Entries by Sarah Clements

Current Issues in Operating Theatres

Operating theatre teams around the world face fresh challenges every year. In this post we’ll explore some of the current issues in operating theatres, and examine the ways in which operating theatre teams are rising to meet these challenges. Infection Control and Ventilation The pandemic caused severe disruption to all surgical specialties. UK operating theatres […]

What is a Hazardous and Toxic Air Pollutant?

All employers in all industries have a legal requirement to reduce their employees’ exposure to hazardous substances. This is all outlined in a piece of legislation known as Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH). COSHH covers various substances, including many hazardous and toxic air pollutants. In this post we’ll explain what counts as a […]

What Key Factors Should Be Considered When Selecting PPE?

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) can make a huge difference in preventing accidents and injuries in certain workplaces, and in preventing the spread of infection in healthcare settings. Employers are responsible for providing PPE to their employees. You can find a guide to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations concerning PPE. What to Consider When […]

Come see us at BADS Conference 2022 – 16 and 17 June

If you are planning to attend the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) 2022 Annual Conference, then come along and see our selection of top-quality surgical instruments. From Stille’s hand-crafted Swedish orthopaedic instruments, warrantied for 30 years, to Lawton’s machine engineered German instruments for breast surgery, vaginal surgery and joint replacement, we can help you […]

Introduction to the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist – 5 Steps

The World Health Organisation (WHO) first published their Surgical Safety Checklist in 2010. It’s a series of five critical steps that surgical teams should perform before and after surgical procedures to reduce the risk of certain adverse events. The WHO claims that the Surgical Safety Checklist has reduced surgical complications and mortality by over 30%. […]