RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Take control of waterborne bacteria in your hospital.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Single Use Surgical, an innovative UK manufacturer of specialist single-use instruments will be returning to exhibit at Arab Health 2020. Their product portfolio boasts one of the widest ranges of premium grade suction devices that are guaranteed sterile to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.