Innovative products to fight patient environment contamination

Building Better Healthcare magazine explores the link between contaminated bedding, bed linen and pillows and outlines a host of new product innovations that reduce contamination and patient risks.  Relevant to Infection Control and Tissue Viability staff....

ABC NEWS Report on Contaminated Pillows

A report on ABC NEWS “Good Morning America” studied the contents of domestic pillows and found a range of bacteria and mold inside.  Contaminants included Coliform Bacteria, Mold and Dust Mites. While the sample size was small, the findings support the...

Ebola – CDC Critique

Human factors and training factors highlighted in this Scientific American article are practical and useful to Infection Control practice in general.  

Would you sleep on this hospital pillow?

One of the more colourful hospital pillow photographs to have been submitted to us. This pillow was beyond cleaning and disinfection and was rightfully condemned. Infection control are aware of the risk with hospital pillows but are the counter measures in place to...

Research shows rapid speed of viral contamination

Research presented in Washington DC at the ASM’s 54th ICAAC held from September 5-9, 2014 found rapid virus spread from contamination of just a single doorknob or table top. The research used surrogate “tracer” viruses. Within 2 to 4 hours these could be...

Infection Control at IPS 2014

Infection Prevention Society (IPS) will host its annual conference from 29 Sep to 1 Oct in Glasgow.  SleepAngel will attend and exhibit as part of sharing practice through the NHS healthcare system. Infection control staff are invited to see our educational slide set...

Humans v Superbugs

BBC Health reports on the current state of the war on multi drug resistant organisms or “superbugs” for short. The feature examines the development of superbugs and the challenges posed by human and farming practices and a decreasing pipeline of new...

NHS Sharing Best Practice

As part of advancing education and sharing best practice, UK NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups are sharing learnings from the Hospital Pillow Audit and Equipment Selection programme developed by Infection Control personnel at Royal Liverpool Hospital and supported by...