Airglove - a newly launched innovation designed to ease the painful process of accessing difficult to access veins for blood tests and medication – will be joining WMAHSN at the biggest NHS-led event next month.
Airglove is designed to alleviate the often-traumatic process of achieving venous access when veins are difficult to access. This is frequently the case for patients undergoing chemotherapy, those who arrive at accident and emergency units following traumatic incidents, and older people who require saline injections to treat dehydration.
Launched in June, Airgloves uses a double-walled polythene glove that gently heats the arm using warm air; this presents a unique opportunity to enhance the health and well-being of patients with less attempts to cannulate (87.5% first- time cannulation in trials) while reducing gram-negative infections; the standard method currently used by health professionals to expand veins is by placing a patient’s arm in a bucket of warm water. While seemingly effective, the process can be time-consuming and cumbersome.
Health and Care Innovation Expo 2018 is taking place on 5 and 6 September in Manchester. Its mix of speakers, workshops and exhibitors exploring the latest developments and innovations attracted 5,000 delegates last year.
Airglove is designed by Green Cross Medico. Located in Hamilton, Scotland the medical innovations company has been working with WMAHSN to increase adoption of Airglove and to bring other innovations to market.
To find out more about Airglove visit: http://www.greencrossmedico.com/