SMTL Blog

In the last 18 months, there has been some concern from clinical groups in the UK and USA about the potential for overdose of medication when using the standard ISO 80369-3 (ENFit) syringe for low doses of medication.  The GEDSA industry group have developed a potential solution known currently as the ENFit Low Dose Tip syringe.  

SMTL were commissioned to test this syringe on an independant basis in November 2015, and the test programme has now been completed.  The results are due to be made available by GEDSA and their partners in the coming weeks.

SMTL staff, along with Dr Tony Wilkes, Dr Mark Stacey, and Dr Iljaz Hodzovic, have been awarded a grant by the Difficult Airway Society to develop a framework for the assessment of introducers (also known as bougies)  used for difficult airway management.

A combination of laboratory testing and clinician evaluation in manikins will take place over the Autumn at SMTL's premises at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.

Vikki Baines, one of SMTL's laboratory officers, has reached the final shortlist of three in a competition run by ABMU Health Board to help spread a positive message at Morriston Hospital’s new Occupational Health Department.

Successful entries in the competition will go on permanent display in the department, and are intended to reflect a theme demonstrating the essence of wellbeing.

Vikki's photograph, which  can be seen below,  reached the final three (from 37 entries). There is a Chairman's Awards evening on the 19th November where  the winning image will be announced.

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Vikki Baines, one of SMTL's laboratory officers, has reached the final shortlist of three in a competition run by ABMU Health Board to help spread a positive message at Morriston Hospital’s new Occupational Health Department.

The draft specification for the next All Wales Dressings contract has now been published by NWSSP Procurement. This includes the tests which SMTL will be undertaking on dressings during the Autumn and Winter of 2015. 

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