On the podcast is Peter Wilson.
Peter is 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 good cleaning, and good hand hygiene it is possible to prevent them from 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.