18 min

Hospital Infection Control in COVID-19 Pandemic Era TICA's Knowledge Bank on Covid-19

    • Education

Sirawat Srichatrapimuk, M.D. is a chairman of prevention and control of infection committee, Ramadhibodi Chakri Naruebodindra Hospital.  Lecturer and full time staff of Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.

Suppachok Kirdlarp, M.D. is working as an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist at Ramadibodi Chakri Naruebodindra Hospital. He is also one of the hospital infection and prevention control committee and the leader of antibiotic stewardship program of the hospital.

Synopsis: This talk touches upon hospital infection control of COVID-19 in Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute (CNMI), which is a medical institute of the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University and will become the main facility for training medical students in 2021. During the COVID-19 pandemic, CNMI was used as an isolation facility for COVID-19 patients who were transferred from the main Ramathibodi Hospital. Sirawat Srichatrapimuk, M.D. and Suppachok Kirdlarp, M.D., who are in the infection control team of CNMI, emphasize on area and equipment management of CNMI, especially in cohort ward. Dr. Sirawat and Dr. Suppachok explain how CNMI designs their cohort wards to facilitate COVID-19 patients as well as healthcare personnel who take care of the patients. For example, installing High Efficiency Particulate Air filter and exhaust fans to create a unique directional airflow in cohort ward, and setting up a computer with camera in each patients’ room for telemedicine. They also spotlights the importance of medical devices and supplies that include personal protective equipment (PPE).

Sirawat Srichatrapimuk, M.D. is a chairman of prevention and control of infection committee, Ramadhibodi Chakri Naruebodindra Hospital.  Lecturer and full time staff of Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University.

Suppachok Kirdlarp, M.D. is working as an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist at Ramadibodi Chakri Naruebodindra Hospital. He is also one of the hospital infection and prevention control committee and the leader of antibiotic stewardship program of the hospital.

Synopsis: This talk touches upon hospital infection control of COVID-19 in Chakri Naruebodindra Medical Institute (CNMI), which is a medical institute of the Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University and will become the main facility for training medical students in 2021. During the COVID-19 pandemic, CNMI was used as an isolation facility for COVID-19 patients who were transferred from the main Ramathibodi Hospital. Sirawat Srichatrapimuk, M.D. and Suppachok Kirdlarp, M.D., who are in the infection control team of CNMI, emphasize on area and equipment management of CNMI, especially in cohort ward. Dr. Sirawat and Dr. Suppachok explain how CNMI designs their cohort wards to facilitate COVID-19 patients as well as healthcare personnel who take care of the patients. For example, installing High Efficiency Particulate Air filter and exhaust fans to create a unique directional airflow in cohort ward, and setting up a computer with camera in each patients’ room for telemedicine. They also spotlights the importance of medical devices and supplies that include personal protective equipment (PPE).

18 min

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