August Newsletter


August Newsletter

August 2015
Welcome to our August enewsletter. 

We have a packed enewsletter brimming with a new report on Tallaght Hospital clinical mattress trial, upcoming training event and product innovations and updates. 

Find out more below and enjoy your read.

An Evaluation of Hybrid Mattress Systems


The Invacare vision is to design, manufacture and deliver the best value in medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles for people requiring acute, home and other non-acute health care. Invacare has a long standing reputation for providing patient centric products that have been designed in conjunction with clinicians and provide maximum clinical efficacy. We focus on assisting Healthcare Professionals with pressure ulcer prevention. 

Over the last twelve months Invacare in conjunction with The Adelaide and Meath Hospital Dublin, conducted a study on the effectiveness of the Softform Premier Active 2 in a busy medical ward. 

The report asked seven questions from the ability of the mattress to maintain skin integrity, to patient comfort and infection control amongst other. The overall result were extremely positive with considerable time reduction in upgrading a patients mattress requirements, along with improvements in manual handling and reports of excellent skin integrity.
Further information and full report can be found on our website. 

To request a hard copy of this report please email Sharon

 Training Day

To support the release of this report we will be hosting a training day on pressure ulcer prevention and mattress care. Topics covered on the day include:

• Standards and guidelines
• Importance of mattress auditing
• Mattress care and cleaning
• Choosing between alternatives 

This training day will take place on the Tuesday the 15th of September in the Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co. Dublin.
 Training will be hosted by our clinical support advisor Annie Allsop. 

Annie registered as a General Nurse in 1989 and is still NMC registered today. Having worked in the Healthcare Industry for a number of years keeping her clinical skills up-to-date, Annie is equipped with an array of skills that make her training days, interesting, informative and relevant to today’s clinical working environments.

For more information on our training days please click here

Newly Launched Efix Wins Award

New power add on from Alber efix has just won the SilverOpen Focus  Baden Wurttemberg International Design Awards recently  held in Germany.  

The smart power add on beat hundreds of  entries to win the Focus Silver; a premium award for outstanding design in the Medicine, Rehabilitation and Geriatric Medicine category for its innovation and ease of use. 

The new and improved alber Efix power add on features lighter, compact components and is an efficient and highly portable product suitable for most manual chairs. Learn more about the new Alber Efix

See more of the Alber range here.

Sneak Preview

The latest addition to the market leading Action® family - the Action® 5 is on it's way! Known for their quality, reliability and exceptional performance, the Action® 5 is the new, truly active member of the collection. 

The Action® 5 offers an extension range of seat sizes and settings, with a number of clever but 

simple adjustment options. Features include: 

• Superb ride performance from the rigidity in the unique folding mechanism
• Stepless seat depth adjustment
• Stepless angle adjustable backrest
• High number of rear wheel axle possibilities
• Exceptionally small and compact when folded
• Great aesthetics with a wide range of colours
• Smaller seat sizes from 12" width with a 14" to 18" depth 

Launching October 2015

WMAI Conference 2015

Invacare are looking forward to partaking in the 2015 Wounds Management Association of Ireland's annual conference. 

Taking place on the Friday & Saturday 2-3 October 2015 in the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Dublin. Invacare will be exhibiting at the event and will also be co presenting a symposium with Helen Strapp TVN clinical nurse specialist at Tallaght Hospital. The thirty minute lecture will focus on pressure ulcer prevention. It will be an information clinical presentation based on the combined experiences and knowledge of Helen and Annie Allsop, Invacare’s clinical specialist. If you attending the event we invite you to visit our specialists at our stand and hope to see you at the symposium. 

For more information on the WMAI Conference 2015 please click here

 Did you know?

Invacare is the world’s largest manufacturer of care beds.  We supply a large number of Community Loan Stores, Care and Residential Homes as well as Community Hospitals.
We offer a wide selection of high quality electric profiling beds and accessories, which are fully compliant to the current bed standard (IEC 60601-2-52 third edition).

The range covers a selection of functionally and technically safe products, and all our beds are highly suitable for community and residential care environments. 

For details of our beds, from the cost effective Medley Ergo through to the high specification SB755, click on the link below.
Click here to see Invacare’s full bed range.

Product Update

Invacare is pleased to announce the new and improved Aquatec OrcaNG.

The Aquatec OrcaNG family is comprised of superior quality and durable bath lifters that are designed to offer comfort safety and reassurance to those most in need of support as they bathe.

The New OrcaNG has increased leg room, ease of disassembly and an ergonomic, floating hand control that contains a highly efficient, light weight battery.

The updated model includes:

•Optimized base plate with carry handle to assist with removal from the bath.

•Hand control holder fixed on the backrest to increase ease of use for the client.

•Drainage holes in the base plate prevents less dirt collection and improves ease of cleaning.

Learn more about the New Aquatec Orca NG