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The global effort of the Hygiene & infection prevention network links clinical expertise and resources, aiding hygiene improvement efforts in your healthcare communities. The podcast provides cutting-edge research conducted with integrity as a way to reduce infections worldwide.
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Standard Precautions and Beyond: Conversations in Infection Prevention and Control discusses current topics in infection prevention and control. This podcast brings together subject matter experts with extensive knowledge in areas like infectious disease, control and prevention, epidemiology and surveillance, behavioral health, public health preparedness, forecasting and modeling, and pediatrics to address issues related to the management and response to emerging and reemerging infectious di ...
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In an informal setting, Dr Gemma Winzor talks to expert guests about current research, challenges and opinions in infection prevention and control (IPC). An engaging listen for infection control specialists, healthcare professionals or anybody with an interest in infection control, microbiology, epidemiology or healthcare more broadly. The podcast covers a wide variety of subjects in infection control, allowing the stories behind recent research to come to the front as guests discuss their p ...
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Join the Alabama Regional Center for Infection Prevention and Control as we discuss the basics of norovirus with Dr. Marilyn Bulloch from Auburn University’s Harrison College of Pharmacy. We will cover symptoms, if it's contagious, where people usually encounter this virus, and more. Thank you to our co-sponsor for this podcast, the Alabama Public …
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As Alabama heats up into summer the number of individuals outside and the number of bugs outside are increasing, including ticks, insects that can pose a direct to human health. Join the ARC IPC and Dr. Jonathan Rayner for a discussion around tick-borne diseases in Alabama and how you can prevent being affected by ticks this summer.…
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ECCMID Shorts 2023: Antibiotic therapy duration and multidisciplinary decision-making in the ICU Join Gemma Winzor (Editor in Chief, Infection Prevention in Practice) live from Copenhagen, Denmark, for the 33rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2023), 15-18 April 2023. In this short, Robin ME Janssen (Raboud U…
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Join Gemma Winzor (Editor in Chief, Infection Prevention in Practice) live from Copenhagen, Denmark, for the 33rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2023), 15-18 April 2023. In this short, Prof. Jasmine R Marcelin (Infectious Diseases Physician and Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of…
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Join Gemma Winzor (Editor in Chief, Infection Prevention in Practice) live from Copenhagen, Denmark, for the 33rd European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2023), 15-18 April 2023. In this short, Timothy Jones (Oxford University Hospitals) talks to Gemma about his poster (Poster number #E0170) and forthcoming paper on…
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Dr. Elliot Lefkowitz joins us for a podcast to talk about Mpox, the Monkey Pox Virus, and how genetic mutations affects not only the effectiveness of viruses but how they are named and how scientists reach these conclusions. This podcast is presented by the Alabama Regional Center for Infection Prevention and Control Training and Technical Assistan…
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The FDA's expert panel on vaccines met last week (Thursday, January 26, 2023) to discuss the future use of the bivalent COVID shot, signaling the start of the FDA's pivot to a longer-term immunization strategy. This is an important first step in a process that could result in millions of Americans receiving an annual Covid booster, similar to the f…
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With three different respiratory illnesses circulating across communities in the U.S., are things out of the frying pan and into the fire? While COVID is still a concern and we should anticipate COVID to continue to circulate this winter, other respiratory viruses are making headlines. Hospitals throughout the country are dealing with an unpreceden…
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Although it's pumpkin spice season, another pandemic winter is about to arrive. Though no completely new variants of the COVID virus have emerged yet, there are several new Omicron sub-variants. The Omicron variant first surfaced in the fall of 2021, and during the past year, various Omicron variants have primarily been responsible for COVID cases.…
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Join Gemma Winzor (Editor in Chief, Infection Prevention in Practice) and Nik Mahida (Editor in Chief, Journal of Hospital Infection) live from FIS/HIS International 2022, as they talk with guests about how environmental factors impact infection control practice. Christine Peters (Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow) discusses two cases of…
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Elaine Cloutman Green (Consultant Clinical Scientist and Infection Control Doctor at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust) discuss the role of the healthcare scientist in the IPC team. Elaine also shares how she forged a successful healthcare career from a start in zoology, how to make people aware of the opportunities ava…
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In this episode Gemma talks with Ron Daniels, an NHS Consultant in Intensive Care, Executive Director and founder of the UK Sepsis Trust and board member of the Global Sepsis Alliance. The conversation focuses on a recently-published white paper Ron co-authored as part of the Infection Management Coalition, which, in response to the COVID-19 pandem…
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Gemma Winzor talks with Gonzalo Bearman (Professor of Infectious Diseases at Virginia Commonwealth University, Editor in Chief of Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology) about his work on contact precautions for the control of endemic multidrug resistant organisms in healthcare settings. The conversation takes in the importance of hori…
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In this episode of Infection Prevention in Conversation, Gemma talks to Gwendoline L. Chimhini, Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Felicity Fitzgerald, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, working between UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of…
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Infection Prevention in Conversation is back for a second series! In an informal setting, Dr Gemma Winzor talks to expert guests about current research, challenges and opinions in infection prevention and control (IPC). An engaging listen for infection control specialists, healthcare professionals or anybody with an interest in infection control, m…
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From early May 2022 to June 13, 2022 (the date of this podcast recording), over 1,300 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported across 31 countries that normally don’t see any cases of monkeypox. Occasionally, outbreaks have occurred outside Africa. But, in most instances, these cases were associated with international travel or contact with …
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Back in October 2021, the first cases of pediatric patients with severe hepatitis of unknown cause were identified in children at a hospital in Alabama. Fast-forward to June 3, 2022 (the day of this podcast recording), and there are now 246 persons (or children under 10 with hepatitis of unknown cause) that are under investigation across 38 states.…
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Thanks for listening to our first mini-series of Infection Prevention in Conversation, the podcast of the Healthcare Infection Society journals. We've been delighted with the feedback we've received so far, so we have commissioned more episodes - these will be released soon. Subscribe to make sure you are notified when our next episodes arrive! In …
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'Something in the water' is the latest podcast from the Healthcare Infection Society journals. Gemma Winzor (University Hospitals Birmingham; Editor in Chief Infection Prevention in Practice) is joined by two fantastic guests: Mike Weinbren (NHS England and NHS improvement) and Teresa Inkster, (NHS greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Assure, and HCAI Sc…
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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends COVID-19 vaccination for most children and adolescents 5 years of age and older. However, as of April 13, 2022 only 28% of children 5-11 years old and 58% of adolescents ages 12-17 have received the 2-dose vaccination series. However, throughout the pandemic, having conversations around COVID-19 and the…
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For the second episode of Infection Prevention in Conversation, Gemma Winzor is joined by the editors of the Journal of Hospital Infection, Jim Gray (Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital) and Nik Mahida (Nottingham University Hospitals). The group discuss five papers, linked via their titles below, and share their thoughts on how to work - an…
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With 'MRSA Guidelines: new evidence against an old adversary', we kick off our first mini-series of podcasts from the Healthcare Infection Society journals. Dr Gemma Winzor (University Hospitals Birmingham; Editor in Chief Infection Prevention in Practice) chats about the recently published joint Healthcare Infection Society and Infection Preventio…
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During the COVID—19 pandemic, many of us have become hyper vigilant when it comes to disinfecting and sanitizing items around our workspace, homes, schools, and within healthcare settings. In this podcast, we welcome back Dr. Ziad Kazzi, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the International Fellowship in Medical Toxicology at Emory Univ…
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For many months, parents have been told COVID vaccines for their children under 5 were on the way. But shifting timelines, delays and misinformation have left many parents frustrated and confused. In addition, as COVID restrictions are relaxed, many parents of young children are desperate to know when they can expect a vaccine to be authorized for …
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Professor Kjeld Møller Pedersen is a health economist and one of the leading experts in estimating the costs of healthcare-associated infections. He is working at the University of Southern Denmark in the Department of Business and Economics and has published more than 400 papers and authored 17 books. On why it is crucial to prevent healthcare-ass…
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On the episode is Kelly Schmidtke. Dr. Kelly Schmidtke is a psychologist and a PhD in experimental psychology. She is currently an assistant professor at Warwick Medical School in England. She is the author of several book chapters and research papers. On decision making "Our brain doesn't make decisions, we make decisions, as people. And we have t…
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On the episode is Amina Al-Jardani and Amal Saif Al-Maani. Dr. Amina Al-Jardani is a Senior consultant microbiologist and the Director of the Central Public Health Laboratories under the Ministry of Health of Oman. She is leading the work of the national reference laboratories involved in the detection of infectious agents. Dr. Amal Saif Al-Maani i…
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On the podcast is Bob Klaber. Dr. Bob Klaber is a Consultant Paediatrician & Director of Strategy, Research & Innovation at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He has a strong interest in behavioral insights work and leadership development. Bob is a true role model when it comes to kindness. In the episode, he explains the value of kindness in d…
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On the podcast is Rosie Bartel. Rosie Bartel is a widow, a mother, and a grandmother. In this episode, she shares her personal story. In 2009, Rosie underwent a total knee replacement that developed into an MRSA staph infection. The Healthcare-Associated Infection led to 55 surgeries, 200+ hospitalizations, and 100 blood transfusions. She has had s…
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The Omicron variant continues to shatter records in the U.S. We’re learning more about the new variant, and, so far, it seems to spread faster but cause less severe illness than previous variants. There is a lot of speculation about the Omicron surge and its aftermath. To help us answer these questions, and for a look at how 2022 might unfold, we i…
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This past week the U.S. reported a record single-day number of daily Covid cases, with more than 1 million new infections, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, as the highly infectious omicron variant continues to spread throughout the country and beyond. The U.S. also has the highest seven-day average of daily new cases in any c…
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In this episode of the Level of Infection Prevention Podcast, our guest is Duane Tinker, also known as the “Tooth Cop.” He is one of the top compliance experts in the country, has over 20 years as an Emergency Medical Technician and ten years as a Law Enforcement Officer. His unique experiences have given him a unique perspective and a wealth of ex…
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The ability to organize objects for rapid access is the golden grail in all facets of life. It saves you time and effort in recovering these items, as well as money on perishable foods that have been stored and forgotten. Tina discusses how Zirc has aided professionals, including private practitioners, by giving adequate and quick solutions to typi…
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In this episode of the Level Up Infection Prevention Podcast, we have invited Rolando Mia from Zyris- a company known for a product called Isolite. We’re going to dive into what’s happening in their company, the problems they’re having, and how are they coming up with a solution to mitigate infections during this pandemic era. Stay tuned! What’s ha…
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In recent decades, medical modernization has progressed to new heights by providing high-quality services to clients. Inventions and modifications to existing equipment are critical to realizing these advancements. In today’s episode, Michael Infanger discusses his inventions, which help dentists and hygienists deliver better care to their patients…
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Keyboards and mouse are essential computer peripherals. Keyboards are used to input data while the mouse interacts with anything on the screen. These two components are the most used peripherals, exposed to the environment, and the ones that we are always in contact with. Thus, it is crucial for these peripherals to always be cleaned and disinfecte…
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The N95 mask is a safety standard in healthcare and vitally important to protecting healthcare workers and patients. Luckily, with the help of bringing an innovative mask technology to the healthcare market, the strapless N-95 mask was born. In this episode, we have invited Scott Chasin and Dr. Lisa Kane. Today, they share the benefits and importan…
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In this episode of the Level Up Infection Prevention Podcast, we have invited Jim Langeloh from Dove Dental Products, a company dedicated to developing and bringing to the market cost-effective disposables for increasing patient safety. With their new products in the market, Jim shares his time to explain their latest products, all about backflow i…
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Unhygienic practices have always been frowned upon in various industries. From the food you eat, the clothes you wear, to even the water you drink, hygiene is an essential aspect that everyone needs to take seriously. This sentiment should be more emphasized in the medical field, particularly in dentistry, where dentists use water to clean your mou…
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In this episode of the Level Up Infection Prevention Podcast, our guest is Debra Dencek. She is the Founder and CEO of CordEze, a registered dental hygienist, and a certified ergonomic assessment specialist. Dencek graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene, and she continues to work clinically while promo…
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In this episode of the Level of Infection Prevention Podcast, our guest is Debora Carrier. She is the Founder and CEO of Twice as Nice Uniforms, a company that creates stylish scrubs with a performance liner that regulates your body temperature, wicks moisture, and is antimicrobial. For the last five years, Debora has been dedicated to developing t…
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Episode 2: Today on Level Up Infection Prevention Michelle Strange, and India Chance are addressing PPE! Today we talk about what is included in personal protective equipment, your responsibilities, as well as your employers, and how OSHA comes into play. Episode Highlights: Getting back to the basics What is included as PPE Who provides PPE OSHA S…
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On the podcast is Cindie Maagaard Today's guest is Dr. Cindie Maagaard, an associate professor at the Department of Language and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark. She holds a Ph.D. in postmodern English literature. Since 2010, her passion for narratives has turned to investigate organizational communication. Since 2016 her resear…
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On the podcast is Nanja Holland Hansen. Nanja is a psychologist and one of the leading compassion experts in Denmark. She has worked at Stanford University and Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet. She is a senior instructor at the Compassion Institute in California and the Co-developer of the Compassion Training Certification Program for…
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On the podcast is Hugo Sax. Professor Hugo Sax is a medical doctor, board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases with over 20 years of experience in Infection Prevention and Control. Until 2021, he was Head of the Infection Prevention Program at the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland. He is currently a Research Fellow at the …
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For More Information: List N: Disinfectants for Coronavirus (COVID-19) – (EPA) https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/about-list-n-disinfectants-coronavirus-covid-19-0 FDA (Safely Using Hand Sanitizers) https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/safely-using-hand-sanitizer CDC (Disinfection and Sterilization) https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guide…
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On the podcast is Seven Aghdassi. Seven works at the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine at the recognized Charité University Hospital in Berlin. Seven has a particular interest and specialized knowledge in automated cluster detection and automated surveillance systems. He has worked with the World Health Organization to develop the Inf…
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There are many components of an effective infection prevention and control program. The IPC risk assessment is the starting point for creating an IPC program. A risk assessment is used to identify important infection control issues in your organization and determine goals to include in your infection prevention and control plan. Per The Joint Commi…
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On the podcast is Pierre Parneix. Pierre, a French medical doctor, has specialized in public health and infection control since 1992. He is the president of the French Society for Hospital Hygiene and heads up the southwestern France healthcare-associated infection control center based at the Bordeaux university hospital. Pierre was also one of the…
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