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We need to talk about gloves...

We need to talk about gloves...

Raclac

We need to talk about gloves...gloves are a vital part of personal protective equipment. But too often, they are used too frequently and for too long. And we have come to rely on gloves as a 'second skin', especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The overuse of gloves has several important consequences, including the increased risk of transmission, environmental impacts, increased cost, and a reduction in skin health for staff. This presentation will provide an overview on when we should use gloves (and when we shouldn't!), how we should select the most appropriate glove to use for the risks associated with the task at hand, a consideration of the origin and supply chain for our gloves, and a practical example of a campaign to reduce glove usage.

Speaker: Dr. Jon Otter - an active researcher in the field of infection prevention and antimicrobial resistance and the Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

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Prevention of SSI – the role of pre-operative skin prep

Prevention of SSI – the role of pre-operative skin prep

Ecolab Ltd

This webinar will explore the pathogenesis of surgical site infection and factors that increase the risk of its occurrence. In particular, it will focus on the role of surgical skin antisepsis, the principles underpinning their action and the evidence for the efficacy of different agents.

Speaker: Professor Jennie Wilson, Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London

Jennie has an international reputation as an expert in infection prevention and control (IPC). She has worked in the field for 40 years, as an IPC specialist in large acute NHS Trusts, a consultant epidemiologist and research academic and her PhD is on the application of surveillance to the prevention of healthcare associated infections

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Improving Cyber Security by Extending NHS Medical Engineering Practices

Improving Cyber Security by Extending NHS Medical Engineering Practices

Cynerio

Healthcare environments have become the prime target for cybercriminals due to underfunding, lack of expertise and lagging cybersecurity practices. Beginning with WannaCry’s impact on NHS Trusts in 2017 to the hundreds of global ransomware attacks annually, it is clear that cyber criminals have found highly vulnerable, and profitable, targets.

One positive byproduct of these attacks is increased investigation into their root causes, impacts on patient care, resulting financial losses and a variety of other topics. Join the Cynerio and e-Quip teams as they discuss methods used by leading Medical Engineering teams to improve cybersecurity in NHS Trusts.

Throughout the discussion team members will present solutions to the cybersecurity challenges, examples of successful protection efforts, and clear next steps that all healthcare organizations should consider.

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Proactive vs reactive therapeutic drug monitoring in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Proactive vs reactive therapeutic drug monitoring in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Biohit Healthcare Ltd

This webinar will brought together Jimmy Limdi – Consultant Gastroenterologist and Head of the Section for IBD at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust – and Christian Selinger – Consultant Gastroenterologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – to discuss proactive versus reactive therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The main discussion was moderated by The Clinical Services Journal, where the two speakers deliberated about the benefits and limitations of using proactive and reactive TDM, with details of their trusts’ practices and case studies.

A live Q&A was held after where attendees could raise any questions.

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What can new innovations in hand hygiene bring to the fight against HCAIs?

What can new innovations in hand hygiene bring to the fight against HCAIs?

Primel Corporation Limited

We are pleased to invite you to a webinar that will provide an overview of the importance and limitations of hand hygiene, and introduce an innovative hand hygiene product from Primel.

The Clinical Services Journal’s editor, Louise Frampton is joined by a team from Primel that is championing innovative antimicrobial solutions and by an independent infection prevention expert. Primel, a British company with a long legacy in medical device coatings worldwide, talk about their innovation that represents an evolution in infection control by providing enhanced microbiological efficacy.

The Primel team is accompanied by Dr. Jon Otter an active researcher in the field of infection prevention and antimicrobial resistance and the Director of Infection Prevention and Control at Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

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Reducing the risk of surgical site infections - the role of antimicrobial incise drapes

Reducing the risk of surgical site infections - the role of antimicrobial incise drapes

Solventum, formerly 3M Health Care

Surgical site infections (SSI’s) are a common complication that burdens the healthcare system, hospitals and patients. These infections can lengthen a patient’s stay, increase costs, and even be fatal. However, around 60% of SSI’s are estimated to be preventable with the use of evidence-based measures.1-3 In this webinar Dr Jon Otter (Dr Jon Otter, Consultant Clinical Scientist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust & Honorary Senior Lecturer in HCAI and AMR at Imperial College London) will discuss the importance of an effective SSI prevention care bundle, the role of an antimicrobial incise drape and the clinical evidence and guidelines to support clinical implementation.

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