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European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC)

 

Current activities

European Infection Prevention and Control Certificate- Final assessment April 2020

 

The final assessment of the EUCIC Training Programme in Infection Prevention and Control will take place on April 17th 2020 during the next ECCMID in Paris.


EUCIC invites its members to apply for an examiner position of the final assessment. The examiners are required to be present during the assessment. Their responsibilities include:
•    Meetings (online or face-to-face) with the members of the Examination Committee and Steering Committee.
•    Production, selection and validation of the multiple choice questions to be included, according to the requirements of the European Infection Prevention and Control Certificate Assessment.
•    Supervision and evaluation of the final Assessment, including provision of feedback to the Steering committee of the assessment.
•    Feedback meetings with applicants who appeal the assessment.

Examiner selection criteria:
•    Member of the European Committee of Infection Control (EUCIC).
•    In good standing with the profession.
•    Currently active in the practice of infection prevention and control.
•    Actively involved in the education of trainees in the field of infection prevention and control.
•    Demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills in English.
•    Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team.

The duration of the examiner position offered is for a period of 2 years.

Interested applicants are requested to send a letter of interest supporting their eligibility and a brief curriculum vitae to EUCIC[at]escmid.org by September 25th. The Steering committee reserves the right to request supporting documentation.

A pdf version of this document can be downloaded here.

The EU Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections (EU-JAMRAI) is undertaking a survey to identify the research priorities of IPC.

The aim of this survey is to develop an IPC research agenda that can inform research funders of the pressing research needs of IPC. The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes and responses will be treated confidentially.

All members of the ESCMID/EUCIC group would be very welcome to fill in this survey.  It would be an excellent opportunity to show the synergy between the ESCMID/EUCIC and the EU-JAMRAI. The EUCIC group would also be associated with the results of our survey.


Thank all EUCIC members in advance!

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Essential in Healhcare Associated Infection Prevention and Management

 

13- 15 November 2019 Bangkok Thailand

EUCIC launches a survey on Influenza vaccination!

Health care workers (HCWs) are at risk for infection by influenza. For this reason, the annual influenza vaccine is recommended for HCWs not only to protect themselves but also to protect other HCWs and, most importantly, their patients.

However, influenza vaccination rates among HCWs are usually lower than expected, with variations and differences observed between countries.

 

The hospital infection control teams have a potential to change HCWs’ attitude and practices towards influenza vaccination.

 

Through this survey, performed by the European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC), available in 11 languages (Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish), we aim to understand the attitudes of the infection control teams on influenza vaccination in different countries and their rationale for accepting or rejecting influenza vaccination. Results and conclusions derived from this survey will help shape future strategies.

 

 

                                The survey will be open until 15 July 2019.

 

 

We look forward to your feedback and participation in this exciting initiative! Thank you for your contribution and commitment in advance.

 

If you have further questions feel free to contact us at any time EUCIC@escmid.org

 

On behalf of the EUCIC working group (Önder Ergönül, Şiran Keske, Nico T. Mutters, Constantinos Tsioutis) and translators (Gabriel Birgand, Elena Carrara, Edwina Doting, Juan Pablo Horcajada, Tomislav Mestrovic, Natalia Pshenichnaya, Oana Sandulescu)

Collaboratives Projects

EUCIC members are collaborating on the following projects

WHO's annual hand hygiene day is 5 May every year. The SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene and infection prevention and control improvement globally.
Find more information here and support the calls to action.
https://www.who.int/infection-prevention/campaigns/clean-hands/en/

The aim of these guidelines is to provide recommendations for decolonizing regimens targeting multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) carriers in all settings.

January-February 2019

Prävention: erstes gesamteuropäisches Trainingsprogramm

Management & Krankenhaus DIE Fachzeitung für Entscheider im Gesundheitswesen.