Entries by Sarah Clements

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 […]

What Are Atmospheric Pollutants and Its Impact on Health

An atmospheric pollutant is an airborne particle or chemical that has the potential to be hazardous to human health. In this post we’ll discuss some of the most common types of atmospheric pollutants, and their causes. We’ll also explore how you can manage the risks of atmospheric pollutants in your workplace. What Are Natural Atmospheric […]

Operating Theatre Must-Have Equipment Checklist

Three things are vital to delivering an efficient operating theatre: Effective protocols and procedures. A functional and supportive team. The right equipment. In this post, we’ll discuss the must-have equipment for any operating theatre. Why Does Equipment Make a Difference in Operating Theatres? Obviously, all operating theatre procedures depend upon specialist surgical equipment. You need […]

Future Surgery Show, November 2023 – What To Expect

The 2023 Future Surgery Show takes place 14 – 15 November 2023 at ExCeL, London. Expect two dedicated days of CPD accredited professional development, along with dozens of exhibitors demonstrating the latest in surgical innovations. Cairn Technology will once again be exhibiting at Future Surgery. Visit us on Stand N80 to view our diverse range […]