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10 tips for safe slide sheet use 30th April 2024

10 tips for safe slide sheet use

We had the pleasure of working with professional manual handlers last year. We share what we learned from our time learning about patient handling. Read our 10 top tips for safe slide sheet use.

Safety checks before using your slide sheets 12th October 2023

Safety checks before using your slide sheets

What checks should you perform before using slide sheets? We point out some key areas to assess before moving a patient.

How to wrap a baby in a blanket 6th September 2023

How to wrap a baby in a blanket

Find out how to wrap a baby in a blanket with ease. Benefits, risks and tips. Follow the step by step guide on how to swaddle a baby.

How to get blood out of bed sheets 28th August 2023

How to get blood out of bed sheets

We help you make the most out of your healthcare bed sheets. Learn how to get blood stains out of your linen.

The 6 Cs of nursing 24th May 2023

The 6 Cs of nursing

What are the 6 Cs of nursing? Learn more about the values that underpin care standards within nursing, midwifery and care.

Choosing fitted bed sheets 25th April 2023

Choosing fitted bed sheets

Choosing the perfect fitted sheets involves a few considerations. Read our fool proof guide to buying new bedding.

Checklist: Things to pack for overnight hospital stay 10th February 2023

Checklist: Things to pack for overnight hospital stay

Staying in hospital can be scary. We give you some ideas for packing an overnight hospital bag, to help you feel at ease.

Understanding towel sizes 12th January 2023

Understanding towel sizes

Find out what size commonly used towels are. We explain the measurements of each type of towel, so you can buy the right towels for you.

How to fold a blanket 13th December 2022

How to fold a blanket

How to fold a blanket for a variety of needs. Folding for storage, decoration and more. Folding techniques to suit you and your requirements.

Fall prevention at Christmas [updated 2022] 6th December 2022

Fall prevention at Christmas [updated 2022]

We revisit our original fall prevention blog post and make it festive! We explore the ways in which Christmas and the festive period can bring about fall dangers.

How to take clothing size measurements without a tape measure 2nd September 2022

How to take clothing size measurements without a tape measure

We explain how to take clothing measurements at home with the things you have in your house. From string to printable rulers.

Healthcare volunteering 11th August 2022

Healthcare volunteering

Healthcare volunteering can be a great way to get experience, or simply just donate your time to helping others. There are so many organisations which require your help.

What helps with swollen legs in the elderly 6th July 2022

What helps with swollen legs in the elderly

Find out why swollen legs, feet and ankles are more common in the elderly. Learn tips and tricks to understanding how to deal with swelling.

Stress management for older adults 22nd April 2022

Stress management for older adults

We look at how and why older adults can feel stress. We consider symptoms and signs to look out for, as well as techniques that you or your loved ones can do to help reduce stress.

9 tips for organising a video shoot 2nd March 2022

9 tips for organising a video shoot

We share our experiences of planning a video shoot and give you 9 tips to help you organise a smooth, hassle-free video production for your company. From how to plan your strategy to booking models and more.

Compression socks for nurses 11th February 2022

Compression socks for nurses

Understanding the need for compression socks for nurses. The science, the benefits and why nurses should wear them to support their health with long strenuous shifts.

Washing symbols UK 2nd February 2022

Washing symbols UK

We explain commonly used laundry symbols you might find on your clothing labels. Save yourself from a disaster by finding out exactly what each symbol means.

Are blankets recyclable? 16th December 2021

Are blankets recyclable?

Explore the ways in which you can recycle your old and worn blankets. Traditional recycling, repurposing and new ways to use blankets!

How to fold towels for any shelf size: A guide 7th December 2021

How to fold towels for any shelf size: A guide

A visual and descriptive guide on folding towels for a variety of spaces. Storing towels on shelves and wherever you need to can be a difficult task. Choose one of these methods and save yourself some linen space.

How to do hospital corners 3rd December 2021

How to do hospital corners

An easy step by step guide to hospital corners. Try the clean and crisp method of bed making commonly used in hospitals and hospitality. Take a look at our range of bed sheets to help you do so.

How to easily fold a fitted sheet 2nd December 2021

How to easily fold a fitted sheet

A quick and easy guide to a difficult task easier. The best ways to fold fitted corners and create a storable shape for your fitted sheets.

Preventing falls at home: A checklist 13th September 2021

Preventing falls at home: A checklist

A checklist for preventing falls at home. Including tips for preventing falls and what to do if you do fall. Read our fall prevention advice.

How to put on anti embolism stockings 2nd September 2021

How to put on anti embolism stockings

A handy visual guide to putting on anti embolism stockings, commonly used to prevent blood clots, and used to patients who are immobile for long periods of time.

A guide to compression socks [infographic] 25th August 2021

A guide to compression socks [infographic]

Buying compression socks for the first time? Helpful guide includes what they do, what size & rating to choose.

What do compression socks do? 12th July 2021

What do compression socks do?

Understanding compression socks. Read our quick and easy article explaining the features of compression socks, who needs them and how to wear them. Furthermore, where you can purchase them.

Benefits of music in care homes 2nd June 2021

Benefits of music in care homes

Based upon a study into the benefits of music for the elderly and memory, we look at the benefits of having music in care homes. We consider the potential benefits and how you can incorporate music into your care home.

Caring through COVID 1st April 2021

Caring through COVID

A look into the impacts and challenges of caring through COVID. Discussing the difficulties of front line workers in the pandemic.

A carer’s guide to medical abbreviations 12th March 2021

A carer’s guide to medical abbreviations

Helpful guide for carers & patients to understand common medical abbreviations. Read our collated lists to learn what the jargon means.

Caring for someone with coronavirus 31st March 2020

Caring for someone with coronavirus

Find out how to care for someone with coronavirus infection, including checking the symptoms, laundering bedding & disinfecting to protect others from the virus.

Don’t slip up! Buy the right non-slip socks 18th July 2019

Don’t slip up! Buy the right non-slip socks

Investigation into the top 3 best selling non slip hospital socks uk suppliers. This article compares the styles, the fits and the stickiness of each non slip sock.

11 care home activities ideas 13th June 2019

11 care home activities ideas

Stuck for ideas? Check our list of 11 care home activities ideas to find something new to do. Most care home residents appreciate activities that keep them active, sociable and entertained. This list contains a wide range of interesting activities from virtual reality immersion to musical playlist creation.

Checklist: Patient care after hospital discharge 8th May 2019

Checklist: Patient care after hospital discharge

Being discharged from hospital is a positive event but it can also be a stressful time for you, as well as your friends and family. We’ve collated a list of 8 things to help you plan how you’ll cope when you leave hospital care.

Is polypropylene recyclable? 16th April 2019

Is polypropylene recyclable?

In short, generally yes, polypropylene is widely recyclable. However, many healthcare providers don't recycle it. We investigate into a recycling solution to see how this service works. We have outlined in this article why this is vital for hospitals and other healthcare providers.

9 tips to help you make the right procurement decisions 15th February 2019

9 tips to help you make the right procurement decisions

Evaluating products and finding the right supplier to support your needs can be tricky. Here we list some tips to guide you through the process.

Staying happy and healthy at work – Top tips 10th October 2018

Staying happy and healthy at work – Top tips

We spend 35% of our total waking hours at work. So it's important to do everything possible to stay happy and healthy at work. Here at Interweave, we’ve been thinking about keeping happy and healthy at work, and it won’t take more than a few small changes.

8 top tips for organising a photoshoot 11th September 2018

8 top tips for organising a photoshoot

We share our experiences of organising a photoshoot and give you 8 tips to help you organise a smooth, hassle-free photo shoot yourself. How to choose photography models, picking a photoshoot location and more.

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