Our first SEM-Talk was just put online. Take a look at our youtube-video showing an interview with the medical student Jürgen Alphonsus from Vienna. He shares his first experiences with hygiene in hospitals: “During my work in the field of surgery in hospitals where hygiene is of utmost importance, I was positively surprised. The majority of surgeons pays much attention to safety regulations. However, I was astonished by the carelessness of a few individual surgeons, but thankfully this is just a minority.”
Observations of medical students and young doctors help a lot in enhancing processes and procedures in hospitals and should be more taken into consideration when talking about hospital hygiene.
We will continue with our SEM-Talks – especially with regards to our 3rd Semmelweis Conference in March 2019. The Semmelweis Foundation aims to share videos related to the topics of hospital hygiene and infection prevention in the future.
SEM-Talk is an abbreviation for SEMMELWEIS Talk but the letters S – E – M also represent relevant qualities needed to combat healthcare associated infections: safety, empowerment and motivation. In that sense – let us be inspired by Dr. Semmelweis as well as by all initiatives and healthcare workers for whom patient safety is a matter of great importance.