Sleep Study and Nocturnal Enuresis

The psychology team from RMIT Health Sciences Clinic are looking for participants to participate in an enuresis and sleep research project. If you have any families with children that would be suitable please contact them on 03 99257666 and the address is Building 300, University Hill, 30 Janefield Drive, Bundoora Victoria

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

We wish a happy, healthy 2016 to all our customers and suppliers from the Ramsey Coote team. We have had fantastic year as we have nearly completed collection of the data for our Research project and will be analysing results and publishing next year so stay tuned!!

We will be closing from noon Tuesday 22nd December and return on Monday 18th January 2016.

Georgie Crozier MLC visit to Ramsey Coote Instruments

Victorian Government politician Georgie Crozier MLC,Member for Southern Metropolitan Region and Parliamentary Secretary for Health visited the Ramsey Coote facility this week. Ramsey Coote Instruments were recipients of the Voucher grant for innovation which contributed to a multi centre audit of bed wetting treatment practices within hospitals, community continence clinics and private practice.  The results from the study will provide evidence in treatment of children with a bed wetting problem.  It is anticipated that they will be presented at the combined Continence Foundation of Australia and International Childrens Continence Society meeting in September this year.

 

Update on Ramsey Coote Research Project

We started our multi-centre retrospective study, under direction of Dr Esther Apos, early this year and have completed data collection at Ballarat Health Service.  We are well under way with collection at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and plan to have analysis of over 500 records for the forthcoming Pediatric Urology meeting which is to be held 20-22 September in Las Vegas Nevada USA.

Ramsey Coote Instruments wins First Place for Poster Presentation at 2013 Innovating Continence Conference

We recently attended the Simon Foundation “Innovating for Continence: The Engineering Challenge, 2013”.  This was held in Chicago and was a mix of healthcare, industry and academic professionals discussing ways to help people with incontinence issues.  Ramsey Coote under the guidance of Dr Esther Apos, see in photo, put together a poster on the interim results of our research project and analysed 150 records.  This poster won first prize.  There were 40 posters in total and the results showed that the bell and pad system had an 87% success rate with an 11% relapse rate.  The research will take an additional 12-18 months to complete and we plan to analyse approximately 3000 records which will provide evidence and education to help children become dry at night.

Click here for the poster.

Ramsey Coote wishes their clients and users a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

It has been a very interesting and exciting time for Ramsey Coote Instruments during the past six months. I can’t believe the last update here was in July and I am sure that I am not the only one thinking where has the year gone!!  It is always a good idea to look at achievements and during this tough economic time we seem to be getting on with our business of helping practitioners by manufacturing and servicing our products to help children become dry at night.  We will be closing from 21st December 2012 to 21st January 2013 so please send your repairs or orders in prior to this date or after the 21st January. 

In August and November we attended meetings in New Zealand.  At the first meeting, the Primary Healthcare Nurses meeting in Hamilton, and in Palmerston North was the Paediatric Society meeting where one of our clients presented an abstract on their bedwetting practice in the community.   We attended the combined IUGA and Continence Foundation of Australia Meeting in Brisbane and unfortunately the program was focussed more on the surgical aspects rather than the usual blend of information and discussion that suited our clients, also very limited information for those helping children.   This is disappointing as there is limited opportunity for us to hear up to date information that relates to every day clinical practice.   In October Ramsey Coote had a stand at the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting in New Orleans, USA.  Again there was lots of interest in our products and we are discussing the opportunity of a study with one of our contacts there.

Research and evidence is the name of the game in today’s clinical practice so we are delighted to be a recipient of a voucher program run by our state government that will help support the analysis of  a project titled, “Review of Bed Wetting Treatment Practices in Children Using the Bell and Pad Treatment within Hospitals, Community Continence Clinics and Private Practice.”   This will be one of the largest analysis undertaken on bedwetting treatment and the outcomes will show how effective the bell and pad system is along with how the treatment is conducted so I am sure that we will all learn new information that will help the clinical practice world wide.  It will provide up to date evidence rather than rely on older review articles.

We look forward to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013 for all our colleagues, clients and users.  If you would like more information about any of our products please contact us.

 

Ramsey Coote visit to RCH new clinic

The new Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne has been open for a short while now so it was great to be able to see the new clinic where children are being helped to get dry at night. It is a huge improvement on the small office that was in the old hospital so we congratulate the team there on having a very functional and impressive facility that helps hundreds of children each year. The following photos were taken last week and show how the Ramsey Coote Alarms and bed-pads are stored and cleaned. The first photo shows the impressive cupboard space for storage. The second photo shows a chair that is used as a practice toilet and the final photo, shows the facilities used to clean and air dry the bed-pads.