The tape manufactured by Vernacare works in the same way as the tape wrapped around toilets at hotels and provides a visible sign that the equipment has been cleaned. The member of staff who cleaned the commode sign and record the date and time on the tape.
The tape was trialled in Monklands Hospital’s High Dependency Unit, and is being rolled out across NHS Lanarkshire. Infection control specialists at the trust are considering whether to use it on other key equipment, such as drip stands, pumps, lockers, walking aids and hoists.
For a free sample of the Vernaclean Indicator call 01204 555999, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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