RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
The revised HTM 04-01, Safe Water in Healthcare Premises, emphasises the importance of healthcare workers being aware of their duty to protect the health of patients, staff, and visitors, stipulating that:
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities use a variety of ventilation, airconditioning, lifts, medical equipment, and medical gas systems, and it is the diversity of this equipment that is catered for through the independent and accredited training delivered at Eastwood Park.
The Water Management Society has announced the launch of a new training course tutored by Elise Maynard and Dr Paul McDermott, held at its training centre in Fazeley, Tamworth, and covering the elements required for sampling, detection, and enumeration, of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella pneumophila according to the most probable number (MPN) method.
Courtney Thorne says its ‘future-proof’ Altra Health SMART wireless nurse call solution, designed to meet HTM 08-03 guidelines, and with a three-year warranty as standard, ‘doesn’t just look smart, but can also wirelessly integrate with different devices and applications used throughout hospitals’.
Heating, cooling, plumbing, and infrastructure specialist, Uponor’s new CIBSE-approved CPD, ‘Systems for Water Hygiene’, aimed at mechanical design engineers and plumbing installers, highlights the risk of Legionella on the plumbing network, advising on best practice installation layouts and new technology, with a focus on ‘the perils of stagnant water on the network’.
A new ‘pollution-absorbing paint technology’ that comes in the form of a paint or clear coating, can be applied internally and externally to buildings, is said by the Swiss company behind it to be ‘easy-to-use and scientifically proven’, and which ‘turns walls and surfaces into a natural air purifier’, is now available in the UK.
Fire detection solutions specialist, FEE, has launched what is said to be the industry’s first one minute auto-aligning smoke beam detector, Fireray One, which it says ‘promises to make advanced smoke detection more accessible and easier to install’.
Award-winning healthcare solutions provider, Teal, has launched a new ‘Solutions for HealthCare’ brochure detailing ‘new, class-leading products which help to transform clinical environments, and create bright, contemporary spaces that complement the latest healthcare interiors’.
Keen to protect its HVAC equipment from airborne debris and maintain its efficiency, the Central Middlesex Hospital sought a solution for 28 locations adjacent to London’s A40.
When Harrogate District Hospital, managed by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, wanted to completely refurbish and upgrade another of its operating theatres for orthopaedic surgery, Medical Air Technology (MAT) presented a total turnkey solution that it says ‘combined competitive pricing with a world-class ultraclean ventilation (UCV) system and accompanying equipment package’.
Nationwide Legionella compliance company, W.E.T (Water Environmental Treatment), has developed and launched what is describes as ‘an innovative shower cleaning system’ which it says ‘is scientifically proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria’ following investment at its Midlands production facility Its Hygiene 20 Shower Management system provides clients with a professional and efficient ‘collect, clean and return’ service, which W.E.T claims ‘is helping achieve compliance in a more effective way than any known process available today’.
“Containment laboratories must be designed and built so as to prevent or control the exposure of laboratory workers, other persons and the environment to the biological agent in use.” Medical Research Council: Standards for Containment Level 3 Facilities