News | Health & Safety
30 Jun 2022 17:12
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    New innovation hopes to bring an end to babies getting skin injuries in intensive care units

    New innovation hopes to bring an end to babies getting skin injuries in intensive care units


    Babies admitted to hospital often need an intravenous drip, secured with adhesive tape.

    However, removing the tape can cause injuries in up to 70 percent of them ... sparking the creation of the Pepi splint.

    The device which has been successfully trialled on 38 babies at Wellington Hospital, protects skin from the tape.

    Dr Deborah Harris led the study, and says after seeing the injuries in hospital they wanted to take action.

    He says that was the driving force behind the device's creation.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Health & Safety News
     30 Jun: Doctors in Christchurch's East say patient bookings haven't risen because of the Bromley stench, but there's been a noticeable lift in symptoms experienced
     30 Jun: It's recommended people who take the blood pressure medicine Accuretic switch prescriptions when they can
     30 Jun: New Zealand researchers could provide the answer to the opioid epidemic
     30 Jun: Confirmation that the man accused of fatally stabbing a Christchurch woman, is a mental health patient - is being seen as a reflection of a society under huge pressure
     29 Jun: Repeat burglary numbers may be higher than we think
     29 Jun: The mental "fog" of the Christchurch earthquakes is finally lifting for some Cantabrians
     29 Jun: It comes as Canterbury DHB confirms Christchurch Hospital is sitting at 106 percent capacity, with many planned procedures being put off due to demand
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Covid has wreaked havoc on the All Blacks backline and coaches this week, but it's blindside flanker shaping as an intriguing selection for the opening test against Ireland More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A South Island farmer says sectors only advance by bringing in changes - that are ideally better More...



     Today's News

    Rugby League:
    Wests Tigers interim coach Brett Kimmorley is waxing lyrical about the sacrifices of the Warriors for the greater good 16:59

    Entertainment:
    Kerry Katona has moved into a "huge manor house" 16:51

    Business:
    A South Island farmer says sectors only advance by bringing in changes - that are ideally better 16:49

    International:
    Man gored after approaching bison in Yellowstone National Park 16:29

    Entertainment:
    Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker were seen hanging out in Malibu on Sunday (25.06.22), just days after it was reported they had split 16:21

    Business:
    An extra 30-dollars in the pocket this September for Auckland electricity account holders 16:19

    Entertainment:
    Laura Prepon admitted having an abortion was one of the "worst days of [her] life" - but she's grateful she had a choice 15:51

    International:
    R Kelly abused his victims for decades. Why did it take just as long to bring him to justice? 15:29

    Netball:
    A star studded mixed invitational team has been named to play in next month's domestic netball series against the Silver Ferns, New Zealand 'A' and Aotearoa Men in Auckland 15:29

    Entertainment:
    Ron Perlman has got married 15:21


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd