3M, JCI join forces to prevent infection
Dubai, April 6, 2011
3M, a leader in innovative products, has partnered with Joint Commission International (JCI) to improve infection prevention and patient safety in the Middle East.
JCI is a leading accreditation organisation in healthcare.
This partnership will provide international health care teams with expert training from 3M and JCI, a statement said.
The mission of the partnership is to improve infection prevention practices and patient safety by helping to drive hospital acquired infections (HAIs) down to zero , it said.
“This critical partnership brings together 3M’s 50-year track record of developing innovative tools and solutions for preventing healthcare-associated infections and JCI’s world renowned practical and sustainable programs designed to improve the safety of patient care. Indeed we could not think of a better-suited tie-up and we are proud of the many benefits it will bring to the region’s health professionals and their patients.” said Deborah Gardner, 3M clinical education specialist, US.
“As a recognised world leader in healthcare quality and patient safety, we ensure that we follow and apply the best standards developed by healthcare experts from around the world and tested in every world region. Our highly skilled team brings innovative, yet practical solutions to help organisations to address their most challenging patient safety issues and we could not think of a better partner to achieve our goals than 3M. 3M’s respected reputation and long proven track record of excellence and continued innovation ensures we are able to deliver the best service possible in this critical field,” Dr. Ashraf Ismail , managing director, Middle East, JCI.
3M Infection Prevention Division offers innovative solutions to reduce the risk of HAIs from patient admission to discharge. 3M bundle of care offers solutions for the peri operative , hand hygiene and sterile assurance processes, the statement said.
JCI has been working with health care organizations, ministries of health, and global organizations in over 80 countries since 1994. – TradeArabia News Service