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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
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, 2103″. 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.
You can view this poster http://ramseycoote.com.au/site/education
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.
We have had many requests about cleaning the Ramsey Coote bed-pad from practitioners and with many years experience in cleaning and sanitising the bed-pads that come in for repair we would like to introduce our specially designed formulation of Bed-pad Sanitiser. If you would like a sample to try for your bed-pads then please give us a call or contact us by sending the request to our email address, see contact page. To also learn more about cleaning the bed-pads and other tips in the use of the Ramsey Coote Bell and Pad system for helping children become dry at night you can also preview our YouTube channel.
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
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.
We would like to wish all our friends, clients and suppliers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It is hard to comprehend that yet another year has gone. We have had a busy time as we attended the American Academy of Pediatric meeting in October and the Continence Foundation of Australia Meeting in November this year. It was worthwhile for us as we met with some of our wonderful clients and also met some new practitioners who are keen to help children become dry at night. We will be closed from Wednesday 21st december 2011 and re-open on Monday 9th January 2012. We are looking forward to 2012 with great enthusiasm so please contact us if you would like any assistance in the New Year.
Congratulations to the Shani Hill and the team at Barwon Health for getting support to purchase some new Alarms from the Leopold Lions Club. If you need any information to help you get some sponsorship please let us know. The clipping from the local newspaper can be seen below.