Infection prevention and control has become one of the prime concerns in healthcare owing to an increased awareness of patient safety and the considerable burden of healthcare-associated infections. Invasive devices, poor postoperative status, staff negligence and lack of standardized sterilization & decontamination of surgical instruments procedures are some of the major challenges in preventing infections in healthcare facilities.
With ever increasing operational costs, it is very important for healthcare providers to minimize and eliminate the costs associated with Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). The NICE guidelines are constantly being reviewed by NHS as well as Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure adherence to best practices by all commissioning groups.
MnM conferences put together a unique platform to address challenges in preventing health care associated infections. At the Infection Control, Sterilization and Decontamination in Healthcare Congress held in London, UK on 25 - 26 February 2016, leading experts in the industry gathered to discuss strategies, technologies and updates on guidelines by regulators on infection prevention and control.
Key topics covered:
• Implication of recent changes in polices and guidelines – HTM 0105, ISO-13845
• Evaluating modern methods in endoscope reprocessing
• Methods to prevent transmission of multi resistant organisms: MERS, CPE, MRSA
• Methods to set up robust isolation facilities in hospitals
• Optimized tracking and tracing of surgical instrument
• Advances in improving rinse water quality
• Dr. Walid Al-Wali, Director for Infection Prevention and Control/ Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
• Dr.Mike Weinbern, Director infection prevention and control/Consultant Microbiologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
• Tony Mc Loughlin, Chairman, Irish Decontamination Institute
• Annette Jeanes, Director of Infection control, University college London Hospitals
• Dr. Jean O' Driscoll, Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Buckinghamshire Hospital
• Dr. Richard Wright, Medical Director, Southern Health and Social Care Trust
• Rodney Wood, Head of Sterile Services, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cantel Medical, Gold Sponsor at the congress conducted a round table event and spoke to some customers about the future of their Endoscope Storage and Drying Cabinets.
Details of the round table are as below:
Round Table Event
Shaping the Future of Endoscope Storage and Drying Cabinets
Date and Time
Wednesday 24th February, 1pm - 5pm, lunch and refreshments included
Radisson Blu Hotel, Heathrow Airport
• Evaluating the historical development of endoscope storage and drying cabinet solutions from ‘where we were then’ to ‘where we are now’.
• Discussing your interpretation of the requirements of BS EN 16442 regards the necessary functions of a drying vs storage cabinet.
• Discussing the future of endoscope storage and drying cabinets, the perceived beneficial functionality and features, and potential guideline enhancements you foresee.
To find out more about the Round Table event please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Infection Control, Sterilization and Decontamination in Healthcare Congress