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Reducing needle stick injuries in healthcare

In the five years to 2017, NHS Resolution paid over £4 million in compensation to 1,213 claimants for needle stick-related injury.

Sharing experiences: 20 years of FOAN

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS reflects on 20 years of sharing knowledge with African nurses as part of an educational charity, established to enhance practice and exchange experiences

Scope for making greener choices

Kerry Dolan discusses how hospitals could develop eco-friendly endoscopy practices and contribute to greener and more sustainable healthcare.

The importance of vital signs monitoring

A virtual conference dedicated to advancing ‘connected care’ has highlighted the importance of vital signs monitoring to detect deterioration and sepsis.

Creating a COVID safety toolkit for clinical services

Marta Kalas explains how the use of a tool kit, combined with training, can help keep track of changes to regulations and key actions, while caring for patients during the pandemic.

Addressing moral injury: caring for the carers

Clinicians are facing unprecedented levels of extreme stress during the pandemic. But what can we learn from past traumatic events and how this be applied to safeguard the mental wellbeing of clinical staff?

Tackling the Tsunami of plastic in the NHS

With the NHS producing around 590,000 tonnes of waste per year, Leicester Children’s Hospital has recognised the need to take action and has implemented a strategy to reduce its impact on the environment. So, how can hospitals make a difference?

Eliminating the hazards of surgical plume

Steve Veck, an electro surgery consultant, discusses the dangers associated with surgical plume and the need for plume evacuation devices.

A quality improvement initiative to prevent SSIs

Kate Woodhead provides an insight into an award-winning quality improvement initiative, implemented at the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS FT, which significantly reduced the incidence of perioperative hypothermia – a well-known risk factor for SSIs.

Reducing risks of prostate biopsy

Dr. Alice Green, Health Enterprise East (HEE), provides an insight into innovation in prostate biopsy that could reduce the risk of infection and make diagnosis safer for patients.

Ensuring safe, effective healthcare technology

John Amoore describes how the safe and effective application of medical devices can be enhanced by analysis of care processes using holistic models.

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.

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Future Surgery 2021

ExCel London
9th - 10th November 2021

Medica 2021

Dusseldorf Germany
15th - 18th November

Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

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