Managing the risk of infection


Any inpatient may contract an infection during their stay (hospital-acquired infection, or “nosocomial infection”).

A nosocomial or hospital-acquired infection is an infection contracted during a stay in a healthcare facility that was not present when the patient was admitted and that occurs at least 48 hours after admission.

All patients and relatives are asked to collaborate in implementing the clinic’s hospital hygiene rules by following the instructions given, in particular those concerning hand washing and disinfection.
Alcohol gel hand sanitisers are available in all departments.

Resources put in place

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve quality and risk management, the Victor Hugo Clinic has established a Nosocomial Infection Control Committee. The Committee works in coordination with the Antibiotics Commission and the Operational Hygiene Team.

As part of its annual programme, the Nosocomial Infection Control Committee:

  • organises and coordinates the prevention and monitoring of hospital-acquired infections; in this context, it participates in national and regional surveys;
  • develops, in collaboration with the Operational Hygiene Team, protocols for patient care and hygiene;
  • participates in the training of healthcare teams and the assessment of professional practices;
  • controls the bacteriological quality of water, air and surfaces;
  • implements and monitors hygiene quality indicators
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Patients and visitors, help us fight nosocomial infections.
You can do this with a simple gesture: use the hand sanitiser gels provided.

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