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One of the UK’s first fully integrated digital National Early Warning Score 2 (NEWS2) e-vital signs installations has been successfully rolled out, using Mindray’s technology, helping speedupdetection of patient deterioration in the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - ultimately saving lives.
Within the healthcare system, an ever increasing number of minimally invasive techniques are now possible. Wolfgang Merkens, Schülke & Mayr GmbH warns that without effective and thorough cleaning, it is not possible to adequately disinfect the endoscope, as disinfection cannot remove gross contamination.
The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) Annual Meeting takes place at Glasgow SEC from 17-20 June 2019 and draws delegates from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists,radiologists,and nurses. The Clinical Services Journal explores what’s on offer at this year’s conference and exhibition.
The NHS disposes of 133,000 tonnes of plastic each year, yet very little is recycled. While this material has revolutionised healthcare and continues to offer many clinical benefits, there is also a great deal that can be done to reduce the impact of plastic waste on the environment.
Everyyear on May 12 International Nurses Day celebrates Florence Nightingale’s birth. Kate Woodhead RGN DMS examines how the global celebration, led by the InternationalCouncil of Nurses (ICN), promotes nursing and their rolein healthcare throughout the world.
The care sector has been tasked with managing a rapid increase of residents on a large scale due to our ageing population. As a result, the NHS has been urged to increase available care beds. As Clare Long, business account manager for care at the Professional Division of Miele, observes, coping with greater numbers of residents requires changes to be made at each stage of care.
Wladyslaw Wygnanski and Charles Potter, directors at Camcon Medical,explain how binary actuation valve technology could be the healthcare system’s answer to creating greater efficiencies in devices that demand precise,rapid and energy-efficient flow control.
n the UK, as many as 10,000 people die from Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) every year – 38% of these cases are the result of catheter-associated urinary infections. Ina bid topave the way in the battle against superbugs, Cambridge based Camstent has created the world’s first ‘bacteria-phobic’ catheter. CSJ spoke to the company’s CTO, DrDavid Hampton, to find out more.
Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) have been the go-to option for medical imaging, and many healthcare providers are engagedin upgrading their PACS system to a new generation. Phil Colbourne warns that this can involve significant investments and reduced systems flexibility, with costs set to spiral.
One of the many benchmarks by which the NHS – and the public it serves – measures the effectiveness of the service is how long a patient has to wait in a queue. Kate Woodhead RGN DMS asserts that diagnostic services are a key element of this as, at this stage, the patient often doesn’t know if they are unwell or just has a collection of annoying or worrying symptoms.
Following the installation of Olympus Medical Systems’ Endoalpha 4K integrated operating theatre, surgeons at University Hospital Ayr undertaking laparoscopic surgery can now operate with enhanced visibility, and stream live images of surgery for training – both within the hospital and to locations worldwide.