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The Committee for Hospital Infections (CHI) of the Asklipieion Voulas General Hospital develops, 
monitors, evaluates and proposes measures for the prevention and control of hospital infections 
and oversees their implementation. Specifically CHI, whose establishment and charge is defined 
by the FEK 733, June 13, 2001, is composed of 14 regular members together with their 
assigned substitutes.


A three member Work and Intervention Group (WIG) is constituted from the membership of CHI, and its composition is:

1. the committee president, Dr. C. Koutsia-Carouzou

2. the committee vice-president, Dr. S. Papadakou

3. the infection control nurse, Ms A. Diplou


CHI meets at regularly scheduled intervals (every 2 or 3 months) or in the event of an emergency in an area of 
its jurisdiction.


The members of the WIG collaborate on a daily basis on the following main areas:

 1. Recording of infections due to multiresistant gram negative bacteria and establishing measures for limiting their 

    spread (Procrustes Project).

2. Control of incidents or epidemic outbreaks of hospital infections.

3. Monitoring - recording of resistant microbial strains isolated from positive cultures in the Microbiology Laboratory.

4. Protection of personnel from infections: issuing of instructions, training and vaccinations (hepatitis B, influenza etc.)

5. Supervision, collection and submission of special recording forms for the mandatorily declared diseases to the ΚΕΕΛΠΝΟ.

6. Personnel training in matters of prevention of hospital infections: training lessons, supply of Basic Manual 

    for the Prevention of Hospital Infections.

7. Oversight and support of correct patient care practices and issuing of advisory notes.

8. Supervision of hygiene in janitorial practices, food preparation and waste management.


 Recent activities of CHI

1. In the area of oversight of the policy for the use of antibiotics:

Implementation of the protocol for chemoprophylaxis (updating of a similar effort started in 2002) 

with concurrent implementation of the PDSA program at one orthopedic clinic.

Measures for the gradual implementation of the protocol at all orthopedic clinics.


2. Program for recording personnel compliance to proper Hand Hygiene.


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