On the podcast is Maria Vandbakk-Ruether. Maria is an infectious disease expert and hygiene doctor. As the section leader of the hygiene department at the Vestfold Hospital in the Southeastern part of Norway, she has hands-on experience with infection prevention and control.
Maria’s passion is antibiotic stewardship and the teaching of basic hygiene principles. Today’s episode will focus on these crucial topics and their impact on global organizational health.
On servicing patients with multiresistant bacterias.
By the time you get involved in such patients, you cannot do much to help a patient. This helplessness is such a bad feeling that you just can’t help a patient.
On learning from each other in hygiene measures
I think it is important to combine practical and simulation training. You have to learn how to identify risks and preventative measures and understand how germs spread and the difference between contact and airborne spreading.