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Core competencies and professional development of infection prevention and control practitioners (IPCPs) - learning from the international experience

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Healthcare-associated infections are common adverse events in healthcare settings, causing significant morbidity and mortality. There has been a significant increase in the commitment to Infection Prevention and Control worldwide in recent years. This important role and responsibilities are relying on the infection prevention and control practitioners (IPCPs). The competencies of IPCP is thus critical to the success of infection surveillance, prevention, and control program. IPCPs must ensure that they are competent in addressing the challenges they face and are equipped to be competent in fulfilling their duties. Core competencies and professional development of IPCP differ among countries while some are more progressive than the others. This review is aiming to be a reference to develop IPCP core competencies framework and professional development conducive for Asia Pacific region.

Key words: Competency; Professional development; Infection prevention and control practitioner

引用本文: . Core competencies and professional development of infection prevention and control practitioners (IPCPs) - learning from the international experience. 华西医学, 2018, 33(3): 244-248. doi: 10.7507/1002-0179.201803011 复制

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