Hygiene & infection prevention network

Hygiene & infection prevention network

The global effort of the Hygiene & infection prevention network links clinical expertise and resources, aiding hygiene improvement efforts in your healthcare communities. The podcast provides cutting-edge research conducted with integrity as a way to reduce infections worldwide.


April 3, 2022 29 min

Professor Kjeld Møller Pedersen is a health economist and one of the leading experts in estimating the costs of healthcare-associated infections. He is working at the University of Southern Denmark in the Department of Business and Economics and has published more than 400 papers and authored 17 books.

On why it is crucial to prevent healthcare-associated infections:
"People  do not realize that we have a surprisingly high numbe...

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On the episode is Kelly Schmidtke.

Dr. Kelly Schmidtke is a psychologist and a PhD in experimental psychology. She is currently an assistant professor at Warwick Medical School in England. She is the author of several book chapters and research papers. 

On decision making
"Our brain doesn't make decisions, we make decisions, as people. And we have to own our decisions, not cast them off to our brain did all the hard work for u...

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On the episode is Amina Al-Jardani and Amal Saif Al-Maani.

Dr. Amina Al-Jardani is a Senior consultant microbiologist and the Director of the Central Public Health Laboratories under the Ministry of Health of Oman. She is leading the work of the national reference laboratories involved in the detection of infectious agents.

Dr. Amal Saif Al-Maani is a Senior consultant pediatrician of infectious diseases and the Director of the Infec...

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On the podcast is Bob Klaber.

Dr. Bob Klaber is a  Consultant Paediatrician & Director of Strategy, Research & Innovation at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He has a strong interest in behavioral insights work and leadership development. 
Bob is a true role model when it comes to kindness. In the episode, he explains the value of kindness in delivering outstanding care and cultivating kindness in our organizations to ...

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On the podcast is Rosie Bartel.

Rosie Bartel is a widow, a mother, and a grandmother. In this episode, she shares her personal story.

In 2009, Rosie underwent a total knee replacement that developed into an MRSA staph infection. The Healthcare-Associated Infection led to 55 surgeries, 200+ hospitalizations, and 100 blood transfusions. She has had sepsis and septic shock 12 times. Finally, she underwent a right leg amputation abo...

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On the podcast is Cindie Maagaard

Today's guest is Dr. Cindie Maagaard, an associate professor at the Department of Language and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark. She holds a Ph.D. in postmodern English literature. Since 2010, her passion for narratives has turned to investigate organizational communication. Since 2016 her research has increasingly focused on how narratives are used in contexts of health and m...

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On the podcast is Nanja Holland Hansen.

Nanja is a psychologist and one of the leading compassion experts in Denmark.

She has worked at Stanford University and Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet. She is a senior instructor at the Compassion Institute in California and the Co-developer of the Compassion Training Certification Program for professionals at Aarhus University. Nanja has also published several books and resear...

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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 memb...

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On the podcast is Seven Aghdassi.

Seven works at the Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine at the recognized Charité University Hospital in Berlin. Seven has a particular interest and specialized knowledge in automated cluster detection and automated surveillance systems. He has worked with the World Health Organization to develop the Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Framework (IPACF).

Additionally, Seven recen...

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On the podcast is Pierre Parneix.

Pierre, a French medical doctor, has specialized in public health and infection control since 1992. He is the president of the French Society for Hospital Hygiene and heads up the southwestern France healthcare-associated infection control center based at the Bordeaux university hospital. Pierre was also one of the members of the COVID-19 commission for France for President Macron.

Pierre focuses his...

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This episode is dedicated to all the frontline health care professionals who have shown immense courage every day during the covid 19 pandemic. Despite tough times, they overcome extraordinary challenges and save lives.

On the podcast is Mette Find Andersen.

Mette is an ICU nurse at one of the largest intensive care units in Denmark. She has also been the hygiene coordinator in the ward for more than eight years. During the beginning...

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On the podcast is Brett Mitchell.

Brett is a professor of nursing at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of infection prevention and control.

Professor Mitchell has extensive clinical experience and strong academic skills with 150 peer-reviewed publications and oral conference presentations. He has authored several books and has been a speaker at numerous conferences i...

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On the episode is Sille Krukow.

Sille is a Nudge and behavioral Design Expert, a keynote speaker, TV Host, and Guest Lecturer across universities in the US, Sweden, the UK, and Spain.

Sille has more than 15 years of experience conducting behavioral design studies, nudging consumers towards a greener and safer decision-making. She is credited as the developer of the Krukow methodology for generating nudge-based solutions for busines...

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October 6, 2021 16 min

On this podcast, we are pleased to share a collection of short conversations with the researchers from the International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, Switzerland, between 14 – 17th September.

ICPIC offers a unique platform for researchers and experts worldwide to share their knowledge and practices concerning the prevention of healthcare-associated infections and control of antimicrobial resist...

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On the episode is Patricia Stone. Patricia is a professor ​​of Health Policy at the Columbia University School of Nursing. She directs the School of Nursing’s Center for Health Policy and the Center for Improving Palliative Care for Vulnerable Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions. 

For the past two decades, the majority of her research has focused on the prevention of infections in vulnerable adults across healthcare settings. Sh...

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On the podcast is Adrian Barnett. Adrian is a professor of statistics at the School of Public Health at the Queensland University of Technology. Adrian is the past president of the Statistical Society of Australia. He has published almost 300 peer-reviewed articles and is the author of two books.

Today's episode discusses integrity in research. You will hear about ethical considerations when conducting research and learn about ...

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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 ...

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On the podcast is Mary-Louise McLaws. Mary-Louise is a professor of Epidemiology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and an Advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Her expertise includes Infection prevention and control, surveillance, hospital infection, outbreaks, and patient safety. 

Mary-Louise performed the first national prevalence survey of healthcare-associated infections. She developed the firs...

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On the podcast is Dr. Seif Salem Al-Abri, the Director-General for Disease Surveillance and Control at the Ministry of Health of Oman. Seif is a practicing consultant in Infectious Diseases at the Royal hospital of Oman, and he has been the head of the infectious diseases department and head of medicine.

He has done his training at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He is an accredited...

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On the podcast is Inge Kristensen. Inge is the Chief Executive at the Danish Society for Patient Safety. She is an experienced leader in healthcare and social services, dedicated to quality improvement and patient safety. Inge has extensive experience in leading large-scale projects in hospitals and community care and creating cross-sectoral collaboration focusing on quality improvement. Inge is an experienced moderator, public spe...

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