The objective is to develop work plans for the epidemiology centers of public and private hospitals and UPAs in the DF
The Department of Health (SES-DF) held, this Thursday (1st), the planning workshop for Hospital Epidemiological Surveillance Network of the Federal District (REVEH-DF) for the year 2024. The purpose of the meeting was to prepare the annual work plans of the Hospital Epidemiology Centers (NHEP) of public and private hospitals and emergency care units (UPAs) in the DF.
Defined by Ordinance No. 527/2022, the objective of REVEH-DF is to enable knowledge, detection, preparation and immediate response to public health emergencies that occur in hospitals, in order to strengthen local epidemiological surveillance, providing managers with elements to support decision-making regarding events of interest to health.
The workshop was held in the auditorium of the Central Public Health Laboratory (Lacen-DF) and was attended by 31 NHEP professionals. In the morning, the current scenario of hospital epidemiological surveillance in Brazil and the world was presented, an overview and the historical context of REVEH-DF, analysis panels for monitoring indicators and guidelines for preparing annual work plans. In the afternoon, six different working groups met to prepare and present the plans.
For Fabiano dos Anjos, in charge of the Health Surveillance Subsecretariat (SVS) of SES-DF, the meeting of health agents from different areas highlights the need to plan coordinated actions. “Today, considering the public and private network, the Federal District has 68 hospital surveillance centers. So, bringing this cohesion, this single command and this direction based on what the District Hospital Epidemiological Surveillance Policy defines is very important.”
The opinion is shared by the director of Epidemiological Surveillance (Divep) at SVS, Adriano de Oliveira, for whom the broad participation of NHEP professionals improves the services provided by SES-DF. “Having a critical eye on these centers allows us to draw up ‘bottom-up planning’: instead of assuming needs and priorities for each of these services, we will listen to them and, based on their perspective, build goals, guidelines and action plans. that are consistent with the reality of service at the end, that are feasible for the resources they have, understanding the role of each level of management in this.”
The Undersecretary of Comprehensive Health Care (Sais), Lara Nunes Correa, emphasized that this work workshop brings surveillance services closer to health care services within the scope of SES-DF. “Surveillance data has always been what guided our policies and our planning. So, I hope, today, that we bring feasible situations, that are really applied at the end, that generate a positive impact on assistance. This is a condition for effective planning.”
Federal District at the forefront
Priscilleyne Ouverney, head of the Field Epidemiology Management (Gecamp) at SES-DF and main organizer of the workshop, draws attention to the prominent position that this department occupies nationally. “The Federal District is at the forefront of organizing REVEH. We already have, through Ordinance No. 527, the standardization of our centers, which involves not only hospital surveillance in the public network, but also in the private network and UPAs, which is a differentiator in Brazil.” Ouverney also states that the integration of NHEP surveillance makes it possible to reflect on the current context of SES-DF and on the actions necessary to implement the policies provided for in legislation on the subject.
The representative of the National Hospital Epidemiological Surveillance Network (Renaveh) of the Ministry of Health, Silvanei Gonçalves, highlights that events like the one on this farm are fundamental to ensuring and safeguarding the health of the population. “This moment of exchange is very important, considering the current scenario in which we live in the world, in which we are always facing emerging and re-emerging disease emergencies. Bringing this exchange of experiences and evidence is always very positive for the network as a whole”, he concludes.
Hospital Epidemiological Surveillance Network of the Federal District (REVEH-DF)
REVEH-DF was created by Ordinance No. 527/2022 and is made up of hospitals in the public health network – formed by hospital services within the scope of the Unified Health System (SUS) of the Federal District, including UPAs, military hospitals, institutes and university hospitals –, and by hospitals in the supplementary health network – formed by hospital services in the private network that may or may not provide health actions and services within the scope of the SUS. NHEPs aim to detect, monitor and respond immediately to potential public health emergencies identified in hospitals.