The programme of Infectious Diseases at Al Jalila Children’s is a world–class diagnostic, treatment, educational and research facility that provides complete management of patients with serious and unusual complicated infections in children and adolescents. It provides the institution with all kinds of infectious disease services such as consultations, inpatient, and outpatient services including the diagnosis and management of organ specific infections (e.g., central nervous system, head and neck, lungs and heart, gastrointestinal system, bone and joints), infections in immunocompromised patients, Kawasaki Disease, tuberculosis, patients with recurrent infections, travel-associated infections, infections with unusual organisms, congenital infections, and infections with antimicrobial resistant pathogens.
|Neonates||0 – <28 days|
|Infants||28 days – < 1 year|
|Toddlers||1- <3 years|
|Children||3 year – < 13 years|
|Adolescents||13 yrs- 16yrs|
To evaluate, diagnose and provide care to children and adolescents up to 16 years of age with acute and chronic infectious or suspected infectious or having immunologic diseases and/or underlying diseases that predispose to unusual severe infections.
Provide care to patients in the intensive care setting in conformance with unit policies. Assess, stabilise, and determine disposition of patients with emergent conditions consistent with medical staff policy regarding emergency and consultative call services.
The Clinic provides inpatient and outpatient consultation services covering:
Outpatient Infectious Diseases Clinic and Prevention and Infection Control
1 – Oversees the infection control programme
2 – The Infectious Diseases Clinic works hand-in-hand with the Infection Control Unit to:
The Division is actively involved in:
Antimicrobial Stewardship programme
Establishment of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme to achieve the following goals:
Public and Community Service
Provide education to the public about issues related to: