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# 2 Hans Jørn Kolmos on why in healthcare, first, we do no harm, irrespective of excuses (Denmark)

December 01, 2020 Sani nudge Clinical Advisory Team Season 1 Episode 2
Hygiene & infection prevention network
# 2 Hans Jørn Kolmos on why in healthcare, first, we do no harm, irrespective of excuses (Denmark)
Chapters
0:54
Hans career highlights
6:41
The differences and similarities between Microbiologists and Infection Control nurses
17:19
Are we doing enough to protect our healthcare workers?
23:44
DANMASK 19 study on the efficacy of face masks
32:30
A tip for healthcare workers on infection prevention.
Hygiene & infection prevention network
# 2 Hans Jørn Kolmos on why in healthcare, first, we do no harm, irrespective of excuses (Denmark)
Dec 01, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
Sani nudge Clinical Advisory Team

On the podcast this week is Hans Jørn Kolmos. Hans has been the Chief Physician of Clinical Microbiology at Odense University Hospital and the University of Southern Denmark. He is a leading researcher in the healthcare associated infection MRSA. 

Dr. Marco Bo Hansen, Sani nudge Medical Director had the privilege to sit down with Hans as he shared career highlights spanning randomised controls in infection prevention. 

Tune in to hear about the synergies between Infection Control nurses and Microbiologists,  the efficacy of masks, and the impact of COVID-19 on other infectious diseases.

A few key takeaways:

Hans on COVID-19

·      “There is an important lesson to take on from COVID-19 and that is, it really matters if you do hand hygiene or not.  Do you remember to do it? Do you do it with the right technique? This will change the disease pattern in the future.” 

Hans on healthcare associated infections and primum non nocere – first, do no harm

·      “Irrespective that you are busy, etcetera, the first rule for every medical doctor is do no harm.” 

·      “Hospital acquired infections are a kind of harm that we put on patients… that is the issue of harm. It is important that we have this in mind all of the time. First rule. Do no harm.” 

If you work in infection prevention, this is a can’t miss podcast!

Show Notes Chapter Markers

On the podcast this week is Hans Jørn Kolmos. Hans has been the Chief Physician of Clinical Microbiology at Odense University Hospital and the University of Southern Denmark. He is a leading researcher in the healthcare associated infection MRSA. 

Dr. Marco Bo Hansen, Sani nudge Medical Director had the privilege to sit down with Hans as he shared career highlights spanning randomised controls in infection prevention. 

Tune in to hear about the synergies between Infection Control nurses and Microbiologists,  the efficacy of masks, and the impact of COVID-19 on other infectious diseases.

A few key takeaways:

Hans on COVID-19

·      “There is an important lesson to take on from COVID-19 and that is, it really matters if you do hand hygiene or not.  Do you remember to do it? Do you do it with the right technique? This will change the disease pattern in the future.” 

Hans on healthcare associated infections and primum non nocere – first, do no harm

·      “Irrespective that you are busy, etcetera, the first rule for every medical doctor is do no harm.” 

·      “Hospital acquired infections are a kind of harm that we put on patients… that is the issue of harm. It is important that we have this in mind all of the time. First rule. Do no harm.” 

If you work in infection prevention, this is a can’t miss podcast!

Hans career highlights
The differences and similarities between Microbiologists and Infection Control nurses
Are we doing enough to protect our healthcare workers?
A tip for healthcare workers on infection prevention.