Neo-Slip was created by Neomi Bennett, a nursing graduate from Kingston University and a registered nurse. Neomi was inspired to create an anti-embolism stocking aid after repeatedly seeing patients struggling to put on their anti-embolism stockings. One elderly lady, too afraid to ask her nurse for help to apply the stockings, had resorted to simply using them as curtain ties!
It’s important that medical aids are easy to use and comfortable to apply as far too many people neglect wearing their stockings because they are incapable of applying them. After seeing many nurses and patients struggling to apply compression stockings, Neomi started to experiment with different materials in the hopes of creating a product to help in the application of tight anti-embolism stockings. The result? Neo-Slip.
Anti-embolism stockings work by compressing the ankle and the leg, thereby aiding the circulation of blood around the body. In order to provide this compression, the stockings must be extremely tight, which can make it difficult for many patients to put them on. Neo-Slip is an easy and affordable solution to this problem: it simply slips over the foot and ankle, making it far easier to slide the stocking up the patient’s leg.
If you’re surprised by such a simple solution to such a widespread problem, you’re not the only one.
Neo-Slip has already received acclaim in the UK, winning Eleven awards for its ingenuity and efficacy.
As a winner in the Royal College of Nursing Awards and finalist of the Patient Safety Awards,
Neo-Slip is beginning to gain recognition as a revolutionary new medical aid as one which will hopefully go on to save many lives.