Planning and implementation of an infection control training program for healthcare providers in Latin America

Miguela A. Caniza, Gabriela Maron, Jonathan Mccullers, Wilfrido A. Clara, Rafael Cedillos, Lourdes Dueñas, Sandra Arnold, Bonnie F. Williams, Elaine I. Tuomanen

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective. The lack of well-trained, dedicated infection control personnel prevents optimal control of nosocomial infections in Latin American pediatric oncology centers. We collaboratively planned and implemented a multinational training course in San Salvador, El Salvador, to address this need. Methods. The course relied on its organizers' experience in training international healthcare providers, the availability of the International Training Center for Nurses, previous infection control collaboration with the Hospital Nacional de Niños Benjamin Bloom, and resources available at the University of El Salvador. The 4-week course consisted of lecture sessions combined with practical laboratory and hospital experience. Results. Two courses, one conducted in 2005 and one in 2006, trained 44 professionals from 15 Latin American countries. Evaluations showed that course content and teacher performance met the trainees' needs and that all trainees acquired the necessary knowledge and skills. Conclusions. The course met the need for the training of Latin American infection control practitioners. Our experience can serve as a model for other organizations interested in strengthening infection control and prevention at international sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1328-1333
Number of pages6
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume28
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

Fingerprint

Latin America
Infection Control
El Salvador
Health Personnel
Education
Infection Control Practitioners
Hospital Laboratories
Cross Infection
Nurses
Pediatrics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

Cite this

Planning and implementation of an infection control training program for healthcare providers in Latin America. / Caniza, Miguela A.; Maron, Gabriela; Mccullers, Jonathan; Clara, Wilfrido A.; Cedillos, Rafael; Dueñas, Lourdes; Arnold, Sandra; Williams, Bonnie F.; Tuomanen, Elaine I.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 28, No. 12, 01.12.2007, p. 1328-1333.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Caniza, Miguela A. ; Maron, Gabriela ; Mccullers, Jonathan ; Clara, Wilfrido A. ; Cedillos, Rafael ; Dueñas, Lourdes ; Arnold, Sandra ; Williams, Bonnie F. ; Tuomanen, Elaine I. / Planning and implementation of an infection control training program for healthcare providers in Latin America. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2007 ; Vol. 28, No. 12. pp. 1328-1333.
@article{483b52d21b4a4362a3e01ebcbaba2dd7,
title = "Planning and implementation of an infection control training program for healthcare providers in Latin America",
abstract = "Objective. The lack of well-trained, dedicated infection control personnel prevents optimal control of nosocomial infections in Latin American pediatric oncology centers. We collaboratively planned and implemented a multinational training course in San Salvador, El Salvador, to address this need. Methods. The course relied on its organizers' experience in training international healthcare providers, the availability of the International Training Center for Nurses, previous infection control collaboration with the Hospital Nacional de Ni{\~n}os Benjamin Bloom, and resources available at the University of El Salvador. The 4-week course consisted of lecture sessions combined with practical laboratory and hospital experience. Results. Two courses, one conducted in 2005 and one in 2006, trained 44 professionals from 15 Latin American countries. Evaluations showed that course content and teacher performance met the trainees' needs and that all trainees acquired the necessary knowledge and skills. Conclusions. The course met the need for the training of Latin American infection control practitioners. Our experience can serve as a model for other organizations interested in strengthening infection control and prevention at international sites.",
author = "Caniza, {Miguela A.} and Gabriela Maron and Jonathan Mccullers and Clara, {Wilfrido A.} and Rafael Cedillos and Lourdes Due{\~n}as and Sandra Arnold and Williams, {Bonnie F.} and Tuomanen, {Elaine I.}",
year = "2007",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1086/521655",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "28",
pages = "1328--1333",
journal = "Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology",
issn = "0899-823X",
publisher = "University of Chicago Press",
number = "12",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Planning and implementation of an infection control training program for healthcare providers in Latin America

AU - Caniza, Miguela A.

AU - Maron, Gabriela

AU - Mccullers, Jonathan

AU - Clara, Wilfrido A.

AU - Cedillos, Rafael

AU - Dueñas, Lourdes

AU - Arnold, Sandra

AU - Williams, Bonnie F.

AU - Tuomanen, Elaine I.

PY - 2007/12/1

Y1 - 2007/12/1

N2 - Objective. The lack of well-trained, dedicated infection control personnel prevents optimal control of nosocomial infections in Latin American pediatric oncology centers. We collaboratively planned and implemented a multinational training course in San Salvador, El Salvador, to address this need. Methods. The course relied on its organizers' experience in training international healthcare providers, the availability of the International Training Center for Nurses, previous infection control collaboration with the Hospital Nacional de Niños Benjamin Bloom, and resources available at the University of El Salvador. The 4-week course consisted of lecture sessions combined with practical laboratory and hospital experience. Results. Two courses, one conducted in 2005 and one in 2006, trained 44 professionals from 15 Latin American countries. Evaluations showed that course content and teacher performance met the trainees' needs and that all trainees acquired the necessary knowledge and skills. Conclusions. The course met the need for the training of Latin American infection control practitioners. Our experience can serve as a model for other organizations interested in strengthening infection control and prevention at international sites.

AB - Objective. The lack of well-trained, dedicated infection control personnel prevents optimal control of nosocomial infections in Latin American pediatric oncology centers. We collaboratively planned and implemented a multinational training course in San Salvador, El Salvador, to address this need. Methods. The course relied on its organizers' experience in training international healthcare providers, the availability of the International Training Center for Nurses, previous infection control collaboration with the Hospital Nacional de Niños Benjamin Bloom, and resources available at the University of El Salvador. The 4-week course consisted of lecture sessions combined with practical laboratory and hospital experience. Results. Two courses, one conducted in 2005 and one in 2006, trained 44 professionals from 15 Latin American countries. Evaluations showed that course content and teacher performance met the trainees' needs and that all trainees acquired the necessary knowledge and skills. Conclusions. The course met the need for the training of Latin American infection control practitioners. Our experience can serve as a model for other organizations interested in strengthening infection control and prevention at international sites.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=38449096958&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=38449096958&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1086/521655

DO - 10.1086/521655

M3 - Review article

VL - 28

SP - 1328

EP - 1333

JO - Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

JF - Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

SN - 0899-823X

IS - 12

ER -