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When you hear the words ‘dirty money’, what instantly comes to mind? Bank robberies? Noir style gangsters? Well, sometimes it doesn’t apply to the world of criminals and excess at all but instead actual… dirt.

Now that old paper form of the £5 note is no more we wanted to find out how dirty the old fivers were in comparison to the new polymer notes.

Three paper and three polymer £5 notes were put through a series of hygienic tests to find out how

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A care role is so much more than the everyday assistance for those unable to live comfortably by themselves. We are all aware of Alzheimer’s and dementia, but sometimes don’t consider the effect it has on those caring for the person suffering.

Brosch Direct supplies a range of consumables and equipment, designed to support carers and nursing homes, but today we want to showcase the people who use them and how their amazing work is benefiting those who need it, as well as t

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It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that first aid kits in sports clubs are highly important. From football, rugby, hockey, and gymnastics, first aid kits are vital for helping minor injuries such as cuts, bruises and blisters, to more serious injuries including sprains and abrasions, before medical help arrives.

Although we're all aware that a basic first aid kit should contain the standard plasters, bandages and safety pins, some are clueless of the complex and argu

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As a carer, you understand how to relieve the pain and symptoms those in your care are experiencing on a day to day basis. You deal with serious ailments, can assist with the everyday requests of the person you are looking after and are able to cope with the reality of someone being completely dependant on you.

Your strength and determination is inspiring, and this is why it’s so important you take time to care for yourself too, when you have time to breathe. Your wellbeing is i

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We all know the purpose of first aid kits , how to use them, and where to find them in the office. But, how many of you know what specific items that little green box in the corner of the office should contain?

Aside from being a legal requirement, first aid kits can be vital when needed in a minor emergency. Yet, many of us fail to keep the required items well supplied, or fail to alert the designated health a

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The transmission of pathogens on the hands of healthcare workers is the most common cause of cross infection. It occurs directly from patient contact, or indirectly via contact with the environment. Therefore, hand hygiene is considered to be one of the most important procedures in the prevention of cross contamination and cross infection.The importance of good hand hygiene should be emphasised in homes as well as hospitals and care homes. Hand washing falls into three main categorie

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Latex gloves are one of the key items available on the Brosch Direct site, they are one of the most important supplies required by a number of different industries, including the medical industry. Their purpose is to keep both the wearer and the item/person they are dealing with clean and safe from infections or harmful substances. Now, you may work with latex gloves on a daily basis or they might feature in your

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Introducing robust infection control procedures are undoubtedly the most import way to prevent cross contamination. Addressing infection control issues and introducing infection control measures is vital in all care homes, businesses and public areas as well as healthcare settings.

The top five infection control methods include (but are not limited to) the following:

Hand Washing
Hand Wash

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Disinfectants and antiseptics do the same thing – they kill bacteria very rapidly on contact. Disinfectants generally kill bacteria on non-living surfaces like floors and inanimate objects. Antiseptics are used to kill bacteria on the skins of humans and animals.

Sterilisation kills or removes all living organisms, including viruses, bacteria and cells, from an object. Sterilization

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For generations, hand-washing with soap and water has been considered an important measure of personal hygiene. The concept of cleansing hands with an antiseptic agent probably emerged in the early 19th Century – in as early as 1822 a French pharmacist demonstrated that solutions containing chlorides of lime and soda could eradicate the foul odours associated with human corpses, and thus was used as disinfectants and antiseptics.

In fact, studies carried out in the late 19th Cen

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In many industries, nitrile gloves are overtaking their latex counterparts as the front runners for protection in the workplace. They offer a multitude of advantages, namely benefitting those with latex allergies and also being capable of enduring tougher temperatures and conditions. If you are considering making the move to nitrile, then read through this guide to determine if it is right for you…

What are nitrile gloves?

Nitrile gloves are made with

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