May 5, 2021
In this podcast, Phil and Brett discuss a paper from April 2021 published by Wee and colleagues, in the American Journal of Infection Control titled "Unintended consequences of infection prevention and control measures during COVID-19 pandemic"
Full reference: Wee, L. E. I., Conceicao, E. P., Tan, J. Y., Magesparan, K. D., Amin, I. B. M., Ismail, B. B. S., ... & Ling, M. L. (2021). Unintended consequences of infection prevention and control measures during COVID-19 pandemic. American Journal of Infection Control, 49(4), 469-477. Link to paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7610096/
April 28, 2021
In this podcast, we hear from Professor Didier Pittet about how the hand hygiene campaign originated from identifying a problem in one hospital and translating that across the world. We also discuss how COVID-19 may change behaviour long term, the theme for WHO Hand Hygiene Day on the 5th May, ideas for improving hand hygiene in your institution, the use of automated hand hygiene monitoring and influencing people.
Professor Didier Pittet is an infectious diseases expert and the director of the Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
Global Hand Hygiene Day information can be found here https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-hand-hygiene-day/2021
April 21, 2021
The Taskforce brings together the peak health professional bodies across Australia whose members are providing clinical care to people with COVID-19. The Taskforce systematically review the literature and develop recommendations using GRADE. These are ‘living’ guidelines, updated with new research in near real-time in order to give reliable, up-to-the minute advice to clinicians providing frontline care. In this podcast, we talk to A/Professor Julian Elliott and Dr Tari Turner from the Taskforce. We discussed the role of the Taskforce, the new infection control panel, topics being explored and developing infection control recommendations.
Details about the Taskforce are here: https://covid19evidence.net.au/
April 15, 2021
In this podcast, Brett and Martin discuss a paper from March 2021 published by Assadian and colleagues, in the Journal of Hospital Infection. "Practical recommendations for routine cleaning and disinfection procedures in healthcare institutions: a narrative review" https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33744383/.
We particularly liked the way that the paper is structured and that, although published in a focused scientific journal, the paper is accessible to all with an interest in hospital hygiene.
Assadian O, Harbarth S, Vos M, Knobloch JK, Asensio A, Widmer AF Practical recommendations for routine cleaning and disinfection procedures in healthcare institutions: a narrative review. J Hosp Infect 2021; doi 10.1016/j.jhin.2021.03.010.
April 1, 2021
In this Podcast we discuss the paper"Dismantling myths on the airborne transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)" with Dr Stephanie Dancer https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33453351/
March 29, 2021
In this Podcast, we introduce "Infection Control Matters" with some of our presenters.