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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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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 IFICs 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)

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:

Congress & Seminars

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.

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and 4th National Seminar of BULNOSO ACADEMY
Sofia, 17-18 November 2016

In order to expand its information activity in 2009 BulNoso started


"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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WHO Global Campaign

5 May 2017
SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands

'Fight antibiotic resistance - it's in your hands'

WHO urges us to focus on the fight against antibiotic resistance in the context of hand hygiene and infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes. Hand hygiene is at the core of effective IPC to combat antibiotic resistance, 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 ‘Antibiotics, handle with care’ to demonstrate unity between antimicrobial resistance and IPC efforts.



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