Includes the following sections:
Papaefstathiou Konstantina Biopathologist – Coordinator/Director Clinic/ Microbiologist
Menegatou Dionysia Director Biopathologist
Liosi Marina Biopathologist
Karatzas Konstantinos Biopathologist
Iliadou Despina, Prenza Anthoula, Koromilia Theodora, Houvarda Maria
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The operation and work of the Biopathology Laboratory is supported by Biopathologists and paramedical staff and the primary goal of the Directorate and other staff of the laboratory is to provide a high level of health services.
The Biopathological Laboratory of EKA has state-of-the-art equipment and modern analyzers (biochemical, hematological analyzer, coagulation analysis analyzer, semi-automatic general urinalysis analyzer, antimicrobial susceptibility identification and determination analyzer, etc.). In all the Departments, internal quality control is performed daily, according to international and Greek standards.
The Hematology Department performs examinations related to hematological diseases as well as hemostasis and hemorrhage control examinations. In the context of the external quality control of the results of the general blood, the Hematology Laboratory of E.K.A. collaborates with the External Quality Control Laboratory of the Hellenic Hematological Society, showing excellent performance.
The Biochemical Department carries out all the examinations included in the complete biochemical examination.
The Microbiology Department performs various laboratory tests (blood, urine, stool and other biological materials) for inpatients and outpatients. The department contributes decisively in the diagnosis of diseases and treatment of infection and epidemics. Identifies microbes and fungi, tests for antibiotic susceptibility, detects and studies mechanisms of resistance of multidrug-resistant strains and cooperates with reference centers for specific infectious and parasitic diseases.
The reliability of the results of the laboratory examinations carried out in the Biopathological Laboratory of EKA is ensured to the maximum by the modern methods used, the improvement of the logistical infrastructure, the modern medical equipment, the introduction of new methods and technology and the epidemiological surveillance of the laboratory.
The Laboratory presents scientific activity by actively participating in medical conferences.
HOSPITAL INFECTIONS COMMITTEE
The purpose of the EKA Hospital Infections Committee is to control and prevent nosocomial infections and to deal with antimicrobial resistance by planning, monitoring, evaluating, proposing scientifically proven measures and practices and controlling their implementation. The Committee for Nosocomial Infections consists of 10 regular members.
ACTIONS OF THE WORK AND INTERVENTION GROUP
- Recording and monitoring of nosocomial infections. Recording of mandatory surveillance indicators (hand hygiene, vaccination coverage of health professionals).
- Continuing education of all health and other staff in matters of prevention of nosocomial infections.
- Training of hospitalized patients, accompanying patients, visitors in matters of prevention of nosocomial infections.
- Immediate intervention in case of epidemic outbreaks of nosocomial infection or case of infectious disease.
- Training, supervision of staff and enhancement of good, safe practices in patient care.
- Surveillance of multidrug-resistant microorganisms. Providing instructions for isolation of patients and measures of precaution and dispersal of multi-resistant. Monitoring the application of contact precautions. Participation in the “Prokroustis” program with the mandatory declaration of all infections from the main multi-resistant nosocomial pathogens.
- Monitoring and recording the resistance of microbial strains isolated from positive cultures to infections / colonies.
- The implementation of a program of preventive vaccination and immunization of the staff for Hepatitis B, Influenza, and the keeping of a relevant medical file. Vaccination interventions for all staff.
- Hygiene monitoring of the premises.
- The rational use of antibiotics.
- Participation in the program “the 5 steps for Hand Hygiene” of EODY.
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