Infection Control

Preventing the Spread of Infection

It’s widely acknowledged that washing bedpans by hand, as well as using yellow bags for manual disposal, is an infection risk. Fortunately, there are far more dependable methods available which will keep your patients and clinicians safe.

If disposable pulp products are your facility’s waste management item of choice, a macerator will dispose of the item directly into the sewerage system – with no unnecessary handling required. 

If your facility uses reusable bedpans, these can be reliably sanitised by a washer disinfector. Its thermal disinfection technology will kill the pathogens that you can’t see – and might miss if you decide to resort to hand-washing.

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Maintain excellent hand hygiene with touch-free, motion sensor technology that will open and close the machine automatically, as well as foot pedals to serve the same purpose. 

In addition, the anti-microbial coatings available on DDC Dolphin washer disinfectors and macerators will inhibit the growth of bacterial spores, helping to ensure that your sluice room’s surfaces remain safe.

Unlike traditional methods of bedpan cleaning, you can be certain that the sanitation capabilities of your washer disinfectors and macerators are truly effective.

Control panels on bedpan washers will show that the machine is meeting the required temperature and process time to kill HCAIs, while the auto-disinfection of macerator chambers will eliminate 99.999% of spores associated with major healthcare acquired infections.

To learn more about how we have helped facilities like yours with infection prevention and control, please take a look at the case studies below.

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Case Studies

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Southend University Hospital

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Southend University Hospital was founded in 1888 at the Southend Victoria Hospital site. The present hospital opened in 1932 and serves a catchment area with a population of approximately 350,000.The facility has been awarded 'Cancer Centre' status and gained Foundation Trust status under the name Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

 

The Challenge

The hospital provides a comprehensive and varied range of general medical and acute services across its site, meaning that the prevention of healthcare associated infection is one of the top priorities as the hospital continually strives to introduce new services to help patients recover faster and hopefully leave hospital sooner. The hospital's focus on patients, research, education and innovation meant that they required a sluice room partner with knowledge, experience and a core understanding of what the facility is trying to achieve.

 

The Solution

DDC Dolphin has been working with Southend University Hospital since 2005, when 43 Panamatic Optima 3 washer disinfectors were supplied and installed in their sluice rooms. Since then DDC Dolphin has carried out regular HTM revalidation, maintenance and servicing. DDC Dolphin's latest range of completely hands-free equipment was of particular interest to Southend University Hospital, especially the Pulpmatic Ultima macerators. A number of these machines have now been installed within the hospital and are proving to be a real asset in the fight against HCAI's.

 

The Outcome

"We are delighted to be working with DDC Dolphin for the supply and maintenance of our sluice room equipment. DDC Dolphin understands of the importance of fighting the transmission of HCAIs, and together with their completely hands-free, high-quality and comprehensive range of washer disinfectors and macerators, helps to support our commitment to infection control and patient wellbeing".

Jan China, Associate Director Estates & Facilities, Southend University Hospital

"DDC Dolphin's HTM testing, maintenance and service programme is second to none. All the hassle is taken out of the process by their quick, compliant response times, competent and professional engineers, and comprehensive spares stock held in their vans. DDC Dolphin also keep us completely up to date by preparing detailed reports on each machine's usage and condition. We look forward to working with DDC Dolphin for many years to come".

Steve Taylor, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, Southend University Hospital

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Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore

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Farrer Park Hospital is a private tertiary healthcare institute in Singapore, set up to offer a fresh approach to medical treatment. Their care philosophy extends beyond healing and the management of disease to engaging their patients as partners in the pursuit of good health and providing an oasis for realising these goals.

 

The Challenge

Farrer Park Hospital were initially considering bedpan washer disinfectors for this new hospital project. NEU Industries introduced them to the concept of DDC Dolphin macerators and single-use pulp items as a solution to their needs. By using this new maceration technology, nurses would be able to spend more time with their patients. In addition, the unique hands-free technology also helps in the everyday fight against healthcare associated infections.

 

The Solution

DDC Dolphin’s large capacity Pulpmatic Ultima macerators are now installed throughout the wards in the new hospital building and are proving to be a real asset in the fight against healthcare associated infections. This latest range of hygienic, completely hands-free equipment with automatic self-cleaning flushing, plus the anti-blockage feature was the perfect solution for Farrer Park. These machines are now installed throughout the hospital, giving nurses more time to attend to patients.

 

The Outcome

“We were initially considering the traditional bedpan sanitizers but after much consideration in regard to the cost and benefits it could bring us, we decided to go for DDC Dolphin macerators. We have made the right choice. The machine is very easy to use, hands-free and with no blockages! We are very happy and glad to have NEU Industries providing their excellent service to us. I would highly recommend using DDC Dolphin macerators and pulp items supplied by NEU Industries for any dirty utility room”.

Badli Shah, Senior Nurse Manager, Farrer Park Hospital

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