Prevention

5th International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) : 10-13 September 2019

ICPIC

5th International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC)
10 – 13 September 2019
Geneva, Switzerland

Context

ICPIC provides a unique forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience in the prevention of healthcare-associated infection and control of antimicrobial resistance around the world.

5th International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) : 10-13 September 2019

ICPIC2020

5th International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC)
10 – 13 September 2019
Geneva, Switzerland

Context

ICPIC provides a unique forum for the exchange of knowledge and experience in the prevention of healthcare-associated infection and control of antimicrobial resistance around the world.

Celebrating its 10 year anniversary, ICPIC has become an established entity in the field of international Infection Control and Prevention meetings, with an average of 1200 participations from all over the world.

Flat head

The skull of the infant is flexible and may become flat if the baby is laid too often on its back. While positional plagiocephaly or “flat head syndrome” is unsightly for the head, it has no effect on the development of the brain.

Your health

A healthy lifestyle is important both for you and your baby. Here are a few essential precautions you can take.

Alcohol

Consuming alcohol, even on an occasional or moderate basis, carries high risks for the baby. “Zero” consumption is recommended during pregnancy and when breastfeeding.

Tobacco

Tobacco is toxic both for you and your baby. Quitting smoking at any stage of the pregnancy is beneficial and reduces the risk of complications both for the fetus and the new-born baby.

Fighting bedsores

When a patient is bedridden or immobilized, they run the risk of developing an ulcer, which can be aggravated by their illness. In 2016, one in two patients hospitalized at HUG was at risk of developing one.

Geneva University Hospitals have therefore implemented a program called « Zoom Escarres » (FR) (Spotlight on Bedsores). It provides systematic detection of patients at risk, appropriate preventive measures and a treatment protocol. Prevention involves several measures:

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