MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Member hospitals of the Philippine Hospital Association (PHA) who wish to join the “Best Practices and Innovation in Infection Control in Hospitals” may now submit their entries to the nationwide contest.
A copy of the application form will be sent by regular mail and e-mail to all PHA members, which include both government and private hospitals.
The application form can also be downloaded from the following websites:
- PHA: http://pha.org.ph/
- Private Hospital Association of the Philippines Inc.: www.phap-ph.org
- Philippine College of Hospital Administrators: http://www.pcha.org.ph/
- Philippine Hospital Infection Control Society: http://www.phics.ph/
A copy of the application form may also be requested by sending an e-mail to the Association of Hospital Administrators at email@example.com.
The fully accomplished application form must be submitted together with an essay discussing how the hospital effectively practices the principles of prevention and control of infections. The essay must have a maximum 1,000 words and be a double-spaced MS Word file with Arial font size 11. Five (5) copies of the essay printed on regular bond paper are required. Pictures showing the hospital’s infection prevention and control (IPC) programs are also required.
Hospitals may cite infection-related experiences between January 2010 to the present and how these were contained and sustained. Baseline data must be provided to show outcome/impact after IPC program implementation. The format below must be followed:
- Background of the experiences
- Measures and tasks executed by the Infection Control Committee
- Records and pictures pertaining to the experiences (must be authenticated by any of the following: Medical Director, Chief of Hospital, Hospital Administrator or an authorized representative)
Completed entries can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by regular mail to this address:Philippine Hospital Association #14 Kamias Road Quezon City, Metro Manila Philippines 1102
Deadline for submission of entries is 5:00 pm, September 30, 2014. For inquiries, please contact the PHA Secretariat at (632) 922-7674 to 75.
Organized by the PHA in partnership with Med-Alliance, a division of United Laboratories (Unilab), the contest aims to increase awareness on, and promote the implementation of, infection control measures among local hospitals.
To qualify for the contest, a hospital must be an active PHA member with a functioning Infection Control Committee (ICC). The hospital’s ICC Head must be a member of the Philippine Hospital Infection Control Society and Philippine Society of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Its Infection Control Nurse must be a member of the Philippine Hospital Infection Control Nurses Association.
One overall winner and two runners-up will be selected for each of the three government and private hospital categories (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels). The same applies to the five Special Awards categories: Best in Handwashing, Best in Disinfection, Best in Surveillance, Best in Isolation Precaution, and Best in Patient Safety. Winners will receive a cash prize and trophy. A 3-day Basic Course on Infection Control (courtesy of Unilab) will also be conducted in winning hospitals.
The Panel of Judges is composed of a DOH representative, two infection control practitioners (doctor and nurse), a PSQH representative, and a former hospital in-patient. Contest winners will be announced during the PHA National Convention on November 2014.