Membership of the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI)

We are pleased to announce our recent membership with the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI). The ABHI supports the HealthTech community to provide products and services that help people live healthier lives. Their mission is to show the value of health technology and overcome barriers to people benefitting from it now and in the future.

Operating theatre practitioner launches petition to ban ‘smoking’ in theatres

It is estimated that daily exposure to surgical smoke plume is equivalent to smoking 27-30 cigarettes

Two States in America have already banned ‘smoking’ in theatres

A woman, who has worked in operating theatres for over 30 years, has launched a petition to protect thousands of healthcare workers who are exposed to a toxic smoke plume produced during surgery.

The Rodnight Partnership

We are delighted to welcome The Rodnight Partnership into the family at Single Use Surgical. We continue to grow our International presence at an impressive rate and need additional sales support infrastructure to ensure we continue to meet the demands of our International business. We decided to choose the Rodnight Partnership for our Sales Channel Management in the MENA region. The Rodnight Partnership adds experience, knowledge and an ability to build relationships in a manner keeping with our history at SUSL.

Benefits of single-use instruments – Part 1

Hospitals around the world are recognising the benefits of switching to single-use, but why?

Simply put, switching to single-use devices and surgical instruments reduces the risk of patient-to-patient cross-contamination as well as saving the time and cost involved in reprocessing.

The Legacy of CJD on Surgical Instruments

One of the biggest public health scare crises of the 1990s in the UK revolved around ‘Mad Cow Disease’. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is a neurodegenerative disease of cattle, which when to spread to humans is believed to result in variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (sometimes abbreviated to CJD or vCJD), a rare and degenerative fatal brain disorder. Away from obvious concerns relating to the food chain and agricultural practices (and the subsequent change to regulations and industrial practices in those sectors), the BSE and CJD crises had a major impact in another area: surgical procedures.

Bringing the benefits of single-use to life

Single Use Surgical is delighted to launch its brand-new animation, exploring the benefits associated with switching to single-use surgical instruments.

The animation follows the story of one hospital, and how switching to single-use instruments can benefit many characters by cutting costs, saving time, and reducing risks associated with hospital acquired infection.

The hazards if surgical smoke

Effective Operating Theatres Summit 2018

Single Use Surgical will be exhibiting at the Effective Operating Theatres Summit at the De Vere West One Conference Centre in London on Friday 30 November 2018.

The event will be focused on Effective Operating Theatre; Improving Quality, Safety, Productivity and Patient Experience. This aims to support clinician’s productivity and practice in theatre through national updates, practical case studies and extended interactive sessions.

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.

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