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.

 

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 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.