Department of Infection Control and Hospital Hygiene, Stockholm and Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Susanne Wiklund became a Registered Nurse in 1980. She’s a Nurse specialist in intensive care, anesthetics and primary health care. Susanne is working as an Infection Control Nurse at the Department of Infection Control and Hospital Hygiene in Stockholm, Sweden. She has a Diploma in Infection Control and a Master of Public Health. She is also a researcher at the Division of Infectious Diseases at Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden. Her Doctoral dissertation took place in 2015 with the thesis “Carriage of ESBL (Extended Spectrum Beta-lactamases) -producing bacteria – knowledge, emotional impact and risk assessment”. Her research area concerns the human perspective and consequences of a carriership of ESBL. The studies highlight in what ways antibiotic-resistant bacteria affects different groups in the population – citizens, patients and healthcare staff.