Broadening the infection prevention and control network globally; 2017 Geneva IPC-think tank (part 3)

Title: Broadening the infection prevention and control network globally; 2017 Geneva IPC-think tank (part 3)
Authors: Zingg, W
Storr, J
Park, BJ
Jernigan, JA
Harbarth, S
Grayson, ML
Tacconelli, E
Allegranzi, B
Cardo, D
Pittet, D
Abbas, M
Ahmad, R
Ailegranzi, B
Andremont, A
Bell, M
Borg, M
Carmeli, Y
Castro-Sanchez, E
Conly, J
Eggimann, P
Gastmeier, P
Hernandez, M
Hetwaldt, L
Holmes, A
Kilpatrick, C
Kolwaite, A
Krause, K-H
Larson, E
Masson-Roy, S
Mehtar, S
Mendelson, M
Lin, LM
Moldovan, A
Monnet, D
Ndoye, B
Nthumba, P
Ogunsola, F
Park, B
Perencevich, E
Samore, M
Seto, WH
Srinivasan, A
Tarrant, C
Tomczyk, S
Talaat, M
Villegas, MV
Voss, A
Walsh, T
Widmer, A
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Background Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) is a major challenge for patient safety worldwide, and is further complicated by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) due to excessive antimicrobial use in both humans and animals. Existing infection prevention and control (IPC) networks must be strengthened and adapted to better address the global challenges presented by emerging AMR. Methods In June 2017, 42 international experts convened in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss two key areas for strengthening the global IPC network: 1) broadening collaboration in IPC; and 2) how to bring the fields IPC and AMR control together. Results The US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and the World Health Organization (WHO) convened together with international experts to discuss collaboration and networks, demonstrating the participating organizations’ commitment to close collaboration in IPC. The challenge of emerging AMR can only be addressed by strengthening this collaboration across international organisations and between public health and academia. The WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands initiative is an example of a successful collaboration between multiple global stakeholders including academia and international public health organisations; it can be used as a model. IPC-strategies are included within the four pillars to combat AMR: surveillance, IPC, antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship, research and development. The prevention of transmission of multidrug-resistant microorganisms is a patient safety issue, and must be strengthened in the fight against AMR. Conclusions The working group determined that international organisations should take the lead in creating new networks, which will in turn attract academia and other stakeholders to join. At the same time, they should invest in bringing existing IPC and AMR networks under one umbrella. Transmission of multidrug-resistant microorganisms in hospitals and in the community threatens the success of antimicrobial stewardship programmes, and thus, research and development in IPC should be addressed as an enhanced global priority.
Issue Date: 10-May-2019
Date of Acceptance: 23-Apr-2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/71490
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13756-019-0528-0
ISSN: 2047-2994
Publisher: BMC
Start Page: 1
End Page: 5
Journal / Book Title: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
Volume: 8
Copyright Statement: © The Author(s). 2019 Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
Sponsor/Funder: NIHR knowledge mobilisation fellowship
National Institute for Health Research
National Institute for Health Research
Funder's Grant Number: KMRF-2015 04 007
HPRU-2012-10047
HPRU-2012-10047
Keywords: Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Infectious Diseases
Microbiology
Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Networks
Collaboration
Infection prevention and control
International
National
Institutional
Change
CDC
ECDC
WHO
CDC
Change
Collaboration
ECDC
Infection prevention and control
Institutional
International
National
Networks
WHO
2017 Geneva-IPC Think Tank
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Infectious Diseases
Microbiology
Networks
Collaboration
Infection prevention and control
International
National
Institutional
Change
CDC
ECDC
WHO
Publication Status: Published
Article Number: ARTN 74
Online Publication Date: 2019-05-10
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