Aims of the course are to provide students with knowledge on the impact of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) at national, European and global level, on the concepts and tools for the HAI epidemiological surveillance according to the standards of European and/or national projects; to prepare the students for evaluating results of surveillance studies and of the main strategies for the prevention and control of HCAIs.
The aims are:
Extended knowledge of the most important Infectious Diseases viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoan on a aetiopathogenic basis
Organization of a diagnostic pathway on a clinical, instrumental, laboratory basis
Knowledge of therapeutic aspects of Infectious diseases drugs with main reference to antibiotics management
The course includes lectures in which continuous interaction with students is encouraged and specific examples to apply the knowledge acquired during the course.
Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI): definitions, epidemiology, prevention and control. The European surveillance of HAI: definitions, activities, strategies and principles. Diseases-specific ECDC network. The epidemiological study of HAI: repeated prevalence and incidence studies, laboratory-based surveillance. The surveillance of Surgical Site Infections. The surveillance of HAI in Intensive Care Units: European and Italian projects. Compliance with guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis. Patient safety and clinical risk management. The Clean Care is Safer Care project of the WHO.
Basic elements of clinical microbiology and pathogenesis of infectious diseases (direct or immune mediated mechanisms), geographic and social impact, modes of transmission, clinical features, diagnostic and therapeutic pathways
1. Barbuti S., Fara G.M., Giammanco G. – Igiene, medicina di comunità e sanità pubblica. Edizione EDISES 2014
2. Vitale F, Zagra M. Igiene, epidemiologia e organizzazione sanitaria orientate per problemi. Editore: Elsevier – Masson.
Manuale di Malattie Infettive; Autore: Borgia - Gaeta - Angarano - Concia - Contini - AAVV , Editore: Idelson - Gnocchi , Edizione: Marzo/2015 , Volume: Unico
Malattie infettive di Moroni - Antinori - Vullo Anno 2015 Editore: Masson