Silver/copper ionisation has long been known as an effective way to protect against microbial contaminants, bacteria proliferation and colonisation. The technical team at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust understand how effective it is for the disinfection process.
According to a recent story published by ABC News, three cases of Legionnaires’ disease are reported to have broken out in Adelaide, prompting health authorities to urge businesses to decontaminate their air-conditioning and industrial cooling towers.
The COP21 global climate conference has finally taken place. The conference didn’t focus specifically on the issue of anti-microbial shower heads. However, a range of different climate-related topics were discussed at all-night talks and representatives from countries around the world poured their efforts into coming up with innovative, cost-effective climate control measures.
In the vast majority of cases, an offshore installation will generally use a single source of portable water for drinking, eating and washing, and therefore, the integrity of this supply is vital for the wellbeing of the crew. Illness can easily spread around a crew when the water has not been decontaminated with the proper antibacterial precautions.
The motive behind the creation of Medi-Shower was to reduce the risk of water-borne infection in an affordable way. But Medi-Shower’s application is not restricted to healthcare organisations, or even the unique nautical environs that we discussed earlier this month. Medi-Shower can also reduce the risk of infection in more familiar areas of life: areas which often face hidden and unexpected risks.
Long-distance shipping workers operate in an environment which presents diverse and unexpected health risks and dangers. In the close quarters of a vessel, infectious disease is much more of a threat than on shore. These atypical work environments have given rise to swathes of research into protocol and best practice, as well as much medical research.
A deadly new superbug – possibly more potent than MRSA – is causing a new wave of concern on wards up and down the UK. In a new 24-hour test, Biomaster-treated Medi-Shower has been shown to reduce 97.17% of the bacterial species K pneumoniae CPE, compared to a non-Biomaster-treated material. Can Biomaster and Medi-Shower be an effective defense against this new threat?
According to statistics, 2010 saw 38 deaths from Legionnaires’ disease in England and Wales. This tragic fact is a symptom of an imperfect infection defense system in our healthcare. Despite this, there are a number of ways to protect your water source from legionella.
Healthcare institutions don’t have the funding or resource they need to be effective. Standards begin to slip, and we see an increase in the number of bacterial infections and diseases in our hospitals, care homes and research facilities.In Scotland, to combat rising patient numbers and drug costs, the Scottish government has awarded health boards an additional £65m to help reduce the escalating situation in the NHS.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the US – once proud leader in medical research – is loosing its grip on the market, and Europe and Asia are on an upward trend. The journal concludes that if the current trend continues, the Europe and Asia will overtake the US in the coming decade.
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Medi-Shower has received Grant for Research and Development support from Invest NI under the European Union’s Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme. The project, recorded on the ERDF beneficiaries website, will be implemented over the next 3 years, undertaking research and development activities aimed at improving the competitiveness of the business.
Are you up to date and compliant? Medi-Shower, together with its training partner Immerse Training, offers a range of City & Guilds accredited courses designed to enable you to maintain healthy, safe and good quality water systems. For more information, click here.