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Donation of Medical Supplies for West Africa cause

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We recently made a donation of €25,000 worth of medical supplies to FADA or the Fire Ambulance Development Service in Africa.

FADA based in Dublin and led by Fire Fighter, Brendan McCoy is focused on the development and training of a fire rescue service in the Western African country of Niger and specifically to the province of Zinder.

The charity continues to send many shipments of medical supplies & fire engines to West Africa since and has sent crews to teach the local fire rescue teams essential rescue service skills.  It relies solely on donations of supplies and money in order to ship the goods to West Africa.

Brendan McCoy, FADA  said  “On behalf of FADA we are delighted to have such a donation from Fleming Medical, these supplies will continue to help the people of Niger”.

Mark Fleming, MD of Fleming Healthcare said “We are delighted that we could contribute to such a worthy cause, all the team in FADA do great work for the people of Niger”.

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What is Hypertension?

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Hypertension or more commonly known as High Blood Pressure occurs in 1 in 3 adults worldwide. Nearly 65% of people over 50 in suffer from it in Ireland & frighteningly nearly half of this number are unaware of their condition due to that fact that hypertension usually has no symptoms.

 

How does it occur?

Hypertension can occur on its own, particularly if there is a family history, however it can also caused by lifestyle factors such as

  • A diet too high in sodium
  • Over-consumption of alcohol & smoking
  • Being overweight & lack of exercise
  • Stress

Other factors including Diabetes Type 1 & 2, high cholesterol levels & the person being aged over 65 can lead to increased Hypertension.

What can happen?

If it isn’t diagnosed or treated properly, Hypertension will over time lead to a reduction of blood supply to important organs in the body, known as “target organs”. This can result in a heart attack, and eventually heart failure.

Hypertension can also lead to stroke, cognitive impairment, dementia, kidney failure, and even premature death.

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Hypertension - The Silent Killer

A person with hypertension may look well, feel well, and normally won’t have any symptoms, so it often goes unnoticed. The only way to know if you have hypertension is to measure your blood pressure level.

There are two numbers that measure the level of blood pressure, one measures the blood pressure when it is at its highest as its squeezed out of the heart ie the Systolic Pressure and the other is the blood pressure at its lowest when it is flowing back to the heart ie the Diastolic Pressure.

The normal level of blood pressure should be 120 mmhg Systolic over 80 mmhg Diastolic, if your systolic blood pressure is 140 mmHg or higher, or if your diastolic blood pressure is 90 mmHg or higher you technically have Hypertension and it is recommended that you seek treatment from your doctor.

What is the solution?

Treatment of hypertension normally includes pursuing a healthier lifestyle and monitoring blood pressure closely, sometimes in conjunction with taking medications prescribed by a doctor.

Use of a home blood pressure monitor is recommended so that blood pressure can be measured during the day at various times.

Medicare Lifesense BPM range

Medicare’s range of Blood Pressure Monitors (BPMs) enables you to read your blood pressure anytime & anywhere. The BPMs in this range have the facility to upload data to the Medicare Lifesense App which saves all blood pressure readings & creates an easy to read chart to help visualize long-term progress.

The range is available in all leading pharmacies nationwide, as part of our Happy Heart monthly promotion, we are offering special deals on our Medicare A2 & A4 BMP models, click on the images below for more information.

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New High-Tech Schiller ECG installation @ The Hermitage Medical Clinic

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We in Fleming Medical, Ireland’s leading indigenous & trusted partner for Irish healthcare providers have recently been recently supplied and installed a Schiller MAGLIFE Serenity monitor in the MRI Suite at The Hermitage Clinic, Dublin.

Even under stron­gest gradient influence, the MAGLIFE Serenity guarantees highest ECG qua­lity during Magnetic Resonance Ima­ging (MRI) scanning.

The MAGLIFE Serenity monitors all vital parameters during anaesthe­sia in an MRI environment and the system can be totally controlled from outside the Faraday cage.

It provides ECG recording which is based on MR technol­ogy, this procedure reduces the risk of burns as well as signal interfer­ence to a minimum and permits a standardised operation just like in a conventional environment.

The MAGLIFE Serenity is specifically developed for use during anaesthe­sia of adults, children and neonates in an MRI environment and allows for special monitoring during the examination.

Schiller is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of devices for cardiopulmonary diagnostics, defibrillation and patient monitoring - driven by innovation, it is a world leader in the development of cutting-edge medical products of superior quality and precision.

Founded by Mark Fleming 30 years ago in Limerick, we are a leading innovator of healthcare devices and consumables to the Irish healthcare industry.

Please contact Ger Tierney, National Sales Manager on (061) 304600/ (087) 6716933 or ger.tierney@flemingmedical.ie for further information on the Schiller range.

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Get Fit With Great Discount Promotions From Medicare!

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With January nearly over, we think our 'New Year, New You' theme is perfect for you to get back into shape after the recent festivities.
We have a range of promoted products that will be sure to tempt you & help you on your health focused journey, just click on the images below for more product information.

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  WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PACK €99.95   

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SPORTS WARM-UP KIT 25% OFF 

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WRIST ACTIVITY MONITOR 30% OFF

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Fleming Medical to showcase at Arab Health 2018 in Dubai.

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We will be showcasing at Arab Health 2018 from 29th January to 1st of February, the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the Middle East region. The event is expected to welcome more than 4,200 exhibiting companies and 103,000 attendees from 150+ countries.

This will be our 5th year showcasing their Medicare pharmacy confined range of products at Arab Health, we have has signed large contracts in previous years with export partners in Dubai, Oman & Saudi Arabia.

 

We will be part of an Enterprise Ireland delegation travelling to Dubai in the UAE. Enterprise Ireland will host an Irish themed stand for leading Irish healthcare companies at this year’s Arab Health plus additional scheduled Irish business networking events.

Mark Fleming, MD of Fleming Medical said “We are very excited to attend Arab Health this year, this will be our 5 year at the event and we are looking to meeting our existing export partners & exploring new ones in the Middle East region”.

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Fleming Medical donates 10 Powerheart G5 AEDs to Irish Red Cross

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Fleming Medical, owners of Medicare, Ireland’s number one pharmacy confined First Aid brand has recently donated 10 Cardiac Science Powerheart G5 AEDs (Automatic External Defibrillators) to the Irish Red Cross as part of their 3-year partnership agreement.

Cardiac Science’s Powerheart G5 AED is the only AED in Ireland that combines variable escalating energy for customised patient therapy, it also has faster shock times and real time CPR feedback which is key in emergency situations.

The 3-year agreement is in its 2nd year and includes a range of Medicare & Irish Red Cross branded First Aid Kits plus a co-branded range of Plasters & Dressings.

 

Danny Curran, Head of Fund Raising & Commercial Services for the Irish Red Cross said ‘We are delighted with this sizeable donation of AEDs as they are a crucial piece of equipment that we carry in our mobile units in case of cardiac arrest throughout the Irish Red Cross branch network in Ireland’.

Fleming Medical’s Managing Director Mark Fleming said ‘Our Medicare partnership with the Irish Red Cross has delivered over 65 Family First Aid Workshops to over 1,200 family members in pharmacies nationwide in 2017. We would like to thank the Irish Red Cross for their good work by donating 10 of our market leading Powerheart G5 AEDs which we hope will save many lives in emergency situations in the future’.

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Medicare Burn Care features at Oman's National Conference of Burns Prevention & Management

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Our Oman partner, Muscat Pharmacy featured our Medicare burn care product range recently at Oman’s National Conference of Burns Prevention & Management.

Specialist surgeons and other specialty doctors took part in the conference where burn management and dressings were the major topic of discussion at the conference.  Dr. Taimoor Al Bulushi, a renowned Plastic, Craniofacial, Hand & Burn surgeon gave welcome speech followed by presentation by other delegates.

Attendance at the event created strong brand awareness for Fleming Medical & the Medicare product portfolio.

The forum also allowed Muscat Pharmacy attendees to understand the needs of doctors & healthcare providers for burns & dressing & their related demands.

This event showcased both companies as ideal partners in providing world class burn care products in Oman.

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Wishing your the Merriest of Christmases!

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Wishing you and your team the merriest of Christmases!
 
We’d like to thank you for your custom during the year and look forward to working with you and your team next year.
 
Happy New Year and here's to 2018!
 
Kind Regards
 

The Fleming Medical Team

Freephone: 1800 307 777

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Great Practical Gift Ideas for all from Medicare!

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 Below are some practical present solutions that will help with present buying dilemmas!
Please contact us for more Christmassy ideas on
1800 307777/ 061 304600 or pharmacy@flemingmedical.ie

 

 

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 MEDICARE & IRC HOME FIRST AID KIT                 MEDICARE & IRC TRAVEL KIT
 
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Almost 600 defibrillators need urgent updates according to HPRA

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HPRA repeats its calls for owners to check defibrillators

The HPRA has again published a press release calling on all organisations with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to urgently check that the recommended safety and maintenance updates on their device have been undertaken.
This advice follows the identification by the HPRA of some 583 defibrillators in Ireland, incorporating 5 particular models, where a corrective action remains outstanding. 

Since the media campaign in November 2016 257 AED’s have received updates that were outstanding at that time. However AED manufacturers have identified further issues across further models. Of these newly identified actions 92 devices still require upgrades across 2 models.

Most importantly, the HPRA stresses that if an update or other action is identified and communicated by the manufacturer to the owner – through the publication and distribution of what is called a field safety notice (FSN) – then this should be undertaken immediately. Otherwise the AED may not work properly when it is needed. 

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http://www.hpra.ie/homepage/medical-devices/news-events/item?t=/hpra-states-almost-600-life-saving-defibrillators-across-5-brands-require-urgent-updates&id=e9340a26-9782-6eee-9b55-ff00008c97d0

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