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Yellow Bags vs Maceration

Keeping clinicians and patients’ safe from harm is a constant battle for the health sector. Hygiene standards and best practises of fifty years ago pale in comparison to the methods and procedures of modern medical facilities. This isn’t because the world has become more dangerous but the way we interact with the world has changed. […]

Great Oaks Care Home Grand Opening

On the 7th September 2017 the Great Oaks care home in Kinson, Bournemouth opened its doors officially to residents and its families. Although operating since the start of the summer, the grand opening was an opportunity for the providers – Encore Care Homes – to introduce potential residents, their families and the local community to […]

The impact of mosquito borne diseases

The mosquito is responsible for a million deaths a year worldwide. It’s a carrier for malaria, dengue fever, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever, filariasis, tularaemia, Japanese encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, La Crosse encephalitis and Zika fever. It’s little wonder that there is a growing movement […]

What causes blockages?

Wherever there are pipes and flowing water there are blockages, be it under a kitchen sink or on a leafy residential street. Blockages, it seems, are a fact of life. However, what causes them is a major factor because without that knowledge you can’t possibly take any meaningful steps to resolve the issue without blindly […]

What is Antimicrobial Stewardship?

Our clients value our products because we have laced the outer shells with an antimicrobial coating which, in simple terms, prevents harmful microbes from taking root and growing. This means that it’s far easier to keep the machines free of anything harmful, making them safer to use, it also helps to fight the spread of […]

CHES National Conference – Niagara Falls – Canada

In September DDC Dolphin will be attending the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society national conference at the incredible Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada. With more than six million cubic feet of water cresting every minute, the Falls creates a powerful backdrop to one of Canada’s biggest healthcare events. CHES represents hundreds of healthcare associations across Canada, […]

Impact of Mechanical Failure on Your Patients

Blockages are a problem, there’s no question.  Their knock-on impact on staff  is evident. The increased time drain on either manually cleaning bedpans or using an alternative sluice/dirty utility room elsewhere in the facility increases over time tasks naturally get backed up. Productivity plummets. There is also an increased risk of infection to clinicians as […]

Macerator Mythbusters

To the uninitiated, pulp macerators are clinical devices that quickly and efficiently dispose of human waste (and the pulp bedpan holding it) without exposing the clinician to risk of infectious disease. The big advantage of this over something like a bedpan washer is there is no further interaction with the bedpan. The entire thing, waste […]

Protecting You and Your Service User

Providing Care Residents with great care is the goal and challenge of every care home in the sector. Whether it’s supported living, dementia care or even supporting people with learning disabilities, making sure service users have everything they need so they can live a fulfilled and happy life is what everyone in the care sector […]

Impact of Blockages on Employees

If your hospital, care home or school is on their game, you will have an infection control strategy in place. That strategy will no doubt be part of every new employee’s induction and is not only regularly reviewed by the appropriate infection control person, but staff/clinicians are regularly tested on their procedural knowledge and understanding. […]

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