Friday, February 26, 2021

Infection Control News

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.

UK vaccinates four million people against COVID-19

UK vaccinates four million people against COVID-19

More than four million people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, with more than half of those over 80 receiving a...
Fast-tracking the use of copper in the NHS to tackle AMR

Fast-tracking the use of copper in the NHS to tackle AMR

Rory Donnelly, clinical research director of Copper Clothing, discusses the need to fast track copper for use in the NHS as an antimicrobial material...
Reimaging UVC disinfection technology with UVHammer

Reimagining UVC disinfection technology with UVHammer

Ultraviolet light (UV) disinfection has been used in healthcare for decades and the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a renewed and accelerated emphasis to this...
Spread of new COVID-19 variant across UK revealed

Spread of new COVID-19 variant across UK revealed

New data has revealed the speed and scale at which the new COVID-19 variant is spreading across the UK. Scientists at the Alderley Edge Lighthouse...
WHO emergency committee advises on new COVID-19 variants

WHO emergency committee advises on new COVID-19 variants

The WHO Emergency Committee on COVID-19 met to review and advise on the new variants of COVID-19. The committee met at the request of WHO...
£269m funding boost to support UK social care

£269m funding boost to support UK social care

Social care in the UK is set to receive a funding boost of £269m to help support staff and testing as a new variant...
Improving infection control with innovation in sheet technology

Improving infection control with innovation in sheet technology

Hospital linens are a key vector in infection control: ASAP, Norway’s next-generation sheet technology, can protect both patients and staff
Comprehensive UVC disinfection with Finsen Tech

Comprehensive UVC disinfection with Finsen Tech

Finsen Tech offers products specifically tailored for disinfection of both whole rooms and individual objects using ultraviolet radiation. Finsen Tech is an international Environmental Protection...
Carrying out safe dentistry during COVID-19

Carrying out safe dentistry during COVID-19

New research is being used to shape how dentistry can be safely carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic. The novel coronavirus is easily spread in...
UK to roll out asymptomatic testing this week

UK to roll out asymptomatic testing this week

As the UK deals with the third wave of COVID-19 and the emergence of a new strain of the novel virus, the government will...
Is the R number the best way to predict the spread of COVID-19?

Is the R number the best way to predict the spread of COVID-19?

Researchers have suggested that the R number may not be the best method of predicting the spread of COVID-19 due to national lockdowns. The traditional...
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 through indoor air

Preventing airborne transmission of COVID-19

Researchers have said that more attention needs to be given to indoor air in facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes in order to...
specialist COVID-19 patient care

Specialist COVID-19 patient care for those with long-term symptoms

Specialist help is being made available for long COVID patients at 69 clinics, across England. NHS England provided £10m  for the assessment centres, which are...
COVID-19 influenza

Data confirms higher death rate for COVID-19 than seasonal influenza

Data from over 130,000 hospitalised patients confirms that COVID-19 leads to more severe illness and higher death rates than seasonal influenza
BMJ says Christmas COVID-19 rules will overwhelm healthcare services

Christmas COVID-19 rules will overwhelm healthcare services

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Health Service Journal (HSJ) have stated that the new COVID-19 Christmas rules will overwhelm the NHS. In order...
LED light shown to kill COVID-19 in a global first study

LED light shown to kill COVID-19 in a global first study

A first of its kind study has found that UV-LED light emitting diodes are effective at killing the coronaviruses. A team of researchers have proved...
Can vaccines truly bring COVID-19 under control?

Can vaccines truly bring COVID-19 under control?

In order to truly bring COVID-19 under control, vaccines must prevent infection, disease progression, and transmission, say experts. In a new editorial published in the...
Supporting schools to reopen and prepare for COVID-19 resurgences

Supporting schools to re-open and prepare for COVID-19 resurgences

The World Health Organization (WHO) has created a new checklist that will help schools to re-open and prepare for possible COVID-19 resurgences. The checklist contains...
Report calls for urgent action to drive down surgical site infections

Report calls for urgent action to drive down surgical site infections

The ‘Time to Act’ report has highlighted that one in 20 patients who undergo a surgical procedure in the NHS contract a surgical site...
Hope for UK to return to “normal” with new NHS Test and Trace strategy

Hope for UK to return to “normal” with new NHS Test and Trace strategy

In a bid to protect people’s health and continue to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a new strategy for the NHS test...

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