Countering the contagion

11th of March 2013
Countering the contagion

All hospitals and healthcare settings have risks related to contagion of infectious diseases for patients, hospital staff, as well as cleaning or housekeeping staff, but in a dialysis setting these risks are much bigger. Gary Johns of In Depth Managed Services, looks at the importance of using specialised staff and equipment to comply with

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Fighting the good fight - healthcare hygiene

11th of March 2013
Fighting the good fight - healthcare hygiene

Reports of patients contracting conditions such as MRSA and C.difficile during a hospital stay have become particularly prevalent over the past 30 years. Can hospital cleaning and hygiene regimes make any real headway against health threats such as norovirus, MRSA and C.difficile? Or are hygiene teams fighting a losing battle?

Reports of patients

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Vectair launches Femcare for feminine hygiene

11th of March 2013
Vectair launches Femcare for feminine hygiene

To coincide with the launch of its Femcare MVP range of feminine hygiene unit, Vectair has teamed up with The Eve Appeal gynaecological cancer research charity in a quest to improve survival rates for cervical, ovarian, vaginal, vulval and womb cancer.

The company is carrying the appeal logo on the bins in order to increase awareness across

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Birchmeier colour coded spraying equipment

11th of March 2013
Birchmeier colour coded spraying equipment

Birchmeier spraying and foaming equipment can be provided in different colours in order to prevent cross-contamination.

The 0.5 litre trigger sprayers, for example, are available in blue and red so they can either be distinguished by different cleaning chemicals (eg, red for acids and blue for alkaline) or according to colour coded areas.

The

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Vileda launches Swep HygienePlus

11th of March 2013
Vileda launches Swep HygienePlus

As part of its Swep mopping system, Vileda Professional has launched a new range boasting better performance and infection control for the healthcare sector. Swep HygienePlus combines independently certified anti-bacterial performance and the ability to remove 99.99 per cent of bacteria from surfaces it says.

The mops have antibacterial activity

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Surewash for hand hygiene training

11th of March 2013
Surewash for hand hygiene training

Cleaning staff working in hospitals need to be able to demonstrate their ability to properly wash or disinfect their hands. SureWash says its training system allows staff to train in their own time, with feedback at each stage of training.

Thanks to the use of latest computer technology, training can also be anonymous until the staff member feels

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