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AHEEP Conference 2019

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AHEEP Conference 2019

This week we are have been in Florida, USA with our distributor Advanced Egress Solutions, at the AHEPP (Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals) Conference.

 AHEPP's mission is "moving preparedness forward",  by providing healthcare and other preparedness professionals with the best range of strategic, educational, operational, networking, and planning resources they need to guide and refine disaster planning efforts in various healthcare settings.

We had a very busy few days with lots of delegates taking interest in the different types of emergency evacuation equipment on offer, along with the TagEvac Evacuation Tracking System, which was introduced to the US earlier…

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Life Connections 2019

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Life Connections 2019

We had a great morning at Life Connections Bristol, where we ran a bariatric evacuation workshop along with taking part in the adjoining exhibition.  We received some amazing interest and feedback on our evacuation equipment and our latest additions, the MCI Man - fully inflatable mass casualty incident (MCI) training manikins. 

Thank you to everyone who took part and stopped by to see us.  We look forward to being a part of further Life Connections events throughout the year. 

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PYROS 2019

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PYROS 2019

It was a pleasure to support our distributor, Apos Brno based in the Czech Republic, at the biennial Pyros Show in Brno this month, where they showcased a range of our evacuation equipment.   

The fair is one of the leading events for the fire industry in the Czech Republic.  The first exhibition took place in 1972 and was aimed at  professionals concerned with fire prevention, integrated rescue system activities, health protection, life protection and asset protection.

Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Evacuation is currently a hot topic in many territories around the world. It was great to see so many representatives…

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New MCI Training Manikins

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New MCI Training Manikins
What is a Mass Casualty Incident?

A mass casualty incident (often referred to as an MCI, multiple-casualty incident or multiple-casualty situation) is an incident or series of incidents causing casualties on a scale that is beyond the normal resources of the emergency and healthcare services’ ability to manage.

The most common types of MCIs are generally caused by terrorism, mass-transportation accidents, natural disasters or an infectious disease epidemic.

Examples of well publicised mass casualty incidents include:-

Paddington station crash - where two trains collided outside Paddington Station in London. 31 people were killed and 523 were injured.7 July 2005 London…

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Exporting is GREAT 2019

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Exporting is GREAT 2019

We are very excited to be an advocate for the  Department for International Trade’s (DIT) Exporting is GREAT campaign which aims to spark a movement around the UK of companies selling their products and services overseas. 

We attribute a large amount of our export success to the help and advice offered by what was the UKTI and now the DIT.   The one piece of advice we would give to others starting out would be to use the wonderful facilities and free services offered by DIT – sign up for Exporting is Great, network, visit exhibitions and perhaps think about taking…

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Arab Health 2019

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Arab Health 2019

We’ve had a great start to the New Year kicking things off with our return to the Arab Health congress and exhibition, as part of the Midlands Engine UK Delegation - where we showcased the miniature version of our Ski Sheet mattress evacuation aid.

Arab Health conference and trade show first took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 1975 and it quickly became one of the world's largest medical conferences, with healthcare industry representatives attending from all over the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the US.

It was a great opportunity for us to meet up with some of…

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Tagevac.... a new way to manage your building evacutions

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Tagevac.... a new way to manage your building evacutions

Being caught up in a fire, explosion, bomb threat or similar, is a very rare occurrence for most of us. Often, in a real time emergency evacuation, people will do the wrong thing or simply not know what to do at all.

Emergency drills should be held to practice the fire and evacuation routine at least twice a year, and in high-risk premises more often. These drills will indicate the success or otherwise of the fire routine and emergency plan, which enable companies to make the appropriate adjustments.

We can instil the need to refrain from delaying the evacuation -…

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Medilink East Midlands Business Awards 2018

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Medilink East Midlands Business  Awards 2018

We were delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor the award for Export Achievement at the prestigious Medilink East Midlands Business Awards this month, along with sister company Spectrum Healthcare (UK) Ltd.

The business awards celebrate the achievements, breakthroughs and innovations of companies operating or moving into the healthcare, med tech or bioscience sector across five categories - Export achievement, Outstanding Achievement, Collaboration with the NHS, Start-Up and Innovation.

Three finalists were picked for each category, and five companies are crowned as winners on the night.

We’d like to congratulate all the winners and shortlisted companies of the night and…

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NAHFO 2018

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NAHFO 2018

We had a very successful time at this years NAHFO conference, with the latest additions to our product range - Tagevac evacuation management system and RuthLee patient handling manikin, which both received lots of positive interest.

 Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to see us and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

For more information of either of the mentioned products visit the below links or contact us at info@hospitalaids.co.uk or Tel 01604 586501

https://www.hospitalaids.co.uk/products/tagevac-evacuation-system

https://www.hospitalaids.co.uk/products/patient-handling-manikin

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Safe patient handling in health and social care

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Safe patient handling in health and social care

Training in the safe moving and handling of patients/residents is essential for caregivers, so not to cause injury to themselves or the person in their care.

According to the HSE report for 2014/15 each year in the health and social care sector there are 86,000 self-reported non-fatal workplace injuries, with 27% of these involving lifting and handling. (http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/industry/healthservices/health.pdf?pdf=health)

The most common injuries carers experience are to the lower back caused by incorrect manual handling practices. These injuries can take a long time to heal and can lead to costly staff absences.

How can these risks be managed?

Thorough 'hands on'…

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