In this episode Brett and Martin talk to Mairéad Skally and Prof Fidelma Fitzpatrick about their efforts to minimise Clostridioides difficile infections in the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Mairéad is a Surveillance Scientist and Fidelma is a Consultant Microbiologist and also Head of Department of Clinical Microbiology at the Royal College of Surgeons (Ireland). We discuss 10 years of surveillance in the Beaumont and analysis of a rich pool of data that has helped them achieve a status quo.
The paper we discuss is here:
Skally M, Bennett K, Burns K, Brennan R, Finn C, O’Connell K, et al. A decade of Clostridioides difficile infection: A constant challenge to maintain the status quo. Journal of Hospital Infection. 2023 in press https://doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2023.02.008