NHSL Commemorates Global Hand washing Day 2017 with Hand Washing Ceremony of a Different Nature

Global Handwashing Day is an annual global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of hand washing as to prevent infectious diseases and save lives. It is celebrated annually on October 15 worldwide and it is an opportunity to encourage public and healthcare workers to wash their hands at critical times.

Looking back at the 26th Annual Scientific Sessions

By
Dr Enoka Corea

Although great strides have been made in many areas of clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, for example, in the prevention of many infectious diseases by vaccination, a number of challenges remain to be addressed. Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death in the world and continues to pose a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge with the fourth revision of the “Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock” being published early this year. The theme of the Annual Scientific Sessions this year was “Combating sepsis”.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Hospital outbreaks of Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) have been described globally due to contaminated solutions and medical devices in different parts of the world while there have been no reported outbreaks of in Sri Lanka in the past. However, during July and August 2017, an outbreak of BCC was noted in three major hospitals in Sri Lanka

Continuing Medical Education

Maintaining lifelong knowledge and skills is essential for safe clinical practice. Continuing medical education (CME) is an established method that can facilitate lifelong learning. It focuses on maintaining or developing knowledge, skills and relationships to ensure competent practice (1).
Continuing medical education (CME) is important for professional development among health personnel (2).