Laboratory Medicine (Pathology)
We at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital offer most effective Infection control practices that are crucial for maintaining a safe environment for our patients, healthcare providers, staff and visitors. We aim at offering internationally recognised robust quality infection control programs and practices for reducing the risk associated with the spread of infections.
Our team of highly qualified, motivated and dedicated Hospital infection control officer & Infection control nurses offers safe practices for infection prevention and strive for continuous improvement. We also have a dedicated Hospital Infection Control Committee (HICC) that offers regular training on infection prevention and control to doctors, and other support staff, with a commitment to protect everyone visiting or admitted to the hospital.
Nanavati Hospital offers simple set of evident based techniques termed as Care Bundles, which when implemented collectively improve the patient outcomes. We also offers a competency-based training program for all personnel, who are directly or indirectly involve in comprehensive patient’s care. These programs include:
- Hand Hygiene: Under our hand hygiene policies we promote the preferential use of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) in most clinical situations (as per WHO). The training, compliance audit with innovative ways to improve the same is monitored every month for its effectiveness. As a part of education and awareness, training is imparted to all health care givers regarding the importance and procedure.
- Prevention of Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP): Personnel who provide respiratory therapy for ventilated patients offer the most comprehensive care and infection prevention practices for the daily assessment of ventilator needs.
- Prevention of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI): Hospital has a physician and/or nurse champions offering evidence-based clinical care to reduce the rate of CAUTI using strict aseptic techniques when inserting the catheter.
- Prevention of Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI): Patients with central venous catheters are assessed with a daily checklist for insertion and maintenance for CVC as part of the Care bundle.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Under this program, we adhere to offer supplies necessary for personal protective equipment (such as gowns, gloves, eye, mouth, nose, and face protection), specifically recommended under Standard and Transmission-based Precautions. All these necessary supplies are located at the nearest point of use. Awareness regarding the use is emphasized.
- Injection Safety: As a part of standard precautions, we offer safe injection practices for preparation and administration of parenteral medications outside the pharmacy.
- Prevention of Surgical Site Infection: The prevention program is designed to improve infection control practices for SSI prevention. As per CDC guidelines, patients are followed up after going home and even when they come to OPD for Doctor visit. The details about the communicating nodal person are highlighted for patient ease.
- Environmental Cleaning: It is a fundamental principle followed for prevention of infection and waste management in the hospital setting.
- Device Reprocessing: The hospital follows the most comprehensive protocols for reprocessing of critical devices. – WE HAVE SINGLE USE POLICY AND HENCE DO NOT RE USE DEVICES.
- Systems to Detect, Prevent, and Respond to Healthcare-Associated Infections and Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs): It is an occupational healthcare program that contains policies on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
- Biomedical Waste Management: We at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital follow Stringent practices for storage, segregation, transport and disposal of hospital waste as per the National Guidelines.
- Separates room for Infected patients: Our dedicated Intensive Care Unit has isolated rooms for infected patients, to prevent other patients from the threat of infection.
Infection Prevention Is Everyone’s Concern – See What You As A Visitor Can Do To Help:
- Perform Hand hygiene- because the best care begins with clean hands
Hand hygiene is the best defence against infection. Make sure to use our facilities to wash your hands before visiting the patient and use hand sanitizer from the dispenser placed near you.
- Avoid visiting the patient if you are not well.
It is advisable not to visit the patient if you are not well or suffering from common flu, viral fever, diarrhoea, or any other infection.
- Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing
A visitor must avoid sneezing near the patient and must cover his/her mouth and nose while sneezing to reduce the chances of spreading the infection.
- It is strictly prohibited for visitors/relatives to eat or drink near the patient
The hospital has an ultramodern cafeteria with a wide sitting area and great ambience. Kindly use that to sit and eat your meal.
- Avoid using patients washroom
The hospital has separate and clean toilets for visitors. It is requested to use public facilities and avoid using patient’s washroom.
- It is strictly prohibited to send flowers or bring outside food for patients
Sending flowers for patients or bringing food for them inside the ward is strictly not allowed. We have a legal duty to comply with the demands of the Food Safety Act and take the safety, handling, composition, packing and hygiene of food delivered in our care to patients very seriously.