Infection control seeks to develop a systematic and coordinated approach to reduce the risks of acquiring and transmitting infections and to improve the outcome among patients and health care personnel. This task is conducted by performing surveillance and calculating rates of hospital-acquired infections, investigating and controlling outbreaks or infection clusters, evaluating new and existing products, and performing analysis of data.
Procedures, plans and training are organized, developed and implemented in order to
positively impact the quality and add value to the care and services provided at UTMC.
Infection control works with other departments to coordinate infection control processes with the related patient care support departments/services. Examples of related patient care support includes employee health services, central processing, environmental services, linen and laundry services, microbiology, nursing services and safety and health.
Infection Control is located in Room 2102 Dowling Hall.
The University of Toledo Medical Center is following the CDC's recommendations on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). An all hazards approach, using the Incident Command System, has been established based on existing emergency preparedness plans and procedures for infectious disease agents. While EVD is a very different biological agent it can be controlled and managed through proper procedures and strict adherence to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) set forth by the CDC. For more information please check the "Current Hot Topics" page found at http://www.utoledo.edu/depts/infectioncontrol/CurrentHotTopics.html.