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RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

Supporting ostomy and continence care teams

Dr. Terri Porrett and Karen Tomlin highlight the results of a survey of ostomy and continence care teams and reveal how the pandemic has impacted staff and services.

TRexit: tackling delays in cancer diagnosis

‘TRexit’ is a national initiative that could see a move away from transrectal (TRUS) biopsy, requiring an anaesthetic, to performing transperineal biopsy under local anaesthetic.

Role of antimicrobial sutures in tackling SSI

Evidence suggests that antimicrobial sutures can significantly reduce rates of surgical site infection and should be a key component of a care bundle to prevent SSIs. So how can we overcome potential barriers to adoption & is the extra cost worth it?

Overhaul needed to tackle workforce burnout

A Committee of MPs has warned that workforce burnout presents an “extraordinarily dangerous risk” to the functioning of health & social care. The findings of the report, which are summarised here, reveal the situation has reached “emergency levels'

Strategies for reducing the risk of Never Events

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses the prevalence of never events in theatres, the barriers to safer surgery and the strategies that can drive improvement.

Diagnostics vital to tackle AMR

In the background of COVID-19, there is another silent pandemic growing – the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Evaluating current sanitation methods

The COVID-19 outbreak has seen a surge in products claiming to be ‘effective at killing the Sars-Cov-2 virus’. However, many common disinfectant solutions making this bold claim may not be as effective as people are led to believe.

Efficiency and safety in medicines management

Sara Dalmasso reflects how automating the medication management process has been supporting hospitals during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

A guide for hospitals on meeting UDI regulations

Christopher Ogden provides an overview of the Unique Device Identification regulations, what they mean for hospitals and the options that can be considered.

Sponge device to ease endoscopy waiting lists

Consultant gastroenterologist, Rehan Haidry, provides an insight into a minimally invasive device that could help improve cancer detection, while reducing the need for aerosol-generating endoscopies.

Calls to fast-track medical technology

A new report by the Medical Technology Group (MTG) recommends a new model for adoption of innovative treatments and calls for medical technologies to be fast-tracked in the same way as pharmaceuticals.

Contemplating a switch to multi-use PPE?

Richard O’Brien, commercial director, healthcare and hospitality, at Elis, examines the impact of the pandemic and what this means for surgical textiles and reusable PPE.

Artificial intelligence: advancing brain surgery

Anne Blackwood, chief executive, Health Enterprise East (HEE) provides an insight into an innovative imaging device that uses artificial intelligence to provide safer resection of brain tumours.

Tackling HCAIs: the role of patient isolation

Yvonne Carter believes that temporary isolation solutions could provide the answer to address COVID-19 transmission in hospitals, as well as to contain other healthcare-associated infections, in the future.

Advancing monitoring in critical care

At a new, state-of-the-art specialist and critical care centre in South Wales, an advanced patient monitoring solution is supporting care for some of the most critically ill patients.

Infection control for ICUs in the COVID era

Haroon Waqar-Uddin explores the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on ICUs, with particular emphasis on infection prevention and control, and the evolution of personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to nosocomial infection.

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.

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