Long Range Wireless Care Call Solutions for Falls and Wander Detection

Medpage fall from chair alarm
A chair rise alarm could have prevented this

With falls in hospitals and care homes high in media focus, now would be a good time to consider viable solutions to reduce your exposure to cost and improve patient care and achieve CQC compliance. Each year, a typical nursing home with 100 beds reports 100 to 200 falls. Many falls go unreported. Medpage Limited T/A Easylink UK is one of the leading suppliers in the UK of patient fall prevention products with over 30 years of trading experience in the care sector. Our range of bed and chair rise alarms offer competitive pricing without compromise on quality.

A high percentage of falls can be reduced by environmental risk assessment. Inappropriate footwear, thick floor rugs and other trip hazards are attributable to preventable falls. Assistive technology is available to detect a person rising from their bed or chair and to detect a person leaving a room or wandering away from safety. At Medpage, we manufacture and distribute a comprehensive range of wireless alarms, designed to substantially improve patient/resident safety. Continue reading “Long Range Wireless Care Call Solutions for Falls and Wander Detection”

Dravet syndrome is a rare and severely disabling type of epilepsy

WHAT IS DRAVET SYNDROME?

Dravet syndrome is a rare and severely disabling type of epilepsy presenting in infancy, sometimes called a catastrophic epilepsy. It was first described in 1978 by Charlotte Dravet, a paediatric epilepsy specialist working in Marseille. Other names that have been used for the condition include Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy and Severe Polymorphous Epilepsy of Infancy.

A ‘syndrome’ is a group of signs and symptoms that, when considered together, suggest a particular medical condition. An epilepsy syndrome is diagnosed from the combination of age of onset of seizures, the different types of seizures, how they change over time, findings on EEG tests and other features such as behaviour and learning. As such, epilepsy is just one part of Dravet syndrome; there are various other health conditions and symptoms, which are often found in children with the condition.

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Medpage sponsor annual Epilepsy Society Conference

Medpage actively campaign to raise awareness to epilepsy. Over the weekend, we attended the Epilepsy Society conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, as the main sponsor for the event. We had fun, made lots of new friends and met with some of our customers who told us of their positive experiences with our #epilepsy #seizure detection alarms. The event was a huge success
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Epilepsy Society annual conference 2017

Medpage Limited T/A Easylink UK are sponsoring the #Epilepsy Society conference for the second consecutive year. Book your place now. See venue details below. Medpage will be exhibiting the latest bedtime #seizure detection products.

Epilepsy: past, present and future … a conference for people affected by epilepsy

Join us for a day at the Holiday Inn London, Bloomsbury on Saturday 18 March 2017 to hear about the latest developments in epilepsy genetics and to meet and share experiences with others affected by epilepsy.

 

Get your booking form https://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/annual-conference-2017#.WJnTvTuLTIV

The history of the Medpage epileptic seizure movement detector

Medpage Limited T/A Easylink UK began trading in 1984 after the invention of an alarm clock to wake deaf people. After an introduction to a deaf lady in a residential home who proudly demonstrated her alarm clock, I realised that not only was it cumbersome and potentially dangerous, it was also potentially unreliable. The product consisted of a mains powered alarm clock, modified to produce an output at alarm time to switch power to a huge vibrating disk, positioned under her pillow. With all the wires, connectors and obvious discomfort of having this huge disk under her a pillow, I realised that a modern LCD clock could be constructed that contained everything needed to replicate her antiquated alarm. With RS components only down the road, it did not take long to design and make a prototype that actually worked. The product, first called Travel Mate was later branded as Shake Awake and was sold worldwide, at a price people could afford. The Shake Awake helped millions of deaf people live a more independent life as they had a means of reliably waking up in the morning for work.

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Medpage Limited launch an affordable seizure detection alarm suitable for all ages

Medpage Limited T/A Easylink UK manufacture and supply a comprehensive range of affordable Assistive Technology products, specialising in Epilepsy, Autism and Special Needs care. With over three decades of experience we have listened to our customers and produce products that really can make a difference to family daily living.
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