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ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 Certification

Medisave is proud to have achieved both ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 certification in a recent audit!

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What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 is a quality management system that can be gained to demonstrate our commitment to quality, no matter whether we provide products or services to our customers. Through certification our business will implement processes and practices for the purpose of improving productivity, reducing costs and increasing customer satisfaction. Continue reading ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 Certification

Combat Counterfeits with the Authorized Littmann Stethoscope Distributor Programme

Counterfeit stethoscopes may compromise clinical diagnosis warns global manufacturer 3M. An extended distributor registration programme across West Europe guarantees the validity of your Littmann stethoscope purchase.

Recently featured on the BBC’s Fake Britain programme (Series 7, Episode 10), the trade in fake stethoscopes is putting lives at risk and may impact on the diagnosis of potentially life-threatening conditions.

As a medical professional, you need your tools of the trade to perform to the highest standards – and that’s why you choose a Littmann brand stethoscope from 3M, synonymous with acoustic excellence. But do you take the same care about where you purchase your Littmann stethoscope from?

A convincing counterfeit stethoscope with a fake serial number.
A convincing counterfeit stethoscope with a fake serial number.

The Internet abounds with auction sites offering Littmann stethoscopes at bargain prices – often at 30 to 40 per cent lower than the recommended retail price.  The seller may also advertise high volumes of available stock.  But whilst everybody likes a bargain, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.  Some offerings may also get close to the retail price and further fool you into thinking you are getting a genuine product.

Fake stethoscopes are becoming more sophisticated and closer in appearance to the genuine article. To other than an expert eye, the stethoscope will likely look real, with a branded box, current colour of tubing, Littmann chestpiece logo, soft-sealing ear tips and product information leaflet. It may also carry a lot number, serial number and fake CE mark as well. But what about its performance?

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Lighting in the Medical Field. Get the Best Out of Your Equipment.

Of all the things doctors, office managers, and their employees have to consider when it comes to running an efficient medical clinic, lighting is certainly not the first thing that comes to mind. But proper lighting both in the office and the operating room can make a huge difference. It affects everything from the mood of your patients and staff to your success on the operating table.

This is because light has a profound effect on people – visually, biologically, and emotionally. Proper lighting even reduces costs and pollution. But while this importance has always been there, with the 2013 EU ban on Halogen lights many hospitals and clinics are currently asking themselves what their options are going forward. For these reasons, it’s crucial to understand how to choose the right lighting solutions. Continue reading Lighting in the Medical Field. Get the Best Out of Your Equipment.

Top 5 Essential New Year’s Resolutions for Practice Managers

The New Year is always a great moment to pause and evaluate yourself. A great way for practice managers to start the year right is by asking: how has this year been for me as a medical practice manager? Do I need to improve on the efficiency and quality of my work? By taking concrete steps, you can be a better practice manager in your hospital or clinic. This can make your job less overwhelming and more enjoyable.

So whether you are about to wrap up your personal New Year’s resolutions list or are not planning on making one at all, read on. We’ve got something interesting and helpful for you. Continue reading Top 5 Essential New Year’s Resolutions for Practice Managers

Top 5 Benefits of Being a Multilingual Nurse

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The ability to read, write, and most importantly, speak, a second language is a skill which is desired in virtually every career. But in healthcare, bilingual and multilingual nurses are a particularly hot commodity.

Obviously, English is the native language of countries like the United Kingdom and the United States, but that doesn’t mean everyone residing is an English speaker. In the UK alone, it’s estimated that more than 8% of the population doesn’t speak English as a primary language. Additionally, more than 138,000 people speak no English at all. And those are only the people who can be counted! When factoring in undocumented immigrants that number can almost double.

Although Polish is the most common language after English, there are still many residents and visitors that speak Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Arabic, French, Chinese, Portuguese, sign language, and more.

All of these people will at some point or another need healthcare services. This is where the value of being a bilingual nurse really comes in. Here are a just a few of the many advantages you will have as a nurse that speaks multiple languages: Continue reading Top 5 Benefits of Being a Multilingual Nurse

UK Nurses Need Holistic Solutions for Workplace Stress

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Nurses are facing some of their toughest times to date. In recent months the UK nursing industry has been involved in NHS strikes over pay, reports of understaffed wards, and a looming bed crisis.

On a personal level, nurses are working long hours on shift rotation, yet their hard work in the public sector is unrewarded financially and a lack of social support fuels the risk of burnout. These contributing factors lead to increased strain on nurses whose role it is to care for others. Before they can do this, it’s important that nurses take time to care for themselves. Here are our best tips for nurses on coping with and reducing stress. Continue reading UK Nurses Need Holistic Solutions for Workplace Stress

4 Reasons Why Med Students Should Limit Google Searches and Internet Use

If you were to plot on a pie chart your next home study session and the time you set aside to cram, how much of that time would be spent using Google or other internet search engines? In the age of e-learning, digital submission of work and online research, study books can take somewhat of a back seat, but is this a good way for us to learn? Is it helpful when we have exams?

We give you four valid reasons why medical students should remember that Google is only a gateway, and that the internet can inhibit study as well as enable it. It’s important to step away and find other creative ways to learn medical terminology or cram for exams, so here are some helpful ideas on how to aim for the right balance. Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Med Students Should Limit Google Searches and Internet Use

Picking the Perfect Gift for a Medical Student

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Choosing an appropriate gift for a med student can be hard and should be based on thoughtfulness and consideration. Taking into account individual preferences is also important, as different students emphasize different aspects of life. Some tend toward the materialistic, others prefer intellectual or artistic presents, and still others prefer to collect experiences rather than objects. Ideally, a present should cater to the needs and tastes of the person receiving it rather than express those of the person offering it. Also don’t ignore their passion for medicine and future medical career. So take a look at these tips to finding a perfect gift for the med student in your life! Continue reading Picking the Perfect Gift for a Medical Student