Dr. Muhammad Wasif Rashid Chaudhary

Dr. Muhammad Wasif Rashid Chaudhary

MBBS, MBA, CTQM, CSSGB, CPHQ Medical Director & Director Quality VMIH | United Arab Emirates

Biography

Dr. Muhammad Wasif Rashid Chaudhary has 15 years of experience in Healthcare Executive Management and Leadership in the UAE. His role at Via Medica International Healthcare LLC is Medical Director with additional assignment as Director Quality. VMIH is American owned facility and head office is in DC Washington. VMIH has multidivisional services and CARF Accredited Facility. 

Dr. Wasif has occupied many diverse roles in hierarchy Healthcare management in the past. UAE licensed General Physician and practicing medicine. Proactive and strong role in strategic Leadership, he has. He is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Total Quality management and also holding a Prestigious credential i.e. Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).

Dr. Wasif has achieved MBA degree from Delaware University, USA. His passion for Healthcare is to improve existing/current processes and systems by utilizing Quality Improvement tools which lead to Safe, Timely and high quality, effective care of the patients. He is the keynote speaker of many International Conferences, including USA and Canada.

Abstract

Healthcare Champions role to prevent and control infections in healthcare facilities by using advanced strategies and to decrease the transmission of infectious diseases from healthcare workers to patients and vice versa is very crucial.

We shall discuss evidence-based practices to understand why Hand hygiene, Isolation, standard Precautions and correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the patient care are important, to reduce Healthcare-associated infections and Occupational Health Hazards.  

Role of Quality improvement methodologies (FOCUS-PDCA & FMEA) and importance of implementations in healthcare facilities. Our focus will be on post-exposure Interventions to infectious disease in the Healthcare field and how to prevent and treat employee and also share guidelines for work restrictions to employees suffering from infectious diseases like Meningococcal Meningitis, HAV, HBV, HCV, HIV, MDRO, RSV, Varicella, TB, and Influenza.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), results of a project known as the HAI Prevalence Survey (2014 Data) were published in 2016. The Survey described the burden of HAIs in U.S. hospitals and reported that, in 2011, there were an estimated 722,000 HAIs in U.S. acute care hospitals. Additionally, about 75,000 patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations.