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#5 Peter Wilson on anti-microbial stewardship and infection control

December 28, 2020 Sani nudge Clinical Advisory Team Season 1 Episode 5
Hygiene & Infection Prevention Network
#5 Peter Wilson on anti-microbial stewardship and infection control
Chapters
1:13
The role of a consultant microbiologist
5:39
Prevention of hospital-acquired infections studies
10:06
The centralization of hospitals
13:51
Antimicrobial stewardship
16:20
Innovation in healthcare
Hygiene & Infection Prevention Network
#5 Peter Wilson on anti-microbial stewardship and infection control
Dec 28, 2020 Season 1 Episode 5
Sani nudge Clinical Advisory Team

On the podcast is Peter Wilson a consultant microbiologist at the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he has been working since 1990. His primary focus is on antibiotic advice and infection control in critical care. He has dedicated a great deal of his time and research to the treatment and prevention of transmission of hospital-acquired infections.

In the podcast he discusses the treatment and prevention of transmission of hospital-acquired infections, innovations in healthcare, and antimicrobial chemotherapy. 

A few key takeaways: 

Peter on hand hygiene in healthcare

“There is a difference in hand hygiene when an individual thinks that they are being observed, and when they are not being observed.”

Peter on carbapenem resistant gram-negative bacteria

“They can be very difficult to treat, there is a very limited range of antibiotics that can be used to deal with them…if you have good antimicrobial stewardship, you have good cleaning, and good hand hygiene it is possible to prevent them spreading. In addition, if you use a diversity of antibiotics, that helps too.”

We apologize for any small buzzes in the podcast as this was recorded remotely to be mindful of COVID19 social distancing guidelines across Europe. 

 

Show Notes Chapter Markers

On the podcast is Peter Wilson a consultant microbiologist at the University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he has been working since 1990. His primary focus is on antibiotic advice and infection control in critical care. He has dedicated a great deal of his time and research to the treatment and prevention of transmission of hospital-acquired infections.

In the podcast he discusses the treatment and prevention of transmission of hospital-acquired infections, innovations in healthcare, and antimicrobial chemotherapy. 

A few key takeaways: 

Peter on hand hygiene in healthcare

“There is a difference in hand hygiene when an individual thinks that they are being observed, and when they are not being observed.”

Peter on carbapenem resistant gram-negative bacteria

“They can be very difficult to treat, there is a very limited range of antibiotics that can be used to deal with them…if you have good antimicrobial stewardship, you have good cleaning, and good hand hygiene it is possible to prevent them spreading. In addition, if you use a diversity of antibiotics, that helps too.”

We apologize for any small buzzes in the podcast as this was recorded remotely to be mindful of COVID19 social distancing guidelines across Europe. 

 

The role of a consultant microbiologist
Prevention of hospital-acquired infections studies
The centralization of hospitals
Antimicrobial stewardship
Innovation in healthcare