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New research on protein residue removal

Decontamination Service Manager, Mark Campbell provides an insight into the latest protein residue removal research at the University Hospital of Wales HSDU. The findings could offer valuable insights into best practice.

The Department of Health (DH) has led investigations for several years, building from initial research projects from the original ESAC (Engineering research advisory committee) around 20 years ago. This quickly developed and expanded due the results and findings by the various groups, universities, scientists and people involved.

The research looked at proteins, adhesion, surgical instrument materials, types of surfaces, detergents, washer disinfectors and cycles, optimum cycle parameters, flexible endoscopes, gas plasmas processes, new surgical instrument coatings, known protein detection methods, patient safety, operating theatre techniques and policies, Sterile Service Departments etc. The work looked in all directions of decontamination and new materials that could be used.

The group developed with advice and consultation was widened to include observers from NHS of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The results were highlighting a real problem for patie

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Upcoming Events

Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
24th - 27th January

Knowlex Infection Prevention & Control 2022

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
8th - 9th February

Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

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

iM Med Decontamination Academy Spring Conference

Royal College of Physicians, London
11th May 2022

NPAG Theatres and Decontamination Conference

Coventry Building Society Arena
19th May 2022

EBME Expo 2022

Coventry Building Society Arena, Phoenix Way, Rowleys Green, Coventry CV6 6GE
28th - 29th June

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

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