Its objective is to prevent, control, resist, investigate and educate in all areas of hospital infections and infections found in health workers, as stated in the Decree 436/97 of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP).
Its main functions are:
Prepare, implement and evaluate a Prevention and Control of Infections Program suitable for the needs and characteristics of the Institution.
Carry out epidemiological investigations and implement the corresponding controls and warnings.
Implement continual educational and familiarization programs to prepare the professionals and staff to fight infections.
Prepare and disseminate epidemiological information.
Inform the Dirección de Epidemiología about any negative effect from using industrial medical equipment.
Carryout activities with our members related to prevention of illness.
The objective of the Committee for Tumors is to continue to improve the medical attention of the cancer patients in the British Hospital, and to develop and support the combined efforts of all the specialists.
Multidiscipline analysis and studies are done on all patients, including out-patients, so that there is an interdepartmental consensus on the diagnostics, the treatment to be used and the follow-up. Although the above is its main objective, it also gives the participants regular information in specialties other than their own.
The members of this Committee recently decided to separate into two groups, one to work exclusively with breast cancer and the other with tumors in general.
This has allowed the specialists to use their time more efficiently and, at the request of the members,permits a few minutes to be used to up-date specific cases.
There is a secretary who lists the cases and their presentations, then registers the recommendations and files them in the patients’ Clinical Histories.
This is an advisory organization for the Hospital Management and the Health Department. Its advises, for the staff, on the evaluation, selection, efficiency and safety of medicines and is a source of information and consultation regarding medicines and sanitary products.
Its objectives fulfill the requirements of WHO for this type of committee, especially by:
Ensuring the use of effective, safe and high-quality medicaments.
Ensuring the safety of medicines by monitoring and evaluating them, thus avoiding negative reactions as much as possible, as well as medication errors.
Develop, and put into effect, measures to further improve the use of the protocols for medication by the prescribing doctors and by the dispensing pharmacists.