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Join us while we talk to infection preventionists to learn the facts about infection prevention, the truth about some common myths, and tips to keeping yourself and the people around you safe. Brought to you by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

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Join us while we talk to infection preventionists to learn the facts about infection prevention, the truth about some common myths, and tips to keeping yourself and the people around you safe. Brought to you by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

    #5 Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi, OH MY

    #5 Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi, OH MY

    Think all bugs are scary? Just like Dorothy’s journey through Oz, you will learn how bad (or good!) these bugs really are and better understand how to fight them when necessary.

    Lynn Slonim Fine PhD, MPH, CIC, FAPIC is an Infection Preventionist at the University of Rochester Medical School in Rochester, NY. Lynn has worked in Infection Prevention for over 15 years and has been certified in Infection Control since 2001 and was elected a Fellow of APIC in 2016. She has served as a section editor on the APIC Text Online and was a contributing author in APIC’s “The Infection Preventionists Guide to the Laboratory.” In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of her local APIC Chapter, she served on National APIC’s Education Committee and is currently a faculty member for APIC’s Epi Intensive, Epi 101, and CIC Prep courses. She is currently serving on APIC’s Research Committee, and teaches Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Clinical Microbiology at several local colleges in Rochester.
    Hosted by:
    Hannah Andrews and Silvia Quevedo

    • 27 min
    #4 Outbreaks: Don't Panic!

    #4 Outbreaks: Don't Panic!

    If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, like an outbreak of norovirus, do you know how it gets investigated? Listen in to hear how public health officials serve as disease detectives to keep communities and populations safe.

    Lisa Guli, MPH, is a Program Epidemiologist for the Arlington County Public Health Division. She has over 15 years of experience working in domestic and international public health programs, primarily focusing on Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Program Monitoring and Evaluation. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Honduras for two years. Lisa loves using data and numbers to craft the “human story”.

    Evelyn Poppell, RN, MPA, is a Bureau Chief for Environmental Health and Communicable Diseases for Arlington County Public Health Division. She has been an APIC member since 2001 and previously Infection Preventionist at local hospital. Evelyn has 26 years of public health work in Virginia, and the only things infectious in her life that she appreciates are kindness and tolerance

    A special thank you to Lisa and Evelyn's colleague Tea Hess, RN, MPH, Clinical Program Manager Communicable Disease Program, for her work on the content of this podcast episode.
    Hosted by:
    Hannah Andrews and Silvia Quevedo

    • 24 min
    #3 A Mother’s Story: Why HAIs Are Everyone’s Business

    #3 A Mother’s Story: Why HAIs Are Everyone’s Business

    No one likes being in the hospital, but it’s even scarier when it feels like a second home. Listen to this personal account of how one mother navigated the health system to protect her child from infections following a tragic accident that required repeated lengthy hospital stays.
    Hosted by:
    Hannah Andrews and Silvia Quevedo

    • 21 min
    #2 Antibiotics: Too much of a good thing?

    #2 Antibiotics: Too much of a good thing?

    So what exactly is antimicrobial resistance and why should you care? Hint: it’s not just about giving chickens antibiotics. Join us while we shed some light on what causes resistance, where it stands today, and how you can protect your future self by understanding when or when not to ask for antibiotics.

    Marc-Oliver Wright, MT (ASCP), MS, CIC, FAPIC is an infection preventionist at the University of Wisconsin University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Marc has worked as part of an infection prevention team since 1999 and has served as an officer and member of the board of directors for APIC. He has over 40 publications in the American Journal of Infection Control, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Emerging Infectious Diseases, among others and currently serves on the editorial board for the American Journal of Infection Control and the APIC Text Online.
    Hosted by:
    Hannah Andrews and Silvia Quevedo

    • 28 min
    #1 MythBusters: Vaccine Edition

    #1 MythBusters: Vaccine Edition

    Vaccines have become a hot topic, and that doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. In this episode, we dispel many circulating myths about vaccines and share the benefits of vaccines not just for the vaccinated, but those around them.

    Patricia (Patsy) Stinchfield, MS, CPNP, CIC is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years in Infectious Diseases who specializes in vaccines and vaccine preventable diseases. She is board certified in infection prevention and control. Patsy is the Senior Director of Infection Prevention & Control and the Children’s Immunization Project at Children’s Minnesota. She is a widely recognized specialist in vaccine-preventable diseases, having served as the first Nurse voting member (2004-2008) of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) where she continues as a liaison representing the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She is a long-time member of the CDC’s ACIP Influenza Working Group, the Pediatric Schedule group and is on the recently formed Combination Vaccine working group. She is a regular national and international lecturer in pediatric vaccine related topics including “The burden of influenza on children in the United States”, and has published on vaccines including Measles Hospitalizations at a United States Children’s Hospital 2011-2017, Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, June 2019, and An outbreak of measles in an undervaccinated community.
    Hosted by:
    Hannah Andrews and Silvia Quevedo

    • 23 min
    This Is 5 Second Rule

    This Is 5 Second Rule

    Join us while we talk to infection preventionists to learn the facts about infection prevention, the truth about some common myths, and tips to keeping yourself and the people around you safe. Brought to you by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

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