3M has a 50-year track record of developing innovative tools and solutions for preventing healthcare-associated infections
As a global leader in Infection Prevention Solutions, 3M announces that it has partnered with Joint Commission International (JCI), a leading accreditation organization in healthcare, aiming towards improving patient lives in the Middle East. This partnership will provide international health care teams with expert training from 3M and JCI. 3M Innovation Center in UAE will be hosting this event from Sunday April 3 - 5 ,2011 .The Mission of the partnership between JCI and 3M is to improve infection prevention practices and patient safety by helping to drive Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) down to Zero .
“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, USA.
“As a recognized world leader in health care quality and patient safety, we ensure that we follow and apply the best standards developed by health care experts from around the world and tested in every world region. Our highly skilled team brings innovative, yet practical solutions to help organizations 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.
JCI has been working with health care organizations, ministries of health, and global organizations in over 80 countries since 1994. In September 2007, JCI received accreditation by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). Accreditation by ISQua provides assurance that the standards, training and processes used by JCI to survey the performance of health care organizations meet the highest international benchmarks for accreditation entities. Through JCI accreditation and certification, health care organizations have access to a variety of resources and services that connect them with the international community: an international quality measurement system for benchmarking; risk reduction strategies and best practices; tactics to reduce adverse events, and the annual Executive Briefing Programs.