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    Growth of the Physician Assistant Profession in Healthcare

    'Physician Assistants are are working to fill the gaps created by physician shortages and the changing healthcare needs'

    18 July 2022

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    The Importance of Training in Chest Tube Placement

    "It is not uncommon that both adult and pediatric patients might need a chest tube to resolve a pneumothorax. Chest drains were needed for more than two million adults in the United States (US) for one year."

    27 June 2022

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    The Importance of Proper Training for the Infant Hip Exam

    “Only 50% (of Pediatricians) practiced in an institution that endorses a care pathway for DDH”

    23 May 2022

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    Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) in the Infant

    "In some infants, the hip joint does not form correctly, causing what is now called DDH, or Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, formerly known as congenital dislocation of the hip."

    17 May 2022

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    NEW The ATLAS Trainer Box and Task Kit

    Introducing ATLAS, an advanced minimally invasive surgery training kit.

    16 May 2022

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    Does Medical Simulation and Team Training Improve Patient Outcomes?

    Since the mid 1990’s, healthcare simulation has incorporated team training to improve patient safety, building on lessons learned from the aviation industry.

    21 April 2022

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    Deliberate Practice with the Surgical Female Pelvic Trainer for gaining and maintaining competence in OB/GYN Laparoscopic Surgery

    Minimally invasive surgery, also known as Laparoscopic surgery, was first used on animals in the late 1800’s. A German surgeon, George Kelling, first applied the technology to humans, publishing his results in 1910(1).

    12 April 2022

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    How Epidurals Are Used To Safely Reduce Pain

    Many people have heard of an epidural, either as part of a surgical or birthing experience. Also known as a “nerve block”, the epidural can be used to provide relief from chronic pain.

    17 March 2022

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    Relieve the stress of skin and vein replacements

    Our patent pending new IV arm range removes all the frustrations of replacing skins and veins.

    11 March 2022

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    Live Virtual ATLS Demonstrations

    Up your simulation game by joining one of our virtual ATLS product demonstrations.

    28 February 2022

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    Performing Lumbar Puncture Safely

    Procedures that involve needles in the spinal area often cause apprehension in patients and novice providers who must perform the procedure. It would be highly reassuring to know that the person performing the task has done it many times and is confident in their skills.

    15 February 2022

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    NEW Limbs & Things Catalog for 2022

    Get a copy of the new Limbs & Things 2022 catalog sent straight to your door.

    03 February 2022

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    Increasing Rates of Caesarean Section: Implications for Training

    Although there have been significant improvements in the techniques and skills needed to perform a Caesarean section in the past few decades, learning these skills takes time and persistent practice to master.

    03 February 2022

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    Free Suture Tutor (Single User) Access

    Learn online for free the skills of basic instrument handling, knot tying and suturing

    07 January 2022

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    Pre-hospital Emergency Care and Patient Safety

    Patient safety in hospitals has been studied internationally for the past 20 years. Global reports indicate that more than 12% of patients incur an adverse event while hospitalized, 70% of which have been deemed preventable.1 What has not been studied as extensively is patient safety in the prehospital emergency care environment.

    07 December 2021

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    The Global Picture of Men’s Health: New Policies and Practices

    The globally recognized Movember campaign, started in 2004, has progressively brought about an increased awareness of health issues specific to men including prostate and testicular cancers, as well as the importance of exercise, mental health, and the prevention of suicide.

    24 November 2021

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    The Use of Blood in Trauma Simulations

    For most people, the sight of blood is alarming and frightening, especially if that blood is caused by a traumatic injury to someone we love. For health care teams, the sight of blood triggers the need for action, the need to assess and stabilize a patient.

    16 November 2021

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    What Does it Take to be an Emergency Medicine Consultant Doctor in the UK?

    Led by the General Medical Council (GMC), the UK has a very transparent medical education infrastructure. The GMC has set standards and requirements for curricula that applies to every specialty. Their standards include excellence in the design and delivery of medical education and includes both technical and non-technical skills

    09 November 2021

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    Using approved Limbs & Things Products for ATLS skills stations

    Traumatic injury is a major global public health issue, accounting for more than 5 million deaths per year.

    18 October 2021

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    ATLS Approved Training Equipment – Group Demonstration Series

    Join us this autumn for a comprehensive set of demonstrations featuring our ATLS 10th Edition approved training equipment.

    13 October 2021

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    Nursing in the Post-Covid World: Has Everything Changed?

    Nurses make up more than 50% of the healthcare workforce worldwide. They are on the front line working long shifts, caring for patients and families in hospitals and community settings.

    18 August 2021

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    Meeting the brains behind the Colles' Fracture Reduction Trainer

    In the first excursion of its kind, we visited the two masterminds behind the Colles’ Fracture Reduction Trainer. After a lengthy demonstration including three additional members of staff, Dr Salwa Malik and Dr Yasir Shaukat sit down at the Princess Royal Hospital with Limbs & Things to discuss the journey.

    05 August 2021

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    The Impact of Midwifery on Maternal Mortality

    Over the past few years, there has been a global focus on decreasing maternal mortality rates (MMR). So much emphasis has been placed on these often-preventable deaths that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a global target to increase equity in global MMR reduction.

    28 July 2021

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    Birthing Simulator – PROMPT Flex Demonstration Series

    Join us this summer and autumn for a full and comprehensive set of demonstrations with the Birthing Simulator – PROMPT Flex.

    26 July 2021

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    A Brief Review of 160 Years of Nursing

    The term ‘Nurse’ is now globally recognized as a respected profession, but the practice has been around long before the official designation was given.

    14 July 2021

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    The Use of Ultrasound in Clinical Simulations

    Healthcare has evolved tremendously over the past 20 years. One of the main reasons for this advancement is the development of technologies that improve the ability to correctly diagnose and treat patients.

    17 June 2021

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    Learning the skills associated with lumbar puncture and epidural

    When thinking about getting a needle stuck in our back, most of us would likely feel a little anxious and have a few questions about the need for such a procedure. What would be highly reassuring is to know that the person performing the task has done it many times and is confident in their abilities.

    11 May 2021

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    The importance of properly diagnosing distal radius fractures

    Most of us know it as a broken wrist, but the medical term is a distal radius fracture. Most interesting is that the bones of the wrist, the carpal bones, are not generally where the break is, but usually about one inch from the distal end (toward the wrist) of the radius bone (the larger of the two arm bones).

    26 April 2021

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    People Project - Round-up

    For me, starting at Limbs & Things was a step into the unknown. It was a very large step away from everything I had been used to: education, a lack of responsibility and a very sheltered life. All of a sudden, I was a very small working part in this enormous machine, where people were dependent on my actions and my work.

    09 April 2021

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    Joint Injections for Pain Relief

    Joint pain, called arthralgia, can be either short term or chronic. It may be accompanied by inflammation, swelling, and tenderness at the site. One thing that cannot be denied is that joint pain can adversely affect daily activities of life, even to the point of debilitation.

    24 March 2021

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    IMSH 2021 Learning Lab - A Summary

    At IMSH 2021, we brought you a Learning Lab with one of the world’s leading Obstetricians, Dr. Shad Deering. Trends in Obstetric Education highlighted the way in which the Obstetric world is continually evolving and the tools that are available to match that dynamism. Here we summarize the session and dive deeper into some of the areas Dr. Deering explored.

    17 March 2021

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    People Project - Meet Jamie

    In life it is often the case that setbacks and learning curves spur people on to new heights. The presence of mind is acquired in order to bounce back, learn from them, and then channel a new mindset. After transitioning from departments, Jamie Johnson, our Process and OQC Co-ordinator, has embraced this mindset and found his feet, and then some.

    05 March 2021

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    Improving the Visual Estimation of Blood Loss

    It is common that healthcare professionals encounter bleeding in patients they are caring for, creating the need for quick decision-making.

    26 February 2021

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    Commercial Awards 2020

    Introducing the Limbs & Things commercial awards for 2020; where exemplary business performance is recognized and celebrated.

    10 February 2021

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    People Project - Meet Jonny

    The world of research and development can be a daunting one; where creativity, intuition and vast knowledge bundle into an energy that conceives ideas, and then nurtures them into fully functioning products. Where to begin? Will it work? How will it work? At Limbs & Things, those questions are often answered by Jonny Jarman, one of our Design Engineers.

    05 February 2021

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    IMSH Learning Lab: Trends in OB Education with Dr. Shad Deering

    Did you miss following this Learning Lab live? See below the link for the recording.

    05 February 2021

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    Why training is so important when learning venipuncture

    The use of Peripheral intravascular cannula (PIVC), more commonly called peripheral Intravenous (IV) lines, is not a new concept, as they were initially experimented with as early at the 1600s. Some of the earliest publications relating to IV access was during the Cholera epidemic of the 1830s, when saline was used with dying patients.

    15 January 2021

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    Racial Disparity in Healthcare Simulation Education

    There is a lot of discussion about diversity and cultural sensitivity in our world right now. For many years in healthcare we have encountered annual training that is meant to increase awareness about meeting the needs and concerns of any patient that we may encounter, regardless of age, skin tone, religion, gender, physical appearance, or socioeconomic status.

    06 January 2021

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    The Importance of training in the roll out of a mass vaccine

    The COVID-19 virus has dominated our thoughts, actions, and routines for nearly a year now. The creation of a vaccine, prioritized for rapid distribution, is now ready for the masses.

    15 December 2020

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    New product range: Venipuncture Arm Range

    The new and improved Venipuncture Arm Range from Limbs & Things facilitates the teaching of venipuncture, IV cannulation, and IV infusion for all levels of training.

    09 December 2020

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    People Project - Meet Sara

    People pleasing is an art. For some it takes years to perfect the art, and for others it’s an art that may forever elude them. And yet for a small minority, it’s something that comes naturally, almost as second nature.

    08 December 2020

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    Importance of cervical cerclage to maintain successful pregnancy

    For most women, pregnancy is a time of anticipation and change. Emotions of joy and anxiety collide as hormone levels increase to accommodate new life. But, for some women, the fear of miscarriage is ever-present.

    30 November 2020

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    Movember - A Focus on Men's Health

    November is a time when we focus on men’s health, thanks in part to Nonprofit Organizations like Movember, Men’s Health Network, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

    12 November 2020

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    People Project - Meet Viv

    Customer service teams are an essential element of any business around the world. At Limbs & Things, there is a special emphasis on the customer service function, due to the way in which we sell and distribute our products across the world. At Limbs, Customer Service Coordinator Vivien Boardman, or Viv for short, is our resident export specialist.

    06 November 2020

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    The Limbs Pledge

    01 November 2020

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    The Joint Commission Response to the Rising Maternal Mortality Rate

    Even though the worldwide maternal mortality ratio has dropped by 38% since 2000, there remains a staggering 295,000 deaths annually around the time of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum.

    22 October 2020

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    Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer

    One in ten women globally are affected by breast cancer. Put another way, more than 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer occur annually worldwide.1

    11 October 2020

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    People Project - Meet Tim

    There’s an element of pressure attached to every role at Limbs. Our relentless pursuit of perfection ensures that there is a collective responsibility to get it right, first time. That element of pressure may not be more evident than with Tim Everett, our UK Despatch Team Leader.

    01 October 2020

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    How Urinary Catheterization Trainers Can Save 13,000 Patients a Year

    Urinary tract infections are among the most common Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI), accounting for 13,000 deaths each year. Even more concerning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approximately 75% of all urinary tract infections are associated with the presence of a urinary catheter.

    02 September 2020

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    People Project - Meet Robyn

    Whilst a large proportion of Limbs & Things is based in the United Kingdom, it is important to recognize the tireless work that goes into making our subsidiaries a success. Each extension to the Limbs family features a close-knit team, which buys into the Limbs ethos. At the heart of the Australian team is Robyn Johnston, our Customer Service Manager for Australasia.

    01 September 2020

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    Simulation training for improving technical skills in obstetric emergencies

    In maternity care, most maternal deaths occur during the intrapartum period and most complications cannot be predicted. Timely diagnosis and appropriate response require considerable skill to prevent death.

    12 August 2020

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    C-Section section: Procedure, statistics and solution

    Cesarean delivery (also referred to as a C-section) is a surgical procedure used to deliver a baby through either vertical or horizontal incisions in the abdomen and uterus.

    03 August 2020

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    People Project - Meet Darryl

    Darryl Wicks is the longest serving member of the production team at Limbs & Things. Considering he started in 1996, he’s actually one of the longest serving employees across the entire business. In fact, it means that for 80% of Limbs’ existence, Darryl has been an integral part of the production team.

    01 August 2020

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    The Importance of Uterine Compression Sutures

    It is estimated that Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) may occur in up to 7.9% of women undergoing vaginal delivery and 6.75% of women delivering by cesarean section.

    15 July 2020

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    NEW Dark Skin Tones Available

    At Limbs & Things we have been working on widening our range of products that are available in dark skin-tones as well as light.

    13 July 2020

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    People Project - Meet Cat

    As we celebrate our 30th anniversary at Limbs & Things, it’s important to remember with who the business started with; Margot Cooper, a medical illustrator. 30 years on and medical illustration is still as key as ever as the innovations keep flowing. The medical illustration aspect now rests with Catherine, and it couldn’t be in a safer pair of hands.

    01 July 2020

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    Identification of labor stages through a Cervical Dilatation and Effacement module

    In normal vaginal deliveries, cervical dilatation and effacement occurs as part of the labor process. Effacement is defined as the thinning of the cervix, and dilatation is the opening of the cervix.

    24 June 2020

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    Proactive approach to prevent maternal deaths from PPH

    Each year, more than 700 women die in the United States from pregnancy related complications; the highest number compared with other high-income countries. Over 77% of these cases are related to postpartum hemorrhage (PPH).

    12 June 2020

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    FLS news

    “The Fundamental Laparoscopic Surgery “ (FLS) was developed by SAGES to teach the fundamental knowledge and technical skills that were specific to laparoscopic surgery with the goal of improving the quality of patient care.

    11 June 2020

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    Supporting training for obstetric emergencies with the PROMPT Flex Range

    Shoulder dystocia is an unpredictable emergency complication that occurs during a vaginal delivery. Although in most cases the baby is safely delivered, where shoulder dystocia is not managed correctly it can lead to serious issues that can be detrimental to the health of both the mother and the baby.

    04 June 2020

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    People Project - Meet Rob

    Rob is one of our Mechanical Design Engineers. It’s a role that sees him and his fellow engineers act as the glue between Operations and Research & Development (R+D). It’s a time-sensitive role, which has its challenges but a position that proves to be extremely rewarding when a project is completed, and a new product is born.

    01 June 2020

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    Nursing Range Update

    We have updated our Nurse Training Range to ensure it includes all our latest products that meet the current training needs for nurses in the United States.

    11 May 2020

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    People Project - Meet Natalie

    It’s been three years since Natalie joined the Limbs & Things family. Initially joining as a temporary member of staff to facilitate Limbs INC’s relocation, Natalie has grown into a role where she is indispensable to the global operation.

    30 April 2020

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    People Project - Meet Dave

    On March 4th 2002, Dave embarked on his first day at Limbs & Things. Plenty of things have changed since then, but Dave still comes to work with the same attitude and smile that he did 18 years ago. Sitting in his impeccably tidy workspace, he beams: “I still enjoy every minute.”

    31 March 2020

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    Care and cleaning of L&T products

    With the outbreak of COVID19 many of our customers have requested more information about how to use and store our products safely

    24 March 2020

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    Meet us virtually

    In order to avoid the further spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, we will not be offering face-to-face demonstrations of our products for the foreseeable future.

    19 March 2020

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    New duo of TruCorp Products

    We are pleased to announce the arrival of two new TruCorp products on our website. Available now are the TruBaby X and TruNerveBlock trainers, which allow trainees to practice different skills in areas such as pediatrics and anesthesia.

    28 February 2020

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    New Android update for PROMPT Flex App

    A new update for Android users with the PROMPT Flex App is now readily available on the L&T website.

    03 February 2020

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    E-commerce update

    31 January 2020

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    New product range: Catheterization Trainer Range

    Limbs & Things improved Catheterization Trainer Range facilitates the teaching of urethral and suprapubic catheterization for all levels of training.

    07 November 2019

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    New product launch: Shoulder Injection Trainer - Ultrasound Guided

    Continuing a long tradition of pioneering developments we are proud to be launching the first Ultrasound Guided Shoulder Injection Trainer.

    01 July 2019

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    Limbs & Things made it to top 100

    This Sunday saw the publication of The Sunday Times SME Export Track for SME companies. Limbs & Things has made it to the top 100. SME Export Track 100 ranks Britain's 100 small and medium-sized (SME) companies with the fastest-growing international sales over the latest two years.

    26 May 2019

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    New product launch: Lumbar Puncture & Epidural Range

    We are proud to announce the launch of the new range of products that offer realistic, repeatable and cost-effective training in the core skills of Lumbar Puncture and Epidural Anaesthesia for both palpation and ultrasound guided techniques.

    04 April 2019

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    New skin pad range — Now available to buy

    One of our most popular ranges, the improved Skin Pads feature a new, more realistic skin texture and unidirectional stretch to mimic the collagen in human skin.

    11 March 2019

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    We Are Launching New Simulation Products at IMSH

    Limbs & Things will unveil the latest training models at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare this month in San Antonio.

    11 January 2019

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    Erb’s Palsy - Better care at birth costs less

    Although births are generally safe in the UK, not all of them are as safe as they could be. The PROMPT Maternity Foundation have launched a video about Erb’s Palsy called Better care at birth costs less, that we were proud to sponsor.

    10 January 2019

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    New product launch: Male Rectal Examination Trainer

    Our brand new trainer offers realistic, repeatable training in the core skill of digital rectal or PR examination.

    15 November 2018

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    Margot Cooper, founder of Limbs & Things scoops the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2018

    On Thursday 13 November during the Gala Awards Ceremony in London, the winner of the 17th Lloyds Bank National Business Entrepreneur was announced as Limbs & Things founder Margot Cooper.

    14 November 2018

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    How can you best manage non-routine birthing scenarios?

    The PROMPT Maternity Foundation video series was designed to demonstrate how to best manage non-routine birthing scenarios.

    19 October 2018

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    Updated Privacy Policy

    We want to inform all our customers that we’ve made an update to our data Privacy Policy. At Limbs & Things we take your privacy seriously and we are committed to protecting any data that we collect concerning you.

    18 October 2018

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    New online account features- now available

    We are very pleased to announce that, along with the launch of the new website, we are making online purchasing easier and quicker than ever before.

    17 October 2018

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    New product launch: Shoulder Injection Trainer - Palpation Guided

    We're delighted to announce the launch of our new Shoulder Injection Trainer - Palpation Guided. Designed in collaboration with clinicians, this simple to set up trainer and companion app combines physical practice with the guidance of technology.

    01 October 2018

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    FLS to become compulsory for OB/GYN physicians in the US

    The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) has announced that all OB/GYN residents will be required to obtain FLS certification before applying for Board status, mandatory in 2020, but likely beginning earlier for those in early residency now.

    26 February 2018

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    New Paracentesis trainer starts shipping

    This new addition to the Procedural Skills range fulfils a fundamental component of core medical training. Developed in conjunction with clinicians and trainers, Limbs & Things has created an anatomically accurate model for the training of both diagnostic and therapeutic techniques of paracentesis.

    30 January 2018

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    New products at IMSH 2018

    We will be launching new products, including the Paracentesis Trainer and the Compression Suture Uterus Module for the PROMPT Flex Birthing Simulator at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) this month in Los Angeles.

    08 January 2018

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    New ATLS 10th edition kit available

    Early next year, the 10th edition of the renowned Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course from the American College of Surgeon (ACS) will become available. The ATLS is now taught worldwide and gives medics a systematic approach on how to care for trauma patients.

    30 November 2017