29 episodes

Welcome to Transmission Control – an infection prevention podcast focused on your appetite for trailblazing thought, discussion, and innovations that will help you make informed decisions. Each episode, we speak with public health experts and safety champions from across the globe as they share their experiences, passion and opinions. From investigative journalism to medical publications, we tackle the real world barriers to limiting the spread of disease. Whether you’re tuning in for education, inspiration or to hear the stories that need to be told, thank you for joining us. And now, get ready to blast off with your weekly injection of insight on Transmission Control.

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Welcome to Transmission Control – an infection prevention podcast focused on your appetite for trailblazing thought, discussion, and innovations that will help you make informed decisions. Each episode, we speak with public health experts and safety champions from across the globe as they share their experiences, passion and opinions. From investigative journalism to medical publications, we tackle the real world barriers to limiting the spread of disease. Whether you’re tuning in for education, inspiration or to hear the stories that need to be told, thank you for joining us. And now, get ready to blast off with your weekly injection of insight on Transmission Control.

    Navigating the New Normal of Infection Prevention: Leadership, Communication, & Staffing

    Navigating the New Normal of Infection Prevention: Leadership, Communication, & Staffing

    How do you navigate rapidly changing and competing guidance from industry, national and various state organizations?  Laws regarding outbreak reporting also varies greatly from state-to-state and how do you develop a consistent protocol when your health organization spans multiple states?  Catherine Kroll joins Justin Poulin and Dr. Larry Muscarella to share her experiences and insights related to leadership, organizational communication and staffing during the pandemic.  Catherine also shares her story of how she combined several of her childhood interests in becoming either a detective, FBI agent or a doctor into a career as an epidemiologist.  It wasn’t until Catherine’s niece contracted C. diff that she became aware of the hospital environment and infection prevention.  Even though the pandemic has raised awareness and interest in infection prevention as a career path, one key to Catherine’s success as a leader is continuous recruiting and championing the profession.  Today’s episode is inspiring and informative!
    #Leadership #Communication #Staffing #TransmissionControl #Podcast #Education #IPT #InfectionPrevention #InfectionControl #Infection #ICP #PublicHealth #Healthcare

    • 41 min
    Design Intelligence: Insights on “End User Error” and Common Themes from the Front Lines

    Design Intelligence: Insights on “End User Error” and Common Themes from the Front Lines

    Should medical device manufacturers employ a reprocessing specialist during the development process?  Should recalls and updates impact the entire family of devices connected to the predicate device?  Does laboratory testing fall short of real-world practicality?  Jason Minutillo joins Justin Poulin and Dr. Larry Muscarella to discuss a number of topics related to medical device design that creates challenges for healthcare providers and reprocessors.  Jason outlines his concerns with vague instructions for use, improving pre-market control to limit recalls, and exploring the responsibility for MAUDE reports that are classified as “End User Error”.  This episode is packed with important details on the topics covered and you don’t want to miss it!
     
    #MAUDE # MDR #MedicalDevices #FDA #AdverseEvents #SurgicalServices #SterileProcessing #TransmissionControl #Podcast #Education #IPT #InfectionPrevention #InfectionControl #Infection #ICP #PublicHealth #Healthcare

    • 43 min
    Breaking Out (of Silos): Applying An Epidemiological Approach to Sterile Processing

    Breaking Out (of Silos): Applying An Epidemiological Approach to Sterile Processing

    Surgical Services can be an intimidating area for Infection Prevention team members who don’t have experience working in the PeriOperative environment.  How can a background in Public Health and Epidemiology make you a resource to your sterile processing department?  We find out today, as Garrett Hollembeak shares his experiences as a Manager of Sterile Processing with a unique background in Public Health and how he has taken an epidemiological approach to leading the department.  Justin Poulin and Dr. Larry Muscarella speak with Garrett about the importance of needs assessments, root cause analysis, and identifying leading and lagging factors to establish key performance indicators and continuous improvement processes. 
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    #Epidemiology #SurgicalServices #SterileProcessing #TransmissionControl #Podcast #Education #IPT #InfectionPrevention #InfectionControl #Infection #ICP #PublicHealth #Healthcare
     

    • 42 min
    Survey Satisfaction: Partnering with your regulatory and accreditation teammates!

    Survey Satisfaction: Partnering with your regulatory and accreditation teammates!

    Do you dread visits from surveyors and auditors?  Let’s be honest, most of us do.  However, regulatory agencies perform a necessary purpose and so do your regulatory and accreditation partners within your healthcare facility.  Infection Prevention collaboration and participation in mock surveys can be critical to making improvements proactively.  Amy Asleson joins Justin Poulin and Dr. Larry Muscarella to share a positive perspective on regulatory compliance, her experience with infection prevention, and details trends that surround #sterileprocessing relative to regulatory agencies.  If you loved our most recent conversation with Jill Berends, then you won’t want to miss this one!
    #Accreditation #Regulatory #CMS #DNV-GL #JointCommission #TransmissionControl #Podcast #Education #IPT #InfectionPrevention #InfectionControl #Infection #ICP #PublicHealth #Healthcare
     

    • 42 min
    The MAUDE Pod: Time for Revolutionary Change

    The MAUDE Pod: Time for Revolutionary Change

    How can we make the MAUDE database more usable?  Can we create incentives to ensure that the data housed in the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting database can be used to evaluate trending and identify otherwise undetected risks with medical devices?  Justin Poulin and Dr. Larry Muscarella speak with Ryan Bass gain his insight into the current problems, gaps and potential solutions for optimizing the database and making a substantial improvement in Public Health.  This is an excellent follow up to our inaugural episode and you do not want to miss it!
     
    #MAUDE #MDR #MedicalDevice #TransmissionControl #Podcast #Education #IPT #InfectionPrevention #InfectionControl #Infection #ICP #PublicHealth #Healthcare

    • 39 min
    The Insiders Safety Club: Patient Advocacy from Within Healthcare

    The Insiders Safety Club: Patient Advocacy from Within Healthcare

    If you work in healthcare, then you are a patient advocate.  You have the experience and expertise to influence change, but so often we may not be confident in speaking up.  Today’s episode is a great example of bravery and what it means to do the right thing.  Jill Berends joins Justin Poulin and Dr. Larry Muscarella to share her personal advocate scenario, partnering with Infection Prevention and how social media had a great deal of influence on the situation.  Tune in this week for a fascinating story!
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    #PatientAdvocacy #ContaminationRisk #MedicalDevice #TransmissionControl #Podcast #Education #IPT #InfectionPrevention #InfectionControl #Infection #ICP #PublicHealth #Healthcare

    • 35 min

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