18 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.

    Applying the Audit: Best Practices for Sustainable Improvement

    Applying the Audit: Best Practices for Sustainable Improvement

    Infection prevention audits are critical to continuous improvement, but may not always be welcomed by department staff.  What can be done to improve receptiveness and encourage collaboration when sharing the results of the audits?  If you don’t have auditing tools in place, where do you even start?  What resources are available to you?  Misty Dillon speaks with Dr. Larry Muscarella and Justin Poulin to lay out best practices for implementing audits and key components that can ensure success!

    • 33 min
    Advocacy in Action: Outbreak Notifications & Reporting

    Advocacy in Action: Outbreak Notifications & Reporting

    What level of trust to do you have in the healthcare industry?  What does it mean to truly advocate for patient safety and the public interest?  What can you be doing as healthcare workers and consumers to influence positive change?  Lisa McGiffert, Patient Safety Activist at Patient Safety Action Network joins Dr. Larry Muscarella and Justin Poulin to share her passion for patient advocacy and ending harm by increasing transparency and accountability on this episode of Transmission Control!

    • 50 min
    The Hand Hygiene Paradox: Seemingly Simple, So Why Can’t We Get it Right?

    The Hand Hygiene Paradox: Seemingly Simple, So Why Can’t We Get it Right?

    Hand washing has taken the stage, front and center during the pandemic. With over 50 billion moments of hand hygiene occurring annually in acute care settings, there are so much potential for human error. So what can we do about it?! Carmela Mascio, President & Co-Founder at LivOnyx joins Dr. Larry Muscarella and Justin Poulin to share her experience becoming an entrepreneur, her work in antibiotic discovery and how that work now applies to her passionate mission to take hand hygiene to the next level...

    • 38 min
    Medical Devices: Design Evolution & Variations in Standards of Care

    Medical Devices: Design Evolution & Variations in Standards of Care

    On this episode of Transmission Control, we tackle the topics of design & improvements to medical devices and the guidelines and standards which guide them. Christian Berling joins Dr. Larry Muscarella and Justin Poulin to share his experience dating back over a decade regarding the research & development of reusable laryngoscopes, and discuss variations in the standards of care from one manufacturer to another, minimum standards based on device classification, as well as how state guidelines...

    • 38 min
    Surveys & Surveillance: Bringing it all Back to the Patient

    Surveys & Surveillance: Bringing it all Back to the Patient

    Have we lost our patient focus when it comes to regulating and evaluating hospital performance?  Has this resulted in a cost shift away from patient care?  Could all these agencies come together and create a single unified system for surveillance and surveys?  Dr. Salah Qutaishat joins Dr. Larry Muscarella and Justin Poulin to discuss his thoughts on aligning regulatory guidelines and hospital surveys with patient outcomes.  Don’t miss this episode of Transmission Control!

    • 37 min
    High Touch Surfaces and Infection Prevention in the Primary Care Office Setting

    High Touch Surfaces and Infection Prevention in the Primary Care Office Setting

    Have you ever thought about the purpose of the white paper that pulls down over the exam table when you visit your primary care physician’s office?  Do gloves give the general public and healthcare practitioners a false sense of security?  How do we ensure that cleaning and disinfection processes have been done correctly in Primary Care offices?  Jim Gauthier joins Dr. Larry Muscarella and Justin Poulin to discuss his thoughts on establishing a higher visible commitment to infection prevention and...

    • 47 min

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