Unfortunately, due to severe supply constraints, we are currently not accepting any more RAT (Rapid Antigen Test) orders from the General Public, from New Customers, or from Non-GP Customers. Our focus is to support our existing GP Customers – as frontline Healthcare workers. Stock will be allocated as available. Only existing GP account holders can still place RAT orders once logged in. We recommend checking our website weekly as this might change if additional stock becomes available. Thank you for your understanding. For Team Medical GP Customers, please continue to plan ahead as backorders are being processed as dedicated stock arrives. At this stage, we cannot accept new GP customer account requests for the sole purpose of purchasing Rapid Antigen Tests.
NeedleCalm™ is a single-use adhesive pad designed to promote
comfort and minimise the perception of pain associated with needle related
• Venepuncture including pathology collection & IV cannulae
• Intramuscular and subcutaneous injections
• Cosmetic injections
How does Needlecalm Work?
is secured to the patient’s skin no more than 5cm above the anticipated site of
the needle immediately prior to the procedure.
device applies light pressure and a mild cooling sensation to stimulate the
skin at the injection site.
on the gate control theory of pain, the sensation produced by NeedleCalm on the
skin blocks the flow of pain signals to the brain.
Bring calm, comfort and ease to your needle-related procedures with NeedleCalm:
·Developed by nurses
·Suitable for children and adults
·For use on multiple injection sites
·Use immediately prior to needle insertion
eliminating the need for lengthy waiting times
·When refrigerated prior to use, clinical
studies show that a combination of cooling and blunt skin contacts points creates an additive effect in
activating gate control.
·A more cost-effective solution when compared
with other pain management solutions.
1. Data collated from various sources, available upon request
2. Wright, S (2009): Fear of Needles – Nature and Prevalence in
General Practice, Australian Family Physician, 38(3), March 2009
3. Taddio et al (2012): Survey of Prevalance of Immunization Non –
Compliance due to Needle Fears in Children and Adults. Vaccine 30. 4807 – 4812,
quoted in Sakaguchi, CP (2014): Identifying Design Opportunities through a
Cultural Understanding of Medical Needle Use, Fear and Pain within the United
States and Developing Nations, Honours Thesis