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Decontamination
Decontamination is a combination of processes, including cleaning, disinfection and/or sterilization, that can be used to render reusable surgical instruments safe for further use. Efficient decontamination is a key factor in countering healthcare associated infections. The links shown on this page feature the key word ′Decontamination’ in their stories:
Barcode traceability for decontamination wipes
The trio trace 3-part decontamination system for probes, catheters, blades and endoscopes allows full barcode traceability
Tristel portfolio on show at infection prevention conference
London healthcare conference to be used for displaying the hospital decontamination system with automated traceability from Tristel
Masimo initiates release of new pulse oximetry sensor system
Masimo is making a limited market release of the Universal ReSposable Pulse Oximetry Sensor System, offering the Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion performance and accuracy of SET, as well as the comfort of its single-patient-use adhesive sensors with the cost-effectiveness and environmental a
West Herts NHS Trust creates Golden Commode Award
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.
Indicator autoclave bags eliminate need for autoclave tape
Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces the Thermo Scientific Sterilin Indicator Autoclave Bags for disposal of biohazardous waste.
Bioquell selects electrochemical H2O2 gas sensors for bio-decontamination unit
Bioquell selects electrochemical hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) gas sensors from specialist electrochemical sensor manufacturer, Analytical Technology, to form part of its hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) bio-decontamination system, the Bioquell Q-10.
Saint Michael's Medical Center selects IBM for real-time tracking solution
Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey, is turning to IBM for real-time tracking of medical equipment to ensure that life saving medical devices are instantly available and expertly maintained.
Safety certified PCR workstation
Hoefer releases its latest Polymerase Chain Reaction workstation for laboratories
Nautilus LIMS for Food and Environment Research Agency
The UK Government’s Food and Environment Research Agency has chosen the Nautilus Laboratory Information Management System from Thermo Fisher Informatics handling large quantities of food safety sample information
Ultrawave ultrasonic cleaner is approved for Scottish Dental Procurement Contract
Ultrawave's Hygea 1250 ultrasonic cleaner is approved for the Scottish Healthcare Supplies procurement contract for decontamination equipment.
Monklands Hospital introduce Vernacare Indicator tape to help fight infections
Staff at Monklands Hospital and across NHS Lanarkshire are further strengthening their resolve to fight infection by introducing the Vernacare Indicator tape which is signed and dated by hospital staff after cleaning equipment, such as commodes, and sealed around the equipment as evidence of deconta
Underbench washer-disinfector quickly cleans theatre shoes and footwear
Decontamination equipment specialist Lancer is now offering an underbench washer-disinfector for fast recycling of footwear while also reducing infection risks in hospital theatres and wards.
Washer disinfector ensures decontamination of surgical instruments
The Hospitalia L10 4 DP washer disinfector from Lancer is designed to ensure efficient and effective decontamination of surgical instruments in SSD and conforms to all current guidelines.
Automated Endoscope Reprocessor offers fast endoscope decontamination
The new Getinge POKA-YOKE AER (Automated Endoscope Reprocessor) available from Lancer features a new design that enables effective, HTM2030 compliant, decontamination in small, awkward shaped rooms which are common within listed buildings that are typical sites for endoscopy treatment departments.
New water purification system addresses Sterile Service guidelines
Purite has launched a new water purification system to help reduce the cost and complexity of meeting the latest guidelines for Sterile Service and Decontamination departments.
Purite launches new web site focused on water purfication technology
A new web site – www.waterpurification.org.uk – has been launched by Purite to help consulting engineers, health service managers and laboratory staff understand and specify water purification technology.
SonoSite introduces zero-footprint ultrasound tool for musculoskeletal specialists
SonoSite has introduced the zero-footprint S-MSK ultrasound tool, the first ultrasound system that has been customised for use by musculoskeletal specialists – including rheumatologists, orthopaedic and osteopathic surgeons, sports physicians and physical therapists.
New endoscope drying and storage cabinet offers cost saving benefits
Lancer's new FD8E endoscope drying and storage cabinet has been designed to improve efficiency and provide a quick payback.
UCLH research study shows rapid screening for MRSA can cut hospital infections by 40 percent
University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) has published a major research study that demonstrates rapid screening for meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) could help reduce hospital infection rates by almost 40 per cent.
Romford hospital decontaminates upto 70 endoscopes a day
As many as 70 endoscopes a day are decontaminated by the clinical diagnostic unit at the new Queen's Hospital Romford using a row of eight Lancer AER chambers built in to separate dirty and clean areas.
Improved disinfection formulation helps combat contamination
Anachem has introduced an improved formulation of MicroSol 3+ to provide disinfection of pipettes and surfaces, and other small instruments, with proven efficacy against bacteria, fungi, yeasts, DNA and more.
Progen launches new Telstar Bioultra cabinet for sterile conditions
Progen Scientific has worked with one of its key suppliers, Telstar, to introduce the patented automatic 100 percent leak tight glass front panel for the new Bioultra Cabinet.
Healthcare Commission declares NHS performance is improving
The Healthcare Commission has published performance ratings for all NHS trusts in England, showing overall improvement in quality of services and use of resources.
 
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