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Quality of Life on Prescription


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NHS reforms, budget cuts, uncertainty – it’s easy to see how priorities might be affected. There is one way however to save time and money at the same time as improving patients’ Quality of Life, helping them retain their dignity and independence.


An understandable, but sometimes mistaken response to cost-cutting is “stop spending”.


But when you prescribe a Seal-Tight® you are actually saving money.


Referenced material proves every Seal-Tight® prescribed will pay for itself in four weeks or less. The really important thing is that it will continue to save money, month on month by avoiding dressing changes caused by leaking plastic bags.


One unscheduled change (that’s 1 in every 25 for patients who are driven to try that “cheap” option) will cost the same as ten Seal-Tights!®


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“Prescription of a Seal-Tight should


be adopted as best practice if we are going to take the


quality of life of the people we provide care for seriously.” Duncan Stang, National Diabetes Foot Coordinator for Scotland


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A formal audit carried out across the three multidisciplinary foot ulcer clinics in NHS Lanarkshire set out to determine if the introduction of a Seal- Tight® dressing protector (allowing patients with dressings in place, to bath or shower more safely and confidently while keeping their dressings completely dry) would, by comparison, reveal whether the patients’ Health Related Quality of Life had improved.


Before Use


After Use


Have you ever slipped whilst washing?


Before Use


After Use


Have you ever not washed due to fear of your dressing becoming wet?


Before Use


After Use


Do you feel confident about washing?


Before Use


After Use


Do you feel


able to maintain personal hygiene?


Yes No Declined


Autonomed Ltd Bowcliffe Hall, Bramham Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 6LP


Tel: 0870 041 0150 Fax: 01937 541466 Email: enquiries@autonomed.co.uk


www.autonomed.co.uk


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