news Issue 03, July 2006 Introduction e.quip Inservices T his edition includes an As part of our education service, Upcoming Events introduction to our new e.quip offers on-site inservices to • Sept 2006 - New e.quip therapist advisor Sarah prescribers on a range of topics Catalogue available Campbell, equipment focus on related to the DVA RAP ordering chairs/armchairs and compression process. Inservices can be tailored Access our stockings, information regarding the to suit prescriber’s needs and are DVA Catalogue release of version 2 of our catalogue free of charge. online at: and e.quip inservices. www.yooralla.com.au/DVAWEB/TOC_1.htm Past inservices have covered topics e.quip’s Physiotherapist such as: In June, Sarah Campbell joined the • DVA RAP ordering process e.quip team as our therapist advisor. • Equipment display and Sarah is a physiotherapist who has demonstration worked extensively in aged care over • Demonstration of e.quip’s web the past four and a half years. and CD-ROM catalogues If you would like to book an inservice for your department or organisation, please contact Sarah at e.quip on tel. 1300 137 442. e.quip Specialist Equipment New Catalogue Services were present at the Aged Our updated catalogue is here! Care Expo and at the Australian Physiotherapy Association National Conference in May 2006. Congratulations to our winners of Sarah has had varied clinical the aromatherapy door prize: Bob experience with a particular focus on Evans from Mt Alexander Hospital working with the elderly. and Anne Daly from Austin Health. Sarah has an excellent knowledge of equipment and assistive devices and provides an advisory service to prescribers over the phone. Sarah Contents can assist with any equipment Version 2 of our catalogue contains 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . queries prescribers may have. new products now available on the DVA RAP schedule. 1 e.quip’s Physiotherapist . . . . . . . . . Sarah also has a particular interest in Contact e.quip to request a copy to be posted to you. e.quip Inservices & New Catalogue 1 education and training and forms part 1 Upcoming Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of e.quip’s education service. If you would like to contact e.quip Services: tel: 1300 137 442 fax: 03 9325 1788 email: email@example.com news Equipment Focus The Hi-Care Seating System (AC06- FAQ’s 0017a) incorporates a two way stretch Chairs and Armchairs Q Does e.quip do installations? W / breathable fabric which produces A Yes, Endeavour Industries do all of e have a range of seating low levels of skin sheer and excellent our rail installations, non-slip tread, options available in the vapour permeability to help keep skin step modifications, and minor home e.quip catalogue. High dry. modifications including: rods for shower backed and low backed armchairs are curtains, weighted shower curtains, covered in sections AC01 and AC02. The Sof-Care Seating System (AC06- sliding doors and Ross safety hinges. You will find chairs with a great range 0017b) uses the same upholstery as Bannister Rails: Endeavour will always check of features including height and depth Hi-Care, however is finished in a measurements and fixing points before adjustability, fixed or variable lumbar traditional fabric of your choice. a bannister rail is made and installed. support, adjustable seat angle, neck When ordering it is useful to include and lateral support, available in a a diagram detailing: measurements, range of finishes and fabrics. Electric location of the rail (for example front or rear entrance) and left or right and manual recliners and lift chairs ascending. For an example diagram are available in sections AC06 and and tips when measuring and ordering AC09. There is also a range of back bannister rails refer to Pg 7.14 of the wedges and supports available in e.quip catalogue (Version 2 Aug 2006). section AE01 to assist with improving Handrails and Grab Rails: There are example diagrams of special posture, comfort and support when application rails for toilet, shower and sitting. bath in the e.quip catalogue. When ordering include a diagram detailing rail The Hi-Care / Sof-Care Seating locations and measurements. System was designed for those who Always include a diagram with the RAP direct order form when ordering require relief from pressure areas rails. Endeavour always use qualified that long term sitting can produce. tradesmen to carry out our work. If there This seating system can be used Compression Stockings need to be any significant changes to with chairs manufactured by Artistic. We stock OAPL and Venosan the original specifications, the prescriber will always be contacted. compression stockings in a range of The seating and backrest surface is lengths and compression levels Q What style of alternating air overlays constructed from pressure sensitive (AR25). They apply graduated do you stock? foam that memorises the supported compression therapy, which means A We supply the Huntleigh range of air shape, returning to its original form compression is greatest at the ankle overlays, they are designed to be used after pressure is removed. The and reduces up the leg. on top of the existing mattress on any hospital or domestic bed. The electric alternating system supports the user at Anti-Embolism stockings (18- low pressures and provides active relief 20mmHg) are commonly used post by a series of individual cells which operatively for oedema management gently inflate and deflate alternately, and in immobile agedpatients. over a 10min cycle. Pressure relief allows oxygenation and perfusion of Class I stockings (20-30mmHg) are tissue to occur, preventing breakdown light therapeutic and indicated for and enhancing healing. The Alpha mild oedema, heavy aching legs, Trancell Overlay is ideal for those at low to medium risk of developing pressure and slight varicosity. sores. It has a user weight capacity of 120kg. Order AB15-0001 for overlay and Class II stockings (30-40mmHg) are AB15-0002 for the accompanying pump. medium therapeutic and used for The AlphaXcell Overlay is suitable for multi-layer seat suspension system pronounced oedema, varicose veins those at medium risk of pressure sores incorporates a steel frame, fitted with with tendency to swelling, chronic or with existing pressure sores up to and a variable layer of rubber webbing, venous insufficiency, recovery from including grade 2. It has a user weight supporting the base seat foam. ulceration and to prevent recurrence capacity of 140kg. Order AB15-0005 for and after vein surgery. overlay and AB15-0004 for the pump.
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