Barnsley Hospital labored in partnership with Sky to hold out a pilot observational examine to find out whether or not Sky’s modern neuromuscular electrostimulation system, the geko™, was appropriate for blood clot prevention in high-risk pregnant sufferers the place the present normal of care will not be appropriate.
The present normal of care recommends anticoagulants or mechanical compression which can’t be utilized by some pregnant sufferers for quite a lot of causes, together with extreme pre-eclampsia, the place sufferers would possibly want pressing supply, or post-partum haemorrhage. Two p.c of the general affected person inhabitants can’t be handled with this present normal of care.
As such Barnsley Hospital NHS Basis Belief Maternity Unit labored with Sky to create a examine targeted on 90 sufferers who had been contraindicated to the present normal of care. All 90 had been prescribed the geko™, a small watch-sized system that sticks to the leg and will increase blood circulation, by way of painless electrical pulses, at some stage of labour – greater than half had been prescribed this as the one methodology of blood clot prevention (see poster).
Following the examine Barnsley turned the primary maternity unit within the UK to undertake the modern geko™ system, and two different hospitals have since adopted.
Bernard Ross, CEO of Sky Medical Expertise, feedback: “It is unbelievable to be shortlisted in such a well-respected awards alongside a spread of actually modern healthcare initiatives. This shortlisting is a testomony to the onerous work of all the crew at Barnsley Hospital NHS Basis Belief Maternity Unit and their willingness to trial and in the end embrace the geko™ system.
“Deep Vein Thrombosis is the very best reason for maternal demise within the developed world, so it is important that different maternity items observe the lead of Dr Mona Fawzy and her crew in enterprise important research and adopting modern strategies of therapy, to make sure each pregnant affected person has entry to appropriate blood clot prevention.”
“Congratulations to Dr Fawzy and the crew at Barnsley Hospital and fingers crossed for a win on the evening.”
SOURCE Sky Medical Expertise Ltd.