#34 Seasoned Warriors: Navigating Infection Prevention Standards in Critical Access Hospitals
American Journal of Infection Control: Science Into Practice
by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
2w ago
Did you ever wonder how Infection Prevention Program Standards were developed for Critical Access Hospitals? In this podcast, IP experts discuss their work in customizing standards to meet the unique needs of smaller hospitals. They share the challenges faced, the importance of supporting IPs in such settings, and the role of the APIC-IP competency model. They also discus the impact of these changes on staffing, management, and critical areas like ENDO and OR. Join them as they share valuable insights and strategies that led to their success. Listen now! With special guests: Kathleen McMullen ..read more
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#33 Infection Preventionists Unplugged: Insights From Public Health, Consulting, and Academia
American Journal of Infection Control: Science Into Practice
by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
2w ago
Dive into the lesser-known realms of infection prevention as we uncover the fascinating roles of Infection Preventionists (IPs) beyond the traditional healthcare settings. Our guests are renowned experts Joan Hebden, Dana Piatek, and Dr. Katreena Merrill, who will share insights from the 2020 APIC Mega Survey, discuss their work in public health and academia, and reveal how they are striving to multiply the field of infection prevention. Learn about their paths, achievements, and the critical work they are doing in infection prevention and control. With special guests: Katreena Merrill, PhD, R ..read more
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#33 Infection Preventionists Unplugged: Insights From Public Health, Consulting, and Academia
American Journal of Infection Control: Science Into Practice
by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
1M ago
Dive into the lesser-known realms of infection prevention as we uncover the fascinating roles of Infection Preventionists (IPs) beyond the traditional healthcare settings. Our guests are renowned experts Joan Hebden, Dana Piatek, and Dr. Katreena Merrill, who will share insights from the 2020 APIC Mega Survey, discuss their work in public health and academia, and reveal how they are striving to multiply the field of infection prevention. Learn about their paths, achievements, and the critical work they are doing in infection prevention and control. With special guests: Katreena Merrill, PhD, R ..read more
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#32 Turning Chaos Into Opportunity: Surgical Site Infections in a Pandemic
American Journal of Infection Control: Science Into Practice
by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
2M ago
In this podcast episode of Science into Practice by the American Journal of Infection Control, hosts Nicki Shore and Jessica Swain have a fascinating discussion with infection prevention experts, Dr. Sara Reese and Jordan Zepeda. They discuss an interesting study about the increase in Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The experts shed light on whether supply chain disruptions and protocol changes may have contributed to the phenomenon while discussing modifiable risk factors that could impact prevention strategies. A must-listen for anyone seeking to understand the ..read more
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#31 Navigating the Link Between Ventilator-Associated Events and Strategic Weaning Protocols
American Journal of Infection Control: Science Into Practice
by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
3M ago
In this episode of the American Journal of Infection Control Podcast, host Nikki Shore speaks with Dr. Jennifer Sanguinet, Director of Infection Prevention at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, and Gerard Marshall, Manager of Infection Prevention at the same institution. They discuss their recent study on ventilator-associated events and the implementation of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Ventilator Weaning Protocol. Discover the triggers, risk factors, and categories related to ventilator-associated events, as well as how to apply the research findings in practice. Join us to l ..read more
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#30 UV Disinfection Deployment: A Quality Improvement Initiative at an Acute Care Facility
American Journal of Infection Control: Science Into Practice
by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
4M ago
Do you want to know how to improve infection prevention in your hospital? Join us as we speak to those in the field of infection prevention and control, like us, as well as other experts to learn about the latest research in the field and how you can implement it. We are talking to Casey Lewis and Victoria Crall, two senior infection preventionists at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, to discuss their quality improvement initiative strategies for deploying ultraviolet disinfection in an acute care facility. Hear about the Tru-D device used and how their partnership with the environm ..read more
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#29 Tackling C. difficile: Examining the Impact of Length of Treatment on Recurrence Rates
American Journal of Infection Control: Science Into Practice
by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
5M ago
Does longer treatment of C. difficile infection lead to fewer recurrences in patients taking concurrent antibiotics? Join us as we interview Irina Rajakumar on her research into the impact of CDI length of treatment on recurrent rates. Hear her discuss the study design and the impact of demographics such as age, clinical services, and concurrent antibiotics, and analyze if an infectious disease consultation influenced the outcome. Tune in to learn more about her work and how it can be applied to practice. With special guest: Irina Rajakumar, Infectious Disease and Antimicrobial Stewardship Pha ..read more
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#28 A Tale of Two Hospitals: Investigating the Salmonella Javiana Outbreak
American Journal of Infection Control: Science Into Practice
by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
7M ago
Have you ever wondered how infection prevention professionals investigate and mitigate food-borne illnesses? Join us to hear from Lisa Stancill and Madison Ponder on their study of a Salmonella Javiana outbreak in two hospitals. As they discuss the methodological challenges and lessons learned, they provide insight into the impact of immunocompromised patients, collecting valid data, and how communication between hospitals and health departments occurs. Tune in to learn more about the fascinating world of infection control and prevention! With special guests: Lisa Stancill, Epidemiologist, The ..read more
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#27 Putting CHG Bathing Into Practice: A Podcast With Yvette Williams
American Journal of Infection Control: Science Into Practice
by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
8M ago
Have you ever wondered what prompted a CHG patient refusal bathing study? Join hosts Nikki Shore and Jessie Swain as the podcast "Science into Practice" dives into this topic with Yvette Williams, a nurse who studied CHG bathing in critical and non-critical areas. Hear how Yvette used her experience to create educational materials and one-on-one sessions to educate staff and foster CHG bathing compliance. Tune in to learn more! With special guest: Yvette Williams, MHA, BSN-RN, CNIV, Duke Regional Hospital ..read more
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#26 Putting Science Into Practice: A Talk with Dr. Stella Hines on Reusable Respirator Use in Healthcare"
American Journal of Infection Control: Science Into Practice
by Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
9M ago
Are you looking to learn about the latest research in the field of infection prevention and control? Join us as we speak to Dr. Stella Hines, MD, MSPH, an occupational medicine physician and pulmonologist, about her study on user acceptance and preference for a novel reusable respirator among healthcare workers. Find out the different types of reusable respiratory protective devices and why user comfort and tolerability is important for increasing compliance with respiratory protection programs. Don't miss this episode to learn and apply this new information to your work! With special guest: D ..read more
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