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RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

The case for clinical decision support

Dr. Stephen Jackson argues that clinical decision support technology could provide vital information to help reduce errors and efficiency across the NHS.

Patient safety: the devil is in the data

With the Government announcing its ambition to ‘bust bureaucracy’, Phil Taylor argues it's time to look at how managing data efficiently and applying the experiences of high reliability organisations can have a dramatic impact on patient safety

Reprocessing high value, sensitive equipment

Dr. Frank Bakker discusses the key factors that must be considered to ensure the reprocessing of sensitive instruments is performed safely, efficiently and without compromising the integrity of the devices.

Calls for rapid acceleration of community diagnostics

A new report has highlighted the role of community diagnostics hubs and transformative technologies in improving outcomes, reducing pressures on the acute sector and tackling inequalities.

Point-of-care scanning: the safety benefits

A recent report highlighted the patient safety benefits and efficiencies that can be gained through point-of-care scanning. Glen Hodgson offers an overview of the Scan4Safety project.

Breaking COVID transmission with biocide

Adrian Gee-Turner discusses the survival of SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces, the risk of transmission, and the efficacy of hypochlorous acid in killing the virus.

Progress in the fight for Hepatitis C elimination

The momentum gained in tackling Hepatitis C before COVID-19, should not – and need not – be lost, says Professor Steve Ryder. He provides an insight into the latest developments in the fight to eliminate Hepatitis C and issues a call to action.

Remote monitoring of chronic kidney disease

Dr. Robert Lewis, a consultant nephrologist, from Wessex Kidney Centre Portsmouth, argues that patients are keen to embrace web-based remote monitoring, to support self-management of chronic kidney disease.

Best practice for infection prevention

Yvonne Carter, clinical director, Gama Healthcare, provides an overview of the fundamental best practice that should be carried out by healthcare workers, as well as the solutions and resources available to assist with best practice.

Advancing surgical retraction approaches

Angela Spang provides an insight into the development of a simple solution to the challenges associated with surgical retraction – reducing the risk of tissue trauma and pain, as well as improving ease of use and theatre efficiency

COVID-19: long shadow on staff mental health

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS provides an insight into the resources available to help staff manage stress and support their mental health, during one of the most challenging periods in the history of the NHS.

Patient care beyond vital signs

A new vital signs workstation, from Mindray, offers the potential to advance patient monitoring – using the latest technology to improve outcomes, workflows and efficiency.

Tackling the risk of airborne infection

Andrew Carnegie discusses the importance of effective elimination of airborne pathogens in the healthcare setting and provides advice on key considerations for supplemental air cleaning.

Minimising airflow turbulence in the OR

Surgical site infections constitute a huge healthcare burden worldwide and prevention requires an integrated approach.

Time to act on surgical site infections

Nick Rothwell warns that we do not yet have a true picture of SSI prevalence in the UK and, without this, we will never fully understand the scale of the problem with which we are dealing.

Managing cultural change in a crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has magnified a myriad of challenges in the healthcare sector.

Tackling infection risks: advanced ultrasonics

David Jones offers an insight into the development of advanced ultrasonic technology to ensure effective cleaning of surgical instruments.

A clinical guide for low temperature sterilisation

Dr. Georgia Alevizopoulou provides an insight into the optimisation of VHP low temperature sterilisation processes to ensure safe and effective reprocessing of medical devices.

Rehabilitation challenges for long COVID sufferers

Speaking at Connect Health’s Change webinar, a panel of experts raised concerns around the rehabilitation of patients recovering from COVID-19.

Fighting AMR in the era of COVID-19

The threat posed by antimicrobial resistance was high on the agenda at the FIS/HIS International online conference.

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Marshall Arena, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes Stadium Way West Milton Keynes MK1 1ST
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