We’re probably best known as a preferred supplier to the Emergency Services and Health Sector for our range bespoke bags and medical supplies, but our expertise doesn’t stop there. Our bespoke approach can be used within any industry and enables us to design, manufacture and source products to suit your requirements.
In collaboration with Halfords, Openhouse have produced a comprehensive Cycle Response Unit package, with numerous combinations of bikes and accessories available to provide a the perfect option for on the go medical treatment in otherwise less accessible areas.
Combining the vast experience Halfords bring from the bicycle market with Openhouse’s years of textile design and manufacturing knowledge means we are able to provide a market leading solution for Cycle Response teams.
A few years ago we developed the Sport Promote Range with doctor Jonny Gordon who is the current trainer for UEFA Medical Professionals. You can read more about him on his website.
The Resuscitation Kit backpack is a fit for purpose pitch-side resuscitation kit, currently supplied to a number of Scottish Premier League Clubs, as well as the Irish FA and the Irish Institute of Sport.
The kitbag is designed for maximum easy access to all equipment when in use as well as being fitted with comfort carrying systems for transit. Within the bag itself there are 3 pouches which contain the necessary items to allow the clinician to assess and then treat life-threatening conditions affecting airways, cervical spine, breathing and circulation.
CAERvest is a new core temperature cooling medical vest, which helps to reduce the temperature of a patient who has suffered from either a cardiac arrest or heat stroke. Openhouse currently supply medical covers for CAERvest which help keep the device clean, safely stored and easy to transport.
CAERvest is a medical breakthrough and can help to immediately induce rapid, early therapeutic hypothermia in cardiac arrest patients in order to reduce tissue damage following a loss of blood perfusion after cardiac arrest, especially in the brain, which is highly sensitive to hypoxia. Any further neurological injury can be significantly reduced if used correctly and in time.
In a recent medical emergency, the CAERvest was put into action with a patient’s temperature being reduced considerably in the critical journey from the scene to the hospital, all thanks to this new technology. The device was initially developed to reduce the core temperature to a rate of at least 1°C in the first hour, yet in this particular case the lifesaving vest cooled the patient by 1.6°C in 22 minutes, helping to stabilise them and reduce further medical injury. The vest can be used on adult patients and pregnant women and can be activated in under a minute.
To find out more about CAERvest, click here.
The Tite Operational Pelvic Splint (TOPS) has been designed to reduce and stabilise pelvic fractures and is able to be slid under the patient easily due to its stiffened construction, making it perfect for pre-hospital use.
Stabilisation prior to moving a patient with a pelvic fracture is essential to reduce the chances of exacerbation of injury and increase the chances of survival.
Manufactured in micrAgard, the splint is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and water resistant to reduce the risk of infection. As the TOPS splint is X-Ray compatible, there is no need to remove the splint for an X-Ray, vastly reducing the the chances of further injury.
With double loops for fitting, the same splint can be used for most patients. The foldable design means the TOPS splint also fits in trauma bags for easy transportation.
Barry is the idea of Chris Jarratt from Bariquins who, in his final year of his Product Design degree and about to start his business innovation module, decided to investigate what was currently available for training to manually handle bariatric/plus-size patients.
Chris approached Openhouse to create a Bariquin, or ‘Barry’ as he is now known. Barry is a training mannequin that weighs 25 stone (that’s 350lbs or 159kgs) yet he can be carried by an individual when dismantled.
The main benefit of the Bariquin is that it doesn’t require a team of trained people to haul the mannequin to and from the training area, nor does it need filling with water and emptying later. Each Barry is made up of 15 weighted parts, a jacket and a realistic head, hands and feet. His heaviest component is designed to be less than 16kgs, and also includes two handles stitched securely into the more substantial parts to make them easier to carry.
Openhouse Products designed and manufactured Barry the Bariatric mannequin alongside Bariatric Training Mannequins Ltd – what can we do for you? Get in touch today.
Openhouse worked closely with Sabre17 to design and manufacture the Sabre Scout Bag – an intelligently tailored security operator’s bag that is equipped and ready for close protection professionals and acts like a shield if attacked by a knife or spike thanks to its slash proof properties (Home Office Approved).
Made in our micrAgard material, the Sabre Scout Bag is anti-microbial, fluid repellent, impact and fire resistant as well as meeting all aviation standards. Its inner silver lining allows contents to be more easily seen and located. Various inner fixtures were required such as places to store maps, an iPad, a radio, cables, a water bottle, etc. which we at Openhouse have delivered.
To find out more about the Sabre Scout Bag, click here.
The Openhouse Vanguard Patient Overnight Bag has been designed using our latest micrAgard wipe clean fabric with an inner silver micAgard lining. micrAgard gives the product a high quality, hard wearing and durable feel.
Sutton Homes of Care has launched a brilliantly simple initiative to help people living in Sutton care homes receive quick and effective treatment should they need to go into hospital in an emergency.
The “Red Bag” keeps important information about a care home resident’s health in one place, easily accessible to ambulance and hospital staff.
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