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News Article | May 11, 2017

On May 17, Parsons Fashion will celebrate the 2017 graduating class of over 300 emerging designers and fashion professionals at a VIP reception and multi-level exhibition from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. This year’s exhibition endeavors to empower graduates to innovate, experiment, and discover their unique voices amidst social, cultural, and political shifts that directly affect women, immigrants, and minorities. Media and VIP are invited to a private viewing and tour of the designs given by the program directors of the Parsons School of Design. The Graduate Exhibition will also feature Norman Norell and student work inspired by his legacy. Norrell is considered the first American fashion designer to compete successfully with French couture. In 1943 he received the first Coty American Fashion Critics Award, and in 1956 he was inducted into the Coty Hall of Fame. The New School Archives’ digital collections include records of his awards, biographical material, press clippings, fashion sketches, photographs, and publicity scrapbooks. Records of several fundraisers organized with Norman Norell's assistance and the Sixtieth Anniversary Dinner, at which Norell received a Parsons Medal, can be found in the Parsons School of Design Alumni Association records. Additionally, the Kellen Design Archives holds 16-mm film reels in which Norman Norell appears as a visiting guest critic at Parsons between 1943 and 1972. Finally, the Parsons Fashion Study Collection holds approximately 25 vintage Norell ensembles, some of which are currently installed at the 2017 Parsons Festival. Cakmak states, “The work exhibited here, curated by the School of Fashion’s program directors in BFA Fashion Design and AAS Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing, represents not only a high level of craft and a diverse range of aesthetics but also a critical awareness to addressing today’s societal issues. What's more, a Parsons education is grounded in social and environmental imperatives, enabling graduates to walk away with a clear understanding of how their work fits into the larger fashion landscape. This end-of-year exhibition showcases the most innovative, responsible, and significant fashion designs of our students,” says Cakmak. The Archive Display will include a Fashion Study Collection of 19th and 20th century couture and ready-to-wear fashion created by a noteworthy group of over 65 influential designers, many of whom have direct Parsons connections as alumni, critics, and instructors. This rare and unique collection of garments was donated to the university by the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art over the course of several years, starting in 2008. This collection highlights the value of hands-on learning. Its presence at Parsons has immeasurable value across schools and curricula and will serve past, present, and future students as well as faculty. Currently in the process of assessment, the school hopes to make the collection available to the fashion industry, academics, and the public at large. Highlights from this collection are on view at the 2017 Parsons Festival and include work by notable designers such as Claire McCardell, Norman Norell, Geoffrey Beene, Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Balmain, and Coco Chanel. Future of Fashion Industry Panel In Conversation with Gary Wassner (CEO of Hilldun Corporation) Moderated by Martin Okner May 17, 5:30–6:30 PM Partner collaborations responsible for supporting the exhibition include AARP, American Woolen Company, Care + Wear, Hela, Hugo Boss, Kering, Lana Reale, Linea Pelle, Luxottica, Parlux, Politecnico Calzaturiero, Safilo, Solstiss, Sophie Hallette, Swarovski, UNFPA, and Zappos. About Parsons School of Design ( - Parsons School of Design at the New School, founded in 1896, is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of art and design disciplines as well as online courses and degree and certificate programs. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century.

A protective cover for an affected area of a patient, particularly associated with an insertion site of a catheter or other puncture or opening in a patients skin, comprising a body portion including an aperture, and a window portion, wherein the body portion and window portion each optionally comprises an antimicrobial composition. Aspects of the present invention provide articles, systems and kits for covering an incision, wound or catheter insertion site with a protective cover, and methods of using and making the protective cover.

Moffitt J.,James Cook University | Bostock J.,St Georges Hospital | Cave A.,Care + Wear
Journal of Public Mental Health | Year: 2014

Purpose: Workplace stress is a particular issue in the fire service. Research suggests this is related to excessive demands, relationships with senior managers, changing roles and exposure to traumatic events. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact on managers of three mental health promotion interventions. First, a locally developed course entitled "Looking after Wellbeing at Work" (LWW), second, an internationally developed training course: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). Third, an hour-long leaflet session (LS). Design/methodology/approach: This study used a random allocation design. In total, 176 fire service line managers were randomly allocated to one of the three training conditions: LWW, MHFA, or a control condition (LS). Participants completed The Attitudes to Mental Illness Scale (Luty et al., 2006) and a locally developed "Mental Health Stigma Questionnaire" pre- and post-intervention. Results were analysed using a MANOVA. Participants were also asked to complete a general evaluation, rating all aspects of the courses from poor to excellent. In total, 30 participants were also chosen at random to conduct telephone interviews about their experience of the course. Results were analysed using thematic analysis. Findings: The LWW and MHFA courses were associated with statistically significant improvements in attitudes to mental illness and knowledge/self-efficacy around mental health, comparing pre- and post-scores, and comparing post-scores of the two training courses with a LS. The general evaluations of the LWW and MHFA courses indicated the mean rating for all aspects of both training conditions was good to excellent. Two themes were identified across the qualitative interviews: participants described they were more able to recognise and respond to mental health problems; and participants described changing attitudes towards mental health. Research limitations/implications: The strengths of this study are the number of participants, random allocation, and multiple facets of evaluation. The quantitative evaluation is limited, as one of the questionnaires has untested psychometric properties. The control condition was limited as it was only offered for one hour, making comparison with two-day training problematic. The qualitative evaluation was useful in gaining descriptive data, however, it may have been possible to conduct a more in-depth analysis with a smaller number of participants. Originality/value: The results from this study indicate that providing training in mental health awareness and promotion was considered helpful, by managers in the Fire Service and had positive outcomes for attitudes and understanding about mental health. While there are limitations, initial results of training in mental health promotion are promising. Such training has the potential to promote the public's mental health and wellbeing, and improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Duckett J.,Care + Wear | Fell P.,Care + Wear | Han K.,Care + Wear | Kimber C.,Care + Wear | Taylor C.,Care + Wear
Emergency Medicine Journal | Year: 2014

Aim: To clinically review the use of basic and advanced airway management techniques within the North East Ambulance Service National Health Service Foundation Trust (NEAS) for cardiac arrests following the introduction of the i-gel. Method: Two retrospective clinical audits were carried out over a monthly period (May 2011 and January 2012) using electronic and paper NEAS patient records. Results: This audit confirmed that a range of basic and/or advanced airway management techniques are being successfully used to manage the airways of cardiac arrest patients. I-gel is emerging as a popular choice for maintaining and securing the airway during prehospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Success rates for i-gel insertion are higher (94%, 92%) than endotracheal (ET) tube insertion (90%, 86%). Documentation of the airway management method was poor in 11% of the records. The Quality Improvement Officers addressed this by providing individual feedback. Conclusions: I-gel shows a higher success rate in cardiac arrest patients compared to the ET tube. Staff who chose to use methods other than i-gel indicated this was a confidence issue when using new equipment. The re-audit indicated an upward trend in the popularity of i-gel; insertion is faster with a higher success rate, which allows the crew to progress with the other resuscitation measures more promptly. Airway soiling and aspiration beforehand have been reasons staff resort to ET intubation. It is anticipated by the authors that igel will emerge as the first choice of airway management device in prehospital cardiac arrests.

Dotchin C.,Care + Wear | Dotchin C.,Northumbria University | Colman A.,Care + Wear | Shanshal Y.,Care + Wear
Age and Ageing | Year: 2010

We present a case report of an 86-year-old lady with pubic ramus and sacral insufficiency fractures who developed extravesical bladder rupture following displacement of the pubic ramus fracture, a very unusual complication. © The Author 2010. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Geriatrics Society.

Bradbury M.,Queen Elizabeth Hospital | Founta C.,Queen Elizabeth Hospital | Taylor W.,Care + Wear | Kucukmetin A.,Queen Elizabeth Hospital | And 2 more authors.
International Journal of Gynecological Cancer | Year: 2015

Objective Both radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy and primary chemoradiotherapy have been shown to be effective in the management of women with stage IB2 cervical cancer. This study aims to review the outcomes related to each treatment modality and the effects of pathological risk factors on overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival. Methods We performed a retrospective study of 92 women with stage IB2 cervical cancer who were treated at the Northern Gynecological Oncology Center (Gateshead, United Kingdom) across a 22-year period between January 1991 and July 2013. Women were divided into those undergoing primary surgery and those undergoing primary radiotherapy/chemoradiotherapy. The main outcome measures were OS and progression-free survival (PFS). Pathological risk factors of survival were assessed using multivariate analysis. Results Sixty-seven women (72.8%) underwent primary surgery, and 25 women (27.2%) had primary radiotherapy/chemoradiotherapy. Thirty-one of 67 women (46.3%) required adjuvant radiotherapy/chemoradiotherapy after surgery because of positive lymph nodes in 77.4% of cases. The median follow-up was 57.5 months (range, 3-137 months). Thirty-two women (34.8%) had disease recurrence: 6 women (16.7%) in the group undergoing surgery alone, 15 women (48.4%) in the group requiring adjuvant treatment after surgery, and 11 women (44%) in the group having primary radiotherapy/chemoradiotherapy. Overall survival and PFS were higher for women undergoing surgery alone (91.7% and 83.3%) compared with women requiring adjuvant treatment after surgery (54.8% and 51.4%) and those having primary radiotherapy/chemoradiotherapy (60% and 56%) (P = 0.0004 and P = 0.005, respectively). Lymph node metastasis was a significant pathological risk factor of OS and PFS in multivariate analysis. Conclusions Most women require adjuvant treatment after surgery because of positive lymph nodes. Because survival outcomes for women requiring dual treatment are similar to those for women undergoing primary chemoradiotherapy, nodal assessment before definitive treatment should guide the management of these women and identify a low-risk group that can be treated with surgery alone. © 2015 by IGCS and ESGO.

Pace S.M.,Care + Wear | Thwaites R.,Cumbria Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust | Freeston M.H.,Northumbria University
Clinical Psychology Review | Year: 2011

The concept of external criticism has been associated with different aspects of Obsessive Compulsive phenomena. The various threads of evidence highlight the potential role of criticism within different areas of the cognitive model of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) with often overlapping ideas. However, the fragmented nature of the findings makes it difficult to identify how or why criticism impacts on OCD. This review collates the existing findings and maps these onto the cognitive model of OCD to provide a better understanding of the potential role of criticism. It proposes criticism could play a role in OCD as a vulnerability factor, but also as a perpetuating factor. Furthermore potential research questions have been generated which could help inform future understanding. Future research should consider the complexity of the concept when defining criticism as well as developing methodological designs which could answer questions of causality. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Care + Wear | Date: 2014-11-04

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Care + Wear | Date: 2014-11-04

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