Nexon Healthcare

26/10/2018

Managing bodily fluid spillages in care homes

Who should manage the spill? Managers should ensure that arrangements and protocols are in place to deal with spillages immediately and appropriate consideration as part of the risk assessment. Only individuals trained in safe and effective management of spillages should deal with spills to ensure a safe and effective management.  Spillages will require different management depending on the body fluid(s) involved and staff should have clear and appropriate instructions to hand. Information provided should include details of safe working procedures; personal hygiene; how to decontaminate effectively; and what to do... Read More

20/08/2018
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Hospital Hygiene and HAI

Keeping hospitals clean is one of the most important ways to reduce infection. Without proper hygiene in place, this could lead to serious implications for patients, staff and visitors. Although many hospitals have proper hygiene plans in place, contamination spots for MRSA and other pathogens found on door handles, computer keyboards, soap dispensers and taps, continue to be an issue. These poor facility can lead to serious consequences- in 2009, poor nursing care, filthy wards and lack of leadership at Basildon and Thurrock University NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust led to the... Read More

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Medical supplies for home

Our range of equipment and products includes: Pressure relief products Commodes Incontinence Cleaning chemicals Bedding and linen Laundry equipment and much more! Whilst distributing many well-known brands, including Kimberley Clark, GoJo and Diversey etc. Nexon Healthcare have also developed their own brand ranges of chemicals including laundry products (Saturo), paper systems and other high usage product lines. Developed with customer needs as a prime focus, we have become well known for offering cost effective, user friendly brands without compromising on the high quality of products our customers deserve. Clients further have... Read More

20/08/2018
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Colour coding hospital cleaning materials and equipment

Providing high-quality services in a safe and clean environment is a number one priority for many hospitals to promote patient safety. The delivery of a high quality cleaning service is complex, demanding and should not be underestimated. Poor hygiene levels in hospitals can often result to HAI (Hospital Acquired Infection). According to a report by ECDC, healthcare-associated infections are thought to be responsible for nearly 37,000 deaths in Europe every year, infecting nearly 4.1 million patients, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Infection control is a prevalent concern within the... Read More

20/08/2018
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How does an alternating pressure mattress work?

What is an alternating pressure mattress? Alternating pressure mattress, also known as hospital air mattress and air pressure mattress have an element of motion with an active surface, used predominately in healthcare. How does an alternating pressure mattress work? The alternating pressure mattress features air cells which periodically redistribute pressure by repeatedly loading and unloading the pressure beneath the body. This creates movement which alleviates pain from bed sores and ulcers. With a constant flow of cool dry air, this accelerates the healing of pressure sores. The foam used in... Read More

20/08/2018
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Food safety and hygiene in care homes

Read on below to get our tips on effective safety and hygiene control in care homes, including actionable advice and guidance on products to help keep your care home running smoothly. Clean and disinfect Whilst there are many aspects to meeting the correct food safety standards in care homes, one of the key measures you can take to control the risk of food poisoning is to properly disinfect any food areas. A Derby nursing home has been told it exposed its residents to a risk of food poisoning after a visit... Read More

20/08/2018
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A Guide To Choosing Night Time Incontinence Aids

So what do you need to consider for night time incontinence products? Level of protection Before buying incontinence products you firstly need to establish what level of protection you require according to your needs. There are two different types of incontinence; bladder incontinence and bowel incontinence. Bladder incontinence is the involuntary passing of urine, whereas bowel incontinence or faecal incontinence is the involuntary passing of stools. One in four of us will suffer from some bladder incontinence, while one in ten will experience some bowel incontinence. Light: Small losses of urine... Read More

20/08/2018
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Why PPE Is Important In Healthcare?

Risk assessment Employers are required to carry out a suitable and sufficient risk assessment for all work activities for the purpose of deciding what measures are necessary for safety according to the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. Staff should therefore be educated and their competence assessed in the assessment of risk, and selection and use of PPE. The choice of PPE should be based on a risk assessment of potential exposure to blood, body fluids and infectious agents. PPE in healthcare The following are common items of... Read More

20/08/2018

Handling Healthcare Waste

Yellow Clinical Waste Sacks Segregation of waste Since there are many types of medical waste, with their own disposal requirements. The key to minimisation and effective management of health-care waste is segregation and identification of waste into colour-coded plastic bags, or containers. This not only aids in the management costs of these waste, but ensures that the waste is stored, transported and ultimately disposed of correctly. Recommended colour coding for waste: Identifying the kind of waste you’re dealing with is the first step in properly disposing of it. It is... Read More

20/08/2018
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The Ultimate Guide To Disposable Gloves

To the casual user, the wide range of disposable gloves may not seem to offer much difference from one product to another. So, what glove for which task? When choosing gloves it is important that you chose the appropriate glove that meets your needs. This can vary from the need of comfort to chemical protection. When choosing a glove it is crucial that a range of different factors are considered, including; the fit, the level of protection and the possibility of allergic reactions. 1. Latex Gloves These are made from a... Read More