On the podcast is Hugo Sax.
Professor Hugo Sax is a medical doctor, board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases with over 20 years of experience in Infection Prevention and Control. Until 2021, he was Head of the Infection Prevention Program at the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland.
He is currently a Research Fellow at the Department of Infectious Diseases at Bern University Hospital. He is also a board member and prev. President of Swissnoso, the Swiss National Center for Infection Prevention. He is a member of the First Challenge on Patient Safety at the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Chief Medical Border Officer at Zurich Airport.
His research focuses on human factors and systems thinking in healthcare. He also created ‘My five moments for hand hygiene,’ which has become a global standard.
He teaches Human Factors to medical students and pilots and enjoys flying vintage aerobatic aircraft himself.
On infection prevention
"Now, I think we are in infection prevention 4.0. where system integration and data science are the big things"
"You have to imagine the reality of people on the ground, and then design the intervention in a way that takes into account the context of the people"
On human beings
"It's all about realizing the strengths and weaknesses of human beings"