Blog posts of '2014' 'October'

Don’t Slip
In last week’s blog we mentioned our fall management socks that have been colour coded for use in hospitals and care homes to help identify fall risk patients, but that is not where their medical use ends, there are still many benefits to using the socks than just the colour coding.
Introducing Daza Alarms
Repton Medical is your partner for falls prevention and protection as well as providing health care products for the elderly. We realise the importance to find new products to offer you alternative solutions for your fall prevention programmes. This year we have began working with a company from the Netherlands named Daza who specialise in electronic fall sensors and monitors. Daza began developing safety monitoring solutions in the year 2000 and they are now widely used in the European healthcare sector. Encouraged by strong results and the acknowledgement of health care professionals, Daza has now become a market leader in the Netherlands in the field of electronic fall prevention and patient safety. We are privileged to be the only UK based company to introduce their products into the UK healthcare market. The Optiseat and Optiscan fall alarms are two products we believe provides a solution for you, aimed at reducing falls and monitoring the Optiscan detects when a patient gets out of bed and the Optiseat detects the moment the patient rises from their chair.
Colour Coding the Way
In last weeks blog we wrote about our latest product, the Anti-Embolism Stockings, and this week we will be continuing the same theme but we will be focusing on the the colour coding of the stockings.
Pressure Relief Slippers
Pressure Ulcers cost the healthcare system in Europe up to 4% of their annual budget. As more and more people are developing pressure ulcers it is creating a huge cost problem for the healthcare system. Pressure ulcers are a localised injury to the skin or underlying tissue that usually develops over a bony prominence as a result of pressure or pressure with shear or frictional forces.
Prevention is the best Cure
Previously we have talked about how to spot a pressure ulcer before it becomes a serious problem and in this blog we will cover some of the ways that can help prevent pressure ulcers in the first instance.