Barretstown, a serious fun camp based in Kildare has recently received a sizeable donation of products from Fleming Medical to faclitiate the operation of their onsite ‘Med Shed’.
Barretstown rebuilds the lives of children affected by childhood cancer and their families through a medically endorsed, activity based programme.
The “Med Shed” is Barretstown’s medical centre - it is designed to be a sheltering, friendly environment to provide care for minor injuries, general paediatric problems, and administer oral medications including oral chemotherapy, IV push chemotherapy and factor infusions.
Volunteer doctors and nurses from around the world join Eimear Kinsella, Nursing & Family Liaison Director and for each session during the summer.
Mark Fleming, MD of Fleming Healthcare said “We are delighted to donate to the Med Shed at Barretstown, the work that Eimear and the team do there is fantastic”.
Eimear Kinsella, Nursing & Family Liaison Director said “Having this donation for the med shed is great help for us here in Barretstown as we get geared up for the summer”.
Fleming Medical is setting the standard in Ireland as a key leader in the Manufacture and Distribution of Medical Diagnostic Equipment including Service, Support and Healthcare Consumables with its recently announced ISO 13485:2012 & ISO 9001:2008 certification accredited by the NSAI - National Standards Authority of Ireland. The NSAI has recently issued the certificates after a recent inspection of Fleming Medicals Quality Management System. The awarding of these certificates re-iterates Fleming Medical as a trusted partner for Irish and international pharmacists and healthcare professionals in the delivery of quality diagnostic and treatment products.
"These certificates mean that both healthcare professionals and consumers alike have a guaranteed trust in the products we manufacture and distribute and that they are of the high standards of quality and traceability, we are thrilled to be awarded these NSAI certificates".
Mark Fleming, MD, Fleming Medical.
A very busy few days at Arab Health Expo in Dubai and great interest in our Medicare products! Irish Minister for Employment & Small Business Mr Pat Breen called in to say hello!
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.
Although two and a half times the size of Ireland, in 2011 the area has just one fire engine to service a population of 2.4 million.
FADA has sent 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.
The charity relies solely on donations of supplies and money in order to ship the goods to West Africa.
Mark Fleming, MD of Fleming Healthcare said “We are delighted that we could help out such a worthy cause, all the team in FADA do great work for the people of Niger”.
Brendan McCoy, FADA said “On behalf of the charity we are so thrilled to have such a large donation from Fleming Medical, the donation in its entirety will be of such great use to the people of Niger”.
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What is an AED machine?
An automated external defibrillator is a portable device that checks the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try restore a normal rhythm can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AED are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest.
Why do you need an AED?
Thousands of people unexpectedly die from cardiac arrest in Ireland each year. Often the first symptom is sudden collapse where the patient is not breathing and has no heartbeat. When a patient is suffering a cardiac arrest CPR and early defibrillation is the only effective treatment for this event. AED`s work by looking for and treating electrical disturbances that can occur during a cardiac arrest. An automated External defibrillator is now a common piece of first aid equipment in sporting venues in Ireland in recent years. It is important for your club to have a defibrillator due to tragic events of unexpected cardiac arrest. Having an AED at your sports club is not just important for your sports club but a useful resource for your community which could save someone life or even your life.
How to use an AED?
There are many clips on YOUTUBE on the different or in the case of Fleming Medical we have our library of videos to demonstrate how to use the AED safely. However it is recommended that you receive the correct training from your service provider on how to use the AED.
These are the key areas to remember
Accessible It is imperative that the AED is accessible by anyone, at any time when the facilities of the club are in use. These are the key questions you need to ask. • Proximity to playing areas • Proximity to dressing rooms / medical rooms • Is access available at all times? • Is the device secure • The AED should be located in one place preferably indoors and all the members of the club should be aware of it location. • When dealing with a club with multiple locations more than one AED may be required.
Charged G5 which Fleming Medical recommends for large sporting & community groups is the Schiller G5. The G5 battery is one of three AEDs on the market that uses a medical grade battery, but it is the only one that can guarantee minimum of 4 years operational life; the others have a 2 year operational life. 2. It is important to note that HRPA recommend that your AED machine is serviced once a year.
Trained: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an AED are lifesaving skills that can be learned in a short timeframe. It is important to ensure that you are trained to use the AED machine.
At Fleming medical we can offer you training. Demonstrations will be provided by Fleming Medical please return the card attached to arrange a demonstration or alternatively call the healthcare team on 061-304600 where they will be delighted to assist you.
Enterprise Ireland Middle East, the regional arm of the Irish government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets, marks its fifth year at Arab Health with a significant increase in the number of healthcare companies under its umbrella.
Irish and Dutch researchers have developed the world’s first “smart dressing” set to revolutionise wound care. Medics will be able to monitor patients’ wounds without having to remove the dressing when it becomes commercially available in 2017. It is the result of a successful collaboration between Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Fleming Medical in Limerick and the Holst Centre/ TNO in the Netherlands. The smart dressing, called DermaTrax, contains sensors that monitor conditions in a patient’s wound, including temperature, moisture and acidity. Nurses and other medical staff can be alerted to the possible presence of infection and other healing issues without having to remove the dressing. The miniature sensor module has been developed by Tyndall, Ireland’s largest research centre that specialises in information and communications technology hardware and systems.
Tyndall has been working on the project with Fleming Medical, a leading medical equipment provider and the Holst Centre, experts in wireless sensor technologies. DermaTrax will monitor the condition of the wound and the dressing itself, relaying information to a nurses’ station via a wireless link. Chief executive of Fleming Medical, Mark Fleming, said DermaTrax would revolutionise current wound care practice where the dressing is manually removed and the wound visually inspected. “This is time consuming for the nursing staff, uncomfortable for the patient and disturbs the natural healing process,” he said. “This hi-tech dressing will generate savings in healthcare costs, due to reduced clinical inspection time and shorter hospital stays as a result of faster wound healing,” he said.
Mr Fleming said they now had a working prototype and wanted to develop it commercially. “We will also have a version available from pharmacies, with patients reimbursed under the drugs payment scheme,” he said. Head of information and communications technology for health at Tyndall, Paul Galvin, said the project would increase Ireland’s standing as an international hub for medical device research and development. Programme manager at Holst Centre/ TNO, Jeroen van den Brand, said one of its activities was developing health patches that measured various vital signs so the smart dressing fitted perfectly within the scope of the research. The project, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020, is also supported by Enterprise Ireland.