Webbinarium IFIC

APIC and IFIC: Environmental Sustainability

February 5, 2024 @ 10:00 am ET


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Professor Mahmood Bhutta, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK


Throw It Away


How infection control practice destroys planetary health and fuels labour abuse. The move to disposable goods in healthcare has contributed to infection scares. I will highlight the consequences to our planet and to labour abuse from linear supply chains, and how we can tackle the issue.




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Description automatically generated Dr. Jon Otter, Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK


Is IPC the Enemy of Sustainability?


In this presentation Jon will examine sustainability from an IPC specialist’s perspective, including why IPC and sustainability don’t always get on. He will explain the processes by which IPC teams can look for “win-wins” that satisfy both priorities and will provide some change ideas to get IPC practitioners thinking about what can be done at the local level to get teams started on this important journey.