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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We were delighed to be part of the Irish Delegation @ Medica 2017!
COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a condition that makes it harder for patients breathe. It consists of a group of progressive lung diseases, the most common being Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis however, many people with COPD have both of these diseases.
The symptoms of COPD may be mild at first, beginning with shortness of breath and coughing, though as the disease progresses, it can become increasingly difficult for the sufferer to breathe.
People with COPD may experience wheezing and tightness in the chest, it can also cause coughing that produces lots of mucus, and shortness of breath. There can also be periodical flare-ups where the symptoms become more severe and intense.
Medical research shows that the number one cause of COPD is smoking. According to the European Lung Foundation, about 40 - 50% of lifelong smokers will develop COPD. However, it is possible to develop COPD having never smoked. It is also caused by doing term exposure to chemical irritants such as chemical fumes, air pollution, and even dust particles, this accounts for about 15 - 20% of COPD cases.
There is no complete cure for COPD, but treatment can help ease symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Management of the condition includes reducing exposure to risk factors, e.g. stopping smoking & improving exercise ability.
Medical treatment with bronchodilators is used to help prevent exacerbations or flare ups. Bronchodilators are medications that are taken via a Nebuliser, which converts the medications from liquid to mist – for suffers this can provide a more targeted & effective method of reducing inflammation and increased comfortability during flare ups.
COPD is one of the most common respiratory diseases in Ireland. It usually affects people over the age of 35 & is more prevalent in men.
Approximately 320k people in Ireland have been diagnosed with COPD, but it is thought that there are about 400k people living with the disease who have not been diagnosed. This is because many people who develop the symptoms of COPD do not get medical help because they often dismiss their symptoms as a 'smoker's cough'.
COPD Awareness week is happening for 13-16 November during which various events scheduled nationwide will aim to increase awareness of the disease, check out copd.ie for more details.
Fleming Medical offer a range for Nebulisers under the Medicare brand that are available, below are links to a portable & compressor Nebuliser models -
We are delighted to be partnering with such a worthy cause as the Irish Red Cross who do such fantastic work both in Ireland and further afield.
Our 2017 Christmas Collection includes a range of products ideal for Stocking Fillers/
Teachers Gifts & maybe even pamper yourself!
We will be releasing more Christmas ideas over the next few weeks so keep an eye out!
Party Feet Pamper Pack €9.95 Xmas Survival Pack €17.95
Should you need more information or would like to order please contact us on on 1800 307777 or email@example.com
We are delighted to be showing at this year’s Institution of Fire Engineers 2017 Conference in the Carlton Airport Hotel, Dublin on 18th of October.
We will be showing a range of products from our Emergency Medical Equipment range & you might be in with a chance to win a Medicare Irish Red Cross HSA Workplace First Aid Kit worth €50.00.
Fleming Medical and the Royal College of Surgeons have collaborated with the RCSI’S new medical education building at 26 York Street with the patronage of an In-Patient Simulation Room - this collaboration has contributed to the RCSI’s vision of the future of medical education and surgical training.
The new building has been designed to help RCSI graduates, trainees and practioneers develop and hone their skills using the latest medical technologies available in a state-of-the-art environment.
Mark Fleming, MD Fleming Medical said “We are delighted to be part of such a pioneering project such as 26 York St. where future healthcare professionals will have access to state-of-the-art simulation equipment”.
The new medical education building has been featured on RTÉ’s ‘Dermot Bannon & The Big Build’ documentary. Filmed over two years the documentary follows the journey of 26 York Street from its first inception, through to design, construction and concludes with the unveiling of a world class healthcare education facility, designed to accommodate lecture theatres, an auditorium, a gym, a library and state-of-the-art surgical and simulation training facilities.
It also covers how challenges were overcome such as Dublin’s planning regulations and the complexities associated with creating the deepest basement in Dublin.
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Ray O’Brien, Operations Manager, Fleming Medical outside the Fleming Medical In-Patient Simulation Room, RCSI, 26 York St.
We will be at The UK Pharmacy Show in the NEC Birmingham from Sunday the 8th to Monday the 9th of October & would love you to pop by!
At the show we will feature core products from our First Aid, Sports Therapy, Diagnostics & Footcare ranges - all will be on display for you to see, touch and feel & maybe trial (ouch those sore feet!).
Our UK Sales Team will be there to answer any questions you may have regarding our extensive product range.
We hope you will be able to visit us at the show and look forward to welcoming you.