ISO 9001 Certification

We are very please to announce that Repton Medical Ltd has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification for it's QMS (Quality Management System) from TUV in accordance with international standards from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

ISO 9001 Certification for Repton Medical

ISO 9001: 2015


It is a great honor to have been awarded this certification and it is something that we at Repton Medical take great pride in. All of our staff have worked incredibly hard to achieve this and it will help to propel Repton Medical into the future.


What is ISO 9001:2015?

ISO 9001:2015 is an internationally recognised quality management standard developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Having the certification provides a model for companies of all types and sizes to use when building a long lasting and effective quality management system. The standard is based on various quality management principles, including having a strong customer focus, involvement of high-level company management, an outlined process-based approach, and ongoing improvement of the aforementioned approach.

For more information on the standards, please visit


Finger Tape Note Prompts Nurses to Secure Wriggly Fingers of Young Patients

Finger Tape Note Prompts Nurses to Secure Wriggly Fingers of Young Patients

Very young pediatric patients are known for their ability to wriggle out of any contraption. That’s why stabilizing the wrist and protecting the IV catheter during IV therapy is so important.

A handy card included with each small or medium TLC® Wrist Splint with Straps reminds nurses to use a ½ inch strip of tape across the fingers of infant and toddler patients. The pre-attached straps with Velcro® closures at the wrist and forearm secure the device.


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PICC associated soft tissue infection and UEDVT

"Diagnostic imaging revealed venous thrombosis of cephalic vein and abscess formation within the soft tissue of right axilla with cultures ultimately growing Nocardia otitidiscaviarum"

Douedi et al (2020).

Background: Nocardia otitidiscaviarum is an aerobic, gram positive bacteria with low virulence and incidence. Despite being uncommon, N. otitidiscaviarum has been associated with skin, lung, and disseminated infections.

Case report: A 56-year-old male with past medical history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and recent travel to the Bahamas presented to the emergency room with complains of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and non-bloody diarrhea for four days. He ultimately required a PICC line for total parenteral nutrition. 2 days after line placement, he developed high fevers and severe right arm pain. Diagnostic imaging revealed venous thrombosis of cephalic vein and abscess formation within the soft tissue of right axilla with cultures ultimately growing Nocardia otitidiscaviarum. He underwent surgical incision and drainage of the abscess followed up with complete excision of the right cephalic vein and antecubital vein as well as sharp excisional debridement of skin, subcutaneous tissue and muscle fascia and was treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for 3 months.

Conclusion: Nocardia otitidiscaviarum treatment of cutaneous disease consists of trimethoprim- sulfamethoxazole for three to six months. While guidelines for surgical intervention for cutaneous infection are not specified, our patient required surgical incision and drainage of abscess, along with excision of vein due to necrosis in addition to antibiotic treatment for 3 months with successful outcomes.


Douedi S, Fadhel M, Patel S. Iatrogenic Nocardia otitidiscaviarum after PICC line placement. IDCases. 2020 Oct 24;22:e00986. doi: 10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00986. PMID: 33163361; PMCID: PMC7607419.


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Arm mobilization provokes deformity of implantable port catheter
"The aim of this study was to demonstrate and classify catheter deformations caused by extreme arm mobilization and associations with changes in catheter function and displacement"
PIV SICU Presentation
The University of Michigan Children's Hospital (a very prestigious University in the US) has produced a new study, and was made into a presentation called "PIV SICU Presentation"
IVHouse Tools and Updates Blog
The company IVHouse who makes a vast range of IV Therapy products (found here on our website) has recently put out a blog on their website featuring many educational guides and product information. Below is a small section of their article.
Access for all - Let's all get outside into the great outdoors together !
Informational for Wheel Chair access in Derbyshire / Yorkshire and surrounding areas. Mental Health awareness Access for disability
Sitting up Straight can actually make you happy as well - Posture Care .

Sitting up Straight can actually make you happy as well?













Posture Care

Think about this for a moment, do you have poor posture and positioning whilst sitting, walking and standing. And perhaps also like me, remember as a child in school being constantly told to sit up straight. And today as an adult it’s one of those things you keep in the back of my mind as something, we know we should do, but never get around to, like eating more vegetables and going to the gym.

However surprisingly current research is showing how our posture affects us, in different ways. If you’re like me and actually half the population (a current study stated that half the UK population suffered from bad posture or back pain caused by bad posture) and struggle to sit up straight when you know you should, you might like this post.

So, ok the way we stand, sit and walk, has more longer reaching implications on our mood and happiness than we thought.  Our Body language also plays an important part in this as it is also closely link to our posture.

Erik Peper a Dutch behavioural scientist has done extensive research into this area, as well as experiments with his students.  He regularly makes participants in his classes stand up and stretch as standard practise throughout the sessions.  

Here are his three fascinating things that happened once our posture changes and during Erik Peper’s live experiments:


  1.     He noted that when we sit up straight, we are more likely to remember positive memories or think of      something positive in general, according to this experiment.      
  2.     Another insight was that if we skip during breaks, we can significantly increase our energy levels. A          slow, slumped walk on the other hand, can do the exact opposite and drain us of our energy.


  1.     The study also found that those who were most affected by depression before the study found their          energy drained more than others.


So Erik Peper is convinced from his research that we should keep a careful eye on our posture and body language—and can bring us down without us realizing.

So clearly, our posture also has more to do with our minds then we realised. And in fact, it seems like our bodies come first—when we alter our posture and body language, it subconsciously influences our thinking and decision-making.

So, let’s think positive and think how to improve our Posture.

So if we all now want to take advantage of these proven benefits to living a healthier and happier life , here’s what to consider regards our posture and body language .


 Here are the most common areas to consider:




Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot of research into how exactly to adopt good posture—a lot of what we now know tends to come from being told simply to “sit up straight” as a child unfortunately – clearly more useful advice today then learning “algebra” anyway.


Many of us now have jobs that do require us to spend time working at desks or driving, so knowing how to sit with good posture is certainly important and beneficial to one’s health and our welfare. That said don’t forget the human body was built to move, not spending 8 hours at a computer or long hours in a car. Like Erik Peper promotes move about, stand up and stretch regularly or whenever possible.


 Here’s are our 5 Tips for a Proper Sitting Posture to help.


  1.     Hips to the back of your chair. Move your hips as far back into the chair as they can go. ...
  2.     Use a lumbar support and positioning cushion. ...
  3.     Thighs and forearms parallel to the floor. ...
  4.     Work with your elbows at your sides. ...
  5.     Look straight ahead and do not forget to smile.!




As you can see from point 2 on our Tips a Lumbar support and positioning cushion are a great idea to help posture and welfare, and help us manage correct positioning and seating.




Repton Medical have a great range of specialist positioning and posture management products to help.  




Visit their website today or give them a call 01909 724890
















Stay Safe this Winter - Think Fall Prevention

Stay Safe this winter – Think Fall Prevention






Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition.

Falls are a common, but often overlooked, cause of injury. Around 1 in 3 adults over 65 who live at home will have at least one fall a year, and about half of these will have more frequent falls.

Most falls do not result in serious injury. But there's always a risk that a fall could lead to broken bones, and it can cause the person to lose confidence, become withdrawn, and feel as if they have lost their independence.

We are also heading towards the cold winter months and difficult weather conditions – slippery paths and icy conditions. So, you need to consider a fall prevention strategy for the months ahead and stay safe.








Here are Repton Medical's Top 7 suggestions for preventing falls in the elderly during the Winter months and staying safe.



  1.     Plan ahead. When possible, plan trips around the weather. If you do not need to go out, don’t go out. Wait for the weather and travel conditions to          become clear.
  2.     Allow enough time to get where you are going. The chances of falling increase when you rush and use less caution.
  3.      Exercise caution when getting into and out of vehicles and your home. Always hold securely to a door or another person.
         Take the path of least resistance. Look for the safest route to your location, including the paths into buildings. Choose alternate routes when necessary.
  4.      Ask for help. Ask someone to help you navigate slippery or unsafe paths.
  5.     Wear the right clothes - warm and dry . Wear gloves if necessary , to keep hands free for stabilization and balance.
  6.    Wear appropriate footwear inside and outside. Consider slipper’s and sock’s thread and gripper protection. Extra protection can be worn.  Wear shoes      or boots with rough-textured soles that provide good grip in all kinds of weather conditions. 
  7. Keep Warm and dry at all times. Look after yourself and help protect your heat.



Repton Medical have an amazing range of products to help and prevent falls in the home.


Visit our website today.…


Helping Breast Feeding Mothers !


MamaSafe - Helping Breast Feeding Mothers!


Why MamaSafe?

Many mothers suffer from sore nipples during the lactation period. Unfortunately, and despite the best of intentions, continuous feeds can cause nipples to become very sore as little one begins to suckle.

Initially, nipples become irritated and the natural swelling can lead to open cracks and very uncomfortable inflammation.
As the body heals, the wound dries and scabs form which are then torn off when your baby starts to feed again.

This is just the start of an unpleasant and painful cycle that often causes Mums to stop breastfeeding early, denying the child the very best of start in life.

In the worst-case scenario, breastfeeding can be discontinued prematurely due to the pain becoming unbearable for the feeding mother.

MamaSafe is designed specifically to help by protecting the nipple and support the healing process in a natural and simple way. Therefore, preventing the need to use plasters or other adhesive bonding that could further damage your skin, cause major discomfort and/or catch on your clothing and do more damage to your nipples.

The special 3cm thick foam donut ring design ensures that there is enough distance from any material which could come into unwanted contact with sore nipples.


When do I use MamaSafe?

You can use our MamaSafe nipple protectors not only for inflamed nipples but also for preventive purposes during the entire lactation period. Thanks to, MamaSafe, your sensitive nipples won't get irritated unnecessarily through contact with clothing or a nursing bra.

How do I apply MamaSafe?

Place the MamaSafe protective nipple ring on the breast so that the nipple is situated in the centre of it.
The red and blue bands around each MamaSafe pad help to identify which nipple they have been used on previously. Always use the same pad on the same nipple to avoid cross-contamination.
MamaSafe rings can be conveniently placed under the bra and support a safe and fast healing environment.

What are the made of?

MamaSafe nipple protector rings are made of breathable and absorbent materials (cotton and foam material) that are gentle to your skin.
They can be safely disposed of along with your other household waste. Each pair of MamaSafe nipple protector pads are packed inside sealed packaging.

Manufacturer's note

For reasons of hygiene we recommend replacing MamaSafe rings daily or whenever they get too dirty. We advise that you do not try to re-use nipple protector rings should they become soiled.


Repton Medical and MamaSafe is dedicated to helping mothers with breast feeding – aiding and supporting them throughout this amazing time!


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Or simply - Call one of our team direct on ; 01909 724890