Bulgarian Association for Prevention
and Infection Control

Patient Safety
Personnel Protection

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BulNoso is a member of International Federation of Infection Control (IFIC)

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In 2017 the BAPIC - BulNoso joined as a member the World Federation for Hospital Sterilization Sciences, WFHSS

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10 years BulNoso

BulNoso celebrated the 10th anniversary of its foundation during the 9th Congress of the Association held 25-26 October 2012 at the Congress Centre of the University Hospital "St. Anna" Sofia;

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A New Section of BulNoso - Disinfection and Sterilization

Dear colleagues,

After joining the World Federation for Hospital Sterilization sciences ( WFHSS) in 2017 the Board of BAPIC - BulNoso decided to organize a Section of BulNoso dedicated to activities in the field and endorse an Executive Committee of three experts with a good knowledge in disinfection and sterilization to lead the Section.

In 2018 for the first time we are celebrating the World Sciences of Sterilization Day, 10 April in several Bulgarian hospitals:

- University Hospital "Queen Joanna - ISUL" in Sofia
- Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital in Sofia
- Uni Hospital in Panagurishte
- Multi prophile Acute Care Hospital "Trakia" in Stara Zagora
- University Hospital "St Anna" Sofia

Except for an open house event they have arranged also lectures for their personnel and college students, as well as some of them published photos and short articles on their web site.

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Vaccines - the main tool for prevention and control of communicable diseases.

Prophylactic vaccines against cervical cancer and their implementation in Bulgaria

The BulNoso Board led by its desire to be helpful to Bulgarian specialists of infection control and provoked by the growing anti-vaccination movement in the country, introduces a new topic : "Vaccines - the main tool for prevention and control of communicable diseases".

The BulNoso web site provides access to the Bulgarian version of the IFIC’s manual on Infection Control: “Basic Concepts” The intent of the manual is to provide a foundation of scientifically basic infection control principles and requirements. The translation of the ten most important chapters of this book was made possible according to the initiative and with the efforts of the experts of Bulgarian Association for Prevention and Infection Control [BulNoso]. Chapters are posted and available on the IFIC website.


The initial issue of the new series BulNoso Academy of our Bulletin “Nosocomial infections” is published in 2014, entitled "For infection prevention in hospital practice. Tool for clinicians." The first to receive the book were the participants in the 10th Congress of BulNoso. The second special issue is focused on hand hygiene in clinical practice (published 2015). The third handbook is dedicated to prevention of infections, associated with invasive procedures in medical practice. We are glad to provide you with the bundles of the four indicator infections and the checklists of their implementation (published in 2017).

Table of contents - 1 (.pdf file)

Table of contents - 2 (.pdf file)

Table of contents - 3 (.pdf file)


Congress & Seminars


and 6st National Seminar of BULNOSO ACADEMY

Sofia, 15-16 November 2018


5th National Seminar of BulNoso Academy

The 5th National Seminar of BulNoso Academy took place at the University hospital “St. Anna”, Sofia, 10 November 2017. This year in the Programme of the seminar several important topics have been included on the current infection prevention problems, mainly focused on the prevention of surgical site infections and decontamination of flexible endoscopes. Lectures on the scientific background and evidence based practices were given by renowned national experts in the respective fields. The seminar was very successful with more than 200 participants, doctors and nurses from the hospitals of 28 regions in the country. The set of the seminar materials comprised the new 11th issue of our journal “Nosocomial infections” and 3rd special issue of BulNoso Academy “Tool for clinicians” presenting the current principles and achievements in the prevention of infections associated with invasive procedures, incl. bundle approach implementation.

Photos from the seminar


"Patient safety and protection of the personnel from nosocomial infections / HAIs"

So far

seminars are held in the towns of:

Kardjali, Veliko Tarnovo, Burgas, Varna, Sliven, Blagoevgrad, Vidin.

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Implementation of the National medical standard on prevention and control of nosocomial infections in acute care hospitals: Multicentre questionnaire survey, 2012
Welcome on Board! – An "edutainment movie" produced by the Infection Control Team of the University Hospital of Zürich, Switzerland to promote basic infection prevention measures:




Healthcare Infection Society International Conference 2018

is being held from 26-28 November 2018 in Liverpool, UK.

Breaking News:

We are pleased to announce that abstracts will re-open for poster only submissions Friday 10 August - Friday 14 September 2018.

If you would like to be notified when the abstract site re-opens please email: HISAbstracts@fitwise.co.uk

Full Conference details are online: www.his.org.uk/conference.

The flyer: www.his.org.uk/...Conference_2018.pdf

Deadlines are:
· Abstract submission deadline: Friday 6 July 2018
· Bursary deadline: Friday 17 August 2018
· Early bird deadline: Friday 21 September 2018
· Online registration closes: Friday 16 November 2018

WHO Global Campaign

5 May 2018
SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands

'It's in your hands - prevent sepsis in health care'

WHO urges us to focus on the fight against sepsis in the context of hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes. Hand hygiene is at the core of effective IPC to combat sepsis and the other types of HAIs, and campaigning each year on or around 5 May is one important part of improving behaviour towards IPC best practices. This year the campaign materials are all co-branded with ‘It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care’ to demonstrate unity between IPC efforts , antimicrobial resistance and sepsis.



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