Aims and Objectives
While the ISAC has many sections/working groups (WG) on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance/stewardship it was lacking a WG on Infection Prevention and Control (ICP). Due to the emergence of MDR-m.o.’s and an ever-increasing incidence of old and new infectious diseases, control and prevention of HAIs has become of upmost importance.
The new IPC Working Group is aiming at international cooperation with regard to education, research and practical guidelines in the broad field of infection control & prevention in healthcare settings (primarily hospitals and nursing homes).
All those interested in infection control and prevention are welcome to join the group. To ensure new ideas and future continuity, we especially welcome “younger colleagues/future leaders" . The general ISAC guidelines are applicable.