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!