the performance of antibiotic stewardship program in Taiwanese hospitals in recent three years headed by Taiwan CDC and the clinical impact is discussed. Third, we also report the results of care bundle implementation and the status of performance of environmental disinfection and related infection control measures. This session will provide the full and current view of incidences of HAIs, MDRO spreads, and infection control strategies in hospitals in Taiwan.
Prof. Po-Ren Hsueh
Infection Control Society of Taiwan
Dr. Wan-Hui Sheng
Deputy Director
Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital
Presentation: Multidrug-resistant organisms in hospitals: management and control strategy
Prof. Wen-Chien Ko
Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital
Presentation: Antibiotic stewardship
Dr. Chun-Ming Lee
St. Joseph’s Hospital
Presentation: Care bundles to manage HAIs

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Control and management of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in hospitals