The course on the healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) surveillance program was successfully inaugurated under the patronage of the Assistant to the Director of Health Affairs for Therapeutic Services, Dr. Omar Biamin and the Executive Director of Al-Ahsa Hospital Dr. Maher Jamal Eddine.
Awarded with 21 CME hours by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, the course is hosted for two days in the hospital’s lecture hall on the 4th and 5th of Shaaban 1440, corresponding to 9th and 10th April, 2019. The course was designed to develop the skillsets needed in the Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) surveillance, in the form of lectures delivered by subject matter experts from the Ministry of Health, Al Ahsa Hospital and the private sector.
The course will be attended by the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) heads and staff, and healthcare practitioners from the critical care units in the public and private hospitals in the Eastern Region.
During the opening ceremony, the Head of Infection Prevention and Control in health facilities at the Health Affairs Directorate in Al Ahsa governorate presented certificates of recognition to the management of Al Ahsa Hospital for their efforts in making the course a success, and the head of Infection Prevention and Control Mr. Mohamed Al Bataineh for his commendable efforts in developing and organizing the course. For his part, the Executive Director of Al-Ahsa Hospital Dr. Maher Jamal Eddine presented a certificate of appreciation and a recognition plaque to the Head of Infection Prevention and Control in health facilities at the Health Affairs Directorate, Dr. Hanan Ahmad Al Sheikh, for her exceptional efforts in the development of infection control practices in Al Ahsa governorate in particular and the Eastern Region in general.