Call for Action 2018-03-20T14:38:22+00:00

European Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections (EU-JAMRAI)
WP6.1. Promoting a top-down approach for preventing HCAI through the implementation of agreed infection control programs and institutional behaviour change
WP6.1. Leader Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CALL TO ACTION
European Joint Action on
Antimicrobial Resistance & Healthcare-Associated Infections “EU-JAMRAI”

Your contribution is the” first step” towards the fight against AMR

The initial idea of the WP6.1 is based on the global acceptance that the implementation of the Infection Control requires a holistic approach and the commitment of all the stakeholders of the organization. Additionally, we must have in mind that the Infection Control Pyramid (hospital managers, infection control committees and health professionals) acts in different countries, healthcare systems and in completely different cultures. Independently of the healthcare structure and resources, the organizational as well as the health professional behavior have arisen as key factors for the effective implementation of Infection Control. So we need to know more about both the administrative and health professional behavior in the European countries and create tools to promote the implementation of the key components of Infection Control in healthcare environment.

In the frame of the WP.6.1 implementation two surveys (A,B) are going to be performed next months, March-May of 2018.

The aim of  survey A is to determine the necessary institutional structure and resources for the implementation of efficient and feasible infection control programs in healthcare settings according to the most recent guidelines for the core components of infection prevention and control programs. This extensive survey aims to collect information that will enable researchers to have a clear picture of the reality associated with the capability of each country to implement Infection Control Policies.

The questionnaires are based on common thematic axes so that they can be compared to each other. Structured questionnaires are targeted to the three following groups:

  1. Public health officials responsible for the relevant sector
  2. Hospital Administrators,
  3. Members of Infection Control Committees or any other dedicated personnel on Infection Control in hospitals.

The aim of survey B is to examine and analyze the barriers (attitudes, level of training, lack of awareness, etc) to an effective implementation of an infection control program in clinical reality, which are mainly linked to the institutional policy and organizational behavior. This survey aims to determine the factors that influence the culture of the organization regarding the infection control and the effective implementation of an infection control program.

Structured questionnaires are targeted to the three following groups:

  1. Hospital administrators
  2. Members of Infection Control Committees (ICCs)
  3. Health professionals (doctors and nurses)

We aim to determine:

  1. The factors that trigger the hospital administrators to establish an IC policy and their commitment to its implementation.
  2. The factors which guide the work and the role of ICCs.
  3. The factors that influence health professionals’ behavior related to the implementation of IC measures in routine practice and which are associated with the organization culture.

The questionnaires will be disseminated to all EU countries and will be addressed to public health organizations, relevant national scientific committees, hospital administrators, hospital Infection Control Committees and health professionals.

 

Your contribution is the” first step” towards the fight against AMR