CorrMed has created the Community Nurse Bag which is designed for the specific needs of nurses, providing an organised approach to transporting equipment to their patients. The bag design has had input from frontline staff including community nurses, infection prevention and control (IPC) services and quality teams from NHS Trusts across the UK.
CorrMed liaised with Simon Lines, Matron at SWB NHS Trust, who was very positive and felt the bags would work well for the community nursing teams. They are 100 percent IPC compliant, lightweight, with different carry options and individual pouches.
Simon said: "The nurses needed a bag with compact design which also allowed them to find items easily and quickly. We also needed a solution which was lightweight and easy to manoeuvre. We had looked at a couple of other options but couldn’t find anything out there that would fulfil all our needs.”
The community kit bags include a large boot bag filled with brightly coloured pouches. These customisable pouches are lockable and can be labelled and filled with the medical equipment and dressings required by the team. The pouches can then be individually removed, making it quicker and easier for the community nursing teams to treat patients.
CorrMed provided 240 Community Nurse Bags to the Trust. These were rolled out to district nurses and community palliative care team in mid-June 2023.
Simon added: “We’ve had a very positive and productive experience working with CorrMed. The team has listened to our needs and provided us with a bag that meets all of our requirements. It means our nurses can access the equipment they need with ease and continue delivering excellent care to our patients.”
The kit bags have already been rolled out in a number of NHS Trusts with positive feedback: “We are so excited to use the Community Nurse Stock Bag bundle from CorrMed. It is clear the bags have been designed by community nursing teams. This is going to make our jobs much easier. The pouch system will also reduce stock wastage and reduce unnecessary trips back to the car or stores and all the associated costs.” said, Livewell Southwest, Community Nursing Directorate Manager.
For more information on the CorrMed Community Nurse Bag, please visit: https://www.corrmed.com/community-nurse-bag