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The project aims to increase the level of infection control implemented in Tokushima Prefecture and to enhance its basis by developing infection area networks and training members of infection control teams.
Development of infection area networks
Training specialists who provide health care to protect patients from hospital-acquired infections
The establishment of infection area networks is expected to encourage multiple hospitals to collaborate with each other in order to intervene promptly in outbreaks of infections(※2) and reduce the incidence of medical care-related infections in normal situations.
The networks also aim to obtain information on the status of infections and their control following a large-scale natural disaster, and help provide support according to the needs.
The networks are designed to respond promptly to pandemics of new strains of influenza(※3), outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, and severe infections from outside Japan.
The University of Tokushima Hospital has developed a training program that helps multidisciplinary health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and laboratory technicians, learn intensively about infections and their control in a short period of time.
I hope that as many medical specialists as possible participate in the program, regardless of whether they work in or outside the university, to obtain basic knowledge and learn techniques required for addressing infections and providing multidisciplinary health care.
For the Infection Control Special Reimbursement Policies 1 and 2, refer to Notification 77 of the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare.
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Outbreak is defined as the occurrence of multiple cases of infectious disease in a community or a restricted geographical area during a specific period of time.
A pandemic is defined as a global epidemic when a new virus of an infectious disease (contagious disease in particular) is transmitted among humans, resulting in serious illnesses and deaths worldwide.
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Infection Control Nurse