RECENT PRODUCT NEWS

Improving assessment of patient health

The assessment of a patient’s state of health and nutritional status is still based on classic vital signs and BMI (Body Mass Index). As critical parameters of body composition are not measured, the opportunities to initiate preventive measures or to optimise treatment remain unused.

Advancing pressure reduction

Preventing pressure ulcers is one of the major safety and cost challenges facing healthcare today, with the condition identified as one of the four common patient harms by the Health Service Thermometer.

Handheld blood testing device

ABBOTT’s i-STAT Alinity System, a handheld blood testing platform, received CE Mark and is now for sale in Europe and other countries that recognise CE Mark.

Negative pressure wound therapy recommendation

SMITH & NEPHEW has welcomed the publication of new global guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) outlining strategies to reduce rates of surgical site infection (SSI).
Infrared vein imager

Infrared vein imager

WARDRAY PREMISEhas been appointed as a distributor of the new IV-eye vein imager. This innovative product helps healthcare professionals find a suitable vein for peripheral venepuncture or cannulation.
New range of healthcare wipes

New range of healthcare wipes

GOJO, known for its Purell brand, has expanded its portfolio and is introducing a new range of products designed to help prevent the transfer of infection at multiple touch points such as bed areas, meal trays and medical equipment.

Improving detection of C.difficile strains

Particularly perilousClostridium difficile strains are now potentially easier to detect, thanks to expanded reporting of binary toxin (CDT) gene presence with a molecular test for C. difficilefrom CEPHEID.
Driving improvement in patient safety

Driving improvement in patient safety

Fighting infection is a major priority in all hospitals. As a response, AGUETTANT provides terminally sterilised ready-toadminister pre-filled syringes for bolus injection in anaesthesia and critical care.
King George Hospital installation transforms patient service

King George Hospital installation transforms patient service

Like many radiology departments, the King George Hospital in Ilford was facing the dilemma of a desperate need for improved workflow and a desire to upgrade to digital imaging, but with a limited budget to make any changes.
Next Generation Proxima™ Launched

Next Generation Proxima™ Launched

Sphere Medical, an innovative company in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, has launched its next generation CE-marked Proxima™ system.
Using Point-of-Care Ultrasound To Train The Intensivists Of The Future

Using Point-of-Care Ultrasound To Train The Intensivists Of The Future

West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds is using the latest generation point-of-care ultrasound system to help intensive care trainees develop their skills in cardiac and lung ultrasound, as consultant anaesthetist Dr Kaushik Bhowmick explained: “My main focus is point-of-care echocardiography, while one of my colleagues is particularly interested in lung ultrasound.
HARTMANN’S HyrdoClean® plus Wound Dressing Scoops Award

HARTMANN’S HyrdoClean® plus Wound Dressing Scoops Award

HydroClean® plus - developed by HARTMANN, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wound care products - has been ranked in the top three dressings worldwide.
Disinfectant Wipe Meets New Standard

Disinfectant Wipe Meets New Standard

PAL INTERNATIONAL has combined the launch of its latest product with a campaign to raise awareness of the first real-world European test for chemical disinfectant wipes.
North Bristol trials home reporting solution

North Bristol trials home reporting solution

North Bristol Trust (NBT) recently completed a successful trial of FUJIFILM’s home reporting solution.
Your Complete Winter Care Bundle

Your Complete Winter Care Bundle

Cepheid’s updated Winter Care Bundle of Xpert® molecular diagnostic tests is an essential tool kit in the battle against virulent infections. Consisting of the Xpert Norovirus, Xpert C. difficile BT, Xpert Carba-R, Xpert vanA/vanB and Xpert Flu/RSV XC rapid tests for the GeneXpert® System, it offers on-demand RT¬PCR testing to help avoid preventable ward closures and avert a winter care crisis.
Designed to break the chain of infection

Designed to break the chain of infection

THE INVENTORS OF PURELL™ have expanded their portfolio and are excited to be bringing to the UK healthcare market a new range of products designed to help prevent the transfer of infection at multiple touch points such as bed areas, meal trays and medical equipment.
A FIT Sample for Faecal Occult Blood Tests

A FIT Sample for Faecal Occult Blood Tests

With NICE now focussing on the more sensitive and specific Faecal Immunochemical Tests (FIT) for triaging patients with lower gastrointestinal symptoms, it is important to protect haemoglobin in faecal samples (f-Hb) from degradation. With any method, sample integrity is key to the quality of results, so quantitative FIT systems that use a direct sampling method can help improve this.

Improving surgical results in bone and joint surgery

A supplier of bone cements, HERAEUS MEDICAL develops, produces, and markets biomaterials and accessories to make an essential contribution to improving surgical results in bone and joint surgery as well as infection management. Products include

Lateral C-Arm draping

SHAWMEDICA is a UK based medical device distributor and exclusively distributes C-Armor in the UK and Ireland. Used in over 600 hospitals in 12 countries, C-Armor is the standard of care for Lateral C-Arm draping and prevents sterile field breach as defined by AORN guidelines.

Trolleys and tourniquets

ANETIC AID designs and manufactures high quality, functional and user-friendly trolleys: from the highly sophisticated QA4 Day Surgery System which combines the functions of transport trolley, operating table and recovery bed, to its flagship QA3 patient trolley.

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