Rober Ltd of Chesterfield at MEDICA 2017 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine
Manufacturers

Rober Ltd

Wheatbridge Road, S40 2AB Chesterfield
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1246 276510
Fax +44 1246 245500
enquiries@roberlimited.com

This company is co-exhibitor of
ABHI Association of British Healthcare Industries Ltd.

Hall map

MEDICA 2017 hall map (Hall 16): stand G18-6

Fairground map

MEDICA 2017 fairground map: Hall 16

Contact

Mike Hutson

Phone
+44 1246 245 404

Email
rober@fraser-bowden.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 04  Physiotherapy / Orthopaedic Technology
  • 04.13  Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs

  • 04  Physiotherapy / Orthopaedic Technology
  • 04.13  Wheelchairs
  • 04.13.02  Pillows for wheelchairs

Pillows for wheelchairs

  • 05  Commodities and Consumer Goods
  • 05.05  Decubitus prevention products
  • 05  Commodities and Consumer Goods
  • 05.05  Decubitus prevention products
  • 05.05.01  Anti decubitus systems and support for positioning for patients

Anti decubitus systems and support for positioning for patients

Our products

Product category: Decubitus prevention products

NoDec pressure ulcer prevention mattress range

NoDec® is a premium ‘zero pressure’ range of mattress solutions developed specially for patients who are at risk of developing a pressure injury. NoDec® also offers the perfect treatment solution for patients who already have an established ulcer. 

NoDec® features advanced solenoid technology to rapidly redirect the changes in airflow required to maximise pressure variation/elimination in dynamic support surfaces. Included in the range is a variety of alternating pressure mattresses and overlays that prevent patients developing pressure injuries, as well as promoting the healing of established pressure ulcers.

All our pioneering mattress solutions are fully automatic and patients nursed upon them require less manual repositioning. They can include vacuum assisted deflation that maintain volume airflow when re-inflating deflated air-cells despite backpressure from the patient’s body weight.

Additional features such as a touch screen visual display panel, comfort settings, timed static mode, audible and visual alarms, permanently inflated side formers, maximum inflation mode, and simplicity of decontamination for effective infection control are benefits to both patients and busy nursing staff.

The range includes a variety of options to cater for all patients’ needs.

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Product category: Decubitus prevention products

AirFlex® pressure ulcer prevention mattress range

AirFlex® is part of the new innovative ‘cost effective’ range of mattress solutions designed to fulfil the requirements of ‘affordable healthcare. Included irFlex® ProductRange

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Company news

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Nov 12, 2017

Rober supports Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day

Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is taking place on November 16th, 2017. Organised by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), its objective is to increase global understanding of pressure injury prevention through education. This week to help raise awareness, dynamic air mattress specialist Rober, has spoken to a few of its international partners to find out more.

“In Switzerland, the NoDec™ AIRSTREAM3 zero-pressure system is a widely used mattress replacement system for patients who at are very high risk of developing pressure injuries,” said Peter Schmidlin, Rober’s Swiss partner.

“This innovative system has shown to be very reliable over the past 15 years in providing constant pressure relief to patients. Caregivers can rely on its reliability, efficiency and longevity.”

Dimitra Theodorou, Rober’s Greek partner, added: “Pressure injury prevention and therapy is an issue in Greece also but what my customers like about Rober’s pressure ulcer prevention mattresses, is the transparent air cells. They can be seen and cleaned more easily, thus providing improved hygiene for patients. The rapid emergency CPR on the pump is also a great feature as it’s easy to find in cases of emergency.”

 Worldwide Pressure Injuries Prevention Day is a great way to help raise awareness of pressure injuries and through offering the right mattress prevention surface, as well as providing the right education; we can help prevent ulcers occurring.  

To find out more about pressure ulcer elimination visit Rober on the UK Pavilion, hall 16, stand G18-6.

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Nov 12, 2017

Stopping the pressure globally: Spotlight on Australia

 Pressure injuries are considered a preventable condition in Australia and the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (2012) requires health service organisations to implement evidence-based systems to prevent them.

 This week to celebrate Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day, dynamic air mattress specialist Rober, has spoken to its Australian partners to find out more.

“Since 2004, Rober’s alternating pressure air mattresses have been playing a major role in Australia,” said Robert Carter, Rober’s Australian dealer.

“With vacuum assisted deflation ensuring complete relief of interface pressure, NoDec™ AIRSTREAM3 is well established in emergency wards and critical care units to stop hospital acquired pressure injuries.”

Robert added that in the general wards of metropolitan acute care hospitals, high-risk patients are nursed upon NoDec AIRSTREAM2. This reason for this was its proven effectiveness in pressure injury prevention.

Large regional hospitals and aged care facilities in Australia are now using Airflex Trio, as it is easy for staff to set up and operate, and its 3-cell cycle provides good pressure ulcer prevention.

Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day is taking place on November 16th, 2017. Organised by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), its objective is to increase global understanding of pressure injury prevention through education.

To find out more about pressure ulcer elimination visit Rober  on the UK Pavilion, hall 16, stand G18-6.

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Nov 10, 2017

Stopping the pressure globally: Rober talks ‘pressure injuries’ with its German partner

November 16th, 2017 is Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day. Organised by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), its objective is to increase global understanding of pressure injury prevention through education. To help raise awareness dynamic air mattress specialist Rober, has spoken to its German partners to find out more.

 “The pressure ulcer or decubitus market in Germany is a constantly growing market, due to the ageing population,” said Martin Schellmann, Managing Director of Rober’s German partner.

“There are more than 460,000 new cases of decubitus every year in Germany. Since 2007 pressure injuries have increased each year by up to 50% however the number of patients who are at risk as only increased in the same time only by 22%. This means patients who are not normally at risk of gaining pressure injuries whilst being cared for are also getting them. We need to work hard to change this.”

Pressure ulcers represent an extremely painful and unpleasant experience for both patients and their families. They are expensive to treat and an economic burden for the German healthcare system.

Martin explains that the year 2000 saw the launch of the ‘Expertenstandard Dekubitusprophylaxe in der Pflege’ in Germany. This has become the standard of care and is continuously being updated. The most recent amendments took place only this year. The advice is targeted at caregivers to help them prevent pressure ulcers from occurring in “at risk” patients.

Key elements include continuous inspection of the skin (every two hours), as well as using a viscoelastic or an alternating pressure mattress system.  Rober offers a wide selection of dynamic air mattress systems which have been sold across Germany for over two decades.

“Rober’s dynamic mattresses play a very big role in Germany,” added Martin.   “We have been working with the company for more than 20 years and have found them to be a very reliable partner for us. Rober’s technology offers high quality products for our customers and as a company they are constantly working on product innovations.”

Martin added that features such as the automatic pressure adjustment, the visual and acoustic alarm system and the fast deflation for CPR are very well recognised by their customers and patients. 

“The Rober products are extremely solid and more durable than many competitors. We also like the fact there is a wide product range for differing needs. This offers our customers alternating pressure ulcer prevention for all. This includes the highest risk patients.  We are often told by customers that the NoDec control units are easy to use and extremely user-friendly. That’s important feedback from nursing staff, as they are the ones delivering the care to patients.”

Visit Rober at MEDICA -  hall 16, stand G18-6

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Nov 6, 2017

Pioneering UK pressure mattress solutions to be showcased at MEDICA 2017 - hall 16, stand G18-6

To coincide with Worldwide Pressure Injury Prevention Day on 16th November, UK manufacturer Rober will once again be at MEDICA 2017 to highlight how its pioneering technology can help ‘stop the pressure’.

This year, Rober will be showcasing its intensive care pressure ulcer mattress, which has specially designed to offer pressure ulcer relief to immobile and critically ill patients.

The WIZARD® combines Rober’s signature alternating pressure cell design with an impressive tilt facility. This action gently turns the patient onto their side, comfortably and correctly.

The mattress replicates the body’s natural movements by responding to a patient’s weight, spontaneous movement pattern and body position. It also provides enhanced comfort and complete pressure elimination at regular intervals.

The clinically-proven technology prevents pressure injuries from developing and also includes therapeutic properties that promote the healing of established ulcers.

Pressure ulcers result from prolonged pressure on bony prominences such as the heels, spine, buttocks and hips. As critically ill patients are unable to turn themselves, caregivers need to reposition them in bed. If this is not done correctly, even this action can cause friction and shearing – again leading to the development of pressure ulcers.

Research shows that patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) are the most at risk of developing pressure ulcers. This high risk starts from the first day of their hospital stay. Critically ill patients are often confined to their bed for long periods, either sedated or receiving mechanical ventilation.

Mike Hutson, Chief Executive of Rober, said: “As a UK designer and manufacturer of pressure ulcer prevention technology, exhibitions like MEDICA are vital for us to showcase technology such as the WIZARD on a global scale. The exhibition once again ties in with World Wide Pressure Injury Prevention Day so it supports our ultimate aim to help stop the pressure globally.”

Pressure ulcers are a rising problem around the world and in the UK alone, they affect over 700,000 people a year and add an additional £4,000 per ulcer onto each person’s care bill. They are also linked to prolonged hospitalisation, pain and social isolation and in worst cases, death.

MEDICA is taking place from 13 – 16th November 2017 and throughout the show, Rober will be located in in hall 16, stand G18-6.

For more information, visit www.roberlimited.com

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About us

Company details

We specialise in the development and manufacture of ‘zero pressure’ technology for the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers. Designed and manufactured in the UK, our pioneering range of pressure ulcer mattress systems and cushions replicate the body’s natural movements helping to eliminate pressure injuries and provide ultimate patient comfort and safety.

The patient is at the heart of everything we do. By working closely with leading medical advisers and healthcare practitioners and understanding their needs, we can offer the latest in the field of pressure injury prevention and therapy.

Pressure ulcers dramatically increase the cost of each patient’s care bill and are also linked to prolonged hospitalisation, pain, social isolation and in worst cases, death. 80-95% of pressure ulcers are avoidable and by working with frontline staff, patients and families we can reduce ulcer related injuries and improve the care of patients globally.

Work with us to #stopthepressure

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Company data

Number of employees

1-19

Foundation

1995

Area of business

Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology