Our Infection Control Team (ICT) consists of doctors and nurses who specialize in infection control, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, and members of the hospital administration. Our efforts to control hospital infection include constant surveillance, regular hospital rounds, education in practices of good hygiene,
and vaccination of health care workers.
Our activities include:
- ICT meetings
- ICT rounds for education and instruction
- ICT rounds for surveying the hospital environment
- ICT rounds when drug-resistant bacteria are isolated
- Staff training in hygiene and the use of personal protective equipment
Isolation rate of drug-resistant bacteria
Blood stream infection
Surgical site infection
Urinary tract infection
ICT exchange meetings
ICT exchange meetings with our affiliated hospitals are regularly held in which we discuss our infection control experiences and global infection trends. We currently have meetings twice a year. The topics have included the surveillance of resistant bacteria and antimicrobial usage. In the future we plan to discuss HAIs, which we feel are especially important.
- Network of 80 hospitals in Fukuoka city
- Periodic meetings of related hospitals
- ICT groups composed of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and microbiologists
Eastern Asia Network
An aim of the center is to be a hub for effective and consistent medical communication among the countries of the East Asian community. We promote conferences in which we discuss our concerns about infection control, especially drug-resistant bacteria,
The Kyushu University Travel Clinic was established to give advice to travelers who are in good health and planning to visit low-risk destinations to engage in standard planned activities. We also provide vaccinations, anti-malaria medicines, and medical certificates for travelers, such as students, who need an official medical record.