Our Chairman, Gio Benedetti was delighted last week to donate x4 Airglove units to Glasgow Caledonian University School of Health and Life Science. Our new innovation is currently in use in over 100 hospitals nationwide and will help train our future healthcare professionals, particularly with patients who are undergoing treatment such as chemotherapy and have difficult vascular access.
SHLS Vice Dean Professor Anita Simmers, who has known Mr Benedetti for many years, said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive the Airglove donation from Gio and Green Cross Medico. Having access to this medical kit further embeds the advanced clinical skills of our nursing students and staff. It also strengthens our links with entrepreneurial industry and innovation in Scotland.”
Dr Chris Darbyshire, Deputy Head of Department of Nursing and Community Health, explained how the new devices will help students.
“Airglove thermal warming device will support the learning of our nursing students within a simulated environment to undertake intravenous (IV) cannulations for patients who have difficulties in accessing a vein for obtaining blood samples.
“The use of the Airglove thermal warming device will enhance our students’ clinical skills and allow them to reflect meaningfully on their current practice and ultimately enhance their future competencies as a registered nurse.”