Infection Prevention in Conversation


Contact precautions and multidrug resistant microorganisms

Season 2, Ep. 2

Gemma Winzor talks with Gonzalo Bearman (Professor of Infectious Diseases at Virginia Commonwealth University, Editor in Chief of Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology) about his work on contact precautions for the control of endemic multidrug resistant organisms in healthcare settings. The conversation takes in the importance of horizontal and vertical IPC measures, adverse outcomes associated with isolation and contact precautions, cost-savings and customer satisfaction, and the research still to be done in the field.

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IPC challenges in low-income settings

Season 2, Ep. 1
In this episode of Infection Prevention in Conversation, Gemma talks to Gwendoline L. Chimhini, Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Health at the University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Felicity Fitzgerald, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, working between UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and the Biomedical Research and Training Institute in Harare, Zimbabwe.Today we will be discussing the challenges for infection prevention and control professionals working in lower-income settings, the challenges and innovations to be found in the neonatal ward Gwendoline manages in Zimbabwe, and the impact of the Neotree app, initially developed with a grant from the Healthcare Infection Society.“Before Neotree we were working in the dark. Now, we have switched on the light - at least we can see the room in which we are working.” - Gwendoline L. ChimhiniEpisode links:For more information on how to support Neotree, or work with them, please visit HIS support your next research project? Find out more about our funding and awards.Felicity's blog about Neotree.Published work:Herbeć et al. Barriers and facilitators to infection prevention and control in a neonatal unit in Zimbabwe – a theory-driven qualitative study to inform design of a behaviour change intervention Journal of Hospital Infection. 2020. Volume 106(4), 804-811. Chiminhi et al. Auditing use of antibiotics in Zimbabwean neonates Infection Prevention in Practice. 2020. Volume 2(2)Article collection Infection prevention and control in low-resource settings: the need for the local, the contextual and the pragmatic, with editorial commentary from Gwendoline and Felicity.If you’re on twitter, please follow us @jhieditor and @ipip_open to get updates on further podcasts and papers as they are published by the journals. Find out more about the Healthcare Infection Society here.