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Health Europa brings you the latest Infection Control News from across the field of European Health & Social Care. We take a look into the disciplines concerned in the prevention of health-associated infection.

Smart disinfection technology in the spotlight

Smart disinfection technology in the spotlight

HEQ looks at smart disinfection technology which may help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the launch of a number of...
Bedding, laundry, and infection prevention

Bedding, laundry, and infection prevention

HEQ examines the role of bedlinen handling and correct laundering practices to help with halting the spread of infection. Bedlinen represents a commonly overlooked vector...
Warewashing and decontamination for infection control

Warewashing and decontamination for infection control

HEQ explores cleaning protocols for communal care equipment. Much of the focus of infection control reporting has been on the public-facing areas of hospitals and...
What happened to mobile tracking in the UK?

What happened to mobile tracking in the UK?

HEQ explores the failure to launch the NHS Track and Trace app. One key challenge for policymakers and healthcare authorities in countries affected by the...
Exploring applications of ultraviolet disinfection technology

Exploring applications of ultraviolet disinfection technology

HEQ explores some real-world applications of ultraviolet disinfection technology. UVC light energy in the germicidal wavelength range between 200nm and 280nm has an array of...
COVID-19: UV radiation and infection control

COVID-19: UV radiation and infection control

Ultraviolet radiation may be a key component in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The tactical application of ultraviolet (UV) radiation to disinfect surfaces, objects, water...
Point of care technologies in focus

Point of care technologies in focus

Can digital innovation boost infection control, treatment and testing at the point of care? The response of healthcare systems and policymakers to the COVID-19 pandemic...
Air quality and infection control: airborne infection in hospitals

Air quality and infection control

How can we minimise the risk of airborne infection in hospitals and at home? On average, people in the UK and much of Europe spend...
Control the spread of COVID-19 infection with Reaction Nine Ltd

Control the spread of COVID-19 infection with Reaction Nine Ltd

A shift in consciousness is needed to prevent and control the spread of infection. The current pandemic has turned the world as we know it...
Lessons from Europe: test and trace can prevent second COVID-19 wave

Lessons from Europe: test and trace can prevent second COVID-19 wave

As a leading technology partner to the Italian government, Sara Mintrone, Head of Product Management at Dedalus, highlights how Italy’s approach to testing and...
Is COVID-19 PPE contributing to the spread of resistant pathogens?

Is COVID-19 PPE contributing to the spread of resistant pathogens?

Health Europa speaks to infection control expert, Dr Jennie Wilson, to discuss high standard infection prevention and control practices, and whether current practices could...

Epidemiological data: re-examining infection control practices 

A large population-level study has revealed an unacceptable risk of infection following transvaginal and transrectal ultrasound procedures. Nanosonics is intent on ensuring that vulnerable...

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