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RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

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.

Lessons learned from the ‘first wave'

As we enter a second phase of the pandemic, the lessons learned from managing the challenges of the ‘first wave’ will be crucial.

Hand hygiene in the COVID era

Dr. Kayleigh Cox-Nowak, technical support manager, Schülke & Mayr UK, considers the guidance, evidence and solutions to ensure effective hand hygiene, to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

The impact of climate change on HCAIs

Should hospitals step up their infection prevention efforts to combat seasonal influences on HCAIs and what impact will climate change have on infection rates in the future?

Tackling SSI risks during orthopaedic surgery

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses the work of Getting it right first time (GIRFT) in tackling the issue of surgical site infection, including the findings of a new report which looks at surgical practice in orthopaedics.

Care and compassion: primary needs for staff

Following recent discussion of The Courage of Compassion report, Kate Woodhead further considers the importance of ensuring ‘autonomy, belonging and contribution’ in order to retain & safeguard the wellbeing of those working in health and social care

Reducing risk of endoscope damage

The endoscopy units of both the King George’s Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London have reduced scope repairs by over 50%, following the introduction of a new protection device

The COVID conundrum: medtech innovation

Alice Greenhalgh discusses the challenges and opportunities for medtech development in the wake of the pandemic.

Diagnosing patients in the ‘new normal'

Living life remotely has become almost common practice for us all during the national lockdown – but is it time for hospitals to further embrace remote technology to deal with the backlog of patients following COVID-19?

Cancer care and the coronavirus

Around 2.4 million people in the UK are waiting for cancer screening, further tests or cancer treatment according to analysis by Cancer Research UK.

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Upcoming Events

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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Royal College of Physicians, London
11th May 2022

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