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Debride and prejudice –why is pulsed lavage so important in wound care and orthopaedics?

One of the earliest references to the clinical use of pulsed lavage in wound cleansing, was in a 1978 clinical note in Physical Therapy, in which Nourse and Myrers outlined the use of a dental irrigating device to cleanse a pressure ulcer. *1

Pulsed Lavage is a form of mechanical hydrotherapy used to debride wounds and necrotic tissue, and to remove debris from a wound, particularly prior to hip and knee arthroplasty. Studies suggest that that debriding wounds with a Pulse Lavage can improve the growth of tissue by removing debris and necrotic tissue without damaging or disrupting the underlying normal tissues. *3

But what evidence is there to support these claims, and what makes a good Pulse Lavage?

International offering for Single Use Surgical’s Pulse Lavage and Spackman Cannula

Single Use Surgical – a UK surgical instrument specialist that offers ‘gold standard’ disposable solutions – will be at MEDICA 2018 (12 – 15th November) to raise awareness of their Pulse Lavage kit and the Spackman Cannula.

Based in Cardiff, the disposable surgical instrument specialist prides itself on identifying difficult-to-clean surgical equipment and offering high quality, alternative single use solutions.

QIST Orthopaedic Conference 2018

Single Use Surgical will be exhibiting at the QIST Orthopaedic Conference 2018 on Tuesday 16th, and Wednesday 17th October in Newcastle.

The 2-day event has been running for 5 years, with this years focus being on foot and ankle surgery, upper limb/shoulder arthroplasty and surgical site infections.

Hip & Knee Replacement as a Day Case

Single Use Surgical will be exhibiting at an orthopaedic conference in London this month. Hip and Knee Replacement as a Day Case will be taking place on 20th September at De Vere West One Conference Centre.

The day will recount the 10 year journey with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust from when they introduced an enhanced recovery programme for hip and knee arthroplasty.

There will also be an opportunity to claim a free, Single Use Surgical Water Bottle.

ENT UK Speciality and Associate Specialist (SAS) Update Meeting 2018

Single Use Surgical will be exhibiting at The Specialty & Associate Specialist (SAS) Update Meeting 2018 on 7th September at Torbay Hospital.

Tailor-made for ENT SAS practitioners, this meeting features presentations on a diverse range of topics. The Specialty & Associate Specialist (SAS) Annual Study Day offers the perfect opportunity to network with peers and colleagues while sharing knowledge on your individual practice.

Single Use Surgical at BACO International 2018

Single Use Surgical will be exhibiting at BACO International 2018 at Manchester Central, from 4th – 6th July.

BACO 2018 will bring together over 1500 ENT doctors, nurses, specialist consultants and care professionals for three days of keynote, plenary and instructional sessions from a leading international and UK faculty.

Cost benefits of single-use instruments

What Are The Real Cost Benefits Of Single-Use Surgical Instruments Over Reusable Ones?

The cost of surgical procedures can be an emotive and politically charged topic, and as a result healthcare practitioners seek efficiencies to reduce costs across the board while at the same time not compromising surgical efficacy or patient safety. One particular area of debate is the cost of single-use surgical instruments when compared to sterilising reusable surgical instruments for multiple operations, and this article will attempt to compare the overall costs behind both options.

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