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SepsisBox to be unveiled to international audience at Medica

10th November 2016

A disposable SepsisBox developed in Wales that contains all the essential items to provide immediate care for patients suspected of having sepsis will be unveiled to an international audience of healthcare professionals next week.

At Hall 16 Stand F42, Rocialle will be promoting SepsisBox atMedica, the world‘s largest medical marketplace. The four day international trade fair and congress (14 - 17 November ) in Dusseldorf specialises in Medical Technology, Electromedicine, Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostics and Drugs. Rocialle, which employs 350 people at its Mountain Ash site, is one of 44 companies from Wales participating in the Welsh Government’s trade mission to Medica next week.

Rocialle developed SepsisBox in collaboration with Cwm Taff University Health Board and the 1000 Lives Improvement Service, NHS Wales, as part of the Bevan Commission’s innovation programme, Health Technology Exemplars. The disposable and easy to use SepsisBox is currently being trialled at Health Boards and Trusts across Wales and England.

The Rocialle box has six doors behind which are the items needed to deliver the Sepsis Six care bundle. Ensuring everything is to hand and guiding a nurse along the pathway, SepsisBox facilitates the delivery of the correct care during the all-important first hour after the initial diagnosis of sepsis.Interim results have already shown improved patient outcomes and a reduction in the number of patients requiring to be transferred to the critical care department, saving hospitals £1,200 per patient, per night.

Rocialle Marketing Manager Mark Birchmore said: “Early recognition and prompt treatment are vital to successful patient outcomes. By enabling a nurse to start the treatment immediately, SepsisBox ensures care can be delivered where it is needed and when it is needed, helping to save lives and NHS funds.

“The potential is huge, in terms of saving lives and hospital budgets as well as providing Rocialle with new sales and business opportunities. The interim results from the trials are very encouraging and Medica will provide a great platform to exhibit and promote the SepsisBox to an international audience.”

Rocialle will also be exhibiting products from its ranges of procedure packs and single-use surgical instruments.

Skills and Science Minister Julie James said: “Medica is a one of the key events in the life science sector’s international calendar that provides highly innovative companies like Rocialle with the opportunity to promote their products and services to an international audience.

“The Welsh Government is committed to supporting businesses to trade internationally and I am delighted we are taking another mission to Medica this year. These event forms part of our extensive programme of overseas trade missions and exhibitions which is backed by a comprehensive support package to help business access new export markets and new opportunities."

This year 44 companies and 90 delegates are participating in the Welsh Government trade mission to Medica - the largest contingent to date.

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Notes to Editors:

Sepsis

It is estimated that in the UK, each year, there are 150,000 cases of sepsis, resulting in the deaths of around 44,000 people. It is responsible for more deaths than those caused by bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined and costs the NHS an estimated £2.5 billion.

Sepsis occurs when the body’s systemic response to a microbial infection causes damage to its own tissues and organs. It can lead to shock, multiple organ failure and death.

Early recognition and prompt action are vital to the successful treatment of sepsis and when delivered to patients within an hour the sepsis six care bundle has been shown to reduce the relative risk of death by more than 46%

 

 

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