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Issue 15
November 2023

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Focus Issue 15

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We hope you are all staying safe in the cold and wet weather we have been experiencing of late. Our team are busy getting the Winter issue of our Magazine the NAEP Insider ready along with your annual wall planner. This is the only edition which is posted so please do log in to check on your “My Membership” area that your postal address details are up to date. If we do not hold a postal address on file we shall automatically post to your invoicing address. The address is only used for this posting so it can be a home or local office address if you’d prefer and details are kept private for your benefit.

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OSKA - The Pressure Care Experts

Skin Changes at Life’s End (SCALE)

– gaining a greater understanding

OSKA - Focus Issue 15

Valerie Dowley, RGN, BSc (Hons)
Independent Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist

In the world of healthcare and community services, efficiency and sustainability are paramount. Calderdale Community Equipment Loan Store, a partnership between Calderdale Council and the NHS, has discovered a game-changer in their service provision – the AquaPhase industrial washer supplied by BES Healthcare. In this testimonial-article, we delve into how the AquaPhase has sThere are many different terms used throughout the literature to describe pressure ulcers seen in the final days and hours of a dying patient’s life, such as ‘Decubitus ominous’, Kennedy terminal ulcer’, and ‘skin failure’. Levine (2016) reported that the differing definitions were causing confusion for healthcare professionals and called for a unified classification system which resulted in the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) developing 10 consensus statements. These outlined the probable causes of skin changes at end of life and suggested the focus of care, in this patient group, to be very important.

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Revolutionising Equipment Cleaning with AquaPhase

A Success Story from Calderdale Community Equipment Service

In the world of healthcare and community services, efficiency and sustainability are paramount. Calderdale Community Equipment Loan Store, a partnership between Calderdale Council and the NHS, has discovered a game-changer in their service provision – the AquaPhase industrial washer supplied by BES Healthcare. In this testimonial-article, we delve into how the AquaPhase has seamlessly integrated into their operations, transformed their decision-making process, and significantly improved their overall service.


Ableworld enhances organisational structure with introduction of Regional Managers

Ableworld, a renowned leader in the retail industry for mobility aids and home healthcare products, proudly announces a significant development in its organisational structure. The company has introduced a pivotal role by appointing Regional Managers, thereby aligning its operations more closely with industry standards, enhancing its focus on sales potential, reinforcing brand awareness, and better supporting both company-owned and franchise-owned stores.

This change reflects Ableworld’s commitment to better serve its customers and to optimise the overall customer experience.

The introduction of Regional Managers represents a major shift in Ableworld’s operational framework, bringing clear and well-defined roles to the forefront. This alignment is aimed at addressing the needs for transparency and the precise allocation of responsibilities, resulting in more efficient and effective operation. Importantly, these changes aim to provide better support for both company-owned and franchise-owned stores, fostering a sense of unity and shared goals.

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Wave Profiling Shower Trolley

Innovative profiling shower trolley giving a new level of support and flexibility to those needing care.

The Wave is our all new shower trolley with maximum support and comfort for the user. Featuring fully electric platform profiling, you can optimise the position of the user at the touch of a button. The handset also controls the height adjustment and allows platform tilt both in Trendelenburg and anti-Trendelenburg directions.

A favourite feature of the Wave is the generous platform width, measuring 1900mm x 650mm internally (2130mm x 810mm external), which will accommodate most users. You can safely lock all castors from one pedal, which gives excellent stability to this sturdy trolley even when working close to its 250kg weight capacity.

The Wave trolley is a premium solution for bathing in multi-user environments, yet aesthetically designed to look good in the home.


Getting involved – The Competency Framework review

The Department of Health and Social Care recognises that there are often innovations that can remain on the margins, rather than becoming a mainstream way of delivering care and support. The Trusted Assessor model is popular in many localities, where it is relied on as a programme that accelerates access to home adaptations and broader person-centred equipment solutions, freeing up OTs (Occupational Therapists) to focus on more complex assessment cases. There is undoubtedly greater potential for its expansion in both H&SC and more broadly in a range of housing and care settings and services.

The Competency Framework for Trusted Assessors was first published in 2005, its goal was to create a ‘national training framework which is comptency-based, flexible and capable of being delivered in different settings.’ It has been successfully used by many organisations UK-wide as the basis to understand whether a Trusted Assessor has the skills and knowledge required to provide an effective service user-led approach to equipment. TACT is now leading a coordinated review of the Framework working with a range of partners with the goal of publishing a revised publicly available Framework in the next 12 – 18 months. If you would like to be involved, please contact us by phone on 01626 879528 or email us at info@trusted to get involved.

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Uniroll® Mobile Commode is a mobile toilet chair that is primarily used for users who can no longer access bathrooms and toilets. Uniroll® Mobile Commode is easy to use, simplifying toileting needs, which can be put closer to the user’s position so they can use the toilet when they need it. Experience a new level of convenience with Integrity® Mobile Commode

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