What is ISO/PAS 18999?
ISO/PAS 18999 provides comprehensive guidelines for pandemic response, particularly focusing on respiratory infection prevention and control in hospitals. It addresses critical areas like the operation of wards for highly contagious respiratory diseases, patient transportation, and effective measures for cleaning, disinfection, and waste management.
Why is ISO/PAS 18999 important?
This standard is crucial in ensuring healthcare facilities are prepared and equipped to handle pandemics effectively, minimizing cross-infection risks within hospital settings, especially for respiratory infectious diseases.
- Enhances patient and healthcare personnel safety
- Offers structured protocols for infection control
- Supports effective management of pandemic-related challenges in healthcare settings
Healthcare organizations managing pandemic responses, especially for respiratory infectious diseases.
It includes guidelines on ward operation, patient transportation, and infection control practices.