Mental Health Care Facilities Benefit From Cut-Tex® PRO Based Bite Resistant Arm Guards
KNARESBOROUGH, United Kingdom — June 11, 2013 — The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and
Pathology reported that bite injuries represent 1% of all emergency department admissions in the
Robert Kaiser, CEO of PPSS Group, the firm behind this new type of protective clothing appears to be very confident in his belief that his new products made out of 100% Cut-Tex® PRO can make the difference between staying safe or suffering from a potentially severe injury.
He comments: "There is no doubt in my mind, bite resistant arm guards made out of Cut-Tex® PRO can help protect mental health care professionals and special educational needs teachers from physical injury, risk of infection, soft tissue damage and subsequent psychological distress".
Cut-Tex® PRO is one of the world's most advanced and strongest cut, tear, abrasion and bite resistant fabrics. It is being manufactured in the UK in a strictly ISO 9001:2008 quality standard controlled facility.
Teaching professionals working within schools specialised in severe learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, special needs or autism, as well as care workers within mental health care and psychiatric hospitals, are aware that human bites can be relatively frequent in their work environment.
According to an article by Helen Acree Conlon, MS, MPH, ARNP, titled 'Human Bites in the Classroom: Incidence, Treatment and Complications' it has been estimated that at least one half of the population will experience some type of bite in their lifetime.
"Bite injuries can of course become infected and mental health care professionals could subsequently be contaminated with pathogens. Transmissions of potentially life threatening viruses, such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV are also a part of reality. Bite Resistant Arm Guards made out of PPSS Bite Resistant Arm Guards Cut-Tex® PRO will help reduce this risk." Robert Kaiser claims.
In light of the worst possible potential but realistic consequences, should we not look at all possible options in order to help protect health care professionals from such consequences, which in the worst case scenario can include death following the transmission of an incurable virus?
According to Bill Geraghty, President of PPSS Group's North America Operation, this type of PPE has recently been issued to a number of mental health care nurses and special educational needs teachers in the U.S. and Canada. The feedback received indicates that bite resistant arm guards have led to a clear reduction of bite injuries within these sectors.
A padded (impact absorbing) version of their ever so popular Version 1 arm guard model is also available, also effectively reducing the severity of bruising.
Robert Kaiser concludes: "Following very clear requests, we have now created a new simple to navigate online shop, helping us to look after our ever so growing customer base around the world better and more efficiently".
Posted June 18, 2013
Source: PPSS Group