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Exciting opportunity to understand new research into the causes of pressure ulcers AND EARN CPD POINTS!
For almost 20 years, Prof. Amit Gefen – Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University and past President of the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP) – has been reviewing current thinking and conducting ground breaking research to try to better understand the causes of pressure ulcers.
In a series of two 1-hour lectures produced in association with Sumed, Prof. Gefen explains his research and fascinating conclusions which, he believes, can lead to increased 'safe-seating' time.
Once you've watched both lectures, simply follow the instructions to print out your self-certified CPD certificate.
Watch Prof. Gefen's thougth-provoking lectures now!
Sumed are proud to support Stop the Pressure day!
The Sumed team will be attending events around the country this week to highlight the importance of understanding and preventing pressure damage - pictures to follow!
If you would like you to show your support with a Sumed Stop the Pressure bag, just give us a call and the lucky first 50 will receive one!
Another successful series of lectures around the country working with ROHO.
We were delighted to host a very well attended series of lectures in Salford, Warrington, Preston, Staffordshire and Dunstable last week. Darren Hammond, Senior Director of The ROHO Institute for Education, delivered thought provoking presentations on the causes of pressure damage followed by practical hands-on sessions, to multi-disciplinary audiences, including OTs, physios, TVNs, district nurses, rehabilitation engineers and community therapists.
Many thanks to both Darren and all the delegates for a really super week.
Sumed are proud to support innovative research to help to improve patient outcomes by reducing pressure damage.
Peninsula CommunityHealth (PCH) have been awarded a £50k grant from the NHS Regional Innovation Fund and will be working collaboratively with University of Plymouth, NHS England and Sumed. The grant will be used to futher work with an innovative patient pressure monitoring system called Foresite PT manuactured by Xsensor Technology Corp and will be supplied in UK and Ireland by Sumed.
Full details of the research are available in the attached press release and a copy of the provisional research presented as a poster at the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory panel meeting in Stockholm, August 2014 is also attached. A hard copy of this poster is available from Sumed on request.
Sumed are delighted to announce that we can now offer you full servicing on electric beds, hoists,dynamic mattresses and chairs. This is in addition to our succesful clean and repair service which has been running for many years. if you would like to know more about what we can offer please give us a call on 01457 890980 or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sumed® is delighted to announce its participation at the Wounds UK Conference Harrogate 2012 on 12th - 14th November, Harrogate International Centre, Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5LA, UK.
We will be on stand 31 showcasing a variety of new products including Integrity dynamic mattress, Flowform Ultra 90 presssure relieving cushion and Cilguard, our innovative soft silicone wound dressing range.
We will also be conducting live interface pressure mapping on the stand and running a competition to win a FREE delegate place at Wounds UK 2013.
For more details on these products visit our shop online.
Sumed® Executive Chairman Graham Collyer will be present himself with the rest of the friendly and knowledgeable team. Come, visit and talk to us about our new offers !
Developed in response to customer requests, we are delighted to offer 3 new sizes for Flowform® Ultra 90 Cushions: 15" x 16", 18" x 17" and 20" x 17".
Flowform® Ultra 90 is the ultimate “easy maintenance” cushion for up to Stages 1-2 pressure damage.
Flowform® Ultra 90 is Made in Britain with prices as low as £50 per cushion depending on volume!
Click here to see more information on Flowform® Ultra 90. New literature with the new sizes on is now available from Sumed.
Full Range of Flowform® Ultra 90 Sizes
15in x 16in x 3.5in (38cm x 38cm x 9cm) NEW!
16in x 16in x 3.5in (41cm x 41cm x 9cm)
16in x 18in x 3.5in (41cm x 46cm x 9cm)
17in x 17in x 3.5in (43cm x 43cm x 9cm)
18in x 17in x 3.5in (46cm x 43cm x 9cm) NEW!
18in x 20in x 3.5in (46cm x 51cm x 9cm)
20in x 17in x 3.5in (51cm x 43cm x 9cm) NEW!
You can now download the Roho Brochure covering the full range of Cushions, Mattresses and Continuity of Care products.
The Brochure shows an ‘at-a-glance’ overview of the outstanding brand known for its revolutionary pressure relieving features. Complete with weight limits, features and warranties.
Exciting opportunity to save money on mattresses…
Prices starting from just £110!
We are delighted to offer a brand new member of the Viscotech® family – Viscotech® Community which can be supplied with a bespoke black PU cover with personalised labelling specific to customer requirements. Viscotech® Community is a high quality castellated foam mattress with a welded PU cover and is suitable for patients up to medium risk. Give use a call today to discuss your requirements.
Prices starting from just £110 suitable for patients up to 28 Stones (178kg)
New High Risk Version up to 40 Stones (254kg) available from January 2012
Sumed is delighted to announce that Flowform Ultra 90® has now got proof of efficacy for use therapeutically up to Stage 1-2 pressure damage (downloadable document available from product section).
Flowform® Ultra 90 is an ideal Community cushion with no set up, adjustment or maintenance required.
Flowform® Ultra 90 pressure mapping using XSensor® Technology
For further information or a demonstration please call SUMED on 01457 890980, Fax 01457 890990 or email email@example.com
We are delighted to offer all our Sumed Customers a ‘FREE’ Roho™ Cushion Set Up Guide. As well as demonstrating a comprehensive step by step cushion set up procedure, complete with images to accurately visualise the process, the laminated guide also offers helpful hints on ways to ensure maximum comfort and effectiveness for the patient.
The laminated guide also features a very useful sizing chart detailing the full range of cushion sizes available.Should you need any additional assistance with your cushion set up or on-going maintenance then the team at Sumed would be delighted to arrange a training session for you. Please contact us in order to arrange an appointment.
Do you have any Roho® cushions and mattresses that are in need of our clean or repair service?
It’s that time of year when we are all thinking about spring cleaning and rejuvenation – both at home and in the workplace....as well as making the most of our budgets! If your cushions, mattresses and continuity of care products need a clean and revamp, it couldn’t be easier! Sumed® offer a complete Clean and Repair Service across the entire range of Roho® products.
Roho® cushions and mattresses are renowned for their quality and durability. To ensure your Roho® products continue to perform at their best and can be re-used safely – simply contact us to arrange to have them cleaned and repaired as necessary. They can be supplied boxed, with new user instructions and ready for immediate re-issue if required.
Other products can also be cleaned and repaired by Sumed®, give us a call to see if we can help.
Call us now on 01457 890980 to find out more.
For further information please call SUMED on 01457 890980, Fax 01457 890990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
STYLISH STABLE SEATING FOR THE ACTIVE USER!
We are delighted to announce an exciting new cushion from the Sumed® portfolio. PrimeNest® 2, a low profile seating system specifically developed for the more active wheelchair user, offering excellent pressure relieving properties combined with exceptional stability.
PrimeNest® 2 is gently contoured at the front of the cushion to provide additional comfort for the user.
The specific combination of foam used in the production of PrimeNest®2 enables a high degree of envelopment with stability of the hips enhanced further by the shaping of the high quality durable contoured ABS* base. Primenest® 2 also has a top layer of pebbled Akton® gel which assists in the reduction of friction and sheer forces, as well as reducing shock transmission through the frame of the wheelchair.
Primenest® 2 is available in four different sizes, 16" square, 17" square, 18" square and 20" square, the size of the cushion should be selected to cover the maximum seating surface of the appropriate seating area.
EXCITING NEW CUSHION FOR PRESSURE RELIEF!Sumed is delighted to launch NEW Flowform® Ultra 90, a cost effective modular cushion offering excellent pressure relief, ideal for cost effective community seating and wheelchair users.
A full range of sizes is available, ranging from 16 inches squrae, 17 inches square, 16 inches by 18 inches and 18 inches by 20 inches, all with a depth of 3.5 inches. Flowform® Ultra 90 is suitable for clients weighing up to 20 stones (127kg) and comes with a 2 year warranty.
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- SUPERIOR SKIN PROTECTION
- ENHANCED STABILITY
- EXCELLENT POSITIONING
TRY IT FOR YOURSELVES!*
Sumed are proud to announce the arrival of the new Roho® Hybrid Elite™ Cushion. As its name suggests, it is a superior wheelchair cushion that combines the superb skin protection and shape matching ability achieved through utilisation of Roho® Dry Floatation technology with the stability of Jay® base technology. This new cushion design allows for improved pelvic alignment and stability for improved position and function whilst maintaining optimal immersion and envelopment of both the ischial tuberosities and greater trochanters.
The Roho® shape fitting cushion insert has been specifically developed for critical pressure redistribution around the pelvic area, providing the superior skin protection that Roho® is renowned for. Simply adjust the cushion insert to fit the user’s shape in order to minimise tissue deformation and maximise blood flow.
The customised Jay® contoured foam base provides alignment and control for both lower extremities and the pelvic area. It also offers maximum skin protection by hydrostatically loading the ischial tuberosities and the posterior shelf of the greater trochanters for those users who are at high risk of breakdown. A dual valve option on the inserts allows for additional customisation to match the users specific shape and correct asymmetry if required.
BOOK YOUR DEMONSTRATION
Sumed is offering FREE product demonstrations so that you can see and experience the Roho® Hybrid Elite™ for yourself. The Roho® Hybrid Elite™ cushion range will be available from 1st April, so secure your demonstration by ringing us on
For further information and to arrange your *demonstration please call SUMED on 01457 890980 or email email@example.com
A new ‘Continuity of Care’ brochure is now available from Sumed which not only features products from a wide range of brands within the portfolio including Roho®, TempurMed® and Action®, but also includes Sumed’s own well established ranges such as Flowform™ and Viscotech®.
Covering products ranging from toilet and bath cushions to heel and elbow pads, the brochure also details a selection of Leg spacers, Positioning Rolls, Lumbar supports and Vein cushions.
For a free copy please send your name, address, telephone number and email details to firstname.lastname@example.org or CALL SUMED direct on 01457 890980
Do you have any Roho® Cushions and Mattresses that are in need of our clean or repair service?
Roho® cushions and mattresses are renowned for their quality and durability. To ensure your Roho® products continue to perform at their best and can be re used safely - simply send them off to be fully cleaned and repaired if necessary. Sumed is pleased to offer this service across the entire range of cushions, mattresses and continuity of care products.
Call us now on 01457 890980 to find out more.
For further information please call SUMED on 01457 890980 or email email@example.com
The end of November was a busy time for the Sumed Sales team as they delivered a series of roadshows up and down the country in conjunction with the Roho Group.
Aimed at Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation Engineers working in the wheelchair services and Nursing staff involved in pressure relief management, each of the five events saw a packed audience, enthralled with the days’ events. The November 2009 roadshows, FREE to all participants, were delivered to The Northants Wheelchair Services, Havering Wheelchair Services, Cross Service/Multiservice in Derby, Stockport Wheelchair Services and the a cross sectional team which included the NHS Community Equipment Centre, in Portsmouth.
Delivering a broad spectrum of disciplines, topics covered in each of the roadshows included
The entire process of a seating assessment, including a basic skin integrity assessment.
Demonstration and discussion of the physical/mat assessment.
The biomechanics of seating and how it links to the seated posture & seating interventions to alleviate pressure damage and affects functionality.
Case Studies on assessment, seating interventions and outcomes.
Practical seating and positioning session using the Roho Group positioning products and the X-sensor™ pressure mapping system.
Representing the Roho Group was Bart Van der Heyden, the Director of European Training and Education, who later commented ‘I really enjoyed working with you all and it was inspiring to see the enthusiasm everyone had for ROHO products!’. With over 14 years in the seating and positioning field, he has gained his vast knowledge after having worked in Belgium, Germany and the USA.
The ever popular and effective Roho Airlite™ cushion range has been re-designed and relaunched with a comprehensive range of sizes – all at very competitive prices!!
Renowned as a name that offers stylish lightweight cushion solutions for the more independent client, the Roho Airlite™ is a contoured cushion with integral air pockets contained in the sacral region of the cushion. Requiring no adjustment, the Roho Airlite™ will give good levels of pressure relief for your clients, up to moderate risk levels. The contoured shape provides a comfortable and stable position and the full range of sizes means that a cushion solution is now available for the majority of wheelchairs.
From 36cms x 36cms up to 51cms by 46cms, we are also able to offer bespoke sizes to suit the individual requirements of patients.
News Story from 2009 Case Study Still Available
Jackie Stephen-Haynes, the eminent Consultant Nurse and Senior Lecturer in Tissue Viability for Worcestershire PCT and University of Worcester recently completed a case study on the implications for Clinical Practise when using Roho™ Dry flotation technology.
The paper covers the causes of pressure damage and the cost of treatment which is estimated at £1.4 to £2.1 billion every year which equates to a massive 4% of total NHS annual expenditure. (Bennett et al, 2004)
The prevention of pressure ulceration requires a multi-factor approach which includes risk assessment, re-positioning, nutritional assessment/management, continence management and the use of pressure relieving equipment. However it is important to note that pressure ulcers are considered to be largely preventable.
Risk assessment and the provision of suitable pressure relieving equipment are the two essential components in preventing pressure damage.
There are a multitude of different equipment approaches which can appear be daunting to the clinician. Roho™ products offer unique solutions that can help with positioning, comfort and pressure reduction and range from a toilet seat cushion, recliner cushion, sacral support cushion through to Roho™ heel boots, to offer focused protection and promote wound heeling.
A significant part of the study also concentrates on the Roho™ Mattress range and the benefits they can offer to the user.
Ms Stephen-Haynes article is substantiated by evidence based research which is well documented within her case study
For further information or a FREE copy of the CASE STUDY please call Sumed on 01457 890980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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