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The Infectious Diseases Department

Management

Unit Director: Dr. Michal Shtein
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Staff

Dr. Orna Ben Natan - Epidemiology Supervisor

Dr. Sharon Reisfeld - Senior Physician

Ms. Aliza Vaknin - Unit Nurse

Ms. Tali Dayan Shitzer - Unit Secretary 

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Description

The Infectious Diseases Unit at Hillel Yaffe Medical Center is, in fact, the body at the hospital responsible for dealing with the issue of healthcare-associated infections. The unit provides consultation, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases to all of the hospital departments, oversees the use of advanced broad spectrum antibiotics, and proper infection control techniques at the hospital. The unit staff, including medical specialists, an epidemiological nurse, clinical pharmacist and microbiology laboratory, works to prevent healthcare-associated infections, teaches and trains the staff at the hospital about proper infection control techniques.

 

The Infectious Diseases Unit focus on, among other things, implementing methods for preventing the transfer of infectious pathogens from person to person, collecting information, monitoring and following up on the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics at the hospital, training the medical, paramedical and nursing staff on proper techniques to control infections and infectious diseases, rules for patient isolation to prevent the spread of bacteria and smart use of antibiotics, investigating outbreaks and taking systematic action to minimize the number of healthcare-acquired infections at the hospital.

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Useful information

Telephone Numbers:

Tali Dayan Shitzer, Unit Secretary - 04-7748453

Dr. Michal Shtein, Unit Director - 04-7748452

Dr. Sharon Reisfeld, Senior Physician - 04-7748282

Dr. Orna Ben Natan, Epidemiology Supervisor - 04-7744754

Aliza Vaknin, Unit Nurse - 04-7748285

Fax - 04-7744955

 

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