The Tropical and Infectious Diseases Division at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi provides high-quality personalized care, using cutting-edge diagnostic technology and state-of-the-art facilities, in collaboration with colleagues at Mayo Clinic via eConsults. Our dedicated team of European board-certified experts specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating a wide range of bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.
We offer inpatient and outpatient services and conduct medical ward rounds in multiple units such as critical care units and burns units. In addition, our Tropical and Infectious Diseases team are leaders in developing strategies to reduce the risk of acquiring or transmitting infections whilst in the hospital.
In addition to clinical services, we provide education and training for medical students and participate in infection-related research projects locally and internationally. We also help organize multiple national and international conferences on infectious diseases and are members of expert groups that help develop global guidelines such as the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Guideline Development Group.
We are the first hospital in the Middle East to develop and use the Firstline App, which is the world’s most prominent clinical point of care application for antimicrobial management, enabling healthcare practitioners to share their expertise and help improve patient care from their mobile phones. Our Tropical and Infectious Diseases Division offers consultation services and works closely with doctors, nurses and pharmacists from various medical and surgical specialties to ensure the best outcomes for patients. Furthermore, it collaborates with clinical microbiology consultants and radiologists to detect and treat infections using advanced microbiological laboratory methods and imaging technologies.
Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) is a two-day, interactive course, which includes mandatory, pre-course e-learning. It covers the practical skills and knowledge that health care professionals need to effectively care for surgical patients, including those who are deteriorating or at risk of doing so.