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We take our responsibility as a specialist healthcare supplier very seriously and always want to make sure our customers are best informed as to the use of our products. For this reason we are making available online our entire collection of publications - free to download! These articles are in pdf format and so require a suitable reader such as Adobe Reader
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a resistant bacterium that was first described in 1961 and continues to make news as a dangerous, sometimes fatal disease for hospital patients and is also a major source of illness acquired in care homes. Yet, according to a new review, few studies have looked at how to prevent its spread among elderly residents. Our simple guide aims to help you stop this spread in a care home environment.
In order to promote best practice, it is important that individual nursing homes have the opportunity to compare their systems and procedures to a set of recognised standards or benchmarks. In the NHS, it is advocated that comparison groups are established so that health care managers can be actively involved in comparing their own performance and the performance of their colleagues against best practice statements. In this self assessment pack, the same process is used but it has been adapted to take account of the fact that nursing homes tend to work much more in isolation and do not have significant contact with other homes in the local area, many of whom are competitors.
See main article on Continence Benchmarking
This article reviews the use of gloves in nursing homes and other environment and looks at the risks associated with glove/latex sensitivities. Latex is a common allergen and this article discusses the ways of reducing the incidence of reactions and the various alternatives to latex that are available.
A comprehensive guide to the the Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Health Care Associated Infections (HCAI) for the Private and Voluntary Health Care Sector and Care Homes which came into force during 2007.
We provide information charts for all our range of janitorial products, including:
- Catering Hygiene
- Dishwasher Hygiene
- General Hygiene
- House Keeping Hygiene
- Janitorial Hygiene
- Laundry Hygiene
- Washing Up Hygiene
- Washroom Hygiene
To help you convert from your existing manufacturer to the range we have in stock, we have provided charts for
- All-in-one pads
- Clinisan Products
- Light Incontinence pads
- Rectangular Pads
- Shaped Pads
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We provide COSHH sheets on the product pages for all that require them - just search for the product you require the COSHH sheet for and you'll find the link there!
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