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

Welcome to a Happy New Year from Ramsey Coote Instruments

Hello to families, customers and those interested in helping children become dry at night.  We are well into 2014 after completing a very busy 2013.  It was a year of achievements for Ramsey Coote Instruments which included the following:

  • Results from the multi-centre audit completed at one site which shows a 76% success rate after a treatment of 6-8 weeks and this went up to over 90% with those that relapsed and had a second treatment.  This audit was partly funded by the Victorian Government Voucher programme for small business that helps pay for research and development.
  • Attended conferences in the USA and Australia discussing with new and potential practitioners of how they can help their families with children become dry at night.
  • Winning First Prize with our Abstract at The Simon Foundation,  “Engineering Challenge Conference”, in Chicago April 2013
  • Congratulations to the following customers who have purchased from us:  Chicago Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Children’s Hospital,  Bedwetting Solutions (NZ), A Dry Bed,  Royal Children’s Hospital, Adelaide Enuresis Clinic and many more … Thanks again for your support to Ramsey Coote Instruments…

We will be out again this year to conferences and hope to help practitioners in their efforts with children who wish to become dry at night.  We are on the way to developing a pathway to care and will incorporate education into our service once we get further results from the research we are conducting.  We wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2014

from the team at Ramsey Coote Instruments

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 Instruments video on cleaning the bed-pad

We get many requests from practitioners and parents on the best approach to cleaning the bed-pads after each training program, so we have put a short video together to show how it is cleaned. During that time the bed-pad is in use as part of the training program wiping with a cloth nightly is necessary. After the training and when the child has become dry, we find that it is the scrubbing of the bed-pad that cleans it rather than just wiping it with a cloth. It is also important to keep the plug ends out of the solution you are washing it with.

To clean it you can use detergent in water or a cleaner such as 2.8% Benzalkonium Chloride and mix as per instructions eg., 100mL to 5 litres of water. You also need to select a good quality nail brush as shown in the video. After the bed-pad has been cleaned and air dried it can be rolled up with the braid on the outside, wrap the cord around it and put back into its cover.

You can also check this out on the Ramsey Coote Channel on You Tube.
Ramsey Coote Bed-Pad Cleaning

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.

Ramsey Coote Instruments Bedwetting Information

It is the end of the financial year and we have been busy for the first half of the year with meetings in Brisbane, Sydney, Nambour and Las Vegas (National Kidney Foundation).  It seems that wherever we go there are practitioners really interested in getting information about helping children become dry at night.    You will notice a new name on our Links which is Dr Sue Bettison. Dr Sue has a new book on toilet training for children with autism or intellectual disabilities and this can be accessed at  www.learn2do.net .  Please check it out as it may help you develop your knowledge for helping these special children.

Bedwetting is an issue that is not often spoken about in public so it was terrific to see the article in the June 15th Melbourne Herald Sun that gives parents information that they can get help for their children.  See below if you wish to read the article.

Ramsey Coote Instruments will be attending the American Academy of Pediatrics and will be at stand 1413 so please come and see us if you are there.    If you are parent and not a practitioner then please contact us to find a practitioner that can provide help for your child to get dry at night.

News Update – March

Welcome to Ramsey Coote Instruments

It seems this year is progressing at a fast rate as we are now into the third month and this will another busy year for all of us.  We are going to be attending the following meetings in the next few months and look forward to meeting with our customers.   The first will be in Brisbane and is a Continence Education Forum on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th March, at the Brisbane Technology Park Conference Centre.  If you are interested in attending gives us an email and we can send you the registration forms.   The following week in NSW at Waterview in Homebush, is the Winds of Change Conference for the Council of Children’s Nurses Inc on 24th and 25th March.  We mentioned in the December Newsletter that we will have some posters available targeting adolescents and these will be available for you to see at our trade display.

Ramsey Coote Instruments will be attending the National Kidney Foundation Clinical Conference April 26-30 2011 in Las Vegas, USA. This is our first international conference that we will be attending the trade display so if you are going then please come and see us.  We will have  the Alarm and Bed-pad plus attachments to see how they operate and material to help you with running a bed wetting treatment service.  Please come and see how to work with our products.

If you are parent and not a practitioner then please contact us to find a practitioner that can provide help for your child to get dry at night.

Ramsey Coote Instruments Bedwetting Treatment

Welcome to Ramsey Coote Instruments

We would like to wish all our clients, suppliers and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  It has been a busy time for us with attendances at the ICS meeting in Toronto, the Continence Foundation Meeting in Alice Springs and a NSW Meeting in Sydney, all in the past few months.  We received some very good news with the FDA listing of the Ramsey Coote Enuresis Alarms which means we can now sell our products into the United States.  Also we have been working on updating and implementing our Quality Management system with some help from our consultant Dr Esther Apos.   It is because of all this work we will be attending the National Kidney Foundation (in USA) Spring Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas next year.  We have new brochures and posters to help our practitioners educate clients about our alarms so please contact us if you would like to have these for your practice.   Ramsey Coote Instruments will be closing over the Christmas period from the December 23rd 2010 to January 10th 2011.  We wish you well for the festive season.