Revision of manual for infection prevention and control in hospitals

By  Dr Kushlani Jayatilleke

The “Hospital Infection Control Manual” was first printed by the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists in 2005. The college felt the need for revision of this manual and asked for volunteers to take the leadership in this task. The volunteers were appointed to the editorial board and the task of organizing the revision of the manual was allocated to them a general meeting of the college. The editorial board identified the revision needed in the structure and allocated the topics to all specialists in the college to do the draft documents. It was decided to change the title of the manual to “Manual on prevention and control of infections in hospital”.