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Hygiene and Infection Control
Reusable containers improve infection control at Weston
Infection control : 21 January, 2016
Vernacare is supplying the Weston Area NHS Trust with disposable containers for human waste disposal and infection control
 
Hands-free commode released for healthcare use
Infection control : 03 September, 2015
Commode chair available from Vernacare features foot sensor operation to reduce hand contact and minimise cross infection
 
Patient hygiene products on show
Infection control : 10 August, 2015
Vernacare is attending the Infection Prevention event with its range of minimal environmental impact patient hygiene products
 
Touchless toilet and washing waste disposal
Infection control : 08 June, 2015
The Vortex+ disposal unit from Vernacare brings new standards of infection prevention by enabling touchless waste disposal
 
Improving female dignity in trauma centre
Infection control : 23 March, 2015
A trauma care department in Leeds is using the VernaFem female disposable urinal to improve comfort and dignity for its patients
 
Biosensors capable of detection of infectious diseases - prototype set for clinical trials
Infection control : 29 December, 2014
The successful development of new platform technology for the rapid point of care (POC) diagnosis of flu and other respiratory conditions has widespread potential for the detection of a wide range of other infectious diseases. The UK-based OJ Bio has now successfully completed the prototype development of a new wireless point of care diagnosis system that accurately and quickly identifies the presence of various disease types in a range of patient samples.
 
Fully disposable bedpans for Bolton Hospital
Infection control : 07 April, 2014
Vernacare will supply hygiene products for Royal Bolton Hospital for its complex care and acute wards
 
Healthcare award for medical device manufacturer
Infection control : 21 March, 2014
Manufacturer of medical hygiene devices has reached the finals of Medilink UK awards for innovation in healthcare
 
HCPCS codes received for compressing bandage
Infection control : 29 January, 2014
Dual layer compression bandaging system with comfort and compression layers from 3M Healthcare gain US healthcare codes
 
Female continence care improved at cancer hospital
Infection control : 27 January, 2014
Vernacare has partnered with the Velindre Cancer Centre for the provision of single-use urinals for use by female patients
 
Medical hygiene company takes NHS partnership award
Infection control : 10 December, 2013
VernaCare has taken the Medilink Award for its work in partnership with the UK's National Health Service
 
Smartphone equipment a risk for hospital infections
Infection control : 10 December, 2013
Study shows that medical staff carrying smartphone equipment should have them subjected to the same hygiene standards as other medical equipment
 
NHS trust involved in development of continence care product
Infection control : 26 November, 2013
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals has been involved with Vernacare in the development of innovative continence care products for female patients
 
Barcode traceability for decontamination wipes
Decontamination equipment and services : 04 October, 2013
The trio trace 3-part decontamination system for probes, catheters, blades and endoscopes allows full barcode traceability
 
UV light disinfection system for Air Force medical centre
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 25 September, 2013
A medical centre in Las Vegas run by the air force is using a UV based medical disinfection system for improving room hygiene and patient safety
 
Water qualification for purification systems
Decontamination equipment and services : 18 September, 2013
3M has gained WQA certification for its range of water purification products for use in domestic and commercial environments
 
Home health for asthma sufferers wins award
Decontamination equipment and services : 13 September, 2013
A 3M award has been given to a US family for home remodelling to improve the environment to provide assistance to asthma sufferers
 
Tristel portfolio on show at infection prevention conference
Infection control : 05 September, 2013
London healthcare conference to be used for displaying the hospital decontamination system with automated traceability from Tristel
 
Disposable urinals prevent infection for female patients
Infection control : 02 September, 2013
UK NHS hospitals in North East England are using disposable urinals for their immobile female patients for improved infection prevention
 
Rose Medical Center becomes first hospital in Colorado to implement Xenex disinfection system
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 27 August, 2013
Rose Medical Center becomes the first hospital in Colorado to install a germ-zapping robot that eliminates hard-to-kill bugs in hard-to-clean places.
 
Cooley Dickinson hospital reduces C diff infections by 53 percent with UV light disinfection system
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 23 August, 2013
A study demonstrates that the use of high-intensity, broad spectrum ultraviolet light decreased the rate of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile (C diff), and C diff-related deaths and colectomies (removal of the colon) at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
 
Germ-zapping robot improves patient safety at Decatur Memorial Hospital
Infection control : 05 August, 2013
As hospitals across the UK look for new and innovative ways to battle deadly pathogens and kill multi-drug resistant organisms that put patients at risk, Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH) is installing two germ-zapping robots that eliminate hard-to-kill bugs in hard-to-clean places.
 
Xenex changes name to become Xenex Disinfection Services
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 22 July, 2013
Xenex Healthcare Services, a world leader in pulsed xenon UV room disinfection systems for healthcare facilities, is changing the company's name to Xenex Disinfection Services.
 
TYRX receives FDA clearance for fully resorbable antibacterial envelope
Infection control : 10 July, 2013
TYRX receives US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market the Fully Resorbable AIGISRx R Antibacterial Envelope for use with pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).
 
QHC Belleville deploys ozone-based disinfection technology to eradicate MRSA in less than an hour
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 10 July, 2013
San Francisco-based Medizone International is using the company's AsepticSure system at the Quinte Health Care-Belleville General Hospital as part of the hospital's management of a recent outbreak of MRSA (Methicilllin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) infections there.
 
Zero infections in high-risk cardiac device replacements are reported with use of antibacterial envelope
Infection control : 28 June, 2013
A new study shows the use of TYRX's AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope reduced major infection rates by 100 percent in patients undergoing Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) replacement procedures compared to case-matched retrospective control patients.
 
ConvaTec receives 510(k) market clearance for silver version of foam dressing
Infection control : 26 June, 2013
ConvaTec receives 510(k) market clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for AQUACEL Ag Foam dressing.
 
Germ-zapping robot enhances patient safety at Johnson City Medical Center
Infection control : 20 June, 2013
Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC) installs two germ-zapping Xenex robots that eliminate hard-to-kill bugs in hard-to-clean places.
 
FHN installs disinfecting robot to enhance patient safety
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 14 June, 2013
FHN becomes the first healthcare entity in northern Illinois to use a Xenex robot to disinfect patient rooms, operating rooms and other areas.
 
Cambridge Health Alliance study demonstrates disinfection system reduces OR contamination
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 11 June, 2013
A new study conducted at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), a Harvard Medical School Teaching Affiliate, demonstrates that pulsed xenon ultraviolet light disinfection can significantly decrease Operating Room (OR) contamination of surfaces and air.
 
Hill-Rom unveils hospital hand hygiene monitoring solution
Infection control : 10 June, 2013
Hill-Rom has developed a new system to help hospitals monitor hand-hygiene rates: the Hill-Rom Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution. The new offering, which is now available to hospitals nationwide, provides real-time monitoring and staff reminders, simplifies reporting, and can use the same hardware and devices as other Hill-Rom real-time locating solutions.
 
Smart sensor technology trial demonstrates infection-prevention hygiene monitoring has arrived
Infection control : 10 June, 2013
Infrared technology is becoming a key strategy in improving healthcare workers' hand-hygiene compliance and helping to reduce the spread of healthcare-acquired infections, according to the results of a trial in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) which is a UK-based general medical unit.
 
Antibacterial envelope is shown to reduce major device infection rates by more than 90 percent
Infection control : 14 May, 2013
Use of TYRX's AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope is shown to reduce major infection rates by more than 90 percent in patients undergoing Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) replacement procedures compared to similar high-risk cohorts, according to the CITADEL & CENTURION clinical study results presented at Heart Rhythm 2013, the Heart Rhythm Society's 34th Annual Scientific Sessions.
 
St Anthony Hospital deploys germ-eliminating 'Robot' to disinfect rooms
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 13 May, 2013
St Anthony Hospital's unveils Xenex's new germ-eliminating 'Robot' to enhance patient safety by utilising a new approach to disinfecting a room that looks a little like a science fiction character.
 
GE Healthcare collaborates with HCA to track hand hygiene compliance
Infection control : 15 April, 2013
GE Healthcare is collaborating with HCA's Summerville Medical Center to develop and deploy a data driven technology solution that tracks hand washing data as it relates to patient care through the use of small sensor tags.
 
Single-patient-use cuff helps hospitals control cross-contamination
Infection control : 03 April, 2013
Welch Allyn launches the company's new FlexiPort EcoCuff single-patient-use blood pressure cuff.
 
Doylestown Hospital unveils UV disinfecting tool to enhance patient safety
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 22 March, 2013
Doylestown Hospital's newest weapon against hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) may look a little like R2-D2 from Star Wars but the new Xenex disinfecting system uses ultraviolet (UV-C) light that is 20,000 times more powerful than the sun to 'zap' nasty organisms that cause infections like the flu, norovirus, MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C diff).
 
Lincor forms partnership with Proventix to improve hand hygiene standards
Infection control : 28 February, 2013
Lincor Solutions is partnering Proventix to improve hand hygiene standards and patient safety.
 
Broad spectrum HAI reduction technology shows efficiency in Canadian hospital trials
Infection control : 18 February, 2013
San Francisco-based Medizone International completes safety and preliminary operational trials of its AsepticSure system at Quinte Health Care Belleville General Hospital, affiliated with Queen's University.
 
Spaulding Hospital unveils new germ-zapping robot to enhance patient safety
Infection control : 29 January, 2013
Spaulding Hospital Cambridge is the first hospital in the Boston area of Masschusetts'to implement Xenex Healthcare Services’ innovative germ-zapping technology to further increase patient safety.
 
NHS Lean leaders explore best practice at Best Factory Award winning site
Decontamination equipment and services : 03 January, 2013
NHS staff and members of the Advancing Quality Alliance (AQuA) Lean Network across the North West of England visit the Vernacare production site that received a Best Factory Award.
 
Stamford Hospital deploys portable room disinfection device to enhance patient safety
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 12 December, 2012
Stamford Hospital is the first and only hospital in Connecticut to use Xenex Healthcare Services' innovative disinfection technology to improve patient safety.
 
WellStar Health System deploys new room disinfection system to enhance patient safety
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 30 November, 2012
WellStar Health System is the first to implement Xenex Healthcare Services' room disinfection system in its patient and operating rooms and is the only health system in metro-Atlanta using the tool.
 
Vernacare offers rapid breakdown response service to beat London traffic
Infection control : 19 November, 2012
Vernacare Technical Services is taking to two wheels to ensure rapid servicing and breakdown response in the Greater London area.
 
Cone Health lowers MRSA infection rates using Xenex room disinfection systems
Cleaning and disinfecting equipment : 19 October, 2012
At IDWeek 2012 Cone Health is reporting that the organisation reduced Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rates by a 56 percent in 2011 after implementing an infection prevention programme that includes Xenex room disinfection systems.
 
Pathogenica partners Life Technologies in EMEA to control hospital acquired infections
Infection control : 20 September, 2012
Life Technologies signs an exclusive agreement with Pathogenica, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to co-market and distribute for research use, the Pathogenica HAI (Hospital Acquired Infection) BioDetection Kit on the Ion Torrent PGM in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
 
Pulp disposal units offer The Queen Elizabeth Hospital environmental performance benefits
Infection control : 22 August, 2012
For almost 30 years maintenance Team Leader, Robert Walker, has been working at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Foundation Trust and knows a thing or two about the healthcare estates industry.
 
Vernacare shares lean best practice tips with Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Infection control : 21 August, 2012
Vernacare hosts staff from Bolton NHS Foundation Trust to see how the company is achieving excellence through lean business performance.
 
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust agrees cash release savings deal with Vernacare
Infection control : 19 June, 2012
Bolton NHS Foundation Trust agrees an exclusive two-year partnership with medical pulp supplier Vernacare, also based in Bolton, to release savings of more than £20,000 across the two year deal, and benefit from UK kite marked quality standards.
 
Custom IV system with needlefree connector helps reduce NICU infections
Infection control : 15 June, 2012
A clinical case study prepared by clinicians from Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, USA shows that a collaboratively-developed custom IV system featuring ICU Medical's MicroClave needlefree neutral displacement connector helps to reduce NICU infection rates and medication errors, while also addressing recent FDA concerns regarding the safety of positive displacement needlefree connectors.
 
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