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Marshall-Tufflex goes on TV
The market-leading cable management manufacturer has joined forces with NHS247 (www.nhs247.com), an on-line and independent healthcare website, to discuss infection control for all areas within hospitals and other healthcare environments.
An integral part of the website is NHS247 TV, which tackles a wide range of issues within the health service. During the autumn it is looking at the prevention and control of hospital acquired infections, with major input from Marshall-Tufflex.
Both Jim Fletcher, Marshall-Tufflex Managing Director, and Jeremy Dodge, Head of Technical Services and Product Development, will appear in the documentary discussing the benefits of Bio Trunking Solutions, which is proven to be 99.9% effective against MRSA, E-Coli, Salmonella and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
“We are very excited about having the opportunity to talk directlyto those interested and involved with the drive for infection control within the NHS,” said Mr Fletcher. “It is a great opportunity to explain how Bio Trunking Solutions work, to a potential audience of millions.”
The programme – entitled ‘Tackling MRSA and other hospital related infections' –will be aired on NHS247 TV, Sky (channel 166) and BBC/ITV Freesat (channel 402) on November 26 and repeated on November 29..About Bio Trunking Solutions
Uniquely, Marshall-Tufflex PVC-U trunking is impregnated with a silver-based antimicrobial agent that is proven to be 99.9% effective against many dangerous bacteria, including MRSA and E-Coli. If someone carrying one of these bugs touches the treated PVC-U, bacteria transferred to the trunking begins to die, minimising the risk of cross-contamination and patients contracting healthcare associated infections (HCAIs). On untreated products, the harmful bacteria will grow.
Because the antimicrobial ingredient is mixed into the PVC-U rather than applied as a surface coating, it continues to work if the plastic is scratched or damaged, and will remain 100% effective throughout the life of the trunking as it does not leach out or suffer reduction in performance over time.
Bio Trunking Solutions have been tested to the quantitative standard ISO 22196:2007. Results show the survival rate of tested bacteria to be less than 0.1%. It is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and compliant with the European Biocidal Products Directive (BPD).
The system can be integrated with many of Marshall-Tufflex's trunking profiles. However, when specified with Odyssey, the manufacturer's curved profile cable containment system, it offers healthcare environments a tremendous opportunity to help prevent the spread of infection. As Marshall-Tufflex product manager Chris Scott explained: “Not only are Odyssey Bio's curves good looking, they do not allow clutter such as mugs and other items to be placed on the trunking. A clutter-free trunking is far easier to clean, reducing the opportunity for bacteria to grow, particularly when treated with the antimicrobial agent.
“Quite obviously there is no substitute for meticulous cleaning regimes and scrupulous personal hygiene in healthcare environments such as hospitals,” added Mr Scott. “However, Bio Trunking Solutions are an additional weapon that can be used to great effect in the fight against superbugs and other infections.”
To enable specifiers to make a properly informed decision, Marshall-Tufflex commissioned a report from an eminent and leading UK microbiologist, entitled ‘Specifying Cable Containment Systems with Antimicrobial Properties: what you need to know'.
For more information on Bio Trunking Solutions or to download the White Paper go to at www.marshall-tufflex.com/bio or contact our Technical Team on 01424 856688.