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 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 is to improve communication among healthcare professionals and patients by sharing best practice and promoting the many benefits of our eco-friendly, personalised caps.
WarwickMed are leading the change from disposable theatre caps to “reusable name and role hats”. We are already seeing positive outcomes with staff morale boosted......
The Positive Effects
“The colourful hats brighten up the department, surgeons and patients ask on abbreviated roles for example ODP or ODSW. It has been seen as a great communication tool and patients ...
It will come as no surprise that switching from disposable to reusable caps saves money, but it might surprise you just how much. Let’s look at an example in a couple of different ways.
“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).
An average 20 theatre hospital would usually dispose of around a minimum of a 100,000 caps per year all going into landfill. Our hats will last for at least 3 years which can also at the end of their life be re-used (shredded and used as insulation for various things e.g. car doors) see how much you can divert from being sent to landfill here
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
Protected by UK Registered Designs 6156363, 6156364.
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...
Many NHS Trusts have already implemented our Name & Role Hats successfully with their respective Infection Control Departments and we are happy to share their policies.
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“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”.
“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.
“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”.
Material Type: Single use non-woven SMS
Material Weight: 41gsm
Base Colour: Blue
Size: One Size
Fit: 2 Colour Coded Velcro attachment points for adjustment
Manufacture: One Piece Design / Overlock seam