Leading infection control company and franchisor, Bio-Rite, has announced it is to attend the NHS Highland Conference on Infection Control Matters. The event, being run in collaboration with the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) will be held at Drumossie Hotel in Inverness, Scotland, on 27 April 2017.
The programme 'Infection Control Matters' is designed to appeal to GPs, managers of nursing and residential homes, nursing staff, health visitors and therapists. It will feature sessions on a variety of topics including C.diff, Sepsis, TB and Improvement work in Scotland.
“The IPS is involved in running regional educational conferences and seminars throughout the year and we regularly attend,” confirms Alan Wright, managing director, Bio-Rite. “From Bio-Rite’s perspective these events are an excellent opportunity to build relationships with delegates who are responsible for infection control. It also provides an ideal forum to showcase our industry leading infection control solutions in order to help staff trying to cope with the threat from common infections such as MRSA, C.Difficile and Norovirus.
“As a group, Bio-Rite has 40 years’ experience infection prevention and is one of the few companies in the UK able to offer the range of products and services that are needed to ensure an infection free healthcare environment,” explains Wright. “Bio-Rite offers UV decontamination and 3D hydrogen peroxide vapour for area decontamination. In addition, Bio-Rite provides community care equipment decontamination and recycling plus a mattress decontamination service. Our mobile operation also allows used care equipment to be decontaminated safely and effectively on-site in a specially designed hydrogen peroxide chamber housed within an adapted vehicle. Rapid turn-around means mattresses and equipment can be returned to the hospital or care home on the same day, optimising the use of valuable resources and protecting patients.
“At the IPS event we will also be showing Eye Train which is cutting edge virtual reality (VR) technology developed to deliver training modules,” confirms Wright. “We anticipate this will be particularly valuable tool to create short immersive and interactive films for the healthcare sector and we have already been commissioned to develop one to cover hand hygiene in hospitals.”
Wright concludes: “We are looking forward to the NHS Highland Conference and meeting new and existing contacts to discuss best practice and successful strategies in-order to help fight the spread of potentially life threatening disease for the benefit of vulnerable patients in our hospitals and care homes.”