How To Be Health-Wise This Easter
With the four day Easter break upon us, many families will be celebrating the event with family, friends and of course lots of chocolate eggs and hot cross buns. We know it is easy for your health to drop off your to-do list but this blog post is going to help you stay well and healthy over the bank holiday weekend with these four simple steps...
2016 Posey Global Sales Conference
Last month Repton Medical traveled to San Diego, California to attend the 2016 Posey Global Sales Conference. The four day conference involved team building, meetings, product training and an awards ceremony. We are happy to announce that Repton Medical was awarded “Largest Growth in Patient Safety and Falls Management” at the ceremony.
UK Baby Friendly Accreditation
In recent news, Unicef UK has introduced a new opportunity for neonatal units to achieve the Baby Friendly accreditation! This exciting opportunity has arisen for neonatal units following the receipt of a grant to Unicef UK from the Burdett Trust. The £110,000 grant intended to be used over three years is proposed to empower neonatal nurses with the knowledge and skills to promote breast-feeding/breast milk use, to deliver a transformational cultural shift and to bring parents and nursing staff together to care for the babies.
Protective Footwear for Bathrooms
At Repton Medical, we aim to help you prevent falls and fall related injuries in every environment! Bathrooms are one of the most dangerous rooms in the home for elderly people to fall. Currently, 80% of falls happen in the bathroom due to the multitude of unforgiving and slippery surfaces. The floor can easily become wet and slippery, making it easier for falls to happen due to a lack of balance. Getting in and out of the bath or shower is a common time for people to experience a fall.
POZ’ IN’ FORM – Positioning & Bedsore Prevention
Bedsores are easier to prevent than to treat, and changing your position is key to preventing pressure sores. These changes need to be frequent, to avoid stress on the skin, and to minimize the pressure on vulnerable areas. Other strategies include taking good care of your skin, maintaining good nutrition and exercising daily.
News: Zika Virus Outbreak
One of the top stories in the world health news at the moment is the alarming threats of the Zika virus which is likely to spread across Americas. The virus, which causes symptoms including mild fever, conjunctivitis and headaches, has already been found in 21 countries in the Caribbean, North and South America.
Human Protection Clothing
Did you know?? Hip Fractures are a major public health issue due to an ever increasing ageing population. Now 1 in 3 babies are expected to celebrate their 100th birthday which is causing pressures on healthcare and social services. As a result of an ageing population, falls are becoming more apparent in elderly care. Victims of falls over the age of 65 occupy hospital beds for more than 4 million days a year in England costing in excess of £26 billion annually. Annual health care costs for treating falls in England and Wales are in excess of £15 million per year and rising.
Dementia is a global health issue, affecting 44 million people worldwide. In the next 20 years, dementia is expected to increase due to a lack of research, treatment and investment. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and is one of the biggest global public health challenges facing our generation.
Happy New Year
Happy New Year to all our customers, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your loyal custom in 2015. Repton Medical has an exciting year ahead and we would like to give you a sneak-peak of what’s instore for 2016.
The Falls Prevention Initiative
Are you committed to reducing falls in your facility or area of work? At Repton Medical we pride ourselves on research and our commitment to patient safety. We continue to conduct research and provide education within healthcare markets. We listen and cooperate with the EU, industry, institutions and healthcare professionals to ensure better practice for the safety or patients and staff alike.