ActivHeal August 2020 Newsletter
ACTIVHEAL® ACADEMY HIGHER MODULES 1, 2, 3 RECEIVEs SOCIETY OF TISSUE VIABILITY (STV) EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT
We are thrilled to announce that the Society of Tissue Viability (formerly The Tissue Viability Society) has given their endorsement to the ActivHeal® Academy Higher Modules 1, 2, and 3.
THE SOCIETY OF TISSUE VIABILITY (SVT) MISSION
The SVT aims to promote research and increase awareness of all aspects of good clinical practice in wound prevention and management. With an understanding of the educational needs of Healthcare Professionals, they help to bring high-quality, independent and endorsed education to the wound care community.
THE ACTIVHEAL® HIGHER LEVEL ACADEMY IS THE FIRST TO BE ENDORSED
We have been working closely with the Society of Tissue Viability on delivering a best-in-class, multi-tiered wound care education platform. The Academy provides clinicians with access to a range of wound care topics to support their Continuing Professional Development. It allows Healthcare Professionals to learn at their pace when both resources and time are in short supply. The Academy has been through rigorous reviews to achieve endorsement, so it can be used with complete confidence. The endorsement confirms that our free online learning platform provides clinicians with high-quality educational material for Healthcare Professionals.
ACTIVELY SAVING YOU TIME AND REDUCING WASTE
AN EXTENSIVE PACKAGING REVIEW AND UPDATE
Now more than ever, we understand that choosing the right dressing first time is critical in order to save your time and valuable NHS resources. Following a clinical review carried out by the NHS Clinical Evaluation Team, the ActivHeal® range of dressings underwent a packaging review. We are delighted to say that ALL ActivHeal® products meet the new clinical criteria for packaging, instructions for use and disposal.
WE TICK EVERY BOX:
- Product category visible on individual pack and outer packaging
- Size and shape of dressing visible on individual pack without the need for opening
- Product information clearly displayed on packaging
- Instructions for dressing application on individual packaging
- Clear information on whether the dressing can be cut
- You can be confident that you are choosing the right product every time with our new and improved packaging
The Clinical Evaluation Team criteria also gave guidance on conformability, adhesiveness, wear time, ability to reposition, fluid capacity, ease of removal and disposal of packaging.
SUPPORTING OUR NHS
To all of our colleagues in the NHS and community, we want to share our heartfelt thanks for your dedication and ongoing professionalism under such extraordinary circumstances. We understand that wound care education is more important than ever as many healthcare workers retrain into new roles and student nurses start their careers early to support frontline staff fight Covid-19.
New and improved packaging – saving you time and actively reducing waste To find out more about how ActivHeal® can support you and your wound care education journey, including FREE access to our Simplified Wound Care Guides, please visit the ActivHeal Academy.
AQUAFIBER™ EXTRA CLINICALLY PROVEN PERFORMANCE
A recent clinical evaluation found ActivHeal® Aquafiber™ Extra to be an effective primary dressing for the management of both acute and chronic wounds. The results suggest that the use of Aquafiber™ Extra in clinical practice is safe, effective and acceptable to practitioners and patients and provides an alternative to other gelling fibre dressings.
When treating wounds, it is important to select a product that will create an optimal wound healing environment and manage exudate, taking into consideration treatment efficacy, structural integrity and wear time. The primary objective of the clinical evaluation was to assess the clinical safety and performance of Aquafiber Extra in the management of acute and chronic wounds. Aquafiber Extra was used to treat 43 patients aged 36-94 years attending outpatient services.
MANAGEMENT OF EXUDATE
- Ease of use including application and removal
- Promotion and facilitation of autolytic debridement
- Conditions of peri-wound skin and prevention of maceration
- Dressing comfort and conformability
To read the full product evaluation, which is available in our clinical resources pages, please click on the button below.