Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Government Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai organized 1 day workshop on “Infection Control and Sterilisation” dated 20th Oct 2023.
An Infection Control and Sterilization workshop included a set of policies and procedures designed to prevent the spread of infection in healthcare settings. This included the sterilization of medical instruments and equipment, as well as other measures such as hand hygiene, isolation precautions, and environmental cleaning.
All medical instruments and equipment that come into contact with patient tissues or body fluids must be sterilized before reuse. This can be done using various methods, such as autoclave, ethylene oxide gas sterilization, or hydrogen peroxide gas plasma sterilization.
Hand hygiene is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection in healthcare settings. Healthcare workers should clean their hands thoroughly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub before and after patient care, and after contact with any potentially contaminated surfaces.
Isolation precautions are used to prevent the spread of infectious diseases from patients to other patients, healthcare workers, and visitors.
All surfaces in healthcare settings, including floors, walls, and furniture, must be cleaned and disinfected regularly to prevent the spread of infection.
Introduction about the ICS session given by
Dr. Kavita Wadde (HOD, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)
Then, Guest speaker Dr. Meghna Palewar (Associate Professor Microbiology Grant Government Medical College & J.J Hospital, Mumbai) delivered a lecture on the Institutional Protocol of Sterilization & Disinfection.
Then, Guest speaker Dr. Kavita Bhilkar
(Assistant Professor Microbiology JJ Hospital, Mumbai) delivered a lecture on Standard Protocol for Infection Control.
Then Mrs. Priya Talagaonkar
(Staff Nurse from Grant Government Medical College & J.J Hospital, Mumbai) Delivered Workshop on Biomedical waste management.
Then Mrs. Siddhi Shirvadekar
(Staff Nurse from Grant Government Medical College & J.J Hospital, Mumbai) delivered a Workshop on Sterilization & Disinfection.
A vote of thanks was given by Dr. Kavita Wadde and the program was concluded.