Case management and infection prevention and control preparedness WP10

Objective

To improve clinical and biorisk management, hospital preparedness and response to high-consequence infectious diseases (HCID).

Outputs & activities

WP10 activities will strengthen case management and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Preparedness in participating countries.

The WP contributes to the overall and comprehensive strengthening of the International Health Regulations (IHR) through several activities coordinated and integrated with other WPs.

Deliverables

  • Report on existing facilities 

Report on the assessment of existing facilities, including mapping

  • Feasibility study report 

Report on feasibility study for an expert clinical support service for high-consequence infectious diseases

  • Report on syndrome-based approach 

Milestones

  • Protocol for assessment of facilities
  • Data collection on hospital preparedness
  • Protocol for feasibility study
  • Protocols for syndrome-based approach

People and partners

Work package lead: INMI Francesco Vairo, francesco.vairo(at)inmi.it)

Updates

Mapping of existing facilities

• Classification of two level of clinical care of high-consequence infectious diseases (“first line” and High-Level Isolation Units)
• Strengthening collaboration between public officers/public stakeholders

Assessment of hospital preparedness for high-consequence infectious diseases (HCID)

• Elaboration of standard definition for High-Level Isolation Units/referral centres
• Elaboration of a questionnaire to deliver to different health facilities
• Evaluation of a standard drug procurement policy for HCID

Covid-19 survey for hospitals

In the beginning of March 2020, a Covid-19 survey with three questionnaires was developed in collaboration with DG SANTE. The topics were: Clinical management, Post-exposure prophylaxis and Discharge policy. The questionnaires were distributed by the Coordinator to WHO/EURO IHR National Focal Points in EU/EEA and SHARP partner countries, and the survey was shared by DG SANTE with the Health Security Committee (HSC). Anyhow, the timing of the survey was unfortunate as all hospitals were getting prepared for Covid-19, and the response rate was low.

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