Infection Control Service
St. Luke’s Medical Center’s Infection Control Service is one of the institution’s experts on quality patient care focused toward ensuring comprehensive communication of infection prevention. Policies on infection prevention and control are created, implementation is cascaded, and compliance monitoring is conducted to guarantee the safety of patients and healthcare associates at all times.
Composed of highly trained medical professionals, the group monitors and analyzes Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) (Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia, Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections, Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections, and Surgical Site Infections), and provides resourceful recommendations based on the results of the surveillance. They receive consultations related to infection prevention and control, and provide strategies based on studies and research from the international and local societies like World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC), Philippine Hospital Infection Control Society (PHICS), Philippine Hospital Infection Control Nurses Association (PHICNA), and the Department of Health (DOH).
Guided by its commitment to reduce HAI-related cases, the establishment of the program was integral to St. Luke’s Medical Center Quezon City’s accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) in 2003, making it the first hospital in the Philippines and the second in Asia by the world’s most prestigious healthcare accrediting body. St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City also received the same accreditation in 2012, only two years after its establishment.