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EMU Dr. Fazıl Küçük Faculty of Medicine Holds Conference for Famagusta State Hospital
Published Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2019
The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Dr. Fazıl Küçük Faculty of Medicine delivered a conference targeted towards health personnel of the Famagusta State Hospital on Tuesday, the 14th of May 2019. The conference titled “Hospital Infection Diseases and Rational Antibiotics Use” was delivered by Marmara University Faculty of Medicine Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Department / EMU Dr. Fazıl Küçük Faculty of Medicine academic staff member Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uluhan Sili, who stated that a global campaign has been started to prevent hospital diseases underlining that hand-hygiene is an important part of this campaign. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uluhan Sili indicated that according to the World Health Organization the lives of 8 million people can be saved each year if hands are washed correctly and at the right intervals in hospital environments. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sili emphasized that an infection control committee where inpatient treatment takes place should be constituted and an infection control nurse should be deployed.
The Health Policies of Countries Were Analyzed
Expressing that infections can also be a problem in hospitals with insufficient environmental hygiene, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Uluhan Sili touched upon the use of antibiotics: “Antibiotic use must be evidence-based and under the guidance of experts. As well as being ineffective, unnecessary use of antibiotics increases the resistance of bacteria. Unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions in polyclinics and emergency services also causes increased bacterial resistance for future infections.” Stating that health workers are advised to get a flu shot Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sili also provided important information about using personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves. The health policies of different countries were also analyzed during the conference. It was stated that determining the antibiotic resistance rates of each country is very important in terms of precautions and effective treatment strategies.