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RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

Falsified medicines and the hospital setting

The EU Falsified Medicines Directive (EU FMD) introduced new requirements for hospitals to verify the authenticity of prescription medicines.

COVID-19: the impact of health inequalities

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the stark inequalities that exist in society. Black and Asian ethnic groups, people from deprived areas and the elderly have been disproportionately affected by the virus, with a higher risk of mortality.

Managing devices during COVID-19 crisis

RFiD technology has been helping the clinical engineering department at Plymouth NHS Trust effectively manage medical devices during the pandemic. Now the Trust plans to roll out the technology to other areas, including sterile services.

COVID-19: supporting the NHS recovery

With demand increasing and capacity limited, how can private service providers, suppliers and partners support the nation’s public health system at this time?

Improving safety for neonatal patients

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust has improved safety for neonatal patients and transformed workflows, by implementing an Sp02 dashboard.

Safe management of plus size patients

In the UK, there were approximately 900,000 obesity related hospital admissions from 2018 to 2019. Mary Muir provides a comprehensive guide to the safe management and transportation of plus sized patients throughout their care pathway

Progressing safety in scope decontamination

UK hospitals have come a long way in improving endoscope reprocessing over the past 20 years, but could AIdrive further improvements in the future? Ronald and Arno Wassenburg believe that data will be the key to improving patient safety.

Timing cardiac surgery in patients with COVID

Surgery in patients diagnosed with COVID-19 infection carries significant mortality and morbidity but the appropriate waiting period before surgical intervention after recovering from COVID-19 is not known.

GSTT reduces infections with SSI protocol

Good, progressive SSI pathways have helped protect patients and reduce the risk of SSIs. Rachel Harding offers an insight into the implementation of an effective protocol for skin preparation, which has helped improve patient outcomes.

Tackling ED overcrowding with point of care testing

Clare Bailey, from the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) describes how the use of point of care testing for a range of indications has led to faster diagnoses and improved patient experience at Queen’s hospital

Optimising lighting for surgical specialties

Lindsay Keeley, patient safety and quality lead, for the Association for Perioperative Practice, provides an insight into the importance of surgical lighting and the demands surgical specialties have on theatre lighting.

First Do No Harm: key recommendations

It is clear that the voice of the patient needs to be louder and must be heard, to ensure lessons are learned, says Kate Woodhead RGN DMS.

Improving outcomes in TOE probe reprocessing

Although procedures involving transesophageal (TOE) ultrasound probes are associated with a low rate of patient infection, they can be a potential source of infection from contaminated equipment.

Moving from a blame culture to a just culture

As highlighted by NHS England with the NHS People Plan1 , healthcare organisations that prioritise workforce wellbeing will be better placed to put lessons learnt from the coronavirus pandemic into practice.

Identifying deterioration using AI technology

The pandemic is accelerating adoption of AI-technology capable of automating the capture of vital signs and proactively identifying patients at risk of deterioration

The process challenge: it looks clean, but is it?

Pawel de Sternberg Stojalowski MSc, BSc, MBA presents a case study which demonstrates the value of using process challenge devices designed to simulate cleaning of heavily soiled instruments in automated washers.

Tackling COVID-19 risk via hospital beds

Silver Türk PhD discusses how hospital pillows can pose a potential risk of COVID-19 transmission and how to mitigate the risk.

Four lessons of the pandemic

The pandemic has motivated incredible change across clinical services, accelerating innovation in some areas and disrupting it in others. Tautvydas Karitonas considers the four infection and prevention control lessons we have learnt from the pandemic

The case for better OR communication

Technology-led procedures have an important role to play in improving patient outcomes. However, they also present challenges in terms of the quality and timing of essential team communication. Tom Downes reports.

Blood clot prevention in COVID patients

Bernard Ross explains how a medical device has been providing life threatening blood clot prevention for hospitalised patients with COVID-19 and discusses the emerging data that now suggests the virus is an endothelial disease.

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Upcoming Events

AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

Bournemouth
17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
3rd November 2022

MEDICA 2022

Dusseldorf Germany
14th November - 17th November

Future Surgery 2022

ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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