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Patient Safety? How new technologies can deliver improved patient outcomes in pressure ulcer prevention.
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® 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 !
We have recently launched Cilguard®, our new exciting range of Polyurethane Foam Dressings with a soft silicone adhesive. Our unique Overlap variant was created specifically to cover large or awkward areas and this has been used successfully on bariatric clients.
Cilguard® Overlap allows effective coverage of the large wound areas whilst reducing the risk of exudate strike through where dressings are joined.
Find out more about the benefits or request a free sample to try Cilguard Polyurethane Foam Dressings
The end of September saw Sumed attend as a Corporate partner at ‘Wound care in the Noughties’, the Leg Club’s 10th anniversary conference which was held in Worcester.
The Leg Club is a foundation that has been created to relieve suffering from leg ulcers and associated conditions through the implementation of an award winning model that motivates and empowers patients to take ownership of their care in order to alleviate their suffering and reduce the stigma attached to their condition. It also seeks to advance education in all aspects of leg health amongst suffers, carers, the general public and healthcare professionals.
The first day of the full two day programme saw delegates participating ‘hands on’ at a variety of different workshops including ‘Latest technology in practical ABPI assessments’ and ‘ Compression bandaging in the noughties!’ through to ‘How to set up a Leg Club’.
The second day consisted of a full programme of topical lectures presented by numerous eminent speakers from the industry including Consultant Nurse and Senior Lecturer at Worcester PCT and Worcester University, Jackie Stephen-Haynes.
With over 150 delegates attending the event, the 10th anniversary of the conference generated the highest number of attendees to date, illustrating just how wide the Leg Club message is spreading!
For more information on the Leg Club please go to their website www.thelegclub.co.uk or scroll up and click the link on the left of the page.
Sumed is now able to provide the healthcare professional with a single, simple source for silicone scar treatment, by offering a comprehensive sheet and gel range from Ciltech™
Offering substantial cost savings, Ciltech™ Anti-Scar Gel and Ciltech™ Anti-Scar Elastomer Sheet provide the ideal solution for flattening, smoothing and reducing the discolouration associated with keloid or hypertrophic scars following surgery, burns or other traumatic wounds.
Hypertrophic and keloid scars have been successfully diminished by either silicone sheet or silicone gel treatment since the 1980s and it is believed that silicone treatment delivers partial occlusion and rehydration of the skin, leading to a reduction of scar size and prominence.
The Ciltech™ range comprises :-
Ciltech™ Anti-Scar Gel
Available in 15g or 60g packs and comprises a self-drying silicone based product which, when applied as a thin layer, will dry within about 5 minutes to form a transparent semi-occlusive film.
Ciltech™ Anti-Scar Elastomer Sheet
Available in 10cm x 20cm, 15cm x 15cm and 10cm x 10cm sheets, which can be cut to size – a self-adhesive conformable silicone sheet backed by a semi-permeable polyurethane film.
The Ciltech™ products have been available on drug tariff since November 2008 and are rapidly gaining widespread usage within Burns and Plastics departments as well as Hand therapy units.
For further information please call SUMED on 01457 890980 or email firstname.lastname@example.org