Entries by Little Saint

Tips for Surgical Instrument Care & Handling

Tips for Surgical Instrument Care Use as intended Misuse of instruments can lead to stress and irreversible damage. Handle with care Poor handling can lead to contamination, corrosion and fractures. Avoid dried residue Blood and other secretions can cause discolouration and corrosion Avoid leaving wet Instruments left in liquid can cause a galvanic current that […]

Infection Prevention and Control Conference 2022: Cairn offers hospitals breath of fresh air

State-of-the-art air purification technology will be taking centre stage on the Cairn Technology stand at the Infection, Prevention and Control Conference 2022. Blueair HealthProtect™ 7740i Air Purifier Using patent-pending filtration technology, the Blueair HealthProtect™ 7740i Air Purifier provides complete filtration of hospital rooms of up to 62 m² at the industry recommended rate of 4.8x […]

8 useful tips for surgical instrument care

High quality surgical instruments can be an amazing investment. Offering exceptional performance and durability, some studies have shown such instruments can last for well over 30 years.(1) However, even the finest surgical instruments will only last if they are carefully handled, properly maintained and professionally serviced. Follow these 10 tips to help ensure your instruments […]

Choosing absorbent mats for your labour ward

From amniotic fluid release to mild blood loss and intrapartum haemorrhage, there can be a host of reasons for having a high performance absorbent mat to hand in labour wards or obstetrics theatres. Of course, there are suction devices out there that can remove fluids from floors, but these can often be noisy and pose […]

Poor quality instruments put patients at risk

Fears that contaminated surgical instruments are causing unnecessary illness and deaths because of the risk of infection continue to hit the headlines. From Alzheimer’s proteins to HIV, Hepatitis B or C and many more dangerous diseases, there seems to be a steady stream of stories about how patients’ health has been put at risk. What […]