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CJD Protein, NICE IPG196 & Instrument Coatings

The recent NHS Scotland Decontamination Seminar (11th May 2016) underlined the heightened focus around dealing with all aspects of Cjd in decontamination of surgical instruments and how the risk can be reduced for NHS patients.
Alan Stewart, of Greater Glasgow Cowlairs Decontamination Site, presented his solution for the interpretation of the IPG196 guidance in relation to surgical instruments. The problem

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Refurbishment Case for Hospital in SE England

Surgical Holdings recently carried out a Surgical Instrument Refurbishment Project, with a hospital in the South East of England. The project ran over a period of 18 months, where on average 2 trays were sent back for refurbishment per week. A total of 6601 surgical instruments were refurbished.

With thousands of old instruments in circulation throughout hospitals, often surgeons,

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New Guidance on Protein Detection

New guidance was published on the 15th of May, relating to the prevention of CJD and vCJD by Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens’ Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (ACDP TSE) Subgroup. The guidance that has been released In relation to protein detection is potentially huge, in terms of the amount/level of protein that will be allowed on surgical instruments after decontamination, moving

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We’re improving our repair service for you

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our service for you, so we have come up with these unique offers exclusively for our customers. With our electrosurgery instruments, we’re offering a new instrument for the price of a repair and are discounting our repair service by up to 20%. For further details, please email us on info@surgicalholdings.co.uk and

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Is a lubricant a contaminant or a crucial necessity for maintaining the proper operation of a surgical instrument?

As a manufacturer of high quality surgical instruments, we recommend for optimum performance of individually honed instruments, a lubricant should be used during routine reprocessing. This will also help eliminate down time, of potential future repairs. Particular attention should be given to box joints, Ruhof premixslip is ideal for this.
Guest blogger Matthew Peskett
Ruhof UK, Peskett Solutions Ltd

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Protect your investment

All instruments should be protected when they are reprocessed, to ensure they perform correctly, are safe for the patient and last. We can custom make Din, Scope and mesh baskets to suit your needs. This may be for delicate instruments, such as cataract or Phaco sets. These can be made depending on the requirements of the surgeon and what they

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Surgical Instrument Measuring and Identification

Through experience, we know the difficulties that can occur when trying to order new instruments. One i.e. Orthopaedic minor Tray at one hospital, can have completely different components to one at another hospital. Similarly, trays can contain different patterns of the same instrument, different names and so on. To ensure our customer gets what they want we can arrange Free

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