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Infection Prevention Spotlight
7 minutes | Sep 23, 2022
Ugly Head of an Old Disease - Polio!
Does it seem like every few days there is a report of a new or old organism or disease poking its head up and staying “I’m here! Look at me!” I’m sure as an infection Preventionist or ID physician, it may seem that way to you. If you are in the cities and towns that are having these outbreaks it doesn’t matter what your profession is, you are affected. The issue of MDROs, emerging diseases, and known diseases we hoped to have snuffed out with mass vaccinations are now front and center in all of our lives. They are no longer just for the hospitals they are on mass. Polio is back in North America. New York State has declared a state disaster emergency. What do we need to know?For polio and for most diseases we need to be vaccinated to be safe. There is no question of what the vaccine did for the eradication of polio. Vaccines work and save lives. Be safe and please remember, wash your hands. Podcasts referenced: Podcast episode 45 - “Infection Prevention Needs a New Normal” When I interview Grant Morgan, CEO of R-Zero as he discusses utilizing hospital technologies in schools, restaurants and work places. Podcast episode 43 “Cleaning for Health and Smart disinfection with epidemiologist Emily Rosenberg” References: CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/polio/what-is-polio/faq/index.htm New Your State - https://www.governor.ny.gov/executive-order/no-21-declaring-disaster-state-new-york Interesting Polio Vaccine history: Mayo Clinic - https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-covid-19/history-disease-outbreaks-vaccine-timeline/polio
33 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Infection Prevention Needs a New Normal
While most of us were busy hoarding toilet paper or binge-watching Netflix, Grant Morgan was working on a plan to change the world. As co-founder and CEO of R-Zero, he's democratizing access to hospital-grade biosafety technologies, restoring trust in our common spaces and the organizations that operate them, and helping establish a new standard for public health in the COVID-19 era and beyond.We hear how R-Zero is utilizing hospital technology in our schools, restaurants, and work places. Grant's mission is for all of us to use this time in history to demand a new normal for infection prevention and personal safety in our daily lives.Connect with Grant Morgan.Find out more about R-Zero.Listen to all the Infection Prevention Spotlight Podcasts here!
26 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
IP Salary Information & Job Market Update with Jacob Hutcherson, CEO of Clutch Recruitment
Today I have the great pleasure to be speaking Clutch Recruitment Founder and CEO, Jacob Hutcherson. In this podcast, Jacob lays out today's HOT Infection Prevention Job Market. Want to know specifics about salaries across the United States of America, Jacob fills you in. Happy where you are right now, but wondering if you are underpaid? Jacob walks you though what is happening right now and what you may want to think about in your current role and planning for your next step in the IP Career ladder. Jacob can be reached at: email@example.comListen to all the podcast episodes at: Infection Prevention SpotlightSponsor: Infection Prevention Spotlight e-Learning Do you have a C.diff problem at your facility or are you an individual in need of CEs to satisfy your Infection Prevention Units? Our training is Fun, Interactive, and Comprehensive. Find out more or take the training now!
18 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Cleaning for Health & Smart Disinfection with Emily Rosenberg
Today's special guest is epidemiologist, Emily Rosenberg from Clorox Pro. She will be discussing Cleaning for Health!This show is for everyone! Topics covered are both in and out of healthcare settings. Connect with Emily Rosenberg: Emily.Rosenberg@clorox.com.Listen to all the podcasts: Infection Prevention Spotlight
17 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Dr. Sarah Wheeler Explains Antibody Testing for SARS-CoV-2!
Welcome to the Research Behind Infection Prevention where Dr. Mohamed Yassin asks researchers tough questions. Today we are talking to Dr. Sarah Wheeler who has developed and validated antibody assays for SARS-CoV-2! If you ever had any questions about antibody testing, she explains it all. Stay tuned!Listen to all the podcasts - Infection Prevention Spotlight
11 minutes | May 21, 2021
Can a Faucet's Aerator Contaminate Our Drinking Water?
Today we have the pleasure to hear from Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schulz-Stübner as he discusses his study on the role of faucet's aerator on drinking water contamination. We will also have a summary by Dr. Mohamed Yassin of the research from PharmD Alicia DeRosa- "Antimicrobial susceptibility trends for urinary isolates in the veteran population. " Today’s podcast is all about reviewing what the organisms tell us! Stay tuned!The full articles can be found in the May 2021 edition of AJIC.This episode is brought to you by the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) and Infection Prevention Spotlight.
17 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
What is the Occurrence of Respiratory Viruses on School Desks?
Today we have the pleasure to hear from Dr. Jordan Peccia as he discusses his study on the "Occurrence of Respiratory Viruses on School desks." We will also have a summary by Dr. Mohamed Yassin of the research from Dr. Danielle Durant- "Can Patient-Reported Room Cleanliness Measures Predict Hospital-Acquired C. difficile Infection?" Today’s podcast is all about environmental cleanliness or that lack thereof and how it can affect our health. Stay tuned!The full articles can be found in the April 2021 edition of AJIC.This episode is brought to you by the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) and Infection Prevention Spotlight.
12 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Effect of CDI Reduction Bundle on C.diff Infection, Diagnosis, and Prevention
Dr. Natalia Blanco discusses the study from the University of Maryland conducted by her and her team and published in the March 2021 issue of AJIC: "Impact of a C. difficile infection (CDI) reduction bundle and its components on CDI diagnosis and prevention."This episode is brought to you by the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) and Infection Prevention Spotlight.
23 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Legionella and Water Management Safety in the time of COVID!
Today I have the great pleasure to be speaking with Mr. Chris Boyd. Chris is the General Manager for Building Water Health, NSF Health Sciences. We are going to be discussing Legionnaires’ disease and why we all should be concerned and interested about water safety and emergency planning during this current health crisis. If you run a healthcare facility or work in one, you won't want to miss this!Legionella Conference Event Page March 9-10, 2021Contact Chris Boyd: firstname.lastname@example.orgTo listen to all the podcasts: https://www.infectionpreventionspotlight.com/podcast
35 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
MRSA SSI Survivor, Rosie Bartel, Shares Her Story!
Today we have a real treat for you. We have the great fortune to be speaking with Rosie Bartel, survivor of a massive MRSA SSI infection. Rosie shares her story and shows us how one person can help change the behaviors of healthcare professionals to keep other patients safe. You won’t want to miss this.Contact Rosie Bartel to buy her book - email@example.com To listen to all the podcasts: https://www.infectionpreventionspotlight.com/podcast
25 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
A Conversation with Dr. Elaine Larson, Infection Prevention Pioneer!
Join Dr. Mohamed Yassin and Kara Mullane as they interview Infection Prevention pioneer Dr. Elaine Larson. Listen in as she shares her personal journey over 50 years as a nurse and Infection Preventionist, the changes she's seen and what she sees ahead.This podcast is a collaboration between Infection Prevention Spotlight and the American Journal of Infection Control.American Journal of Infection ControlListen to all the podcasts - Infection Prevention Spotlight
23 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
Are Your Endoscopes Fully Dried? Moisture Hinders Sterilization!
Michelle Nerandzic and Nancy Robinson from the STERIS corporation discuss their research findings on moisture left behind in endoscopes after cleaning and sterilization. We discuss the resulting infection risk and other patient safety issues. Join us!Find out more - September 2020 Issue American Journal of Infection ControlListen to all the podcasts - Infection Prevention Spotlight
25 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Can Your Own Germs Make You Sick? Yes They Can!
Interview with Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPICToday we are discussing Mitigating the risk of Staphylococcus aureus healthcare associated infections. Patients with Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization - both sensitive and resistant strains (MSSA) and (MRSA) - are at dramatically higher risk of peripheral and central line bloodstream infections along with Surgical site infections. This is especially true in high-risk populations such as ICU patients. Sue talks strategies. Join Us!Podcasts Referenced: Interview with Sue Barnes Spotlighting: IP's Role in Antibiotic Stewardship Dr. Susan Huang & The Research Behind Decolonization to Reduce Post-Discharge Infection Rates Among MRSA Carriers Listen to all Infection Prevention Spotlight Podcasts!
25 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Make High-Touch Surfaces Disinfect Themselves!
Free Giveaway! The first five respondents can receive a free sample pack of Copper Clean surface patches: Share this podcast on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, or other) and connect with Benton and Dr. Hunt to let them know you shared it. Connect on their Facebook page or LinkedIn. In this episode we learn how one company is harnessing one of the oldest known antimicrobials -- copper -- to prevent infection transmitted from high-touch surfaces. Dr. Emily Hunt and Benton Allen are members of the team who developed the Copper Clean™ Patches, durable, antimicrobial copper stickers shown to be effective at killing dangerous microbes on high-touch surfaces. Join us as we learn about this exciting new tool for preventing exposure from high-touch surfaces. Visit the site & review the research: https://www.copperclean.com/hai Learn more on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/coppercleanofficial Reach out to Benton Allen: https://www.linkedin.com/in/benton-allen/ Show Notes: Links to the research and other podcasts can be found at: Infection Prevention Spotlight
16 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Can Stopping the Routine use of Contact Precautions for MRSA and VRE have an Impact on HAIs?
Welcome to the Research Behind Infection Prevention, where Dr. Mohamed Yassin provides tough questions to top researchers and leaders in their field. This podcast is a collaboration between Infection Prevention Spotlight and the American Journal of Infection Control. If you are interested to find out more on these topics, please go to the December 2020 edition of AJIC. Today we have the pleasure to hear from Dr. Elise Martin as she discusses the study published by a multicenter team from different academic medical centers. The main aim of the study is to assess the risk or the benefit with discontinuation of contact precautions for vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and methicillin resistant Staph aureus (MRSA). We will also be sharing the summary of a major article on nurse-driven antibiotic engagement tool in three hospitals by Dr. Elizabeth Monsees, et al. So please stay tuned!Find out more - December 2020 Issue American Journal of Infection Control See all the podcasts - Infection Prevention Spotlight
36 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Stopping Infections with New Standards and Technology!
What if nursing school student hand hygiene failed 70 percent of the time? What if 1/3 of handrub dispensers failed to deliver the needed amount? Unfortunately, studies have found both to be the case. Come on the hand hygiene journey with Tamás Haidegger, co-founder of HandInScan. We discuss the new International Organization for Standardization ISO 23447 that is being developed to address hand hygiene training, compliance benchmarking, performance/feedback, and facility requirements for healthcare settings, including gel dispenser functionality.Tamás is a wealth of information. He brings his AI experience to healthcare with The Semmelweis Scanner™. Show Notes:Links to the research and ISO can be found on at: Infection Prevention Spotlight Join Tamás with his hand hygiene efforts. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
20 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Do Care Bundles Really Stop SSIs?
Today is all about surgical site infection prevention bundles! First we'll bring you the summaries of two important articles in the November 2020 American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) examining the effectiveness of surgical site care bundles in preventing SSIs. Then, Dr. Mohamed Yassin and I share our thoughts and experiences with bundle implementation and effectiveness. Find out more - November 2020 Issue American Journal of Infection ControlListen to all the podcasts - Infection Prevention SpotlightMentioned in this episode: Interview with Dr. Susan Huang
16 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Cost of Prevention vs. Infection — And The Winner Is?
Meet Dr. Mohamed Yassin, the physician & Infection Preventionist who graciously summarizes the latest major IP research and highlights for all our Research Behind Infection Prevention podcast segments. Then, hear two of those important summaries from the October 2020 American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC). The first from Japan examines the costs of infections vs. costs of prevention, and the second comes from Germany and looks at aerosol-disinfection of bacterial spores. Find out more - October 2020 Issue American Journal of Infection ControlListen to all the podcasts - Infection Prevention Spotlight
20 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Meet AJIC's New Editor in Chief & New C. diff Prevention Research
Join us for a quick chat with Dr. Pat Stone, the new Chief Editor of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), find out her plans for AJIC's future, and hear her tips on getting your research published! Then we bring you Dr. Mohamed Yassin's summaries of two important new C. diff. prevention articles in this month's AJIC.Find out more - September 2020 Issue American Journal of Infection ControlListen to all the podcasts - Infection Prevention Spotlight
18 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Safer N95 Usage Achieved by Reflective Practice Intervention - AJIC August 2020
Dr. Elizabeth Beam from the University of Nebraska Medical Center discusses her research on respiratory protection education in the context of health care worker safety. Also in this episode, two new summaries: (1) a major article on environmental contamination of SARs-COV2 during the COVID-19 outbreak in South Korea and (2) a state of the science review article on MRSA VRE co-colonization in patients. Find out more - August 2020 Issue American Journal of Infection ControlListen to all the podcasts - Infection Prevention SpotlightBest way to reach Dr. Beam: email: email@example.com / Twitter: @NoOffPosition
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