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AI used to enhance routine cardiac CT image reconstruction & reporting at Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in UK first

The first UK NHS hospital installation of Advanced intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE), a deep learning reconstruction Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm, is now live at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey. It is integrated into an Aquilion ONE GENESIS Edition CT scanner from Canon Medical Systems UK and being used to improve the reconstruction and reporting of vascular cases by radiologists.

SleepAngel® Pillow - An Effective Barrier To Coronavirus

Hospital bedding has an important, and often overlooked, role to play in infection control. The SleepAngel® pillow - available from Central Medical Supplies - can help reduce the risk of infection and has been tested against Human Coronavirus 229E, which includes COVID-19.

COVID-19 & ATP Cleaning Verification

Hygiena™ has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the implications it has for our employees, customers and communities. During this time we have received a multitude of questions regarding our solutions as they pertain to the situation.

Bender UK offers portable Merivaara operating trolleys for emergency use

The RAPIDO™ mobile operating trolley is now available from Bender UK. This multifunctional portable trolley or table is produced by Merivaara of Finland, who have stepped up production to cope with increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sanitiser or soap & water: SC Johnson Professional on best practice

Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs) remain a persistent threat for patient safety as well as hospital reputation. According to skin care experts SC Johnson Professional, correct hand hygiene is one of the best ways to help prevent the spread of pathogens; 80% of all infections are transmitted by the hands.

Specimen transport solutions to ensure compliance

Patient samples such as swabs, blood and excreta fall under the Dangerous Goods Regulations, so their transport from source to the laboratory is strictly controlled. Diagnostic specimens are assigned to UN3373. It is a legal and mandatory requirement that they are packaged according to the Dangerous Goods IATA (air) or ADR (road) Packaging Instruction 650 for transport.

Joining the IDSc Will Give You Access to Technical Help and Advice

For over 50 years, the IDSc has been at the forefront of decontamination sciences in the UK through a respected and renowned education and training programme.

New Pulpmatic Eco+ Protects Patients, Budgets And The Planet

Hospitals and care homes can safeguard patients, cut costs and save the planet – with an advanced new medical pulp macerator from infection control specialist DDC Dolphin. New Pulpmatic Eco+ is the most hygienic, economical and environmentally friendly medical pulp macerator of its kind in the world.

Ergotron launches LifeKinnex Battery Technology and enhances clinicians’ focus on patients

London, UK & Amsterdam, Netherlands, 25th February 2020 - Ergotron, a global movement company focused on designing and manufacturing kinetic work environments, announced today the launch of its innovative battery solution for powered medical carts.

Transforming healthcare delivery: A more patient-focused approach

For the UK NHS, crisis management has become business as usual. Surging demand and tightening resources have sent waiting times rocketing, degrading health outcomes and impacting the patient experience. Indeed, only last month NHS England posted its worst A&E waiting times since the four-hour target was introduced in 2004.

Durability and reliability built into every ultrasound system made

As hospitals and clinics become more analytical about their purchasing decisions, they are starting to evaluate the total cost of ownership of capital equipment, including portable capital equipment, rather than the initial outlay alone.

Hygiena and Healthcare Hygiene

Maintaining a rigorous cleaning schedule is essential to keeping patient rooms, operating suites and key equipment clean. Hygiena technologies are used in healthcare globally to help healthcare facilities verify cleanliness procedures and form a fundamental basis for further sterilisation. These technologies include:

Tackling Issues in the Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices

If you are responsible for reprocessing medical devices and interested in two hours free CPD, then check out schülke UK’s new online course, based on five articles published in the Clinical Services Journal. All five articles are available online at the schülke learning site, as well as in a reprint booklet which is also available from schülke.

Water testing made easy. FREE Seminar & Workshop, Bristol

Take control of waterborne bacteria in your hospital.

Spinal and orthopaedic surgery best outcomes aided by Ziehm 3D mobile C-arm

Xograph Healthcare, part of the Healthcare 21 Group and a leading independent X-ray imaging provider in the UK and Ireland, is now offering the latest version of German mobile surgical C-arm manufacturer Ziehm Imaging’s Vision RFD 3D device.

New 100% Natural Flushable Cleansing Wipes Are A UK First

Infection control specialist DDC Dolphin has scored a UK first by launching 100% natural hygiene wipes that can be flushed, macerated or composted – without harming the planet. DDC Dolphin’s new Hygenex biodegradable wipes are specially designed for hospitals, care homes and domiciliary care work. Their unique composition means they can be disposed of in bedpan washers, macerators, slop hoppers or toilets – without jamming machines or blocking plumbing.

The Lnx™ Patient Call Fob offers improved safety for out-of-bed patients

Static Systems Group has introduced a wireless call fob that easily connects to existing wired nurse call systems, giving patients the freedom to move around their room yet still be able to instantly request staff assistance.

The 2020 AfPP Annual Conference: Caring for those who Care

The Association for Perioperative Practice (AfPP) is the UK’s leading membership organisation dedicated to theatre practitioners and improving perioperative care. We aim to enhance the quality of care and patient safety by constantly developing and promoting the leading standards for perioperative practice.

Hillrom and the UK Sepsis Trust Announce Exclusive 2020 Sepsis Awareness Partnership

ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH, ENGLAND, January 20, 2020 – Global medical technology leader Hillrom (NYSE: HRC) and The UK Sepsis Trust today announced an exclusive, year-long partnership to raise greater awareness of sepsis. Throughout 2020 Hillrom will be working with The UK Sepsis Trust to provide awareness and training to hospitals on how they can use existing technology to help identify deteriorating patients more quickly.

Regional anaesthesia plays a crucial part in ERAS programmes

ERAS (Enhanced Recovery after Surgery) programmes use the combination of a multidisciplinary approach with technologies such as ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks to reduce opioid use following surgical procedures, speeding patient recovery and reducing costs.

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9th - 10th November 2021

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Upcoming Events

Future Surgery 2021

ExCel London
9th - 10th November 2021

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

Crowne Plaza, Bridge Foot, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6YR
4th - 5th April

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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