The very first Train the Trainer program in Malaysia was held in Kuching from August 15th to the 17th. This milestone project was fully supported by SARAYA and organized by the University of Geneva Hospitals, WHO Collaboration Center on Patient Safety with staff from Sarawak General Hospital and was endorsed by Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
Over 80 Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Practitioners and Healthcare Professionals from Malaysia and Singapore participated the program. The TTT program is an intense training course based on the WHO hand hygiene multimodal strategy, consisting of lectures, hands-on simulation, multimedia training, sharing experiences, and testing understanding. It is a unique approach to training ICP staff at the national/regional level for IPC experts, and the participants of the program are expected to lead the dissemination of the knowledge and the standardized hand hygiene training/activities to their countries/regions.
TTT program in Malaysia was the first to be held in Asia, following the experiences in Brazil, Spain, South Africa and Mexico, and was organized by Prof. Didier Pittet, Ermira Tartari PhD, Dr. Carolina Fankhauser and Dr. Sarah Masson-Roy from the Infection Control Programme Team, University of Geneva Hospitals.
Dr. Suraya, Dr. Lee and Prof. Nordiah from MOH Malaysia, Prof. Pittet, Dr. Tartari, and Dr. Fankhauser from University of Geneva Hospitals (HUG)
One of the highlights of this 3 day program was the role-playing simulation for 5 Moments identification training. Participants were divided into 7 groups and given detailed role-playing scenarios reflecting real situations of the patient care in the hospital. Participants played the roles of nurses, doctors, patients, paramedic and others according to the scenario. Each team tried to correctly identify the number of hand hygiene opportunities during the role-play. Because the patient care environment can be hectic, it is difficult to identify the correct timing for hand hygiene. This role-playing and interactive discussion session helped the participants better understand this skill. Being able to correctly identify hand hygiene opportunities is essential to calculating the compliance rate of a ward and contributes to better evaluations and feedback. Understanding the actual status of a hospital is essential to improvement.
Lectures by University of Geneva Hospitals (HUG) team.
Dr. Masson-Roy from HUG and the participants reading the scenario for role-playing.
Preparing for the role-playing presentation and discussing hand hygiene opportunities.
Presentation of group role-playing, followed by the discussion with all participants.
On the last day, participants who successfully completed the programed received a certificate.
TTT program bag with Saraya logo design and Saraya Goodmaid Alsoft A hand disinfectant was given to all participants.