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On January 6, 1997, founded 6,431 federal law, which establishes the obligation of the existence of a hospital infection control committee (CCIH) and a hospital infection control program (PCIH), given as a set of actions, developed, deliberately and systematically, with the aim of reducing, as far as possible, the incidence and severity of infections (FERRAZ, 2010; PATEL, 2008).

CCIH should be composed of health professionals, at the highest, designated level

It will be divided into two types: consultants and executors, being the consultants emissaries of the following services: medical, nursing, pharmacy and microbiology; and the members of the executing SCIH representatives, CCIH and, therefore, are responsible for the implementation of the actions planned for the control (SEQUEIRA, 2005; PEREIRA, 2005).

According to the Secretary of State of the Goias Cup (2010) the purposes of the CCIH are: to countersign an epidemiological surveillance system; evaluate the technical standards, according to the particular needs of maternity, for the prevention of infections, in particular in the regulation of obligations and isolation measures and the monitoring of your attention; recommend measures to proceed in the prevention or reduction of hospital infections; distribution through SCIH, control of the use of antimicrobials; report on internal rules, its mission, goals and objectives, for the understanding and cooperation of all servers.

  • Other purposes are: to insert an information and prevention system of endemic diseases that help to smooth out hospital infection rates; notification of updating programs for the exchange of information and experiences, with other institutions, at local, state, national and international levels;
  • to encourage and contribute, within its competences, to the research and dissemination of rational methodologies that can contribute to the promotion of hospital infection controls;
  • standardization and routines for the use of products and quality control methods of germicides, insecticides, antiseptics and disinfectants (Secretary of State of the GOIAS CUP, 2010).

Nosocomial Infection Control (CIH)

is an executive body, attached to the Deputy Chairmanship responsible for medical compliance with the planned prevention and hospital-acquired infection actions of CCIH (HCPA, 2010).

Nosocomial Infection Control (CIH)As described, 1998 2616 ordinance, is the competence to conduct internal audits, CCIH compliance assessment with hospital infection control program and record them. Internal audits should be carried out periodically by the hospital units, through specific protocols to verify compliance with the specific legislation that deals with hospital infection control.

  1. The audit function in CCIH consists in identifying problems in the structure, in the process and in the consequence, giving information to approve actions that improve the quality of care.
  2. The hospital audit administrative unit that has the ability to assist managers in the implementation of the mission and in the continuity of the entity, consequently, the ability to innovate, do more and better with fewer resources, achieving predefined objectives and aggregation of people increasingly satisfied with the standard of services presented (BRITO; FERREIRA, 2006)