Coronavirus: a lecture by Martin Kiernan

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3rd April 2020

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This lecture was given to staff at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust on 26th March 2020 as part of Martin’s role back in the NHS. The below vidoes are directly linked to their YouTube channel.

The origins of coronavirus

Find out how COVID-19 compares with SARS and MERS, and how the UK compares with other countries.

How does coronavirus spread?

Martin explains how coronaviruses are released into the environment, and how they cause infection.

Precautions for coronavirus

Martin talks about the precautions needed to protect healthcare workers (and the rationale for recommendations).

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Martin talks through what PPE is needed when dealing with COVID-19 patients, and how to remove it safely.

Segregation

Martin finishes by discussing segregation of patients within Southport & Ormskirk.

About Martin Kiernan

Martin Kiernan has worked in the field of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for 30 years, most recently in the NHS as Nurse Consultant in Infection Prevention at the Trust. He has Masters Degrees in both Public Health and Clinical Research. He is also a visiting Clinical Fellow the Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London. Martin has been involved with many government initiatives, IPC groups and advisory boards including the Department of Health (England) Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-associated Infection (ARHAI) and is a past president of the UK Infection Prevention Society. Martin has presented at many conferences both in the UK and internationally and has published over 50 papers and articles in peer-reviewed journals. He now is employed as Clinical Director by GAMA Healthcare who believe that, through careful research and partnerships with healthcare practitioners, we can produce innovative solutions to everyday infection control issues and help to reduce Healthcare-associated infections. He is currently working back in the NHS, along with three of his GAMA colleagues, to support infection prevention activities.

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