Health and Personal Care

Infection Prevention and Control

Health and Personal Care

According to World Health Organisation (WHO) infection prevention and control (IPC) is a practical, evidence-based approach preventing patients and health workers from being harmed by avoidable infections. Effective IPC requires constant action at all levels of the health system, including policymakers, facility managers, health workers and those who access health services. IPC is unique in the field of patient safety and quality of care, as it is universally relevant to every health worker and patient, at every health care interaction. Defective IPC causes harm and can kill. Without effective IPC it is impossible to achieve quality health care delivery.

Infection prevention and control effects all aspects of health care, including hand hygiene, surgical site infections, injection safety, antimicrobial resistance and how hospitals operate during and outside of emergencies. Programmes to support IPC are particularly important in low and middle-income countries, where health care delivery and medical hygiene standards may be negatively affected by secondary infections.

Daro Specialist Lighting has developed Inprecon™ which is a range of ultraviolet (UV) products designed to help healthcare practitioners including hospitals, GPs, dentists, hospices, care homes, veterinary and personal care businesses such as physiotherapists, podiatrists, gyms & spas, hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, nail technicians and other businesses that specialise in personal care and grooming to reduce and control the spread of infection.

For many years Daro has been working with the NHS and private healthcare practitioners. Our experience gives us a deep understanding that patient safety is at the forefront of anyone practicing in the healthcare sector and that infection prevention and control (IPC) protocols are key to risk assessment.

Infection control risks are attributed to a number of issues including inadequate cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of instruments and the environment in which people are being treated.

Viruses can build up resistance to antibiotics and chemical disinfectants, therefore, infection control procedures need to be robust. When ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection is part of the cleaning protocol healthcare associated infections (HCAI’s) and cross contamination infection control can be achieved.

Chemical cleaning alone is not enough.

The advantages of UV solutions are:

  • Cost effective
  • Reliable
  • Saves time – faster-acting than alternatives that can take hours
  • Chemical-free and chemical residual-free – no time to wait after a UV cycle
  • Disables vegetative and spore forming pathogens

We work with NHS approved Daro UV Systems which has been a trusted partner designing, manufacturing and successfully delivering UV disinfection solutions for over 40 years.

As many of the materials and components as possible are sourced from the UK; this keeps the supply chain short and manageable; to provide you with a reliable service.

Products

Disinfection unit

Disinfection unit for 360° disinfection for up to 3 metres. On wheels for easy mobility of unit

Hybrid light

Ceiling LED lighting by day and disinfection light by night, low cost to run

Batten

Over the door UV light to disinfect at night or when the room is unoccupied

Steristrom

A cabinet to quickly disinfect instruments, tools and personal items such as mobile phones

Hand Hygiene Training Unit

A hand hygiene training aid to teach excellent hand washing skills

To discuss your lighting needs please contact us on 01787 881191, or email info@darospecialistlighting.co.uk