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Happy Chinese New Year 2018

As we welcome the year of the dog, we'd like to wish you all a happy new year.
Celebrations for the new year have already begun, but the official Spring Festival begins this Friday (16th) and ends on 2nd March with the Lantern Festival.

The Year of the Dog marks the eleventh sign of the Chinese zodiac and is said to represent, understandably, loyalty. People born in the Year of the Dog are conservative and full of justice, and most compatible with those born in the Year of the Rabbit.

If you're of the superstitious mind, you might find luck in the colours red, green and purple, and numbers 3, 4 and 9. Best to stear clear of blue and brown, and 1, 7 and 8, however.

Amongst all the traditions is that of family, and not much celebrates this better than food. Huge significance is placed on the new year menu, so some dishes you might like to whip up are: spring rolls, dumplings and hot pot.

Finally, if you want to wish someone a happy new year, this is the simplest greeting: xīn nián kuài lè.

Happy new year.

Reduce the pressure

VIew our products that could help reduce pressure sores

We are proud to support the European Pressure Ulcer Panel (EPUAP) by raising awareness of pressure ulcers.

A pressure ulcer is a localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure, or pressure in combination with shear. A number of contributing or confounding factors are also associated with pressure ulcers; the significance of these factors is yet to be elucidated1.

Intersurgical provides two products that can help reduce the occurrence of pressure ulcers on the ear: the Intersurgical EcoLite™ face mask range and nasal cannula with ear guards.

The Intersurgical EcoLite™ adult oxygen range features an extra chin section incorporating two integral seals ensuring that the mask fits a wide range of face shapes. The mask's retaining elastic can be fitted either above or below the patient's ear depending on the patient's face shape. In the preferred below ear position it eliminates the discomfort and longer-term trauma created by elastic sitting on top of the patient's ears.

Our nasal cannula with ear guards is designed to prevent trauma to the patient's ears thanks to the soft silicone foam cushions, which are easily adjusted and securely fitted.

Visit our dedicated page to watch videos on the products features and benefits, and find out more about these ranges.

1. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Quick Reference Guide. Emily Haesler (Ed.). Cambridge Media: Perth, Australia; 2014. (available at www.epuap.org)

The Complete Package

Discover the complete respiratory care solution.

Our aim is to provide you with a flexible and comprehensive choice of patient solutions across airway management, anaesthesia, critical care and oxygen and aerosol therapy.

With over 2000 products on our pages, we understand it can sometimes be tricky to find what you need. That's why we've developed our Complete Package webpage - a bird's eye view of the products we have to offer and the clinical scenarios they can be used in. From here you can dive into our product pages based on specialism or on what you require.

All of our product pages feature detailed product descriptions, supporting information to download, useful videos and an enquiry form.

We hope you find this new feature effective in reviewing our extensive range and navigating through our website.

Winner of our 2018 UK photo calendar competition announced

Recent photo competition for UK customers asked for stunning local scenery images.
Julie Lehman’s photo was one of many entrants to our calendar competition and the quality of all those received was truly outstanding. Choosing a winner was no easy task, but her image of a deer in woodland on Cannock Chase near Birmingham caught our eye.

We went to meet Julie in her department at the County Hospital Stafford to present her with the winning prize.

"I’m lucky to have Cannock Chase so close to where I live and the opportunity to see the wonderful countryside, deer and other wildlife," she said. "Photography is my hobby and my way of relaxing, I love this photo and I’m particularly proud of it."

Julie chose to split the £500 donation prize between two charities in the UK: Newlife and University Hospital North Midlands Charity. "I have supported Newlife for the last 18 years and it is very close to my heart. They employ nurses to support families, and researchers improve disabled and terminally ill children in the UK. My matron forwarded me the email regarding the competition, so it was only fair the UHNM Trust benefited from my success."

Well done, Julie, and thank you to everyone who entered.

Patient connections

Intersurgical provide a comprehensive, high quality range of cathether mounts and elbows.
Our patient connections provide a safe, secure and convenient connection between the breathing system and the patient's airway. They are available in three tube formats: Flexible, Superset™ and Smoothbore. 

Flexible catheter mounts are manufactured from Flextube™ and have a unique clip feature to provide an airtight and secure connection.

Superset™ catheter mounts have a concertina design to allow the length and position to be adjusted to allow optimal patient comfort and positioning.

Smoothbore catheter mounts provide improved flow characteristics and reduced volume.

Our range of patient connections include fixed and double swivel elbows and a variety of ports, providing an option for various clinical needs, including luer ports for secure attachment of gas sampling lines, 7.6 mm port and flip top cap for insertion of suction catheters, and a double flip top cap with seal to allow for both brochoscopy and bronchial suction via one port.

For added safety all Intersurgical port caps are fixed to the connectors, to prevent loss or misplacement in use.

For further information visit our catheter mount and elbow pages or contact us directly.

Arab Health 2018

Visit us at Arab Health 2018 in Hall 7 on stand H7A30.

Arab Health takes place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DWTC) from 29th January to 1st February 2018. It is the largest congress of its type in the Middle East, attracting 4,400 exhibitors and 100,000 delegates from over 150 countries.

We will be exhibiting our full range of respiratory products in Hall 7, Stand H7A30. We look forward to welcoming you to our stand to view the range first hand.

Happy new year

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2018.
                            

Intersurgical EcoLite™ high concentration mask

The lightest and most comfortable mask available.
The Intersurgical EcoLite™ high concentration mask is made from a soft thermoplastic elastomer that enables a secure yet comfortable face seal.

The chin section of the mask has been extended and two integral seals ensure that the mask fits a wider range of face shapes.

An incurved nose seal is designed to prevent oxygen entering the patient’s eyes, eliminating the need for a separate metal nose clip making the product MRI compatible.  The unique nose seal is designed to equalise the pressure exerted on the nose as the seal conforms to differing nose shapes. These design features combine to provide an improved seal on the patient’s face, which in turn, results in higher oxygen concentrations as less ambient air enters the mask.

The mask retaining elastic can be fitted either above or below the patient’s ears depending on the patient’s face shape. In the “below ear” position it eliminates the discomfort and longer term trauma created by elastic to the top of the patient’s ears.  A choice of “under chin” or “on chin” positions provides a better fit on a wider range of patient face shapes.

Low resistance safety valves allow the patient to breathe room air should the oxygen supply fail or be inadequate to meet peak flow requirements.

The material forming the body of the mask is clear, permitting visualisation of the patient’s nose and lips. It is also rigid enough to maintain the mask’s shape during transportation and use.

To find out more about the range visit the product page or make an enquiry.

Neonatal and paediatric range

View our patient solutions for young patients
Intersurgical offers a complete range of products for neonates and paediatrics. We offer a wide range of breathing systems suitable for resuscitation and various ventilators available in different lengths, configurations and tube types for your clinical requirements. The extensive range also includes chambers for heated humidification, breathing filters, plus a full range of airway management, anaesthesia and oxygen and aerosol therapy products and accessories.
 
You can review the range on our new dedicated landing page, on our online catalogue or visit the individual product pages. To request further information please contact us.

Create your oral care programme

View our choice of toothbrushes, day kits and protocols for ICU patient care.

Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a major cost concern in modern hospitals. A combination of oral care treatments in a proper oral care protocol means care providers can more efficiently prevent oropharyngeal bacterial biofilm build up. This in turn leads to a reduction of VAP and aspiration pneumonias and greatly reduces associated treatment costs.

Our extensive choice of soft-bristle toothbrushes, treatment packs and OroCareTM day kits with mouthwash offers you all the tools needed to create your own oral care programme.

Full descriptions and clinical evidence are available to help make the choice easier. Please contact us to discuss options further.

Events

38th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

Brussels, Belgium
21 March - 24 March 2018
Stand number: 2.04

The 65th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists

Yokohama, Japan
17 May - 19 May 2018
Stand number: TBC

Hospitalar

São Paulo, Brazil
22 May - 25 May 2018
Stand number: Rua 8-181 White Hall

Euroanaesthesia

Copenhagen, Denmark
02 June - 04 June 2018
Stand Number: C2-022
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