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Infection control
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
 
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
 
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.
 
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).
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
ConvaTec introduces nurse-inspired fecal management system
Infection control : 14 June, 2012
ConvaTec is launching and enhanced Flexi-Seal SIGNAL Fecal Management System (FMS).
 
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust makes quality pay
Infection control : 22 February, 2012
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is partnering with Vernacare to ensure the highest standards of patient care and infection prevention, matched by value for money.
 
West Herts NHS Trust creates Golden Commode Award
Infection control : 03 January, 2012
West Hertfordshire NHS Trust's Infection Prevention and Control Team develops the idea of the 'Golden Commode Award' being made part of the trust's Awards of Excellence ceremony which was attended by staff and board members and held at Watford Football Club.
 
New wet wipe dispensers boost hospital productivity
Infection control : 08 December, 2011
Vernacare is launching a new wall mounted dispenser for their Tuffie wipes range which is aimed at not only increasing productivity, but also helping the NHS make cost efficiencies by reducing waste.
 
Vernacare achieves cash release savings for the NHS
Infection control : 07 December, 2011
Medical pulp supplier, Vernacare is claiming to have introduced cash release savings to the NHS that total more than £1.5 million.
 
Tameside partners Vernacare to reduce cost and infections
Infection control : 18 October, 2011
Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust locks in to cost savings with medical pulp supplier Vernacare to save both money and its carbon footprint, while reducing infection risk.
 
Quotient agrees bacterial infections treatment deal with Phico
Infection control : 14 September, 2011
Quotient Clinical, a business unit of Quotient Bioresearch, signs an agreement with UK-based biotech, Phico Therapeutics which will see Quotient undertake a RapidFACT programme to optimise nasal delivery of Phico's SASPject PT1.2, an antibiotic protein technology that offers a new approach for the treatment of serious life-threatening bacterial infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
 
World's first detergent proof disposable wash bowl wins Queen's Award
Infection control : 12 August, 2011
Vernacare's achievement in developing the world's first detergent proof disposable wash bowl is recognised by Her Majesty the Queen during a visit to Buckingham Palace by directors of the infection prevention products manufacturing business.
 
Wound dressing with ionic silver kills several strains of highly-resistant bacteria
Infection control : 19 April, 2011
ConvaTec is reporting new in vitro study results showing that a wound dressing containing ionic silver is able to kill several strains of highly-resistant bacteria.
 
Multi-surface sporicidal wipe offers cost savings with lighter flexible packaging
Infection control : 07 April, 2011
Vernacare’s Tuffie 5 multi-surface sporicidal wipe, which is 100 percent alcohol and chlorine free, is now available in new lighter flexible packaging designed to reduce packaging waste by 70 percent, whilst providing further cost savings to customers of up to 30 percent versus traditional tubs.
 
Wi-Fi hand hygiene monitoring prevents spread of hospital acquired infections
Infection control : 21 February, 2011
Ekahau is introducing a Wi-Fi Hand Hygiene Monitoring solution that automatically monitors hand hygiene of employees in the healthcare facilities to prevent the spread of hospital acquired infections and other transmittable diseases.
 
Improved chromogenic medium speeds screening times for MRSA detection
Infection control : 14 February, 2011
Thermo Fisher Scientific is launching Brilliance MRSA 2 Agar which is an improved chromogenic medium that claims to save valuable time for infection control teams by allowing rapid and reliable screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
 
Free educational posters promote best practice in hygiene
Infection control : 15 December, 2010
Vernacare is encouraging hospitals to go back-to-basics by promoting best practice in hygiene with the company’s educational posters and support services, available free of charge to nursing and infection prevention teams who have adopted the Vernacare system.
 
James Spencer clinches Infection Prevention and Control product award
Infection control : 18 November, 2010
West Yorkshire healthcare furniture and equipment manufacturer James Spencer and Co receives the top rated platinum medal in the Infection Prevention and Control category at the Nursing Times Product Awards.
 
Floor coverings aim to control wheel-borne contamination
Infection control : 20 October, 2010
Specifically designed to control wheel-borne contamination, Dycem’s WorkZone removes contamination from areas subject to heavy wheeled traffic.
 
Vernacare supports Wirral in ACTION against C Diff campaign
Infection control : 14 July, 2010
Vernacare helps Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust make a clean sweep on infection as part of its ACTION against C Diff Week at Arrowe Park Hospital.
 
bioMerieux plans UK symposium for clinical microbiologists
Infection control : 27 May, 2010
bioMerieux is organising a clinical symposium to examine the current trends and issues in microbiology.
 
Single-use pulp washbowls offer improve infection prevention
Infection control : 27 April, 2010
Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust is introducing single-use pulp washbowls as part of its continued commitment to improving infection prevention and environmental performance.
 
New website focuses on infection prevention products
Infection control : 22 April, 2010
Vernacare is launching a new website to publicise the company’s infection prevention products globally and provide product and ordering information to make life easier for busy healthcare staff.
 
HyGreen Hand Hygiene System collects 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award
Infection control : 13 April, 2010
HyGreen Hand Hygiene System, developed by Xhale Innovations, receives one of the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards.
 
Demand for sustainability drives Vernacare’s sales growth
Infection control : 08 March, 2010
An annual sales growth of 54 percent on its biodegradable wash bowls is being witnessed by Vernacare.
 
Washable keyboard helps achieve infection control in dental clinics
Infection control : 03 February, 2010
Devlin Medical’s CleanKey washable keyboard and mouse are meeting the challenge of new infection control demands from dental clinics.
 
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