The delicate interwoven reliance of our environment has never previously experienced the combined pressure of exploding human population and climatic change. Planet Earth is habitable and human life possible by biodiversity providing oxygen, food and water. Further human demands for natural materials that provide us with energy and materials for the modern lifestyle are pushing…

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Virimask – The New Full Face Alternative to N95 Face Masks to Protect Against Coronavirus and Other Viral Threats         Most frontline healthcare workers are currently wearing N95 face masks to avoid breathing coronavirus particles and to reduce the instances of touching the nose and mouth areas. However, even N95 masks can’t…

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We wanted to provide a brief update on how the Pentland Medical team are operating and continuing to support the NHS and private groups to the very best of our ability. We are in the fortunate position of being able to work remotely with our distribution centres being largely unaffected. Hospital visits and meetings are…

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We are delighted to welcome Jack Ozer as our newest Pentland Medical team member, supporting our vision as a Business Support Executive. Find out more about Jack below! What’s your background? I gained my Masters degree in Medical Physics. I have an interest in implementing and investigating modern medical imaging techniques. Having lived across the…

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NHS Improvement on Inappropriate Placement of SpO2 Sensors

NHS Improvement on Inappropriate Placement of SpO2 Sensors NHS Improvement have recently issued a Patient Safety Alert, citing a risk of harm from inappropriate placement of pulse oximeter/SpO2 probes. You can see the full alert by clicking the following link: NHS Improvement on Inappropriate Placement of SpO2 Sensors We know how inappropriate probe placement will…

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Health Risks with Formalin Spills – A Background on the Adverse Effects of Formaldehyde Formaldehyde is a colourless, corrosive gas, which has a pungent, irritating odour.1 When used at 5% solution with water as a disinfectant as it is effective in killing bacteria, fungi and viruses. Formalin, the most commonly used form of formaldehyde in…

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Infusion Therapy is one of the fundamental disciplines studied during a nurses’ training, pertaining to the accurate measurement of fluid balance, as well as the numerous ways a patient can rapidly lose fluids; all of which must be recorded accurately on the patient’s fluid chart during their hospital journey.   However, it is not always…

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single-use tourniquet prevents surgical site infection

  HemaClear® is a sterile exsanguination tourniquet that is used during limb surgery to provide a bloodless surgical field. It replaces the pneumatic tourniquet and the Esmarch bandage that have been in routine use for over 100 years. There is an increased risk of Surgical Site Infection (SSI) with non-sterile pneumatic tourniquets, whereas the sterile…

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