Training for orderlies and nurses working with TB patients
On the 1st of March, 12 nurses and orderlies of the ”Marius Nasta” Institute of Pneumophtysiology in Bucharest participated at the training „Types of TB control measures”, organized and lectured by Dr. Cristian Popa, doctor at the medical facility.
The training brings important information which helps the hospital’s staff to be careful in the situations they are exposed to and to the measures with which they might avoid the contagion with the TB virus from the patients.
The TB illness risk at the hospital staff in the TB facilities is estimated to be 3-4 times higher than in the general population.
The nurses and orderlies, which are the most exposed personnel to this danger, because they spend much time around patients and have direct and repeated contact with them, are not specifically trained at the moment of the employment in the health facilities dealing with TB patients. That is why dr. Popa wishes to transform this transfer in a frequent training, through which the employees of the hospitals in all the departments to be trained.
At the training, the participants were explained the TB ways of transmission, the infection sources and the solutions at hand for the protection of the hospital staff, such as the special medical respirators, education of patients regarding cough hygiene and a more strict policy for the visitors entering the hospital.
In January, one training with the same subject was organized for supervision doctors, key-personnel in the territory which monitor the TB control activities and train the medical staff.
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