The Philippine Hospital Infection and Control Nurses Association of the Philippines (PHICNA) conducted a Skills Building Seminar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel last September 15, 2017 from 8:00am to 5:00pm with the theme: “Applied Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention and Control.” The training program is offered to all Infection Control Nurses to equip them with the understanding of the principles of epidemiology and of how these principles can be applied to their respective hospital settings.

The Nursing Division of Rizal Medical Center (RMC) grabbed this opportunity by sending its institution’s nurses to the said seminar. The topics discussed in the seminar included hospital epidemiology, epidemic investigation, epidemiology and hand hygiene as well as outbreak investigation for case study. RMC’s endeavor in providing safe and quality health care services is one of the reasons why the Nursing Division’s Chief Nurse, Dr. Louise Marie D. Flores, encouraged RMC’s nurses to participate in such seminars. Continuous improvement on knowledge and skills through training would certainly contribute to the successful realization of RMC’s vision of becoming a nosocomial free hospital. Louise Marie D. Flores (second from the left) together with the two PHICNA Officers (at the center), three Nurse Managers and Infection Control Nurses who represented RMC during the PHICNA Seminar held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.