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City Nursing Lecturer delivers Infection Prevention Society autumn webinar

Part of its autumn 2020 series, the IPS hosted the webinar, ‘Involvement of nurses in antimicrobial stewardship: an essential component to the COVID-19 response’, from Dr Enrique Castro Sanchez.

by Shamim Quadir (Senior Communications Officer)

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) is an independent charity in the UK with a 2,000 strong member network. It’s vision is that no person is harmed by a preventable infection.

The society aims to fulfil its vision by informing, promoting and sustaining expert infection prevention policy and practice where care is delivered at local, national, and international level.

Between 12-16th of October, the IPS held its Autumn Webinar Series 2020: Recovery, Resilience, Regeneration.

As part of this series, Dr Enrique Castro Sanchez, Adult Nursing Lecturer, City, University of London, was invited to deliver his webinar: ‘Involvement of nurses in antimicrobial stewardship: an essential component to the COVID-19 response’ as part of the IPS’ commitment to communicate with, and educate, clinical professionals and the public.

The webinar can be watched in full below on Vimeo:

Dr Castro Sanchez said of his work and the autumn series:

“Infections which are difficult to treat are one of the greatest threats to global health, together with the climate crisis.

“Over the last 10 years, my work has focused on understanding how the public, patients, and healthcare workers including nurses decide when and how to use antibiotics, underlining gaps in undergraduate and postgraduate education, developing interventions, thinking how health workforce models can be more effective, and learning from what has been successful in other countries to address the challenges presented by drug-resistant infections.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has offered health services worldwide an unexpected opportunity to review the performance of their contingency plans, highlighting the importance of social and economic factors which influence how infections are transmitted.

“The IPS webinar series gave an excellent overview of current best practice and ideas about how to respond to the current outbreak and the lessons learnt for the future.”

Find out more:

Visit the Infection Prevention Society website.

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