COVID Q&A with Dr. Michael Bell; and Dr. Kyran Quinlan Advocates for Safer Microwaves
In this episode Michael Bell, MD, deputy director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, joins the podcast to answer listener questions about COVID-19. He tells hosts Dr. David Hill and Dr. Joanna Parga-Belinkie about Project Firstline, the national collaborative led by the CDC to provide infection control training and education to health care workers. The hosts also welcome Dr. Kyran Quinlan about his article on the dangers of microwave oven doors to children.
Guest, Michael Bell, MD
Dr. Bell is the deputy director of CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion and the lead physician for Project Firstline. Dr. Bell’s career has focused on investigating and preventing transmission of healthcare-associated illnesses for hospital staff and patients. He has been instrumental in advancing evidence-based programs for prevention of antibiotic resistance and improvements in safe medical practices.
Guest, Kyran Quinlan, MD
Dr. Kyran Quinlan is an academic general pediatrician and past Chair of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Injury Violence and Poison Prevention. He is Professor of Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Quinlan has published numerous studies on child safety in the peer-reviewed periodicals.