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In this podcast series, we discuss new research and issues on the topic of infection prevention and control. We talk to doctors, nurses, clinicians, academics and administrators.

Professor Brett Mitchell (from Avondale University, Australia), Visiting Professor Martin Kiernan (University of West London and Avondale University) and Professor Philip Russo (Monash University) have considerable experience in infection prevention and control. In this series, we discuss topical issues, speak to authors of papers that catch our eye and occasionally produce special editions from conferences that we attend. We welcome feedback from listeners.

Infection Control Matters Brett Mitchell

    • Health & Fitness
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In this podcast series, we discuss new research and issues on the topic of infection prevention and control. We talk to doctors, nurses, clinicians, academics and administrators.

Professor Brett Mitchell (from Avondale University, Australia), Visiting Professor Martin Kiernan (University of West London and Avondale University) and Professor Philip Russo (Monash University) have considerable experience in infection prevention and control. In this series, we discuss topical issues, speak to authors of papers that catch our eye and occasionally produce special editions from conferences that we attend. We welcome feedback from listeners.

    Reflections on Day 3 at ESCMID Global 2024

    Reflections on Day 3 at ESCMID Global 2024

    It was day 3 at ESCMID Global 2024 and Phil, Brett and Martin mull over the day. Amongst the items we discuss are:
    What does endogenous really mean?
    AI in the IPC space - friend or foe?
    Fungal outbreaks - epidemiological challenges and tracing the source
    Automated bloodstream infection surveillance
    The Euro PPS survey results - data in action (or inaction)
    Subsequent to the podcast recording the ECDC PPS results have been published and can be found here:
    https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/healthcare-associated--infections-antimicrobial-use-point-prevalence-survey-2016-2017.pdf

    • 22 min
    Reflections on day 2 of ESCMID Global 2024

    Reflections on day 2 of ESCMID Global 2024

    In this episode, Phil, Brett and Martin dicuss more sessions from ESCMID Global (Barcelona, 2024). We talk about sessions on cleaning the occupied bed space, SSI prevention and the difficulty of designing and executing good studies in IPC. We were particularly interested in papers from Italy on the use of probiotics in IPC and some papers from Prof Cassini's group are highlighted below.
    Calabro GE, Caselli E, Rognoni C, Laurenti P, Moscato U, ML DIP, et al. [Health Technology Assessment of the introduction of the Probiotic Cleaning Hygiene System (PCHS) in the Italian healthcare setting: update]. J Prev Med Hyg. 2023;64:E1-E35. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/37881619
    D'Accolti M, Soffritti I, Bini F, Mazziga E, Cason C, Comar M, et al. Shaping the subway microbiome through probiotic-based sanitation during the COVID-19 emergency: a pre-post case-control study. Microbiome. 2023;11:64. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/36991513
    D'Accolti M, Soffritti I, Bini F, Mazziga E, Mazzacane S, Caselli E. Pathogen Control in the Built Environment: A Probiotic-Based System as a Remedy for the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance. Microorganisms. 2022;10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/35208679
    Caselli E, Purificato I. Could we fight healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance with probiotic-based sanitation? Commentary. Ann Ist Super Sanita. 2020;56:263-6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32959791|
    Caselli E, D'Accolti M, Vandini A, Lanzoni L, Camerada MT, Coccagna M, et al. Impact of a Probiotic-Based Cleaning Intervention on the Microbiota Ecosystem of the Hospital Surfaces: Focus on the Resistome Remodulation. PLoS One. 2016;11:e0148857. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26886448

    • 22 min
    Discussing the new WHO infectious respiratory particles paper at ECCMID (With Prof Cath Noakes)

    Discussing the new WHO infectious respiratory particles paper at ECCMID (With Prof Cath Noakes)

    In this episode, Brett, Martin and Phil mull over the newly published WHO discussion document on respiratory particles and Martin catches up with Prof Cath Noakes from the School of Engineering in Leeds, UK to get her take on it.
     
    You can download the document we are discussing here
    https://www.who.int/publications/m/item/global-technical-consultation-report-on-proposed-terminology-for-pathogens-that-transmit-through-the-air

    • 21 min
    ECCMID 2024 - The year in infection control

    ECCMID 2024 - The year in infection control

    In this podcast, Brett and Martin reflect on the "Infection Control Papers of the Year" presented at ECCMID (AKA ESCMID Global) 2024.
    Here are a selection of some of the papers mentioned:

    Decolonization in Nursing Homes to Prevent Infection and Hospitalization https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37815935/


    Reducing Hospitalizations and Multidrug-Resistant Organisms vi a Regional Decolonization in Hospitals and Nursing Homes https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38557703/


    Prevention of non-ventilator-associated hospital-acquired pneumonia in Switzerland: a type 2 hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36893785/


    Skin Antisepsis before Surgical Fixation of Extremity Fractures https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2307679


    Trial of Vancomycin and Cefazolin as Surgical Prophylaxis in Arthroplasty https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2301401

    Investigation of individual nurses' relative hand hygiene performance using an anonymous automated electronic hand hygiene monitoring system and a nursing assignment schedule https://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(22)00468-0/abstract

    Environmental cleaning to prevent hospital-acquired infections on non-intensive care units: a pragmatic, single-centre, cluster randomized controlled, crossover trial comparing soap-based, disinfection and probiotic cleaning https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37089619/

    • 13 min
    Reflections on the first morning at ECCMID 2024

    Reflections on the first morning at ECCMID 2024

    In our first episode from ECCMID Global 2024, Martin and Brett reflect on the session on design of the healthcare environment sessions from Profs Hilary Humphries and Cath Noakes and a flash poster session featuring VRE Reservoirs in the environment and a tremendous piece of  Burkolderia sleuthing from the UKHSA

    • 12 min
    Visualising infection transmission using genomics

    Visualising infection transmission using genomics

    In this podcast, we chat with Dr Brian Forde about HAIviz. HAIviz an interactive dashboard for visualising and integrating healthcare-associated genomic epidemiological data.

    • 27 min

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