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From improving safety in theatres through checklists, to the latest research on protein removal on surgical instruments, the National Performance Advisory Group’s conference on Theatres and Decontamination will aim to drive improvement. This year’s event will focus on efficiency and safe practice in the workplace.
It is estimated that there are around 123,000 cases of sepsis in England every year, resulting in around 36,900 deaths. In the fight against sepsis, modern haematology and haemostasis technology can assist in providing an early diagnosis of this devastating condition.
This year is the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife’. But how can we move towards universal health coverage and tackle shortages of nursing staff across the globe? Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses the state of world nursing and the deep-seated problems affecting nursing globally.
Pure water plays a vital role in the decontamination of equipment within hospitals and healthcare facilities. It is essential in helping prevent the spread of resistant pathogens, as well as ensuring the long-term performance of essential endoscopes and medical instruments.
As the Middle East’s leading healthcare platform, Arab Health attracts a high level of UK clinicians, clinics and healthcare technology companies every year. Over 4,000 companies will exhibit at the flagship event in January 2020, from 64 different countries across the world.
Artificial intelligence-powered cardiovascular diagnostic systems are currently entering the market, with promises to improve both patient outcomes and the wellbeing of clinicians. Ross Upton, the founder of Ultromics, provides an insight into how AI could alleviate stress and burnout for clinicians operating within cardiology.
Contaminated flexible endoscopes are medical devices which may be associated with outbreaks of healthcare-associated infection.1 To minimise this risk, effective cleaning and disinfection of flexible endoscopes must be undertaken. Dr Tim Sandle explains why, for this process to be effective, several steps need to be followed in a controlled manner.
With the build enabled by business development funds from the city council and fitted out with leased equipment, the new and impressive sterile services department at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an exemplar of best practice and marks both a career high and a swansong for one of its creators.
The Clinical Services Journal provides an overview of the latest insights into the state of care in the UK – from performance in emergency medicine and cancer care, to inpatient mental health and learning disability services. According to the CQC, pressures are being felt across all health and care settings…