Entries by Sarah Clements

Bodily Fluid Clean Up Procedure

In all healthcare settings, bodily fluids are a major vector for spreading harmful pathogens. For this reason, an effective bodily fluid clean up procedure is one of the 10 Standard Infection Control Precautions (SICP). In this post we will outline the advised bodily fluid clean up procedure while also discussing certain solutions that will help […]

Health and Wellbeing and Indoor Environmental Quality in Buildings – A Guide to BS 40102-1:2023

BS 40102-1:2023 – Health and Wellbeing and Indoor Environmental Quality in Buildings is a new code of practice which launched in April 2023. In this post we’ll explain what BS 40102-1:2023 entails and discuss how you can meet the new regulations in your workplace. What is BS 40102? This new code of practice outlines a […]

Green Theatre Checklist Explained – How to Make Your Theatre More Environmentally Friendly

The Intercollegiate Green Theatre Checklist was developed by a number of UK and Ireland surgical colleges. It provides some guidelines for how operating theatres can cut down on their carbon emissions and work towards sustainability in healthcare. In this post we’ll provide an essential overview of the Green Theatre Checklist, and the guidance it contains. […]

What is Clinical Waste and How To Dispose of it Safely?

In this post we’ll list some examples of clinical waste before discussing how you can safely dispose of it. We’ll also explore some solutions for fast and effective clinical waste disposal that may help you improve operational efficiency in your healthcare setting. What is Clinical Waste? Clinical waste is any waste that contains infectious, or […]

Acetic Acid Medical Uses, Hazards and Exposure Limits

Acetic acid is a clear and colourless organic liquid with a strong vinegary odour. Household vinegar is about 5% acetic acid and 95% water. In this post we’ll examine some of the risks associated with acetic acid and discuss some of the ways you can manage these risks in your workplace. Medical Uses for Acetic […]

Veterinary Clinic Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols

Cleaning protocols and procedures are a vital part of effective infection prevention and control in all healthcare settings. This includes veterinary clinics. In this post we’ll outline the essential principles of a veterinary clinic cleaning and disinfection protocol. Please note that this post is just intended to provide a basic introduction to the subject, to […]

Decontamination of Endoscopes and Reusable Medical Devices

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the specific decontamination processes that should be used for endoscopes and other reusable medical devices. Levels of Decontamination There are three levels of decontamination for medical devices: cleaning, sterilisation, and disinfection. Every individual piece of medical equipment carries a different level of contamination risk – low, […]

Pollution & Air Quality A-Z Glossary

Air quality consultants tend to use a lot of specialist terminology and acronyms when discussing pollution and air quality. This post is an essential A-Z glossary to help you understand various aspects of air pollution and quality. Want to learn more about air purifiers and filtration? Be sure to check out our air purifier and […]