Departments and Centers

Division of Infection Control

Mission

Chairman and Professor Tohru Takata M.D.,Ph.D.

The mission of the Department of Infection Control is to prevent and control the healthcare-associated infections by reducing the risk of acquiring and transmitting infections and by promoting antimicrobial stewardship through collaboration with departments across the hospital.

Deparmental Functions

  • Management and consultation for infection control issues or infection of patient care and employee health services
  • Education of staff, patients and their family members, and other caregivers in the prevention and control of infections
  • Continuous quality assessment, quality improvement, and infection risk reduction (e.g. hand hygiene promotion and onitoring)
  • Identification and investigation of suspected outbreaks
  • Surveillance for healthcare-associated infections (e.g. catheter related bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia and surgical site infections) and epidemiologically significant organisms to track the occurrence and transmission of infections
  • Evidence-based interventions to reduce healthcare-associated infections
  • Promotion of antimicrobial stewardship
  • Control of environmental infection sources
  • Management of needle stick injuries
  • Development and provision of educational programs regarding infection control and prevention for all hospital employees
  • Management of regional infection control network
  • Implementation of vaccine program for health care personnel