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RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

What’s next for the Nightingale equipment?

As the process of decommissioning starts, thousands of pieces of equipment need to be moved – but where to? Matthew Pinder discusses the potential strategies.

Reducing harm by empowering movement

Drawing on the latest evidence, Caroline Fallon and Mary Muir provide a critical evaluation of patient safety challenges and strategies for reducing harm.

Increasing endoscopy capacity for Royal Derby

Endoscope washer-disinfectors from Wassenburg have helped the Royal Derby Hospital to ensure the highest standards of patient safety, while increasing efficiency and capacity

Advancing monitoring in critical care

An insight into an innovative imaging device that uses artificial intelligence to provide safer resection of brain tumours.

Never Events: reviewing the criteria

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has called into question a number of clinical incidents which attract the title of ‘Never Events’.

Radiology: coping with rising demand

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, radiologists have been facing year-on-year rising demand. University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust has been using technology to respond.

Role of pure water for effective decontamination

Kalpesh Shah outlines the issues that need to be considered when implementing a purified water system.

Best practice to avoid contamination transfer

Nadine Bellamy-Thomas discusses the best practice approaches to minimise the risk of contamination transfer during reprocessing of medical devices, instrumentation and PPE.

AI becoming ‘weapon’ in fight against HCAIs

John Langton, PhD, argues that AI holds huge potential in infection prevention. The technology could have a major impact on identifying patients at most risk of infections, as well as improving patient outcomes.

Decontamination in the COVID era

Tautvydas Karitonas discusses the critical challenges for healthcare sectors that arose as a result of the pandemic – from reprocessing of PPE to environmental decontamination.

Improving hygiene in endoscopy

At ESGE Days 2021*, Pentax Medical hosted a symposium to hear from key opinion leaders on Scientific Perspectives on Hygiene Innovation in Endoscopy. The majority of the insights shared in this article were presented during this symposium

Good skin health vital for hand hygiene compliance

Healthcare workers’ hands have always been at the forefront of infection prevention, but one of the most common barriers to good hand hygiene technique among healthcare professionals is skin irritation.

Automated technology for infection prevention

Howard Wilkinson discusses the role of technology in infection prevention, from autonomous robots to hand hygiene compliance monitors.

Early detection of pressure injury/ulcer risk

Caroline Fallon provides an insight into the risk factors for pressure injuries/ulcers, current guidance on prevention and management, as well as the importance of early detection.

Post-Brexit: medical device compliance

Ed Ball offers an insight into the post-Brexit implications for medical device compliance.

Driving improvement in infusion safety

Reports suggest that smart pumps reduce but do not eliminate drug infusion errors. So, how can the risks associated with smart pump use be effectively managed and patient safety improved?

Quality improvement during COVID-19

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS provides an insight into quality improvement efforts during the pandemic and the important lessons learned.

Securing a positive technology legacy

The Health Foundation has published research on user’s views on the use of technology during the pandemic. While the responses were largely positive, not everyone was convinced that the increased use of technology represented ‘quality care’.

NHS faces ‘exodus’, IPPR warns Government

A new poll has found that 1 in 4 healthcare staff – equivalent to 330,000 workers – are ‘more likely’ to leave the NHS in England after a year of pandemic pressure.

The hidden victims of the COVID pandemic

Martin Usher, a member of the Major Trauma Group, argues that the need for increased access to rehabilitation services has never been more important as the NHS recovers from the impact of the pandemic.

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