5thWebinar - IMPROVING SAFETY OF CARE IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND AFTERWARDS - ASP University

This is the fifth and last webinar dedicated to Safety of Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic and
afterwards, presented by ASP Medical Education.

17th December 2020

ROUND TABLE
ROUND TABLE

Dr. Carlos Palos | Infection Control Comission Coordinator | Beatriz Angelo Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal

Dr. Walter Zingg | Infection Prevention and Control & Intensive Care Consultant | Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland

Mr Trevor Duffy | Decontamination Lead & CSSD Manager | Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Ireland

Dr. Javier Valdes Hernandez | Consultant General and Digestive Surgery Department Colorectal Surgery Department  | Virgen Macarena University Hospital Spain

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WEBINAR STATISTICS
AUDIENCE FEEBACK
Thanks to ASP for organizing this webinar.
I think it was a very balanced presentation and fair approach to thr onging global uncertainty in which we all have to somehow navigate.
SPEAKER QUOTE
"WHO calls on industry and governments to increase manufacturing of PPE by 40% to meet rising global demand."
MAIN TOPICS
Thinking global, acting local:
answering to a new challenge.
Infection prevention and control practices:
more than PPE's.
Sterilization and central sterile services departments:
old and new challenges.
Surgical challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic:
new rules and pathways.
TAKE HOME
MESSAGES
  • Healthcare-associated COVID-19 is common.
  • Most healthcare workers get COVID-19 outside work or inside work by unprotected and close contacts with peers – not from patients.
  • Personal protective equipment is effective against SARS-CoV-2 transmission when applied correctly.
  • In a pandemic, the policy must drive research, not the other way round.
  • There are no excuses to discourage the public from wearing masks in crowded situations where social distancing cannot be maintained.