Germs and Governance: The past, present and future of infection prevention

Germs and Governance: The past, present and future of infection prevention

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 26th Aug 2021

 Free

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

Hear about new research in the history of nursing, and find out why history is important for understanding nursing today.

Infection prevention and control has been on everyone’s minds in the last eighteen months as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world. But what do we know about its history? For the virtual launch of a new book edited by Anne Marie Rafferty, Marguerite Dupree and Fay Bound Alberti (Manchester University Press, 2021), we look at the past, present and future of infection prevention and control in healthcare.

Through short talks and online discussion with a panel of nursing historians, practitioners and policy makers, find out how the relationships between doctors and nurses, hospitals and communities, have shaped infection control practices. When and where were gloves first developed for hospital use? How did the science of bacteriology alter theories of germ transmission? And why has the critical role of nurses in the development and success of infection control measures been widely ignored?

This event is free and open to all. It will take place on Zoom. Please register to attend and a link will be circulated in advance with instructions on how to join the event. All tickets must be booked individually.

Main image credit: York County Hospital, c. 1915, Wellcome Collection


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This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 26th Aug 2021

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2021-08-26 2021-08-26 Europe/London Germs and Governance: The past, present and future of infection prevention Hear about new research in the history of nursing, and find out why history is important for understanding nursing today. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/08/26/germs-and-governance-the-past-present-and-future-of-infection-prevention-272530 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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