Sunday, September 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.

transmission of infectious particles

Combatting floor-based transmission of infectious particles and microorganisms

Combatting floor-based transmission of infectious particles and microorganisms through the implementation of a CC Polymer Mat system, which attracts, collects and retains 99.9% of harmful particulates and contaminants from the feet or wheels of trolleys.
UVC disinfection robots

UVC disinfection robots launched to keep spaces safe

Swansea-based Evolve Raybotix has launched UVC disinfection robots in the UK in response to the increasing focus on keeping spaces safe Technological innovation is responsible...

Automated handwashing technology: the future of hand hygiene

CleanTech: automated handwashing technology that removes 99.9% of pathogens, reduces risk of infection, and improves hand hygiene performance
Ozone disinfection technology for indoor spaces

Ozone disinfection technology for indoor spaces

The STERISAFE PRO delivers safe, consistent, reliable whole-room disinfection. Repeatability of results is one of the current challenges in disinfection, especially in healthcare facilities. While...
Investigating bacteria behind hospital infections with SMART Designs Tool

Investigating bacteria behind hospital infections with SMART Designs Tool

A new tool has been developed using SMART CRISPRi technology which is designed to help identify and tackle causes of E. faecalis-related diseases and...
COVAX to deliver two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses by end of 2021

COVAX to deliver two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses by end of 2021

COVAX has announced the aligning of an advanced purchase agreement for up to 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, meaning it is now...
UVC chambers

The economic benefits of UVC sanitisation chambers

Hospital Safety Solutions’s UVC sanitisation chambers could help the economy get back on track. The impact of COVID-19 across the globe has been staggering, taking...
Research suggests lateral flow tests could allow for lockdown relaxation

Research suggests lateral flow tests could allow for lockdown relaxation

Lateral flow devices can detect the most infectious cases of COVID-19, meaning they could help with a safe relaxation of lockdown, say experts. New research...
Raising the standard: the next step in infection prevention and control

Raising the standard: the next step in infection prevention and control

Zoono antimicrobial technology is bridging the gap between routine cleaning cycles by modifying skin and surfaces against bacteria and viruses. It is well documented that...
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...

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