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Detergents for cleaning medical devices

Detergents for cleaning medical devices

Richard Bancroft, registered authorising engineer (decontamination) and science & technical director for STERIS Corporation, looks at the area of reusable medical devices and the types of detergents that can be used to clean them.
Tackling infections in hospitals

Tackling infections in hospitals

A bundled approach is the best way of ensuring hospitals stay clean and remain infection-free. That’s the view of Peter Teska, global healthcare sector expert at Diversey Care, which is part of Sealed Air. During a trip over from the US he took time out to speak to The Clinical Services Journal editor Alec Peachey.
Infection prevention under the spotlight

Infection prevention under the spotlight

Organised by the Infection Prevention Society (IPS), Infection Prevention 2017 will bring together infection prevention and control professionals from around the UK and further afield to share and debate best practice, research and discuss issues from across the infection prevention speciality. The event is taking place at Manchester Central from 18-20 September. Here, The Clinical Services Journal takes a look at what to expect.
UV technology: a new frontier in patient safety?

UV technology: a new frontier in patient safety?

UV light shows promise as an effective weapon against pathogens in the hospital setting, with the latest studies indicating that the technology could cut transmission of superbugs by almost a third. The Clinical Services Journal looks at some recent UK experiences of implementing UV-C and the latest research.
UV technology: a new frontier in patient safety?

UV technology: a new frontier in patient safety?

UV light shows promise as an effective weapon against pathogens in the hospital setting, with the latest studies indicating that the technology could cut transmission of superbugs by almost a third. The Clinical Services Journal looks at some recent UK experiences of implementing UV-C and the latest research.
Wireless technology used to monitor health

Wireless technology used to monitor health

Dr Heather Duncan, intensive care consultant and lead of the RAPID (Real-Time Adaptive and Predictive Indicator of Deterioration) project at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, discusses the benefits of wireless monitoring.
The development of a diabetes service

The development of a diabetes service

Dr Caz Sayer, Camden Clinical Commissioning Group chair and Dr Lance Saker, Camden Clinical Commissioning Group vice chair, outline how local health, social care and third party partners worked together to create a diabetes integrated practice unit that is improving patient outcomes, preventing hospital admissions and reducing unnecessary system costs.
Haematology team works with patients

Haematology team works with patients

A specialised clinical trials unit of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has been working closely with patients to identify new ways of treating blood and lymphatic cancers. The Clinical Services Journal reports.
Getting to grips with gastroenterology

Getting to grips with gastroenterology

The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) marked its 80th year with its biggest annual meeting at the Manchester Central Convention Complex in June. The Clinical Services Journal editor Alec Peachey reports.
An NHS-wide cloud for diagnostics?

An NHS-wide cloud for diagnostics?

An NHS-wide cloud for sharing diagnostic images and intelligence across the health service could mean huge economies of scale, stronger collaboration, and rapid digitisation. Sectra’s UK managing director Jane Rendall and chief technology officer Fredrik Gustavsson explore.
Stroke guidelines for children

Stroke guidelines for children

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and the Stroke Association have issued new clinical guidance to help healthcare professionals and parents spot the signs of stroke in children.
Changing the future of radiology

Changing the future of radiology

Dr Craig Buckley, head of research and collaborations at Siemens Healthineers, discusses how MRI and artificial intelligence (AI) may change the future of radiology together.
Echotherapy treatment launched in UK

Echotherapy treatment launched in UK

For the first time in the UK, the London Endocrine Centre (LEC) in Harley Street has installed echotherapy - a non-invasive ultrasound-based treatment for two pathologies (mainly affecting women): thyroid nodules and breast fibroadenoma.
Society marks 50th anniversary

Society marks 50th anniversary

This year marked the 50th occasion of the annual meeting of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), and their biggest congress yet.
Striving to reduce harm: learning from mistakes

Striving to reduce harm: learning from mistakes

Technical editor Kate Woodhead says NHS Trusts must continue to learn from patient safety incidents and work together to develop a standardised way of recognising, reporting and investigating when things go wrong.
Managing medical equipment and devices

Managing medical equipment and devices

The EBME seminar is an independent educational event that brings together healthcare professionals who are responsible for the management of medical equipment. This year’s event took place at the Milton Keynes Double Tree Hilton Hotel. Alec Peachey reports.
Reducing surgical instrument waste

Reducing surgical instrument waste

Mr Arthur Stephen, BSc, MBBS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Orth), is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and the divisional medical director, surgery, at The Royal Derby Hospital. Here, he provides a surgeon’s perspective on the importance of reducing surgical instrument waste
The challenges of laparoscopic surgery

The challenges of laparoscopic surgery

This article examines the challenges of keyhole surgery and how the role of new technology is helping to make the procedure safer.
Antimicrobial copper surfaces in hospitals

Antimicrobial copper surfaces in hospitals

Infection control in hospitals is of paramount importance in order to reduce the potential for healthcare associated infections (an infection whose development is favoured by a healthcare environment). In this article, Tim Sandle discusses the antimicrobial properties of copper – a material that is becoming more widely used in hospitals.
Washing away MRSA bacteraemia

Washing away MRSA bacteraemia

Glynis Bennett, lead nurse infection prevention and control, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn (QEHKL) NHS Foundation Trust, talks about the roll out of octenisan body wash and how it has helped drive down cases of MRSA.

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