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Point of use treatment of reusable medical devices

Dr. Georgia Alevizopoulou offers guidance on the treatment of medical devices at the point of use, to ensure optimum decontamination.

Breaking transmission via healthcare surfaces

Infection control precautions, including regular cleaning and decontamination, are vital to help reduce the burden of healthcare-associated infections. However, traditional disinfectants only offer limited residual activity.

New guidelines on cardiac care

New guidelines have been launched to improve cardiac care and treatment – from heart failure management and best practice in tackling valvular heart disease, to advice on managing cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronisation therapy

HealthTech innovation: making it happen

The Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) recently launched its ‘Making it Happen’ report.

Making a mark on patient safety

Figures show there is a continued need to tackle never events in hospitals. At the same time healthcare providers are seeking ways to increase efficiency to reduce the longest ever waiting list for elective surgery as a result of the pandemic.

Raising the bar in perioperative safety

Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia was high on the agenda at the AfPP annual conference. Kevin Robinson, 3M Scientific Affairs Manager OR, EMEA, provided an insight onto some of the key challenges and best practice. Louise Frampton reports.

Improving survival from cardiac arrest

The European Society of Cardiology’s annual congress highlighted the importance of early diagnosis of cardiac issues, providing essential guidance on detecting common symptoms of cardiac arrest, as well as optimising treatment to improve outcomes.

Tackling key issues for perioperative practitioners

As perioperative practitioners continue to face unprecedented pressures in the wake of the pandemic, coping strategies and building resilience will be crucial. Louise Frampton reports.

Where next: integration and innovation?

Kate Woodhead provides an insight into the vision for integrated care systems, as outlined in a recent White Paper, and examines some of the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Preventing lost time in the operating theatre

Undetected defects with rigid endoscopes can have a major impact on theatre efficiency, patient safety and costs. Colin Helsdown discusses the role of technology in preventing lost theatre time, by ensuring the integrity of these complex devices

Keeping us safe: at what cost?

Kevin Porter argues that the health service should use its huge purchasing power to demand the use of the most sustainable materials in the manufacture of PPE and prioritise environmental credentials during procurement.

Unleashing ‘hidden’ minutes in the NHS

Stephen Boyle reflects on why the NHS must change its operating model to address the backlog of care. He explains how healthcare systems can unlock hidden minutes that add up to make a significant difference to bed availability and patient flow.

The science of safe surfaces

Dr. Kayleigh Cox-Nowak provides an insight into effective disinfection protocols, aimed at reducing the risk of transmission of healthcare-associated infections.

Reviewing resuscitation equipment and processes

Updated guidelines from the Resuscitation Council (UK) offer healthcare organisations across the UK an opportunity to re-evaluate their approach to resuscitation. James Swarbrick reviews the latest guidance.

Solving the efficiency challenges in radiology

Mark Hitchman reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on imaging services and discusses how innovation will drive efficiencies to create a new era of healthcare resilience and a higher standard of patient care.

Calls for improvement to imaging services

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) has written to the Government urging it to prioritise improvements to NHS imaging services as part of the health sector’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Getting cancer services back on track

Healthcare leaders are calling upon Government and health providers to drastically scale-up and improve cancer services in the wake of COVID-19. This article provides an insight into some of the key recommendations for recovery.

Understanding the recovery challenges

John Timmons, international medical director at Mölnlycke, discusses the findings of a major survey which uncovered the impact of the backlog, caused by COVID-19.

Ensuring safety in endoscope reprocessing

iM Med has helped the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust protect the health of its staff, ensure compliance with JAG accreditation and deliver cost savings.

Staff wellbeing: the long road back to normality

Lindsay Keeley, patient safety and quality lead at the Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) provides an insight into how Trusts can support mental health and wellbeing in the wake of the pandemic.

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Upcoming Events

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

Bournemouth
17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
3rd November 2022

MEDICA 2022

Dusseldorf Germany
14th November - 17th November

Future Surgery 2022

ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

IDSc Annual Conference

The Eastside Rooms, Birmingham
29th - 30th November 2022

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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