15/11/10 | Acute wounds, Assessment and diagnosis, Complex wounds, Diabetic foot ulcers, Infection, Leg ulcers, Lymphoedema, Pressure ulcers, Service development and delivery, Skin integrity, Wellbeing and concordance
Staff volunteer at Wheelchair Rugby World Championship
Staff from Coloplast recently volunteered at the Wheelchair Rugby World Championships in Vancouver, Canada, which was eventually won by the USA.
'We've been a major sponsor of wheelchair rugby for many years,' says Cheryl Carlson, Product Manager, Coloplast, USA. 'Not only is it an extremely action-packed and challenging sport, it also provides these athletes with the opportunity to have fun and to compete at the highest level.'
Volunteering at the event provided an opportunity for the company's staff to mix with the athletes, who in many cases use the Coloplast's wound care products on a daily basis.
The player's lounge was a new feature of this year's championships and was staffed by Coloplast employees as well as being sponsored by the company.
New NMC director of education
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the statutory regulator for over 600,000 nurses and midwives working in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland has announced the appointment of Rita Newland as its new Director of Education.
Ms Newland will be joining the NMC on 4 January, 2011 from City University London, where she is currently Senior Lecturer, and Programme Director. Ms Newland qualified as a registered nurse in 1989, as a midwife in 1992 and as a health visitor in 1997.
As Director of Education at the NMC, Ms Newland will be responsible for delivering key work streams including a review of the current quality assurance processes for NMC-approved nursing and midwifery education programmes and non-medical revalidation.
Company: Phytoceuticals Ltd
Phytoceuticals receives approval for primary wound dressing
An innovative wound spray called '1' has recently passed the European Union (EU) consumer safety, health and environmental requirements.
1 is specially formulated from a proprietary combination of two plant-derived oils, Neem and St John's Wort, and is designed to be a powerful 'all-rounder' in acute and chronic wounds. It acts as a physical barrier against desiccation and contamination and prevents adherence of the secondary dressing to the wound.
1 is sprayed onto a cleaned wound bed and the periwound skin as the primary wound dressing then covered with an appropriate secondary dressing. Application is repeated every 1-3 days, depending on the assessment of the clinician.
For more information, visit: www.1wound.com