ActivHeal Q2 Newsletter 2020

May 22, 2020 | 2020 News Stories

THANK YOU NHS

To all of our colleagues in the NHS and community, we thank you for your dedication and ongoing professionalism under such extraordinary circumstances.

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ACTIVELY SUPPORTING OUR NHS

Since our last newsletter, a great deal has changed with our nation facing one of the biggest challenges in history. Our great NHS is being tested like never before with our clinicians, nurses, doctors and community care workers all fighting for us on the front lines against COVID-19.

We wanted to share our heartfelt thanks to all of our colleagues in the NHS and community for your ongoing professionalism and dedication under such extraordinary circumstances.

As a trusted UK manufacturer, we are here to help you. We want to show what we are doing to support our colleagues who may be retraining in new roles which may involve wound care practices.

ActivHeal® is giving you:

  • Guidance on preventing facial skin damage caused by PPE using our silicone foam dressing
  • Free multi-tiered wound care education programme
  • Support to clinicians training in new roles
  • New and improved packaging - saving you time and actively reducing waste

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO ASSIST YOU

The 6th edition of the ActivHeal® 156 page wound care education pocket guide is here.

Just complete our quick and easy request form to get your copy.

REQUEST POCKET GUIDE

FREE ACCESS TO OUR SIMPLIFIED GUIDES

During these times of great uncertainty, in order to assist clinicians and carers undertaking wound care today, we are making the below two Simplified Guides available without the need for registration.

Each online course offers a concise guide to assist clinicians in their day to day practice followed by a short test to support CPD and revalidation. There is also a downloadable PDF for easy reference.

There are currently two courses that can be accessed using the below links:

WOUND ASSESSMENT SIMPLIFIED

DRESSING SELECTION SIMPLIFIED

WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU

If you would like advice on any of our wound care dressings or about accessing the free ActivHeal® multi-tiered wound care education e-learning Academy, please get in touch with us.

prevention of facial skin damage caused by ppe

HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE EXPERIENCING FACIAL SKIN DAMAGE FROM THE CONTINUOUS USE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) SUCH AS GOGGLES AND FACE MASKS.
ADVANCED MEDICAL SOLUTIONS ARE HERE TO HELP.

With the use of a silicone foam dressing and our downloadable cutter guide and instructions, the dressing can be adapted to act as an interface between the skin and PPE, minimising pain and trauma.

Following closely the guidelines of NHS England and NHS Improvement, we have produced the following instructions and cutter guide.

new activheal packaging 

ACTIVELY SAVING YOU TIME AND REDUCING WASTE

Now more than ever, we understand that choosing the right dressing first time is critical in order to save your time and valuable NHS resources.

Following a clinical review carried out by the NHS Clinical Evaluation Team, the ActivHeal® range of dressings underwent a packaging review. We are delighted to say that ALL ActivHeal® products meet the clinical criteria for packaging, instructions for use and disposal.

 

WE TICK EVERY BOX:

  • PRODUCT CATEGORY VISIBLE ON INDIVIDUAL PACK AND OUTER PACKAGING
  • SIZE AND SHAPE OF DRESSING VISIBLE ON INDIVIDUAL PACK WITHOUT OPENING
  • PRODUCT INFORMATION CLEARLY DISPLAYED ON PACKAGING
  • INSTRUCTIONS FOR DRESSING APPLICATION ON INDIVIDUAL PACKAGING
  • CLEAR INFORMATION ON WHETHER THE DRESSING CAN BE CUT

You can be confident that you are choosing the right product every time with our new and improved packaging.

The Clinical Evaluation Team criteria also gave guidance on conformability, adhesiveness, wear time, ability to reposition, fluid capacity, ease of removal and disposal of packaging.

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