Ultraclean Ventilation Operating Theatre
Ultraclean Ventilation Operating Theatre Brandon Equipment Package (BEP)
Making the Invisible, Visible
Airborne Particle Monitoring and Control Systems Integration with Ventilation Canopies for Improved Infection Control and Higher Patient and Staff Safety
For many years, we have been able to achieve a high standard of hygiene in hospitals and operating theatres in the UK and elsewhere in Western Europe. However, intensifying cost pressures, the shortage of skilled surgical staff, and the increasing frequency of multidrug-resistant germs (MRSA) are now causing problems. Existing standards will therefore no longer be adequate in the future, and the risk of patients being exposed to infection during surgical operations will rise.
- Design and implement custom measures and renewed processes based on continuous airborne particle monitoring during surgical procedures, especially orthopaedic
- Visual indication of airborne particle load during operations for staff training and lasting behavioural changes in order to achieve higher patient and staff safety
- Cut energy costs and noise load through automatic, continuous airflow adjustments based on real-time monitoring of airborne particles.
Airborne particles are a critical factor that has a direct effect on the hygienic standards of the modern operating theatre and their significance is easy to explain: The fewer particles in the air, the fewer germs can be deposited on these particles, any particle above >0.5 microns are able to support viable bacteria which can lead to infection at the wound site.
The traditional measurement provided by a single annual test is simply not sufficient, once calibrated it is “assumed” that the performance of the UCV will not differ drastically over a 12-month term but there are many factors that can directly affect the performance.
Continuous, real-time monitoring – with visual indicators- allows for the implementation of improved procedures, risk minimisation, and cost efficiencies.
Brandon Medical is a UK manufacturer and designer of world-leading technology solutions for operating theatres, critical care areas, and primary care institutions. For over 70 years, Brandon Medical has provided healthcare professionals with reliable, high-quality, and affordable medical equipment packages for operating theatres and critical care. Continuous investment in our products allows us to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers, the healthcare industry and the patients it serves.
We are acknowledged experts in medical lighting, medical power & control systems, medical video, and medical AV systems with unique expertise in providing integrated solutions.
We are one of the leading manufacturers of high tech medical lighting, and our equipment can be found in surgeries, clinics, and hospitals throughout the world supported by an extensive distributor network.
Our UK manufactured operating theatre lamps have near-perfect colour rendition, balanced arm systems for ease of movement, and use HD-LED technology which emits a brilliant cold light to reduce heat generation. We also have a range of mobile operating theatre lights. Specialist surgical and examination lighting systems are available, with unique features designed to suit the field.
In addition to healthcare and hospital lighting technology, we also manufacture operating theatre control panels and design solutions for medical AV systems, medical supply pendants, as well as isolated power systems and uninterruptible power systems.
Resources and technical memoranda for the facilities required for in-patient operating theatres in an acute general hospital.
A ‘SMART’ Move for Healthcare Settings Everywhere
Introducing SMART technology into healthcare settings will increase efficiency and streamline operations. Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) are becoming a prominent feature in hospitals and other built settings, with built-in sensors, data processing, and communication capabilities working together to create a SMART ecosystem that can outsmart traditional digital systems used in operating theatres and other areas of the healthcare estate. Traditional systems have digital components that exist as individual entities, with limited communication for interlocks or basic control. On the other hand, the SMART healthcare platform and SMART-enabled devices create a communication network that allows connected devices to share data locally and with external platforms for analysis, reporting, data logging, and maintenance.Read more