I was introduced to the EzyAs™ nearly 2 years ago now. A mutual friend invited me round to her place to watch a demonstration of its use, as she knew that I wear compression stockings for oedema. I was very impressed with what I saw. A few weeks later my friend presented me with one for my birthday, bless her, and I have used it ever since.
I did struggle with the loading at first, until I realized that I was trying to load the stocking inside out. I now find it a breeze, and even take it on holidays and overnight stays as I would be lost without it. It is a great size and fits neatly around my toiletries bag for packing, thus taking no space and protected from breakage as well.
This sturdy little device has made a great difference to the wearing of my stocking.
I can now put one on straight after a shower, even if my leg is still slightly damp. I have quite dry skin, so was loathe to use talcum powder.
It is so much easier to manoeuvre over my ankle and has saved my finger nails from breakages into the bargain.
I have been trialing the use of a half length stocking worn with the full length one, and it is no trouble to put both on, one on top of the other.
Thanks both Barrys for your terrific invention
It really is as easy as! Staff and patient’s alike love this new invention! It is easy to use, easy to clean and very cost effective. At The Northern Hospital EzyAs™ applicators are stored next to our anti embolic stocking supply. When required, staff collect both stockings and applicator. Either staff use the EzyAs™ to apply the stockings, or they teach the patient on how they can do this themselves.
To check skin integrity and for hygiene purposes, stockings must be briefly removed at least twice a day. To ensure good compliance we now keep the EzyAs™ at the patient’s bed-side, either until the stockings are no longer required or the patient is discharged. Staff and patients love using the EzyAs™. It is such an easy solution for such a long-standing problem! You should try it!
Jeannette | Injury Prevention | The Northern Hospital
As an avid fan of ABC TV’s ‘New Inventors’ program, I contacted the inventors, when I saw the ‘EzyAs™ Applicators”! They kindly dispatched a set to me & I introduced ‘EzyAs™’ to my work colleagues immediately.
What a wonderful invention! It’s safe, easy, quick and not painful, for either the nurse or the patient – could’t be better! As a result the Hospital has placed orders for sets of ‘EzyAs™ Applicators’ to be used in all Departments & Wards; from Pre-OP Admission Centre to Cardiac & Orthopaedic wards and many patients have ordered their own too! Thank you to the Hildebrandts for their most thoughtful & useful invention!
Heather | Registered Nurse, Gold Coast, Australia