A recent audit has highlighted the need for assessment and documentation of VTE risk in patients with lower limb fractures in emergency departments.
Topics: Venous Thromboembolism
The number of older people in the UK is projected to increase significantly over the coming decades with many requiring residential care1,2.
Protecting the resident’s mobility is an essential requirement for maintaining dignified and effective care as well as a critical requirement for economic efficiency.
Care home staff work to improve the quality of life for older people and enable them to fully participate in everyday life, but eventually respecting passivity. Therefore, sufficient space, appropriate mechanical aids and the correct working practices are decisive factors for resident mobility and quality of life, while improving the working conditions for the care givers.
The Safety Thermometer National Data report for 2015 has now been published with very positive and encouraging results; - a 16.7% reduction in pressure ulcers was recorded with now only 4.5% of patients developing pressure ulcers.1
Topics: Pressure Ulcers
The impact of Winter Pressures is largely unpredictable as it is impossible to predict the severity of winter weather or of any flu outbreak.
This requires our healthcare providers to have adequate capacity and to be able to plan appropriately to react to the variable demands. However, most are already stretched, i.e. emergency departments, reduced bed access, general practice under resourced.
ArjoHuntleigh are proud to support Stop pressure Ulcer Day, on November 19 2015. We are actively supporting clinicians to raise awareness of pressure ulcers.
The annual Care & Dementa Show is only two weeks away! Come visit ArjoHuntleigh in Hall 3 Stand K10. Our solutions aim at actively preventing some of the most common healthcare related incidents such a patient falls, staff injuries and pressure ulcers.
ArjoHuntleigh is committed to continuous improvement in the development of healthcare solutions. We can add value when working in partnership with healthcare providers with our Specialist Visit Service.
Topics: Pressure Ulcers
The Critical Care Network and ArjoHuntleigh are hosting two national meetings this autumn, focusing on the new Critical Care Service Specification.
Many healthcare professionals will have experience of the changes and challenges of delivering a critical care service, and this is never more evident with the development of a national specification for service delivery.
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