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LEADING THE  CHANGE

Warwick Med is leading the change from disposable theatre caps to reusable “name and role” cloth hats. These are already boosting staff morale and reducing patients’ anxiety as they enable everyone to identify the people around them, quickly and easily. 

THE POSITIVES

“The biggest difference I noticed was on Monday when people addressed me by my name a lot more than usual” “The team huddle is all well and good in the morning, but I don’t remember everyone’s names and if we had named caps for everyone that would be great”  Dr Mruga Diwan, Royal Liverpool

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to improve communication among healthcare professionals and patients by sharing best practice and promoting the many benefits of our eco-friendly, personalised caps.

Nuestra misión

WarwickMed está liderando el cambio de gorras de teatro desechables a "sombreros reutilizables para nombres y roles". Ya estamos viendo resultados positivos con la moral del personal..

Los efectos positivos

“Los sombreros de colores iluminan el departamento, los cirujanos y los pacientes preguntan sobre funciones abreviadas, por ejemplo, ODP o ODSW. 

Ahorro de costes

No le sorprenderá que cambiar de tapones desechables a reutilizables ahorre dinero, pero podría sorprenderle cuánto. Veamos un ejemplo de dos formas diferentes.

Maria Koijck is an autonomous artist, who has dedicated herself to increasing awareness, of the contamination of the earth, by making unique and remarkable sculptures and videos, from litter and used plastics.  Demonstrating the masses of waste in a unique and eye-catching way, will hopefully strike a chord with people, so that they realise the detriment of the throw away society we have become, to try to influence positive changes.

 

Maria created this amazing video to demonstrate the vast number of plastic products, which was used in her very own operation.  Maria had a breast reconstruction following a mastectomy.  The procedure took ten hours and 15 people were involved: this is the result of the waste created by this one procedure.

AM I WORTH THIS

# GREEN NHS

At Warwick Med, we are trying to work towards a cleaner future and one of the many benefits of implementing our name and role hats is enabling a sustainable change to help towards making a greener NHS.

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THE POSITIVES

There is a real power in using first names – hearing our name is proven to activate patterns in the brain which make us more alert and responsive.  Wearers are instantly recognisable as a staff member, their role is clear and defined, with a first name to be addressed by. 

# Leading the change

“Medical errors in hospitals are the third leading cause of death in the United States, just behind heart disease and cancer. Globally it is believed that medical errors kill more people than HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis, combined”.  (Patient safety network, 2020).

Un hospital promedio de 20 quirófanos normalmente desecharía alrededor de un mínimo de 100.000 tapones por año que van a parar a un vertedero. Nuestros sombreros durarán al menos 3 años, que también pueden reutilizarse al final de su vida útil (triturados y utilizados como aislamiento para varias cosas, por ejemplo, puertas de automóviles). 

Nuestra misión

WarwickMed está liderando el cambio de gorras de teatro desechables a "sombreros reutilizables para nombres y roles". Ya estamos viendo resultados positivos con la moral del personal..

Los efectos positivos

“Los sombreros de colores iluminan el departamento, los cirujanos y los pacientes preguntan sobre funciones abreviadas, por ejemplo, ODP o ODSW. 

Ahorro de costes

No le sorprenderá que cambiar de tapones desechables a reutilizables ahorre dinero, pero podría sorprenderle cuánto. Veamos un ejemplo de dos formas diferentes.

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Short sleeved v-neck scrub warmup jacket

2 large-waist height hand pockets

One smaller ‘pen’ pocket at chest height

5 popper button fastenings down the front of the jacket

Warmup Jackets

Protected by UK Registered Designs 6156363, 6156364.

The Results Are In..

The purpose of this review was to gather information from NHS hospital staff who have implemented or are planning to implement wearing cloth hats in the Theatre environment. The company wanted to explore the end user’s experience in the instigation and utilisation of cloth caps compared to disposable hats and demonstrate that they work well and pose no increase in infection rates or cross contamination.

#LEADING THE  CHANGE

Not knowing who is behind the mask/hat can be intimidating and scary.  Removing this barrier can turn the anonymity to 'familiar' which in itself creates a warmer, more friendly and approachable nature.   

Audience Applauding
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Dr.Mruga Diwan,
Royal Liverpool

“Double thumbs up, comfortable and environmentally friendly and in scenarios where we may be working with different teams i.e., in resus, on arrests on the ward etc, it improves communication”.

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Lindsay Quinn,
Fife Hospital

“The colourful hats brighten up the department. Surgeons and patients appreciate the fact that these include the medics’ names and abbreviated roles, for example ODP or ODSW. 

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Dr.Mruga Diwan,
Royal Liverpool

“The team huddle is all well and good in the morning, but I don’t remember everyone’s names and if we had named caps for everyone that would be great” “It’s a good idea and helps to identify who is who”.

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We're  just adding some finishing touches to our Hijab

#Multicultural Hijab #embroidery #leadingthechange

Warwick Med are promoting the idea of writing your name and job title on your theatre cap to improve recognition and personalisation of care within the theatre setting. 

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