Hygiene & infection prevention network

Peter Wilson on anti-microbial stewardship and infection control (United Kingdom)

December 28, 2020 Sani nudge Clinical Advisory Team Season 1 Episode 5
Hygiene & infection prevention network
Peter Wilson on anti-microbial stewardship and infection control (United Kingdom)
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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 stewardshipe good cleaning, and good hand hygie,ne it is possible to prevent thefrom m 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