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PO Box: 11-0236
Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020
Beirut - Lebanon
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Infection Control and Prevention Program
About Us, Mission Statement
The Infection Control and Prevention Program (ICPP) serves the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC). AUBMC is a private, nonprofit teaching center of the Faculty of Medicine at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. The Center consists of 388-beds and provides medical, surgical, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecological and psychiatric services. AUBMC offers comprehensive healthcare services, extensive tertiary/quaternary resources, medical, nursing and paramedical training.
The program provides guidance, recommendation and services to the AUBMC community.
The ultimate goal of ICPP program is to reduce the acquisition and transmission of infection. This is achieved by systematically identifying infection risks and responding appropriately to them, and designing preventative strategies.
The purpose of the Infection Control and Prevention Program is to control and prevent the transmission of Infectious Diseases within the hospital environment. The goal of this program is to maintain the safest possible environment for patients, visitors and employees.
This program functions in conjunction with and under direction from the
Infection Control Committee
, which is a committee of the Medical Board.
The Infection Control and prevention Program provides surveillance, consultation, and educational services for patients, visitors and hospital staff.
Souha Kanj Sharara,
MD, FACP, FIDSA
Tel. Ext. 5381
MD, MS, CIC
Tel. Ext. 5321
Nada Kara Zah
Tala Kardas Fatayerji,
News on Current/Upcoming Events
Lectures and/or conferences are announced in due time.
: Pamphlets and brochures regarding particular infections are available in all patient care areas.
: Inpatients with multi-drug resistant organisms are educated in a manner to stop the transmission of such pathogens.
All AUBMC Employees (who know English language and who have any contact with patients), house staff and attending physicians
take the online mandatory course and subsequently pass the test using Moodle as per the below guidelines:
• Login to Moodle (
) using their AUB user name and Password
• Under my Courses, access the “Infection Control AUBMC Non-academic”
Alternatively the following direct link can be used:
All the remaining employees from Nursing Services (orderlies, auxiliaries and practical nurses), Housekeeping, Plant Engineering, Laundry, General Services, Dietary, secretaries, clerks, and medical records employees are requested to attend one of the announced departmental sessions.
The Infection Control and Prevention Program offices are located in the Medical Administrative Building, 6th floor
Hours of Operation
ICP staff are available all weekdays from 7.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m.
Tel. Extensions: 6700/6702/6703/7395
Hot line with answering machine: 2222
Fax #: 01-741872
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
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