High level isolation working group

 The group consists of doctors and nurses who work in hospitals that have high level isolation fascilities. The group met for the first time in Copenhagen in december 2016 where they exchanged experiences and knowledge about preparedness, planning and caretaking of patients with highly contagious diseases. The group found that the Nordic countries have very similar fascilities and also similar challenges in this area and therefore may gain from a closer collaboration in the future sharing knowledge and practising together.

The group is led by a steering committee with members from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. They will arrange annual meetings to share experiences and have exercises and the group will work to harmonize protocols for infection prevention and control and medical management.