Dehydration is probably the biggest single issue in healthcare, and one of the main causes is the lack of easy access to fluids for people with limited mobility. Those recovering or receiving care in hospital, a hospice or at home who are unable to reach, lift, or hold drinks without help are at risk of dehydration.
This article focuses on a solution.
With the number of people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes increasing, new ways of delivering therapy are being explored. Patch pump delivery sustems offer a great deal of freedom and facilitate self-care.
Here, we focus on a new digital patch pump, the Cellnovo system.
This article, reproduced with kind permission of HealthCare Arena, outlines a simple system comprising the PathAguard® Luca® Antimicrobial Leg Ulcer Cleaning Aid and the PathAguard® ABLiS® (Antimicrobial Basin Liner System), which can be used in VLU cleansing.
According to Diabetes UK, approximately 345,000 people in the UK are living with Type 1 diabetes. This article explore a new diabetes management system, the Cellnovo system, which has the unique ability to monitor and upload information on patient activity, intake, blood glucose and blood glucose variability, and relay this information to the patient or clinician in real time.
There is data to support the problems of healthcare and hospital acquired infections (HAI) associated with ‘traditional’ hospital basin bathing equipment.
The ABLiS™ antimicrobial basin and liner system provides a cost-effective, practical way of ensuring infection control in hospitals, nursing homes and home environments.
Granulox (Infirst Healthcare) is an innovative haemoglobin spray which improves the oxygen supply to chronic wounds through simplified diffusion, thereby promoting wound healing.
Patient safety and staff training are inseparable; harms are on the whole, avoidable and happen because the basic elements of observation, risk assessment and patient management are not applied. If staff are encouraged and allowed to make small beneficial improvements to care delivery then harm to patients can be reduced significantly. This article explores how playing clinical board games can facilitate learning and skill development.
Neo-Slip is a revolutionary new product that has been designed to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). This anti-embolism stocking application aid is brainchild of a Registered Nurse, who as a student, had noticed health care professionals struggling to apply anti-embolism stockings.
Coloplast and the University of Ulster have developed and launched a new on-line resource to help specialist nurses communicate their work to others for the benefit of patients. Specialist nurses have a wide and deep knowledge of their specialty, but have not necessarily developed the knowledge and skills to manage the demands of being a specialist nurse.
A study published in the Radiotherapy & Oncology Journal has shown that the use of Mepitel Film® dressings prevents the development of moist desquamation: painful skin ulcerations associated with breast cancer radiation therapy. The study also found that the same dressing reduced the overall severity of skin reactions such as itching and irritation by 92%.
Within three short months of their daughter Florence’s birth, Judith and Chris Parsons’ world was turned upside down. Eczema was diagnosed and standard creams and emollients for symptom control prescribed.
Currently there is no cure for these distressing and often disabling conditions, and service provision for affected patients appears to be inconsistent. Current recommended treatment is aimed at decreasing swelling, pain and discomfort, using a combination of massage and compression garments known as Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT), or Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT).