Everyone talks about optimising washer disinfector cycles and I have presented my holistic approach to the subject before in the Volume 19, No. 2 issue of this journal. Since that time, however, there was a significant development on the statutory …

Internal affairs – cleaning the bloody mess (the one about washer disinfector cycle optimisation) Read more »

This is really a continuation of the line of thinking from one of my first blogs/articles entitled “process versus result”. This time explored through sustainability, a big word that is now in fashion. Sustainability is often simplified to “being green” …

Prewash, Mainwash and Greenwash – sustainability in decontamination context Read more »

For some time now I have been thinking about the shape of the decontamination process. Almost everyone is now familiar with the famous multicolour diagram depicting the concept of surgical equipment reprocessing. That’s good news. However, at the same time, …

Extrospective approach to decontamination – the need for the external perspective Read more »

From some time I have been researching, or shall I rather say trying to research the concept of risk associated with infection transmission through inadequately decontaminated surgical instruments. So far I have found very limited resources on the subject and …

Elusive cost of risk Read more »

man hand handshake with cy-ber robot isolated on white background.

Picking up on my presentation at IDSc Conference in Blackpool, I wanted to expand on the thought of introducing robotics and automation into the decontamination environment. And at the beginning, I need to stress out that I am not talking …

Robots, robots everywhere! Read more »

  As it cannot be denied that infection can result from environmental conditions and can be caught anywhere it is often forgotten that pathogenic microorganisms could have been planted in the patient during the actual surgical procedure. What is more …

Antibiotic resistant bacteria and decontamination – food for thought Read more »

It was my first CSC conference and I must admit I did not expect it to be of such value. What I found particularly interesting was the multitude of perspectives on Decontamination Sciences. That is a great indicator and a …

A reflection on CSC annual conference 2014 Read more »