Bulgarian Association for Prevention
and Infection Control
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;See the short overview
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A New Section of BulNoso - Disinfection and SterilizationDear 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.
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 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). The fourth handbook is dedicated to sterilization and disinfection in healthcare settings, containing translation in Bulgarian of the Turkish guideline (in English) http://www.deconidi.ie/html/members/
Table of contents - 1 (.pdf file)
Table of contents - 2 (.pdf file)
Table of contents - 3 (.pdf file)
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.
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:
29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)
will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 13 - 16 April 2019
More about the event on http://www.eccmid.org.
20th World Sterilization Congress
will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands, from October 30th to November 2nd, 2019
More about the event on https://wfhss.com/world-congress-2019-the-hague-the-netherlands/.
WHO Global Campaign
5 May 2018
'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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