SZMC holds special training for the prevention of infections in insertion and maintenance of a central venous catheter

Infection is one of the recurring complications of intravascular catheters in critically ill patients. As part of Shaare Zedek Medical Center’s ongoing efforts to best serve our patients and minimize infections, this week, close to 100 members of our medical staff (doctors and nurses) completed an advanced course for the prevention of infections in insertion and maintenance of a central venous catheter.

The training was organized in coordination with the Ministry of Health as part of the nationwide effort to minimize infections in medical centers across the country. The training was led by Simultech which designed a special simulation room that looked like a treatment room where small groups and pairs could practice together using ultrasound machines while receiving personalized feedback.

Dr. Yonit Wiener-Well, the head of the Unit for Infectious Diseases shared, “This training reinforces the importance of our staff carrying out the right steps done with accuracy and in the right order. The trainers from Simultech were very impressed by our staff’s professionalism their active involvement in the training sessions and their desire to be meticulous.”

Special thanks to USAID-ASHA for their equipment grant which included the purchase of the ultrasound machines used in this training.

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