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PHICS-PHICNA position statement on the use of masks in healthcare facilities in the post-PHEIC status of the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19, no longer considered a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC), is now an established and ongoing health issue (WHO, 2023). This transition from critical emergency-response activities to longer-term, sustained COVID-19 disease prevention, control and management emphasizes the shift towards integration of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) activities into routine systems and practices. Updated recommendations for health-care facilities include a focus on the hierarchy of control measures, environmental cleaning, transmission-based precautions, and appropriate selection and use of PPE. The proper wearing of mask as a PPE (or part of a set) reduces the spread of respiratory illnesses within the healthcare setting by decreasing the number of infectious droplets that may be inhaled or exhaled by healthcare workers (HCW), patients, caregivers, and visitors.
  December 13, 2023

PHICS PHICNA Interim Guidance for the Prevention and Control of Monkeypox Version 1

The purpose of this document is to provide Infection Prevention and Control guidance on the management and prevention of transmission of monkey pox in healthcare facilities.
  January 14, 2023

Call for Research Abstracts, PHICS 28th Annual Convention 2023

CALL FOR RESEARCH ABSTRACTS! The Philippine Hospital Infection Control Society, Inc. (PHICS) will once again be holding the PHICS Research Contest during it's 28th Annual Convention 2023. Come and share your new discoveries! The PHICS Research Contest is open to all PHICS Members.
  January 14, 2023

Research Grant for Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention and Control

CALL FOR RESEARCH GRANT! The research grant is open to all doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and to all infection control practitioners. Submit a 350-word abstract together with a cover letter addressed to the Research Committee indicating that the materials are original and that all authors agree to the submission of the paper
  January 14, 2023

World Handwashing Day - October 15, 2020

Get ready to celebrate World Handwashing Day on October 15, 2020! Let's come together to make hand hygiene a priority and promote a cleaner, healthier world for everyone. Mark your calendars and join the movement on World Handwashing Day!
  October 13, 2020

PHICS Announcement: Postponement of the PHICS 26th Annual Convention

Due to the Global situation of the COVID 19 outbreak, the PHICS 26th Annual Convention scheduled on May 28-29, 2020 has been postponed until further notice. Thank you for understanding. We salute you, all Infection Preventionists, for the good work you are doing. Please take care.
  May 18, 2020

How to Wear an N95 Mask

You were able to buy your N95 mask, a vital step towards safeguarding yourself and others. Now, it's crucial to know how to use it effectively to maximize its protective benefits.
  April 15, 2020