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The Electronic and biomedical engineering (EBME) Expo is an independent educational event bringing together healthcare professionals that are responsible for the management of medical equipment. EBME’s chairman< Dr John Sandham, discusses what to expect at the 2019 EBME Expo.
With more than 50 community healthcare clinics across the UK, these organisations are an essential part of the healthcare system. Tom Downes, CEO, Quail Digital, outlines why communication should be implemented across the entire clinical environment to keep up with demand and improve operational efficiencies.
When it comes to medical devices,‘manufactured in the UK’ is still the ultimate seal of approval. Dr John Sandham,who has been working in the field of healthcare technology management for over 30 years,explains why he will always happily recommend UK-made medical equipment.
Over 150 innovative UK companies, renowned clinicians and world leading hospitals and clinics headed to Dubai in January to take part in the 44th edition of Arab Health Exhibition & Congress. The Clinical Services Journal attended the global exhibition to see first-hand how UK developed technologies were improving the lives of patients globally.
The Medical Devices Regulation, which replaces the Medical Devices Directive, is in a transition period, during which the MDD remains valid until 25 May 2020. After this point the MDR is to be fully applied. Justin McCarthy, CEng, FIET , FIPEM, consultant clinical engineer, examines the implications for in-house development of medical devices and software.
The largest hospital in Wales is using ProReveal in-situProtein Testing to optimise the decontamination process for neurosurgical instruments. By reviewing and making changes to its decontamination process, the hospital has been able to reduce its residual proteins from 3µg to 400ng in six months.
Navdeep Bual, medical student at Imperial College; Eleanor Axson, PhD student; and Dr Jennifer K Quint MSc, reader in respiratory epidemiology, National Heart and Lung Institute, examine why NTM pulmonary disease (NTM-PD) presents a growing medical concern.
Analysis of using CRP with FBC testing at the point-of-care using a unique haematology analyser. The POC application can deliver a number of clinical benefits by impacting on speed of treatment and amount of antibiotic use within paediatric emergency care.
The Theatres & Decontamination Conference, taking place on 6 March 2019, at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, will focus on ‘collaboration’ and bringing together theatre and decontamination services in hospitals. Organised by The National Performance Advisory Group (NPAG), The Clinical ServicesJournal takes a look at what visitors can expect at this year’s event.
The digitisation of downstream administrative processes such as medical education is key to delivering a sustainable NHS. In particular, new rules from Health Education England regarding medical education funding means there is now a heavy onus on PGME departments to maintain accurate and robust records of study leave that can be securely accessed in real time.