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Winter Care for Newborn Babies
Having a new-born baby during the cold winter months can be quite a nerve-wracking experience for any parent. Babies in particular can be prone to illnesses due to their immune system still developing.
Neonatal Christmas Hats (2015)
For 2015 celebrate the Christmas period with our seasonal themed Tarry caps which are designed to keep your babies warm and comfortable during their stay in hospital. Alongside our usual line of Tarry Caps we now have a limited edition green and red striped hat which increases Christmas festivity in your neonatal wards.
Dementia - Its Impact & Effects
Dementia currently affects an estimated 800,000 people in the UK and the number of cases is increasing significantly each year. By 2040 this figure is expected to have doubled. The symptoms of dementia may include memory loss and even difficulties with thinking, talking and problem-solving. According to the Dementia Services Development Centre, the main four problems in Dementia are...
Keeping warm and staying well this winter
Are you over 65 or do you have a long-term condition? As the winter months approach, it’s time we gain knowledge and prepare for the impact these cold and potentially life threatening months hold in store. Age UK estimates that as many as 25,000 over 65’s could die unnecessarily because of the cold weather, amounting to 206 deaths a day or one death every seven minutes. The charity also found that 35% of elderly people were worrying about being able to keep warm at home during winter due to the high energy costs.
Posey Fall Management Kit
Around 35% of over 65’s will fall in the space of a year, and that figure rises rapidly to approximately 50% for those aged 80 and over. Falls destroy confidence, increase isolation and diminish independence. They can happen to anyone regardless of age or medical condition. Many falls are caused by a mixture of factors such as slips and trips, reduced mobility, age or being on medication.
Take a Stand to Prevent Falls
Dementia describes a series of symptoms that occurs when the brain is damaged by a disease such as Alzheimer’s or a stroke. The symptoms of dementia may include memory loss and even difficulties with thinking, talking and problem-solving. There are currently an estimated 800,000 people in the UK living with dementia and the number of cases is increasing significantly each year. By 2040 this figure is expected to have doubled.
Veterinary Medical Supplies
Here at Repton Medical we do not only supply healthcare products to the NHS, care homes and the community, we also now supply a range of products to the veterinary and pet care industry. Veterinary Medical Supplies has been established to cater to vets and pet owners, to improve animal well being and safety.
SpO2 Sensors & You
SpO2 means “Peripheral capillary oxygen saturation”. This is a method used for estimating your body’s oxygen saturation levels. Oxygen saturation is a way of referring to the concentration of oxygen in the blood. It measures the percentage of haemoglobin binding sites in the bloodstream occupied by oxygen.
Temperature Probe Covers
Disposable Temperature Probe Covers designed for the maintenance of a baby’s body temperature within incubators and radiant warmers. This is a process to properly manage apnoea, the metabolic rate and insensible water loss.
NICU Monitoring & Protection
During an infant’s time in hospital, there may be the need for them to be protected against pulling at I.V lines and other cables. These lines are extremely important for ensuring the baby is provided with the correct amount of fluids and medication and due to the delicate location of the lines, they may need to be protected from being pulled or knocked.