Infection Prevention Training
Huge thanks to Liverpool Women’s Hospital for granting Dr Nim Subhear six weeks sabbatical leave.
Nim is part of our UK team of Neonatal Consultants who providing training for the junior doctors at the Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children’s neonatal unit. He also led an intensive infection prevention and intervention training programme, this is part of our two year programme funded by St James’s Place Foundation. Infection is a major cause of death and disability and avoidable harm in newborn babies. In Da Nang the prevalence of hospital acquired infection is high and is a major cause of death, either as a direct cause or as a contributory factor, and long-term neurodisability in survivors of neonatal care. Cynthia Jensen a clinical nurse educator from University of California, Benioff Children’s, led the practical training for the nurses. They trained 10 doctors and 12 nurses ininfection prevention and developed them as ‘infection prevention champions’ with the skills and understanding to competently implement changes in nursing and medical practice aimed at reducing infection.