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ioniTOUCH antimicrobial keyboards and mice: a cost effective tool for infection control
Health Innovation Manchester has supported Diamond Electronics in understanding the NHS landscape, validate the need for the product and brokered introductions for gathering feedback. The ioniTOUCH keyboards have been presented and attracted interest from NHS procurement specialists, infection control, Laboratory and Informatics teams in the region. It was clear that the challenges faced by infection control teams regarding transmission of bacteria through frequently touched surfaces was incredibly important, and keyboards are considered a high risk, if not cleaned properly. Support has led us to enter a procurement framework and will enable us to gather more real-world feedback the keyboards have been placed in locations around Manchester. So far the response has been incredibly positive, keyboards being received well by users, especially in theatres and treatment rooms and we have received orders from clinical research laboratories and dentists across the UK.
Self Cleaning Alcohol Gel Door Push Pads; Pull Handles, Kill Germs in SECONDS
Multiple Individuals can pass through a door only SECONDS apart. Surfaceskins Alcohol Gel Door Push Pads & Pull Handles are engineered by infection control experts to KILL germs in SECONDS & protect EVERY door user. Over 5 years of development & validation in NHS Laboratories, hospital & schools to help provide ultimate touch protection with two studies in the JOHI [Journal of Hospital Infection]. For more information please visit www.surfaceskins.com Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
An aid to help medical staff to be able to read small print whilst wearing PPE, without the need for their usual reading glasses.
NeedleSmart is market leading, patented needle destruction technology engineered in the UK. NeedleSmart devices heat hypodermic needles to over 1,300°C before compressing them into a ball. It takes just a fraction of a second to convert a sharp needle into a sterile sphere of metal. Heating the needle to an excess of 1,300°C means all potential harmful pathogens, viruses and bacteria adhering to the needle will be killed. Compressing the needle also significantly reduces the needle footprint leading to a minimum of 50% increase in needle count per sharps bin.
The Oxford AHSN assists Fujifilm in real-world evaluation of point of care flu test
A new point of care test for the detection of flu is in the process of being commissioned by Buckinghamshire Healthcare after a winter evaluation in the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. The test was developed by Fujifilm Medical Systems and is based on silver-amplified lateral flow technology in a simple cartridge with an automated reader.