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Manfred Sauer UK – Manufacturer of urology products with a difference, often designed by end users with unique features and benefits!
Sheaths - b.sure - urinary sheath that is short, strong and quick to fit with extra strong adhesive, available in 9 sizes from 18mm to 35mm with a buffer/comfort zone... Alternatively you can try the p.sure – urinary sheath that is longer in length and customisable which is available in 11 sizes from 18mm to 40mm.
ISC Catheters – IQ Cath a uniquely flexible ISC catheter, with a rounded tip which prevents the head from getting caught in the urethra with smooth eyelets for maximum comfort. IQ Cath is available in hydrophilic with an integral saline sachet and ready to use gel coated options. With its flexible tip IQ Cath can often pass strictures where other catheters have failed, try for yourself!
The demand for efficient and reliable employees in the sector is essential for a sustainable business model and technology provides expertise to assist desired results. An excellent proven example is the introduction of Biometrics into the care home providing the identification of people based upon their physical characteristics such as their fingerprints, here the person themselves becomes the single source of information for time attendance within the home, and not by what he/she has to input through paper and pen data.
Specifically, this creates the expansion of the “paperless” work place. When sheets of daily time Record are provided where the employee records for themselves the day and time they come in and out from office is seen as not reflecting the real record of his/her attendance. Biometrics dispenses with this as employees who come on shift go directly to the biometrics clocking unit and at that moment, the day and time is recorded. That data can never be changed resulting in arriving late or leaving early is recorded and dealt with accordingly.
It is well-known in the care sector that malnutrition affecting the senior population is an ever-growing concern. Indeed, it is common-knowledge that underweight residents require higher levels of care and are much more likely to be hospitalised.
Unfortunately, catering to people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition can be a challenge.
Our Nu Vu Liqui-Life shake has been developed specifically for residents who struggle to maintain a healthy weight. It can be prepared by any member of staff and takes minimal training.
Such products have been around for a while but are generally lower calorie, higher sugar and with lower micronutrients. Nu Vu has been specifically formulated to meet a growing need.
A new guide on architectural ironmongery and specialist applications has been launched for those specifying hardware in care homes.
The Specifier’s Guide to Ironmongery for Specialist Applications is one of five guides created by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) to ensure that anyone involved in the specification of architectural ironmongery has access to the latest, best practice advice. All of the guides are available to download for free from the GAI website.
“We have produced these guides to ensure that all construction industry professionals have access to comprehensive guidelines and best practice covering all aspects of architectural ironmongery,” said Douglas Masterson, technical manager at the GAI. “We recognise that specifying architectural ironmongery can be complex, so we’ve pulled together all of the information a specifier will need to ensure the hardware is not only compliant but also performs as expected and suits the environment it is being used in.”
The College of Podiatry has worked alongside Cosyfeet in advising which of the company’s extra roomy footwear styles are suitable for people with diabetes.
Representatives from the College were invited to Cosyfeet Head Office in Somerset earlier this year to advise on the suitability of each style for people with a diagnosis of diabetes who are vulnerable to foot complications.
The College’s Clinical Director, Professor Paul Chadwick, headed up the eminent visiting panel, accompanied by Advanced Diabetic Podiatrist Krishna Gohill and Advanced Biomechanics Podiatrist Martin Nunn.
Optimum Medical has developed Ugo 4 Weeks to help give care homes more control over supplies of catheter drainage and fixation products. We understand that there are unique challenges regarding the control of these products in the care home environment.
Some of the following scenarios may sound familiar:
- Staff not having time on their shift to complete a stock check before placing new product orders.
- Accidentally over-ordering products and having residents with piles of stock building up in their rooms.
- Going to retrieve a product from a box and finding the box has been left empty.
- Products being ‘borrowed’ from other residents’ rooms.
- Struggling to keep control of supplies when caring for multiple residents with urinary catheters.
Healthcare environments face some of the biggest challenges of any industry when looking at cost reduction. Maintaining exceptional levels of care in the face of tight budget constraints is extremely difficult, even for the largest of care providers.
JustGloves is helping the UK healthcare industry to reduce outgoings by supplying top quality disposable clothing, including medical grade disposable gloves at arguably the lowest prices available anywhere online.
How we achieve our low prices
Part of the Value Products Group, JustGloves has a team of skilled purchasers who scour the globe for top suppliers and manufacturers of the most popular glove types and brands. We build longstanding relationships with these suppliers and purchase in bulk to achieve the best possible prices, that we then pass on to our customers.
“I want to put my disposable coffee cup in the bin but what should I do with the liquid dregs?” A problem we have all encountered. Should I tip it all in the bin and hope for the best or attempt surreptitiously to water a nearby, unsuspecting potted plant?
Leafield Environmental provides an efficient answer in the form of the Aquapod, a stand-alone liquid collection reservoir with a 9.5 litre capacity; the ideal complement to any waste receptacle sited where drinks might be consumed.
Care homes increasingly choose Meiko’s 3 and 5-year “No-Bills” guarantee, available on warewashing and washer/disinfector appliances.
Meiko UK is a specialist supplier of warewashing equipment. Our all-inclusive ‘No Bills’ ‘peace of mind’ package includes Meiko’s proven technology combined with planned maintenance and a guarantee of “No extra Bills” for 3 or 5-years.
Maplehurst Nursing Home in Haywards Heath explains why they chose a Meiko Topic bedpan washer.
Maplehurst is one of a group of homes providing high quality nursing care, with a focus on the challenges posed by dementia.
Minibuses for the Community
PHVC’s Community Minibus Team are dedicated to providing vehicles for care homes, charities and other organisations in the UK. Supplying accessible versions of minibuses and vans is an important part of our business and we arrange bespoke solutions for groups and individuals, with most manufactures. We operate our own fleet of minibus demonstrators, which can be viewed at your premises throughout the UK without any obligation.
PHVC are pleased to offer bespoke conversions for all vehicles at a competitive price, along with industry leading finance options.
Skopos is excited to bring to market 3 new flame retardant, Crib 5 faux leathers this month. With 3 distinctly different finishes, the faux leathers provide a neat and elegant finishing touch for a variety of contract interiors.
With an antiqued/ aged effect, in a range of leather-look colours the Kiridesign mimics the sophisticated feel of leather. With a clear emboss Hiakois offered in a range of colours, suited to a variety of contract interiors. Hiako pushes the palette for designers to include both colours and neutrals into any contract scheme.
With clear simplicity Tamadelivers a bold and confident statement. The emboss on Tama vinyl is light and understated, pushing the boundaries of colour to include vibrant shades, as well as neutrals, to potentially appeal to a younger audience.
Relieving The Pressure - a novel and cost effective option for pressure ulcer prevention
Pressure ulcer (PU) prevention in the care home setting can be challenging. Every setting where care is delivered, whether home, hospital or care home, faces challenges in delivering PU prevention(1). Defined as localised damage to the skin and underlying tissue caused by unrelieved pressure or a combination of pressure and sheer(2,3) PU’s incur a significant cost to the NHS 4,5,6varying from £1,214 (category 1) to £14,108 (category 4)3. Costs increase with ulcer severity (3,6) not to mention the impact on the individual such as pain, the need for additional nursing interventions, damage to a persons’ sense of self leading to depression, social isolation due to wound symptoms such as odour (1,6)as well as increased risk of infection.
Here at MediSupplies, we have always believed that essential high-quality medical supplies should be easily available at low prices.
Our team of buyers search the globe to find reliable suppliers of the most popular products from top brands and then build long-standing relationships with them to ensure the best possible prices. We purchase in bulk which allows us to pass cost savings on to you!
The MediSupplies website has been designed to be comprehensive and easy to use with clear labelling of product categories. You can even shop by profession, allowing you to view only the items right for your area of expertise.
Offering an extensive range of over 4,200 medical products for the caring industry and home environment, our portfolio includes: