Infection Prevention Spotlight

         Podcast

 

hosted by

 

Kara Mullane

Infection Preventionist

RN, MSN, CIC

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This podcast can help!

 

I know how hard it can be to find time to keep up, be heard, and connect -- so let me help.

 

Join me here each week as we explore today's most pressing infection-prevention challenges and meet the amazing practitioners, researchers, and industry leaders working to solve them.

You're not alone out there! Meet me here each week and we'll support each other on our way to better health outcomes for everyone. 

~ Kara

Episode 30

November 3, 2020

The Research Behind Infection Prevention:

Do Care Bundles Really Stop SSIs?


Today is all about surgical site infection prevention bundles! We bring you two important AJIC summaries from the Nov 2020 issue and then Dr. Mohamed Yassin and I share our thoughts and experiences with bundle implementation and effectiveness.

This episode brought to by the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) and Infection Prevention Spotlight.

Episode 29

October 8, 2020

The Research Behind Infection Prevention:

Cost of Prevention vs. Infection — And The Winner Is?


Meet physician & Infection Preventionist Dr. Mohamed Yassin & hear his key summaries from the October 2020 American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC): cost of nfection vs. prevention and then aerosol-disinfection of bacterial spores.

This episode brought to by the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) and Infection Prevention Spotlight.

Episode 28

September 3, 2020

The Research Behind Infection Prevention:

Meet AJIC's new Editor-in-Chief and then hear about two important new C. diff. prevention articles in this month's AJIC.

This episode brought to you by the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) and Infection Prevention Spotlight.

Episode 27

August 3, 2020

The Research Behind Infection Prevention:

Safer N95 usage by healthcare workers was achieved with "Reflective Practice Intervention" respiratory protection training -- find out how!

 

This episode brought to you by the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) and Infection Prevention Spotlight.

Episode 26

June 25, 2020

The Research Behind Infection Prevention:

Bacterial load on privacy curtains and their potential role as reservoirs of bacterial pathogens.

This episode brought to you by the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) and Infection Prevention Spotlight.

Episode 25

January 31, 2020

Infection Prevention Basics Work

Against the New Coronavirus Too!

Episode 24

November 22, 2019

The Research Behind Infection Prevention: 

CIED Infection Prevention with Antibacterial Envelopes

Episode 23

October 18, 2019

It's the time of year again to review and celebrate our successes in keeping patients safe from infection -- and to get a jump on the fresh challenges ahead!

Episode 22

August 6, 2019

The Research Behind Infection Prevention: 
Reducing CAUTIs with Chlorhexidine Cleaning

Episode 21

July 31, 2019

The Research Behind Infection Prevention: 
MRSA Decolonization

Episode 20

April 19, 2019

Don't Get Sick in the Hospital
-- From the Hospital!

Episode 19

March 13, 2018

The Peggy Lillis Foundation's Work to Stop C. difficile:
An Interview with Christian John Lillis   

Episode 18

March 12, 2018

Hand Hygiene Citations?

Episode 17

February 25, 2018

Kara Reads the Abstract!
 

[Feb 2018, Vol 46 No 2 | Dec 2017 Vol 45 No 12] A baumannii Outbreak in the NICU and Blue blub microbial profile.

Episode 16

February 13, 2018

What You Need to Know About Sepsis:
Interview with Thomas Heymann of Sepsis Alliance

Episode 15

February 1, 2018

Kara Reads the Abstract! 

 

[Nov & Dec 2017, Vol 45, No 11 & 12] Improving Central Line Maintenance and Nurse Driven CAUTI Prevention.

Episode 14

January 29, 2018

Is Your Hand Hygiene Really Effective?
Interview with Dr. Tamas Haidegger on the Semmelweis' hand hygiene system

Episode 13

January 23, 2018

Kara Reads the Abstract! 

[Dec 2017, Vol 45, No 12] A national collaborative approach to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections in nursing homes: A qualitative assessment; Successful strategy to decrease indwelling catheter utilization rates in an academic medical intensive care unit.

Episode 13

January 23, 2018

Kara Reads the Abstract! 

[Dec 2017, Vol 45, No 12] A national collaborative approach to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections in nursing homes: A qualitative assessment; Successful strategy to decrease indwelling catheter utilization rates in an academic medical intensive care unit.

Episode 12

January 21, 2018

The Flu and You!

Episode 11

November 17, 2017

Kara Reads the Abstract! 

 

[Oct 2017, Vol 45, No 10] Prospective clinical trial to assess peripheral venous catheter-related phlebitis using needleless connectors in a surgery department; Outbreak of imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in different wards at a regional hospital related to untrained bedside caregivers.

Episode 10

November 17, 2017

My Journey to Infection Prevention Spotlight

Episode 9

November 4, 2017

Kara Reads the Abstract! 

 

[Aug 2017, Vol 45, No 8] Risk Factors of cardiac device infection: Glove contamination during device procedures and Identification of low, high, and super gelers and barriers to hand hygiene among intensive care unit nurses.

Episode 8

October 31, 2017

Interview with Nurse-Inventor Neil Morris, 
Creator of the Single-Use Disposable Wash Basin Liner 

Episode 7

October 26, 2017

Kara Reads the Abstract! 

 

[Oct 2017, Vol 45, No 10] Healthcare worker perspectives of their motivation to reduce health care-associate infections and Bacterial biofilm-based catheter-associated urinary tract infections: Causative pathogens and antibiotic resistance.

Episode 6

October 16, 2017

C.difficile Prevention: Beyond the Basics

Episode 5

October 16, 2017

Kara Reads the Abstract! 

 

[Sept 2017, Vol 45, No 8] Efficacy of the WHO recommended hand washing technique and a modified washing technique to remove C.diff from hands; Hand Hygiene compliance in a universal gloving setting.

Episode 4

August 7, 2017

Germ Theory and Hand Hygiene

Episode 3

October 13, 2017

Kara Reads the Abstract! 

 

[Sept 2017, Volume 45, Number 9] Inappropriate CNA glove us in long term care; Transmission of MRSA to HCW gown and gloves during care at a VA nursing home; Can patient Hand Hygiene have an impact on C.diff at an academic medical center. 

Episode 2

August 18, 2017

Infection Preventionist's Role in Antibiotic Stewardship:
An Interview with Sue Barnes

Episode 1

August 7, 2017

Welcome to the Infection Prevention Spotlight Podcast!