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Working Together to Tackle Biofilms and Wound Infection

Essity (T/A BSN medical Ltd) is very proud to announce we have joined forces with the Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) again for another exciting Facebook Live event. In fact, we were so delighted with the attendance, participation and feedback on our first four Facebook Live events last year, that we have invested in a full programme to deliver 10 new events throughout 2019, covering a wide range of therapy areas and clinical needs.

Join us on 19th February 2019, 7pm for our next exciting live broadcast, via Facebook Live, Working Together to Tackle Biofilms and Wound Infection (in line with the NHS Long Term Plan), broadcast straight to your device, in the comfort of your own home or workplace. We will also be discussing the National Wound Care Strategy and giving you details on how to get more involved in it.

Presented by Joy Tickle, Tissue Viability Nurse (Shropshire).

You will also have the chance to ask questions and comment in real time. Additionally, you will receive a certificate from the JCN for your Continual Professional Development (CPD) revalidation portfolio.

Date and time: 19th February 2019, 7pm

What if I don’t use Facebook?
If you don’t use Facebook and really don’t want to, then all is not lost. We will be making a recording of the live event available to view at www.jcn.co.uk, 1-2 days after the event. If you want to be notified when it’s ready for you to view, then please email website@jcn.co.uk

Facebook Live

We joined forces with the Journal of Community Nursing to deliver a Facebook Live broadcast presented by Joy Tickle (TVNS) on:

  • Improving best practice to improve wound assessment (25th September 2018)

We were excited and proud to be the first team to take advantage of this platform for such a worthy cause and we hope you found the training valuable.
As wound assessment has such a high priority within the NHS, we would like to offer you some free tools that will help simplify wound assessment for better care and wound healing outcomes. These tools include:
1. Brand new Best Practice Statement (BPS): Improving holistic assessment of chronic wounds which:

  • Explains the value and importance of holistic wound assessment,
  • Describes the principles underlying  holistic wound assessment and summarising these as BPSs
  • Shows how the processes involved in holistic wound assessment can support best practice management of patients with chronic wounds
  • Most importantly, empowers patients to be involved in their care

2. New wound assessment tool: CASE (Cause Assess Select Evaluate) which:

  • Aims to support you through the important steps to simply assessment
  • Takes a holistic approach for better wound healing outcomes
  • Is in a handy booklet form, when you’re on the go

3. BSN medical Educational Academies brochure which:

  • Summarises the free, modular education we can provide on a wide variety of topics

If you would like to receive the ‘Assessment Toolkit’ then please do contact us at concierge.service@bsnmedical.com with your name and work address and we’ll be happy to send this out to you. Or feel free to call our concierge service on 01482 670177.

Yours sincerely,

The BSN medical team

Happy 70th Birthday NHS from all at BSN medical!

Happy 70th Birthday NHS

The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018, bringing the perfect opportunity to celebrate not only its enormous achievements and progress but also to give thanks to the extraordinary NHS staff, the everyday heroes, who are always there to meet, advise and care for us all.

Over the last 70 years, the NHS has transformed the health and wellbeing of the nation and become the envy of the world. The founding principle of free, high quality health care for all, is still as strong today as it was then, constantly evolving to meet changing needs.

BSN medical is incredibly proud of the NHS and the amazing staff who work there. We have pride in working hand in hand with the NHS, providing high quality vascular, wound care, lymphology and non-invasive orthopaedic products, to treat patients with a wide variety of conditions.

We look forward to maintaining, growing and developing strong and committed healthcare partnerships with both medical professionals and patients via the NHS over the next 70 years, constantly striving to:

  • Work in partnership to provide treatment pathways
  • Empower the patient in the continuum of care
  • Supporting evidence based practice
  • Drive cost efficiencies, improving patient outcomes
  • Offer bespoke training and education supporting the gold standard patient care

To show our support and gratitude, we have some commemorative pin badges, to convey our sincere thanks and pride in the work you do everyday. They are completely free and going fast!

If you have received a commemorative pin badge already, please share your pictures with us and we can add to our website in celebration of 70 years. Click here to send us your pictures.

Birthday present from BSN medical
If you and your colleagues or teams would like to wear one with pride for the rest of the year, just click here to email us, giving us your name and address for delivery, tell us how many you would like (up to five badges per applicant) and we will pop the birthday badges in the post to you. Email: advancedwoundcare.uk@bsnmedical.com

Useful links
Content and source, please click here. To get to know more about the history of the NHS in England, please click here. For more information on BSN medical, please click here.


5th May - World Hand Hygiene Day

Sepsis and Wound Care

Each year, 26 million people worldwide suffer from sepsis with an average of six million deaths. It is the primary cause of death from infection and is more common than heart attacks. In fact, sepsis is a contributing factor in one third of all hospital deaths.(1,2,3,4)

The largest organ of the body is the skin. Any damage to the skin creates a risk of infection.(5) A wound is defined as an injury to the protective function of the skin and the origin can be either external or internal. External factors include penetrating elements and trauma, whereas internal examples could be an impaired immune system or an underlying chronic illness.

Good wound care has an important role in preventing sepsis, as any break in the skin can potentially harbour bacteria that may become a cross-infection risk to patients.(6)

To read more please click here.

To read the editorial 'Increased awareness around sepsis can save lives', please click here.

References: 1. Global Sepsis Alliance. Resolutions. 2017 (online) https://www.srlf. org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/GSAResolution-Announcement-May-2017News-Release.pdf. 2. UK Sepsis Trust. Sepsis Manual. 2018 (online) https://sepsistrust.org/wpcontent/  uploads/2018/02/Sepsis_ Manual_2017_inal_v7-red. pdf. 3. Liu et al. JAMA. 2014;312(1):9092. 4. WHO. HAIs Fact sheet. 2016 (Online) http://www.who.int/gpsc/country  work/gpsc_ccisc_fact_sheet_en.pdf?ua=1. 5. WHO. Guidelines on Hand Hygiene. 2009 (online)  http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/44102/9789241597906_eng.pdf;jsessionid=EF3EBD475307437129620344CC1DEE66? sequence=1. 6. La Rochelle et al. J R Soc Med. 2013;106(11);459460.

BSN medical Funds 10 EWMA Educational Grants

New for 2018, BSN medical (an Essity Company) is pleased to sponsor 10 clinicians via the provision of educational grants to attend the annual EWMA Conference, taking place in Krakow, Poland.

Applications are now being accepted and open to all doctors or nurses in Europe, who working in wound healing, wound management and compression therapy. Each grant has a value of €1,295 and includes:

  • Full three day registration fee for the EWMA Conference, 9-11 May 2018, Krakow
  • Hotel accommodation for up to three nights (3 or 4 star hotel)
  • Flight within Europe to a maximum of €500

The preliminary programme features a mixture of important new topics of interest to the European wound community, along with sessions on every day wound management challenges that face clinicians. The main objective of the conference is to promote the advancement of education and research in relation to epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, prevention and management of wounds.

The key sessions cover EWMA focus areas, including:

  • New frontiers in wound management
  • The diabetic foot
  • Leg ulcers and prevention of recurrence - current state of the art
  • Atypical wounds - tools for diagnostics and modern treatment
  • Information technology
  • The burden of wounds / health economics
  • Wound diagnostics and assessment
  • Surgical site infection
  • Advanced therapies
  • Pressure ulcers in a non-acute setting
  • Burns
  • Arterial ulcers

If you’d like to attend, don’t delay, complete and submit your application today. You could receive one of our ten educational grants – see application conditions and how to apply here: http://ewma.org/ewma-conference/2018/registration/educational-grants/.

Applications close on the 6th March 2018.

BSN medical meets the high standards as set out by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)

ISO 9001 is recognised worldwide as the international benchmark for quality within an organisation. BSN medical meets the high standards set out by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and is proud to hold ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System certification.

BSN medical is able to demonstrate to customers and suppliers that their systems meet the high standards set out by ISO, supporting and demonstrating their dedication to meeting the needs of customers.

Commercial Director of BSN medical Limited, Paul Goodman, said: “Our commitment to providing quality products and service levels is an integral part of BSN medical’s values. We always strive to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction and achieving ISO: 9001 certification is evidence of this.”

The Film Festival - the importance of selecting the right film for every situation

BSN medical has put together two blockbuster Film Festival events this year. The events were a mixture of product presentations, practical sessions and educational presentations discussing a mixture of the new evidence from Leukomed Control and Leukomed Sorbact from a mixture of UK clinicians including Mr George Smith (General and Vascular Surgeon at the Hull York Medical School) and Professor Steven Jeffery (Burns and Plastics Surgeon at University Hospitals Birmingham). Both events combined attracted 100 delegates, and all attendees benefited from the interactive learning environment. Stay tuned, as there will be further opportunities to learn more about our fantastic range of innovative Film dressings in 2017.

BLS Annual Conference 2016

The BLS Annual Conference was held at the National Motorcycle Museum for the 2nd consecutive year on 3rd and 4th October and as always proved to be an inspiring and enjoyable event. Many delegates took part in our two interactive workshops, Monday seeing the launch of JOBST® ONLINE, our new system for fast, easy and efficient ordering of JOBST compression garments. On day two, delegates learnt about managing exudate with Cutimed® Sorbion® Sachet, a hydration response technology dressing ideal for use under compression.

Jonas Bengtsson, Senior Vice President Lymphology at BSN medical, was excited to be able to attend the conference and had engaging conversations with a number of BLS members.

To find out more about JOBST® Elvarex® Plus, please click here.

Cutimed® Sorbion® Learning Zone

This year, we’ve helped ease the responsibility of re-validation for you with our new tools aimed at supporting your continuous professional development (CPD). We joined forces with the Journal of Community Nursing, and the General Practice Nurse Journal, to bring you the Cutimed Sorbion Learning Zone entitled Managing exudate and preventing biofilm in primary care, written by Simon Barrett, Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist, Humber NHS Foundation Trust. Once you have read the online article and updated your understanding on  exudate management and dressing choice, take the online multiple-choice test to receive a certificate and contribute to your CPD hours.  It’s an educational, easy and simple way to start fulfilling your revalidation requirements. Click here to visit the GPN Learning Zone module and start reading.


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