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Infection control
Infection control is a discipline focused on preventing the spread of infections within the health-care setting. Infection control concerns itself both with prevention (hand hygiene/hand washing, cleaning/disinfection/sterilization, vaccination, surveillance) and with investigation and management of demonstrated or suspected spread of infection within a health-care setting. The links shown on this page feature the key word ′Infection control’ in their stories:
US Patent for mobile health products
Adaptive content based on patient condition and relating to healthcare professionals using mobile health products gains US patent
Milestone reached in MERS-COV validation
DARPA provides validation on the Aethlon Hemopurifier for capturing the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
Assistive products on show at Rehacare
The Etac Group is attending the Rehacare 2016 event with its range of assistive products
Gastrointestinal specialist company acquisition
Boston Scientific has bought into gastrointestinal treatment with the acquisition of EndoChoice Holdings
Winter care bundle provides analysis for common viruses
Molecular diagnostic test kits available for virulent infections in the Winter Care Bundle available from Cepheid
CE mark for transcatheter aortic valve system
The Lotus Edge trancatheter aortic valve implantation system from Boston Scientific has gained the CE mark for use in European markets
Paediatric equipment at Rehacare event
Etac is attending Rehacare in Dusseldorf to show its range of paediatric care equipment and wheelchairs
SaaS care management service for the UK
Harrow Council in the UK has signed an agreement with IBM for the use of Watson Health software as a service care management
Imaging systems for operating theatres
Siemens has introduced a range of C Arm imaging systems that can be used for diagnostics within the operating theatre
Zika virus study data available
Data from Aethlon Medical from n vitro studies made on the zika virus show effectiveness of Hemopurifier product
Free training courses on Sepsis
Virtual college is offering free resources for online training for dealing with the dangers posed by sepsis
Linear accelerators enhance cancer care in Derby
Asteral is working on the replacement of three linear accelerators at the Royal Derby Hospital as part of its cancer care facility
Improved independence for London family with Rotoflex bed
Theraposture has helped one Mill Hill resident to achieve improved independence through the use of a Rotoflex equipped bed
Collaboration provides defence against ransomware
Healthcare organisations can improve their stance against being affected by ransomware under new software integration to detect and eliminate threats
Video processor for HD endoscopic imaging
Pentax has launched a new high definition video processor for handling highly detailed images of the gastric system during endoscopy
IoT ambitions drive additional funding at ForeScout
ForeScout Technologies is planning on further growth and establishing headway in the expanding world of the Internet of Things
Study commences on chronic disease caused by trauma
The detection and diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy associated with sports and military injuries is the subject of a new clinical study by Aethlon Medical
Reusable containers improve infection control at Weston
Vernacare is supplying the Weston Area NHS Trust with disposable containers for human waste disposal and infection control
Micro indentation technique of bone testing
Olympus is enabling the testing of the mechanical properties of bone material for healthcare purposes using micro-indentation
Integrated security products provide advanced threat mitigation
ForeScout has integrated its CounterACT product with the McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange to provide powerful threat protection for unmanaged network endpoints including BYOD
Assisted bathing range on show
Gainsborough is attending Care and Dementia event with its range of assisted bathing products
Digital assessment of nursing risk
East Lancs Hospitals have moved away from paper based risk assessments for nursing staff to a digitised form
Internet of Things advancements on show for healthcare
Enabling medical device technology for IoT connections to smartphone applications for reducing overprescribing antibiotics to feature as part of the Medica Show
Survey shows need for more IT security integration and automation
Healthcare CISOs among those demanding greater levels of integration of stand-alone IT security tools to meet the increasing cyber security challenges
Hands-free commode released for healthcare use
Commode chair available from Vernacare features foot sensor operation to reduce hand contact and minimise cross infection
Molecular diagnostic system on show in Edinburgh
Attendees of the ESCV meeting in Edinburgh are able to see the new DxN VERIS molecular diagnostics system from Beckman Coulter Diagnostics
US Patent for mDNA technology
Automatic mobile patient management system mDNA from Exco InTouch receives US patent
Competitive pricing for magnetic bead separation racks
Bel-Art has released its new Magnetic Bead Separation Racks with independent sleeves at competitive prices for medical laboratories
Patient hygiene products on show
Vernacare is attending the Infection Prevention event with its range of minimal environmental impact patient hygiene products
New hospital solves key management with Union locks
State of the art hospital in West Cumbria will use the Union KeyUltra system for high security and key management in busy environment
Annual awards recognise NAC platform
The CounterACT Network Access Control platform from ForeScout has wone the Best NAC Solution prize in the Recent 2015 SC Europe awards
High sensitivity camera head for medical use
Medical markets now have access to a high sensitivity miniature camera head from Panasonic which operates in low light conditions
Touchless toilet and washing waste disposal
The Vortex+ disposal unit from Vernacare brings new standards of infection prevention by enabling touchless waste disposal
Network security company hires new Chief Strategy Officer
ForeScout Technologies has recruited a new Chief Strategy Office to lead the company through the next phase of its corporate growth
Training and developments needs for the war on attrition
The healthcare industry in the UK is facing a battle for meeting the right staffing levels as it suffers from both attrition and a lack of sufficient talent
Luxury care home takes powered baths
Gainsborough Ascot and Windsor baths have been supplied to a luxury care home in Essex
Network Access Control technology receives public sector award
A project in the public sector using the CounterACT network access control platform has brought a Network Computing magazine award to ForeScout Technologies
RFID smart cabinet for medical inventory control
SATO brings the internet of things to inventory control with the PJM smart cabinet using RFID technology
Marie Curie organisation takes encryption services
Secure e-mail and secure file transfer services from Egress Software are being used to protect sensitive information by Marie Curie
Bradford hospital migrates to vendor neutral image archive
BridgeHead Software and partner companies have assisted Bradford hospital in migrating from National PACS archiving to the HealthStore VNA
Improving female dignity in trauma centre
A trauma care department in Leeds is using the VernaFem female disposable urinal to improve comfort and dignity for its patients
Pre-exposure preventive measures linked to reduced HIV infection
The Medical Research Council reveals the effectiveness of pre-exposure prophylaxis in protecting against HIV infection
First patient trial concluded on Hemopurifier
Feasibility study for the FDA concludes first patient treatment with no bad effects relating to the device using the Aethlon Medical Hemopurifier
Healthcare Trust gains device visibility across its network
Northern Trust now has full visibility of end points throughout its network including those devices not owned or managed by the organization
Gartner recognition for network access control
CounterACT network access control product from ForeScout Technologies takes 4th consecutive magic quadrant position from analysts at Gartner
Single axis positioning system plays enabling role for biomedical equipment
LG Motion has just completed the supply of a customised positioning system for the bioengineering innovator MICA BioSystems.
Collaboration enhances healthcare industry compliance
ForeScout is easing the ability for healthcare providers to become HIPAA compliant through new collaboration with OPSWAT
Hospital Access control in focus at Healthcare Estates show
Access control specialists at Salto Systems will be demonstrating what they can do for hospitals as part of the Healthcare Estates Event taking place next month
Ethernet I/O modules run cyclotron control system for neutron radiotherapy
A Scanditronix MC-50 compact cyclotron was installed at the UW Medical Center in 1983. Its primary purpose is the production of fast neutrons (via 50.5 MeV protons on beryllium) for fast neutron radiotherapy. The original UWCC control system was run on a DEC PDP-11 with a custom centralised I/O syst
New network technology provides the mobility, reliability and connectivity to streamline healthcare delivery
A recent market report predicts the growth in medical-device connectivity is expected to grow over 800% worldwide between 2013-2019. But without the right network access, connectivity and management, wired or wireless devices will never realise their full potential to streamline healthcare delivery.
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