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27 minutes | 20 days ago
#5 Peter Wilson on anti-microbial stewardship and infection control
On the podcast is Peter Wilson a consultant microbiologist at the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he has been working since 1990. His primary focus is on antibiotic advice and infection control in critical care. He has dedicated a great deal of his time and research to the treatment and prevention of transmission of hospital-acquired infections.In the podcast he discusses the treatment and prevention of transmission of hospital-acquired infections, innovations in healthcare, and antimicrobial chemotherapy. A few key takeaways: Peter on hand hygiene in healthcare“There is a difference in hand hygiene when an individual thinks that they are being observed, and when they are not being observed.”Peter on carbapenem resistant gram-negative bacteria“They can be very difficult to treat, there is a very limited range of antibiotics that can be used to deal with them…if you have good antimicrobial stewardship, you have good cleaning, and good hand hygiene it is possible to prevent them spreading. In addition, if you use a diversity of antibiotics, that helps too.”We apologize for any small buzzes in the podcast as this was recorded remotely to be mindful of COVID19 social distancing guidelines across Europe.
35 minutes | a month ago
#4 Frode Forland on evidence-based solutions and global politics across infectious diseases
On the podcast is Frode Forland. Dr. Forland serves as Specialist Director of Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. He also is an Associate Professor at the University of Tromsø. He has clinical experience from working as a general practitioner, municipal, and county doctor. Previously he was a Director of Department at the Norwegian Board of Health Supervision and a division director in the Norwegian Directorate of Health. Frode also served as a senior expert at the ECDC and the Royal Tropical Institute in the NetherlandsA few key takeaways: Frode on building strong health systems“You need to build health systems that can cope with any disease.”Frode on infectious diseases“Ever year, there are 1.2 million people dying of TB. Every year there are 800,000 people dying from AIDs. Every year 600,000 are dying of malaria. We very much know how to diagnose, prevent, and treat and we haven’t been able to get across the world to really do so. Now the whole world has jumped around corona and that has been extremely needed and useful, but I also wish we could have jumps like that for developing vaccines with the three diseases just mentioned.” We apologize for any small buzzes in the podcast as this was recorded remotely to be mindful of COVID19 social distancing guidelines across Europe.
29 minutes | a month ago
#3 Infection prevention & curative therapy should go hand in hand
On the podcast is Joost Hopman. Joost is a consultant microbiologist at the Department of Medical Microbiology at Radboud University Hospital in the Netherlands. He has served as a consultant for Doctors without Borders Amsterdam and is an advisory board member of the Infection Control African Network (ICAN) and a board member of the Dutch IPC section of the Netherlands Society of Medical Microbiology (NVMM). Published in over 70 clinical studies, Joost is notably an expert in effective infection prevention and control measures, COVID-19 among healthcare workers, and tropical medicine. A few key takeaways: Joost on Infection Prevention Control “Infection prevention is the most affordable way of dealing with infections.” “To me as a specialist in IP, prevention is really the best way of going forward. There are many beautiful examples worldwide where prevention is making the difference. Joost on making a difference in healthcare “Focus on your own passion. Focus on your own ideas and ideals.” We apologize for any small buzzes in the podcast as this was recorded remotely to be mindful of COVID19 social distancing guidelines across Europe.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
# 2 Irrespective of excuses, primum non nocere
On the podcast this week is Hans Jørn Kolmos. Hans has been the Chief Physician of Clinical Microbiology at Odense University Hospital and the University of Southern Denmark. He is a leading researcher in the healthcare associated infection MRSA. Dr. Marco Bo Hansen, Sani nudge Medical Director had the privilege to sit down with Hans as he shared career highlights spanning randomised controls in infection prevention. Tune in to hear about the synergies between Infection Control nurses and Microbiologists, the efficacy of masks, and the impact of COVID-19 on other infectious diseases.A few key takeaways:Hans on COVID-19· “There is an important lesson to take on from COVID-19 and that is, it really matters if you do hand hygiene or not. Do you remember to do it? Do you do it with the right technique? This will change the disease pattern in the future.” Hans on healthcare associated infections and primum non nocere – first, do no harm· “Irrespective that you are busy, etcetera, the first rule for every medical doctor is do no harm.” · “Hospital acquired infections are a kind of harm that we put on patients… that is the issue of harm. It is important that we have this in mind all of the time. First rule. Do no harm.” If you work in infection prevention, this is a can’t miss podcast!
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Sani spotlight: Denmark takes on a national strategy for hygiene led by Lars Münter of the Council for Better Hygiene
In this Sani spotlight...It is an important week for hygiene in Denmark as the Danish Council for Better Hygiene has announced it is working on a national strategy for hygiene improvements. In September, Danish hand hygiene company Sani nudge's Head of Marketing Nancy Carleton got the opportunity to chat with Lars Münter the Administrative Director for the NGO the Danish Council for Better Hygiene.In addition to leading the charge for Hygiene in Denmark, Lars is the Head of International Projects Unit, the Chef consultant for the Danish Committee for Health Education.Learn more at: https://www.hygiejneugen.dkSani nudgeThe markets' only hand hygiene solution to measure patient contact.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
#1 Revolutionary transformations in healthcare take time
On the podcast this week is Else Smith. Else is an MD, PHD and the previous CEO of the Danish Health Authority. She has been a board member of the Global World Health Organization, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and for the European Medicines Agency. She has also extensive research and clinical experience within infectious diseases.Dr. Marco Bo Hansen, Sani nudge Medical Director had the privilege to sit down with Else as she shared career highlights spanning across her specialty in public health, her work with Aids and HIV infections in women in the mid 1980’s, and building the WHO directed influenza pandemic plan in Denmark. A few key takeaways:On corona’s impact: “We achieve a stronger awareness of hygiene.”On corona testing: “Of course in general, testing helps us keep track.”On keeping our healthcare workers safe: “If you don’t have healthy healthcare workers, then there is no health for the population.”If you work in infection prevention, this is a can’t miss podcast!Tune in to learn Else’s top 3 tips for working in disease prevention and hygiene!
3 minutes | 4 months ago
Sani spotlight: A preview of hygiene week in Denmark with Lars Münter of the Council for Better Hygiene
Lars Münter is the Head of International Projects Unit, the Chef consultant for the Danish Committee for Health Education, and the Administrative Director for the NGO the Danish Council for Better Hygiene. In this preview to an upcoming hygiene + infection prevention podcast, he describes how we can make hygiene "fun" with a short description on 2020's Danish Hygiene Week! Learn more at: https://www.hygiejneugen.dkSani nudge The markets' only hand hygiene solution to measure patient contact.
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