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Podiatrists specialise in the treatment of feet. As part of their repertoire, they treat a wide range of foot related issues, from sport injuries and slips, to on-going issues such as diabetic ulcers, gangrene and toenail infections. A common task...
A new report the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has been produced, revealing details on COPD admission and care in hospitals across the UK. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term used to describe a group of lung conditions...
What is it? Surgical smoke, also known as diathermy plume or cautery smoke, is a hazardous byproduct of surgeries performed using an energy-based tool – such as electrosurgery units, lasers, ultrasonic devices, burrs and high-speed electrical drills. The rapid action of...
Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is widely used across the NHS. From Doctors to nurses, physio therapists to healthcare assistants, all manner of front-line staff providing physical care to patients with respiratory infections may be required to wear RPE. But with over...
Full Support has shown its continued commitment to the production of high-quality respiratory products, education and training by joining the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF).  BSiF is the UK’s leading trade body within the safety industry and provides support, guidance...
PortaCount RPE Fit Testing in Healthcare PortaCount Fit Testing is a robust, accurate and non-subjective method of ensuring your staff are safe from airborne viruses and bacteria when wearing RPE at work. Featuring: Step-by-step video instructions Live Fit Check statistics Cheaper...
Improper removal of personal protective equipment spreads infection. A new study monitoring the spread of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MRDO) in hospitals, found that as many as 36% of healthcare workers were contaminated with MDRO following patient contact. After removing personal...
For too long perioperative staff have been suffering breathing issues, eye irritation and on-going health complications due to exposure to diathermy/laser plume - also known as surgical smoke. If the surgical smoke is not evacuated or protected against sufficiently, using...
Donning and Doffing the Easimask Custom Fit FSM18 FFP3 respirator Respirators can differ in how they should be donned/doffed. Please follow the manufacturer's instructions. For more information on the FSM18, see here.
A group of respiratory medical experts are calling for lung cancer in those who have never smoked to be more readily acknowledged as a problem. Summarising their findings, the report says: Lung cancer in people who have never smoked is more...

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