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Recommendations issued to improve patient safety in acute medical units

Digital healthcare and an increase in senior staff availability are just some of the recommendations made by experts following a ten-year patient safety analysis...
Study findings could lead to new ways of reducing harmful hospital bacteria

Study findings could lead to new ways of reducing harmful hospital bacteria

New research has revealed critical factors that facilitate the spread of disease from harmful bacteria that survive on hospital and kitchen surfaces, which could...
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Instant UV: a new paradigm to close the disinfection gap

A growing body of research shines light on the need to augment existing disinfection protocols with no-touch and chemical-free methods, such as Instant UV. Infectious...
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Protective wallcoverings in healthcare with DuPont Tedlar PVF films

DuPont Tedlar PVF films form unique protective wallcoverings for high-traffic interior surfaces in healthcare environments. In healthcare environments it is of the utmost importance to...
NHS hospitals to receive £600m for refurbishment

NHS hospitals to receive £600m for refurbishment

Funding of £600m will be provided to NHS Trusts across the country for refurbishment. Staff, patients, and visitors across all regions in England will be...
Hygiene compliance in preventing healthcare-associated infections

Hygiene compliance in preventing healthcare-associated infections

Bacterial screenings at Stockholm’s Karolinska University Hospital enabled researchers to identify and alleviate infection risks. Up to one in 10 hospital patients will develop a...
Environmental hygiene in healthcare with Clean Hospitals

Environmental hygiene in healthcare with Clean Hospitals

HEQ speaks with Clean Hospitals about the importance of healthcare environmental hygiene for patient safety. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into sharp relief a number...
Hospital bacteria source highlights need for improved infection control

Hospital bacteria source highlights need for improved infection control

Findings from a new study have shown an under-recognised bacteria source – the hospital floor – that highlights the need for improved infection control...
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Reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections

Nova Biologicals presents a systematic and proven approach to reducing Clostridium difficile and many other healthcare-associated infections.
The next step in antimicrobial surface and personal protection technology

The next step in antimicrobial surface and personal protection technology

Goldshield’s innovation could help combat the global issue of healthcare-associated infection, including COVID-19. Goldshield Technologies was founded in 2008 by Tom Higgins, an expert in...
How to eliminate an obvious source of hospital infection

How to eliminate an obvious source of hospital infection

Silentia offers a strategic solution to infection control in healthcare facilities. Hygiene is a key focus at hospitals to prevent the spread of bacteria, infections,...
Reducing antimicrobial resistance with copper

Reducing antimicrobial resistance with copper

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing issue across the globe, and one company is addressing its burden on healthcare through the innovative use of copper. The...
Infection Prevention – invest into health and avoid paying for disease

Infection Prevention – invest into health and avoid paying for disease

HARTMANN GROUP has developed a new programme to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections. Healthcare-associated infections have been a challenge before the COVID-19 pandemic and they...
Understanding hospital germs and how they stick to surfaces

Understanding hospital germs and how they stick to surfaces

With the rise of antibiotic resistance, understanding how germs are spread in hospitals is vital if hospital acquired infections are to be reduced. Researchers at...
Poor NHS medical record sharing is putting patient lives in danger

Poor NHS medical record sharing is putting patient lives in danger

A major survey of medical record keeping in the NHS has revealed critical deficiencies in the record-keeping systems of NHS Trusts. Patient’s lives are in...
Do you think digital health solutions can eliminate healthcare-associated infections?

Do you think digital health solutions can eliminate healthcare-associated infections?

Despite dedicated efforts, the healthcare industry still struggles to tackle issues such as healthcare-associated infections – but could digital health solutions eliminate this issue? According...
Is improving patient care next on Boris Johnson’s to-do list?

Is improving patient care next on Boris Johnson’s to-do list?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced an extra £1.8 bn (~€1.9bn) for NHS frontline services, but will improving patient care come with the cash injection? Johnson...
Healthcare consumers empowered by the influence of medical ‘selfies’

Healthcare consumers empowered by the influence of medical ‘selfies’

Taking medical 'selfies' and sharing them with a doctor empowers and reassures healthcare consumers, and can improve doctor-patient relationships, according to QUT. Researchers from Queensland...
WiFi SPARK and Datasym working to reduce food waste and improve patient catering in hospitals

WiFi SPARK and Datasym working to reduce food waste and improve patient catering in...

Integration of Datasym with WiFi SPARK® Media could save hospitals £182,000 (~€203,000) per year, helping to reduce food waste and improve patient catering in...
Study warns that disinfectant in hospitals need to be regulated

Study warns that disinfectant in hospitals need to be regulated

Published in Nature Microbiology, research suggests that the use of disinfectant in hospitals to clean and control infections should be regulated as resistance may...

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