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BSN medical sponsors JWC Awards 2015
This years JWC conference and awards ceremony was held back in March, at the BMA House in London.
Suppliers including BSN medical exhibited their focus products in a dedicated exhibitor zone, providing clinicians and suppliers with an opportunity to meet.
Dr Philip Hammond, GP, comedian and well respected speaker, was the guest host supporting award announcements alongside the award sponsor, at this well-attended black-tie ceremony.
Representing BSN medical were Chris George, Krishna Patel, Sue Jackson and Sarah Rushton and they were joined by award winners and clinicians at their table.
The Cost-effective Wound Management Award
The Cost-effective Wound Management 2015 Award winner was presented to Debbie Gleeson, Tissue Viability Lead Specialist from St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospital Trust. The award was presented by Chris George, BSN medical Field Sales Manager.
Debbie's implementation of a new wound care formulary tender and the cost-savings achieved, along with standardisation of products to simplify dressing selection were factors that influenced the judges decision to make this award to Debbie.
The Patient WellBeing Award
Sara Rowan, University of Modena, Italy received the Patient Wellbeing 2015 Award for her research on the experiences of patients with cancer, who are suffering from malignant fungating wounds. Chris George, BSN medical Field Sales Manager was delighted to present Sara with the award for the work she has carried out.
The study was the first to look at cultural differences in this category of patients. Sarah said "In terms of the future, I would like to use the award to create guidelines for health professionals caring for such patients, so every patient has the best possible care".
NHS All Wales Agreement for Lymphoedema and Compression Products
BSN medical are the appointed sole supplier for lower limb, flat-knit, made-to-measure compression garments on the NHS All Wales Framework Agreement. JOBST® Elvarex® is available in 6 RAL compression classes for the lower limb with a wide variety of styles and options for the management of lymphoedema and chronic oedema.
Looking at Chronic Oedema and Lymphoedema; the male perspective
Lymphoedema and chronic oedema are managed through multiple interventions forming the two key stages of lymphoedema management. In the field of lymphoedema and chronic oedema research, the male perspective has received limited attention when compared with the female equivalent.
Further research is needed within the UK and globally to address the present gap. Despite this limited focus, management options available to male patients do not differ significantly from female patients, with compression therapy being the main management option.
The success of compression therapy and other interventions such as skin care and exercise depend on the patient's acceptance of the condition and the management options made available. This requires the development of an appropriate partnership between the health professional and the patient.
To read Garry Cooper's full article click here to access BJCN.
Powerful exudate management has a new home at BSN medical
BSN medical are proud to have acquired sorbion, a specialised technology company that focuses on products that treat chronic wounds, and the makers of sorbion dressings.
Launched just over 5 years ago the sorbion range of dressings, which include sorbion sachet extra, sorbion sachet xl, sorbion sachet multistar, sorbion sachet border, sorbion contact and sorbion sana gentle, have become firm and trusted favourites in the super-absorbent wound dressings area and are amongst the market leaders.
With a myriad of exudate management products on the market it can be a challenge finding the right product to use and the news that your favourite brand has been bought by another wound care company may fill you with concerns that the product will be changing.
The sorbion dressing range will still be manufactured by the same company, the only change will be that the dressing supply will now come through BSN medical, rather than H&R Healthcare, so you can be reassured that you will still be receiving exactly the same, trusted dressings.
BSN medical is one of the world’s leading medical device companies, which operates globally in 30 international destinations. It is passionate about wound care, with a heritage going back over 100 years and is already well known in the wound care and vascular therapies field with brands like Cutimed® and JOBST®.
Under its care, the sorbion range of dressings will be able reach a wider audience to enhance healthcare professionals choice and patient care. BSN medical’s heritage and experience, combined with sorbion’s innovation potential is also very exciting for the development of future advances in wound care.
Dr Felix Dahm, Executive Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Development at BSN medical, commented: “Innovation is a core element of our strategy in wound care and vascular therapies. We will benefit substantially from the extended access to state-of-the-art superabsorbent technologies and the knowledge base that comes with the integration of sorbion. The sorbion team will become an important part of our centre of excellence for wound care and bioscience research and development.”
If you would like any further information on sorbion or BSN medical’s Wound Care portfolio please contact BSN medical’s Customer Service Team on 0845 122 3600, pressing option 1.
BSN Sponsors Lipoedema UK
Lipoedema UK is the UK’s first medical charity to support and raise awareness of lipoedema. Lipoedema is a condition that makes you accumulate fat below the waist, often giving you hips, buttocks and legs that are out of proportion with your upper body. It can also affect your arms. It is believed that 11% of the female population suffer from lipoedema.
BSN medical are now proud corporate sponsors of Lipoedema UK whose mission is to educate doctors and healthcare professionals to recognise lipoedema in the early stages and to ensure that everyone with lipoedema has access to appropriate advice and quality care.
For more information about Lipoedema UK, please click here.
Rovers partner up with BSN medical
Hull Kingston Rovers are delighted to announce a partnership with a new sponsor for the 2015 campaign after linking up with local healthcare company BSN medical.
The Willerby-based company is a leader in the worldwide medical devices market, specialising in acute and advanced wound care, vascular conditions and lymphoedema, fracture management, physiotherapy, bandaging and casting, and will sponsor the club’s match day medical team.
As well as providing the team doctor, physiotherapists and trainers with specialist bags and equipment to carry supplies onto the field, the partnership will also see BSN medical reaching out to local amateur clubs across the region to share professional taping and strapping knowledge and education.
Set to take part in a seminar for local physiotherapists and first aiders at the KC Lightstream Stadium next month, BSN medical is eager to support grassroot rugby league club taping and strapping education as part of Hull KR’s Embed the Pathway programme.
As part of their sponsorship of the club, BSN medical will also receive pitch-side advertising and coverage in the club’s match day programme throughout 2015.
BSN medical is also pleased to partner with sports medicine supplier Vivomed, working together to support Rovers taping and strapping product needs and providing local clubs and consumers with a route to order professional products.
Rovers Head Physio Rob Parkinson said: “We are delighted that BSN medical has agreed to become a partner of the club’s medical team. “They are a local business that is well-respected all over the world and we are looking forward to working with them more closely in 2015.
“We go through a lot of equipment and supplies as part of our work with the first team squad and the club’s youth teams, so to have their support will be invaluable and it shows how far the Rovers medical department has come in recent years.
“BSN medical are also really keen to get involved with the local amateur sides and I’ll be taking part in a seminar to show people how to use their products and demonstrate the correct techniques for taping and strapping injuries. It will be part of our Embed the Pathway programme which aims to help educate local coaches and volunteers to improve the pathway from amateur rugby through to Super League.”
BSN medical employ around 100 staff to support local, national and European shared services, and employees at the Willerby office are excited to learn of this new partnership venture. The company are proud to support Rovers and are eager to work together and learn more about professional users, and how Rovers and BSN medicals knowledge and expertise can assist local amateur clubs in the professional treatment of sport injuries.
Further details on the seminar with BSN medical will be confirmed on www.hullkr.co.uk in due course.
Picture: Chris Chester, Rovers Head Coach presenting a team signed shirt to Vicky Severn, BSN medical.
Exhibitions and Conferences
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