Digital Media apprentice Tom Drummond joined the Medisave team at the end of October 2015. MD Graham Wright quickly established that Tom’s skills would be ideally used in the creation of product videos and extending our product photo portfolio.
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?
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?
We’re pleased to announce that we have now opened a fourth overseas branch of Medisave! We now have a sales office in Dublin, Ireland which will help us ship orders out to Europe much more effectively.
Not only that, we also have a brand new website to go with it – click here to visit the new and improved Medisave Ireland website!
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.
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.
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.
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→
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?
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→