The 14th Annual Infection Prevention Conference is taking place in Bournemouth from the 17-19 October 2022. Organised by the Infection Prevention Society, themes this year are critical to the IPC agenda and include ‘Climate Change and Sustainability’, ‘Out of Hospital Care’ and ‘Communicating IPC messages’.
Among the highlights include a presentation by Hugh Montgomery, who will discuss the topic of climate change and what we can do in relation to IPC to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Hugh works as a consultant Intensivist in London and is a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine at UCL where he also directs the Centre for Human Health and Performance. Hugh has chaired the two Lancet Commissions on Human Health and Climate Change; has briefed policymakers internationally; and co-leads the UCL MSc module on climate and health.
Other topics include:
- Lessons from a decade of managing C. difficile
- The importance of choosing our words carefully when communicating HCAI and AMR
- Antimicrobial Stewardship: a field ripe for nursing leadership
- The first worldwide survey in healthcare environmental hygiene
- Nosocomial COVID-19: how do we live with the virus in hospitals?
Visitors to the conference and exhibition can also pick up copies of The Clinical Services Journal at the Tork stand (number 19). This latest edition features Essity’s Tork Interactive Clean Hospital Training, which takes staff through various real-world cleaning scenarios in a virtual hospital. The cleaner’s knowledge of high-touch surfaces is tested, and various tips and tricks are provided – such as the need to work from high to low so that no dirt is dislodged, plus the importance of beginning with the cleanest areas first to avoid any risk of recontamination. Visitors to IPS 2022 will be invited to try out the virtual reality training modules for themselves on the Tork stand.
For further information on the event, visit: https://www.ips.uk.net/ips-conference-2022-programme