CLOSED CELL FOAM
Cleaning and disinfection may be carried out with warm water and a neutral detergent or with a sodium hypochlorite solution (1% or 10,000 parts per million available chlorine).
Proprietary disinfectants may be used provided manufacturer’s instructions are followed.
All cleaning agents and disinfectants must be thoroughly rinsed off and the item dried before storage.
Failure to do this may result in the accumulation of reagent that could damage the polyurethane coating or negate the biocompatibility results of the Dartex® fabric.
It is essential that articles be thoroughly dried after all cleaning procedures and before storage.
Dartex MUST NOT BE CLEANED with abrasive cleaning agents, hydrogen peroxide, Iodophors, phenolics or ammonium compounds. These may cause irreversible swelling or blistering of the fabric and make it more prone to mechanical damage.
Case Study - C-Spine Immobilisation for trauma patients - John Radcliffe Hospital
Radiographers at John Radcliffe Hospital approached us to make some blocks to help stabilise the C-spines of trauma patients.
They were struggling to find something on the market that offered suitable stability whilst remaining radiolucent, so the i mmobilisation wouldn't create any artefact on the imaging.
Our in house radiographers were able to fully understand the issues and able to agree a design and construction method that was suitable.
The product was assessed and then went through our regulatory processes to obtain UKCA and CE marking.
The product is now part of our foam pad portfolio and is available to other departments.
It's important to note, that if you have an idea that you feel has some unique intellectual property that you speak with your local Healthcare Innovation representative. We can always guide you of your not sure where to go.
As an organisation, we are only interested in getting YOUR Innovations out into to the market to help other healthcare professionals provide better standards or patient care.
CAN'T FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?
If you are looking for simple positioning shapes, our foam pad range is extensive.
Most shapes are available in all types of foam/coatings but some shapes may alter slightly in the closed cell foam.
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