Training & Continuous Education Department

The Training Department aims primarily to raise the level of knowledge and skills in the infection control field among healthcare workers and infection control practitioner. Also, to reduce the transmission of infection within health facilities that lead to protect patients, healthcare workers and visitors by committing and applying infection control practices that comply with National and international standards to meet challenges. The training Department contributes to activating infection control activities and events, which include: International Infection Prevention Week, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, Hand Hygiene World Day by preparing awareness materials and messages. The training department is based on main programs, including: short developmental training programs, intensive developmental training programs, the basic infection control skills license (BICSL) and the postgraduate program.

Intensive Developmental Training Programs

The programs are planned based on need assessment and GDIPC programs’ objectives, either annual or urgent as in case of the pandemic situation. The basic education programs and advances include strategic goals that build the skills level of healthcare workers in the infection control field and improve their weaknesses. The GDIPC training programs has created and implemented four programs such as Comprehensive Infection Control Program (CICP), Comprehensive Sterilization Program (CSP), Hospital Acquired Infections Outbreak Investigations and Surveillance- HAIOS and Infection Control Orientation program (ICOP). The training team in GDIPC are following up, reviewing and approving the education program in the prevention and control of infections in the healthcare facilities that have been provided by regional based on their annual training plan. Furthermore, reassessing the contents based on the scientific methods, the curriculum vitae of the speakers before submitting it to Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) for getting approval and accreditation CME hours. The organization and coordination of the training programs were done according to regulations of the General Directorate of Training and Scholarship and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.

Comprehensive Infection Control Program (CICP)

It is a comprehensive training program specialized in the infection control field that was approved by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS). Target groups of the training program are infection control practitioners to provide them with basic principles, applied practices and standards for infection control in healthcare facilities based on the latest local and international standards for managing and operating all infection control program activities. This aim is achieved through an intensive training plan for the period of (3) months that includes lectures and clinical training under the supervision of expert’s infection control coordinators in accredited training centers.

Work Method

  • Supervise the training plans (which include basic and Advanced programs) in accordance with the requirements of the General Administration of Academic Affairs and Training.
  • Work on CME approval of the training programs with the authorized departments.
  • Review and approve the scientific content and speakers for the training programs and annual plans organized by infection control departments at the directorates’ level as a prerequisite for approval by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.
  • Establishing a training program for trainees from some agencies such as: field epidemiology programs, Al-Faisal University master’s program.
  • Supervising the preparation of scientific material for annual awareness campaigns in infection control, such as the campaigns for the International Day for Hand Hygiene, the International Week for Infection Control, and the World Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Week.
  • Amani Bagi Alruwaili
  • Anfal Abdulaziz Al Bujayr
  • Asmaa Hammoud Al-Baiji
  • Hind owied alenizi
  • Ibrahim Zaid Alsulaiman
  • Ismael Ali Alkhrazy
  • Mohsen Ali Alkhayri
  • Nahlah Ahmed Ali Asiri
  • Nasrah mohamed alahmari
  • Norah Saeed Mubarak Alqahtani
  • Ohoud Ghazi Alshumrani
  • Omnia Saleh Umar Fallatah
  • Reem Shatti Alanazi
  • Saad Musnad Musaad Al-Mutairi
  • Zainab Salem Albalawi

Basic Infection Control License Program (BICSL)

  • Who have been assigned to work on hajj duty.
  • Who have direct or indirect contact with patients in Hospitals.
  • The Basic Infection Control Skills License (BICSL) program is a mandatory license for 1 year for all healthcare practitioners and staff in healthcare facilities. It is obligatory for all of the following healthcare workers (HCWs) categories:
  • Who have direct or indirect contact with patients with confirmed or suspected respiratory infections in primary healthcare centers and other centers.
The training aims is to educate the staff on the basics of infection control precautions to prevent and control the risk of infection transmission in healthcare facilities. The training elements of the program include hand hygiene, proper use of personal protective equipment, waste management and dealing with biological spills, isolation precautions, N95 Fittest. The trainee is given a license after passing the training which is renewed annually based on General Directorate of Infection, Prevention and Control for Healthcare Facilities’ (GDIPC) regulations. the GDIPC is responsible for BICSL training policy and providing the BICSL trainers with the training tools. Also, the training team evaluates the quality of BICSL training through checklist tools and implementation through virtual or actual visits to assess the training quality and find the weakness and areas of improvement.

Work Method

  • Update program components base on risk assessment and local, global epidemiological variables.
  • Preparing and issuing memos for the following up and developing the program.
  • Providing the training and developing the trainers in the directorates, the medical complexes and healthcare facilities in order to be qualified & competent.
  • Following up the training process of candidate’s in the health facilities.
  • Evaluate the training quality of the program offered by Basic Infection Control Skills License (BICSL) trainers in the healthcare facilities.
  • Following up of the BICSL program on the HESN system and the data entry.
  • Continuous communication with the HESN coordinators team and the program coordinators for any updates.

Postgraduate Program

It is developmental courses and qualifying programs that include the National Infection Control Diploma Program (NICDP). NICDP is divided into the developmental course for infection control nurses and qualifying program for bachelor degrees for Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Laboratory. This program is approved from Saudi Council of Health Specialties and aims to prepare national professionals in infection control field through comprehensive infection control training for 1 year, it include lectures and field training in the training centers and the participants are evaluated periodically through regular exams, assignments and final exams with a certificate of passing approved from SCHS and MOH. Since, 1433H (2012), there are 5 batches already graduated from the program with a total of 238 graduates working in different IC positions in the hospitals/ directorates/ clusters. The Postgraduate Program includes master in IC program of Alfaisal University through an agreement between MOH and the university for recruitment of a selected number of MOH employees for the master program (3 batches).

Work Method

Infection Control Diploma

  • Supervise the implementation of the joint training program agreement between the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and the Ministry of Health with the aim of implementing the infection control diploma approved by Decree No. 003089-11 dated 10/19/1432 AH.
  • Communicate with accredited training centers and coordinators to follow up the progress of the program on a regular base.
  • Coordinate for the meetings of the Infection Control Diploma program’s scientific committee to evaluate and approve the results of the program on a regular base.
  • Follow-up and evaluation of the course of the program with the students and the fulfillment of any requirements or developments.
  • Coordination with the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties to approve and fulfill program requirements during the academic year.

Master IC program

  • Supervise the implementation of the joint education agreement between the Ministry of Health and Al-Faisal University for a period of 3 years to accept the Ministry’s employees in postgraduate programs in the field of public health and infection control, starting from the academic year 1439/1440 AH.
  • Supervising the training of master’s students in administration through implementing an approved training plan with the university’s coordinators.Follow-up and evaluation of the course of the program with the students and the fulfillment of any requirements or developments.
  • Ahmad Abdalrahman Almulq
  • Ahmad Muhammad Qasimi
  • Areej Zafir Alshahri
  • Amyra Rida Albanay
  • Anwar Khalid Alharbi
  • Eman Eayaad Albilwi
  • Eman Muhammad Alshamrani
  • Eman Muhammad Alshamrani
  • Hessa Abdallah Aleanzi
  • Halima Abaas Alraashid
  • Hanan Hamid Alnumri
  • Hanan Abdalkhaliq Alhindi
  • Khulud Rayie Alruwili
  • Khulud Adnan Alsulaymani
  • Dhikrayat Eisaa Abusrur
  • Reem Jamil Musiri
  • Riuf Salim Alazimi
  • Saeda Musead Almutayri
  • Saeid Bashran Aleumri
  • Saeid Sultan Al Jabaar
  • Saeid Ali Alghamidi
  • Sultana Sulayman Albilwi
  • Suhayr Abdallah Alshihab
  • Tariq Abdalwahid Eid
  • abdalrahman Muhammad Hakmi
  • Abdalaziz Abdullah Alenazi
  • Abdullah Ali Alshahri
  • Ali Ibrahim Alniemi
  • Ali Abdullah Alghamidi
  • Ali Qasim Sabei
  • Ghadir Omar Hawsawy
  • Ghazil Mubarak Albishi
  • Fatin Muhammad Falimban
  • Faiza Ahmad Alkhudir
  • Farha Abdialeadim Almarhun
  • Lobnaa Muhammad Alsaalih
  • Laylaa Mubarak Buhliqa
  • Laylaa Muhammad Aldaamin
  • Muteib Mahl Alsaaeidi
  • Muhammad Jibril Alhazimi
  • Muhammad Abdullah Alahmari
  • Muhamad Abdalhadi Alraashid
  • Muhammad Ali Alyami
  • Maha Omar Aljihani
  • Nidal Abdaljalil Tashqandi
  • Nuria Abdalrahman Alturki
  • Hajar Abdalrahman Aldawsari
  • Hind Juhaim Aleanzi
  • Hayfa Soued Alkhalidan
  • Yasamin Ali Ashour
  • Yahyaa Muhammad Dighas
  • Faiza Abdullah Nasser Alfozan
  • Jalwaa Mubarak Alqahtani
  • Rubaa Salih Aleazib
  • Zahra Abdullah Alghadir
  • Saed Abdullah Alshahrani
  • Saeida Alqahtani
  • Sawsan Alsaada
  • Zafir Mughrim Aleumari
  • Abdalhamid Hamd Aleaydi
  • Abdalrahman Eisaa Masarit
  • Abdalaziz Dibyan Alfaeim
  • Abdalkarim Saeid Alarij
  • Ibrahim Alharbi
  • Badr Khalifah Alsayf
  • Abdullah Abdalwahid Aldahimi
  • Abdullah Misfar Alzahrani
  • Adnan Alsaaeidi
  • Afaf Abdalrahman Yusalim
  • Ali Saed Aldawsari
  • Emad Ali Jabrah
  • Eanan Ealawi Alataas
  • Eisaa Muhamad Aleasayli
  • Eisaa Ali Eayaashi
  • Muhesin Nasir Aljuhful
  • Muhammad Jakhaydab Aleilyani
  • Muhammad Abdullah Alshahrani
  • Muhammad Mubarak Alabaas
  • Mansur Abdullah Alqahtani
  • Nesrin Fawaz Alghusn
  • Nouf Yahi Nass
  • Hady Abdullah Alhadari
  • Hana Abid Aljuhni
  • Haytham Mansur Badr
  • Yahyaa Dughriri
  • Eitidal Mifrih Alfaqiri
  • Amira Jabir Mubaraki
  • Tagreed Abduaziz Alsaqr
  • Hamad Mubarak Aldawsari
  • Hayaat Muhammad Falata
  • Ridwan Muhammad Tubayqi
  • Rifaa Muflih Alazimi
  • Riham Ali Alali
  • Reem Saedi Alrashidi
  • Zahra Hasan Al Khalif
  • Sali Mamduh Aboshusha
  • Sami Eawadah Alzahrani
  • Sawsan Saeid Aleumar
  • Abdullah Ahmad Asiri
  • Ahlam Safran Alsubhi
  • Abdulmajid Ghuizi Alqathami
  • Ali Ahmad Bayahyaa
  • Faris Muhammad Almusabii
  • Fayie Muhammad Alasirii
  • Muhammad Rashid Almutayri
  • Muhammad Eawad Alsulami
  • Muhammad Farhan Alshamari
  • Muhammad Hilal Aljawfi
  • Murad Madi Tamihi
  • Muna Rayf Alruwili
  • Noha Hassan Alyami
  • Nujod Ali Aldhurawi
  • Nora Shueayb Abdullah
  • Hajar Mubarak Alyusif
  • Hadi Minsir Al Sulai
  • Ibrahim Yahy Aleasiri
  • Areej Ahmad Alwadiei
  • Badr Muhamad Hijazi
  • Bandar Ali Alshahri
  • Thuryana Muhsini Alkhalidi
  • Jamila Nashmi Alshuriti
  • Hamid Muhammad Aleisaa
  • Khulud Ibrahim Alsulaymani
  • Khulud Nasir Albaqmii
  • Rayid abdullah Asiri
  • Raja MahmMud FalatAh
  • Salim Muhamad Alkilib
  • Sami Muhamad Alqarni
  • Sikina Abdulrab Al Humod
  • Salmaa Abdulaziz Aljihniu
  • Salwaa Ali Alzahrani
  • Sulayman Salih Alrashid
  • Areej Muhamaad Asiri
  • Ashwaq Saad Alshawiqi
  • Shuruq Ahmad Dayie
  • Adeal Sulayman Aleinzi
  • Abaas Manahi Alqahtani
  • Abdulaziz Saed Alshahrani
  • Abdulrahman Khamis Alghamidi
  • Abdulkarim Mansur Alshamrani
  • AbdULmajid Manif Almutayri
  • Afra Yusif Kulthum
  • Euhud Ibrahim Alshahri
  • Eawatif Hamuwd Alharbii
  • Eaybi Moawad Alharbii
  • Eisha Abdulqadir Bin Jubayl
  • Ghada Naji Duyda
  • Fatima Rabah Alharbii
  • Amal Souod Aljihniu
  • Amal Marzuq Alrushidii
  • Farida Nazal Alriwili
  • Fahad Eubayd Alenzi
  • Fahad Hadi Alharbi
  • Fawaz Mutayr Aleatwaa
  • Fawzan Shafi Alshamri
  • Faysal Munawir Alharbii
  • Muteib Muhamad Almutayri
  • Muhamad Muyasar Malibari
  • Muhamad Ali Alqahtani
  • Manar Jafar Alsafaar
  • Maisara Muhammad Abid
  • Nasir Husayn Alshanbari
  • Nawda Zayid Alazimi
  • Ahmed Ibrahim Ruyny
  • Ahlam Abd Alrahman Alhawsa
  • Eman Hamd Alshamri
  • Tahani Salih Alshahri
  • Tahani Einizan Alruwili
  • Husayn Hasan Alnaemi
  • Halaa Hamaad Alruwili
  • Khalf Eawad Alshamrii
  • Dalal Zahir Alsumayri
  • Ruqaya Euayd Aljilsi
  • Rua Mustafaa Shaldum
  • Rayaa Abdullah Abdalhay
  • Zaina Abdullah Aldawsari
  • Sami Ahmad Musaa
  • Sultan Hasan Albariqiu
  • Sana Mozid Alshamri
  • Sana Mutlaq Alruwili
  • Sima Muhammad Al Ridwan
  • Sima Muhammad Al Ridwan
  • Abdalrahman Munjiy Alshalawii
  • Abdullah Abdulhamid Alghamidi
  • Ali Muhammad Almuhaymid
  • Eumar Husayn Aleataas
  • Awad Muhamad Aleilyani
  • Faizah Khalf Aleinzi
  • Fahd Ahmad Bahamdin
  • Majid Fahd Alharbi
  • Muhammad Salih Albakri
  • Marwa Husayn Alhuaydi
  • Salha Ahmad Alghamidi
  • Abdalrahman Faysal Alsulayman