Comment on: The role of bioengineered honey in wound care
I found this article on honey very interesting, because my wife's grandmother was majorly helped by honey. She had already had a leg amputated because of gangrene (she was diabetic) and was cared for by my wife's mother. The other leg started to look horrible and one of her toes was starting to go black. My mother-in-law applied honey in a poultice and thankfully, the infection ceased and her leg was saved.
Ambrose Kingston, Nojerm Ltd, Innovations in Infection Control, firstname.lastname@example.org.
No excuse for Carillon, but looking forward, why is so much hospital equipment and ward furniture lacking - not designed for easy and thorough cleaning?
We are designing ward furniture (e.g. Privacy Screens) which from the ground up, starts from the premise that it must be easy to clean properly. No bug traps, no seams, joints, holes etc. which cannot be thoroughly accessed for cleaning.
Ambrose Kingston, Nojerm Ltd. Bourne, Lincs.
Comment on: NHS nurses face crackdown on accepting gifts
There is a difference between a 'Please' and a 'Thank you' gift. A member of my family gave a bottle of wine to each of the surgeons that had removed his brain tumour, as a token of gratitude and appreciation. They were happy to receive it but told him "Our greatest reward is to see you well again".
Ambrose Kingston, Nojerm Infection Control.
Comment on: Guidance on preventing surgical site infection
Very interesting and arresting article. Surgical and Infection Prevention teams may be interested to know that we at Nojerm are designing items for the Healthcare environment that start with the premise that they must be ultra-cleanable and present a miniscule minimum of opportunity for pathogens to hide there. Things like privacy screens, overbed tables etc.
Very interesting, and very satisfying to know that this gentleman avoided an amputation. Congrats to the nursing staff.
It is interesting because we are developing items for the ward environment such as ultra-smooth and cleanable privacy screens that will have an additive containing anti-microbial silver. Watch this space.
Ambrose Kingston, Nojerm Ltd, email@example.com