Sudden cardiac arrest can happen at any time to anyone and without any warning. When cardiac arrest occurs fast response time and correct CPR procedure are vital for giving the patient a good chance of survival. This is where a defibrillator can make all the difference.
When it comes to choosing a defibrillator you want something that is going to be easy to use, reliable and has a long life, so that it’s available when you need it. The new HeartSine Samaritan® PADs are an excellent range of defibrillators that meet these requirements.
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Have you ever passed a box marked ‘AED’ or ‘life-saving device’ and wondered: “What is a defibrillator?” They’re appearing in public places all over the UK, with the intention of making it easier to prevent deaths from cardiac arrests. As defibrillators become more commonplace, it’s useful to know how they work and how to go about using one.
There are various types of defibrillator. The AED, or automated external defibrillator, is the version you’re most likely to encounter, as it’s these that are appearing on streets and in busy venues such as sports centres and railway stations.
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The new Cardiology IV stethoscope from Littmann sets a new standard for high performance auscultation. It’s now available to buy from Medisave.
Offering superior acoustic performance, this latest model is ideal for medical students, GPs, respiratory specialists, critical care nurses and cardiologists. It’s the product of years of research by the 3M Littmann team that’s been producing world class stethoscopes for nearly five decades.
The Littmann Cardiology IV boasts an entirely redesigned bell with a new, single-piece tuneable diaphragm. This offers high acoustic sensitivity, allowing the user to switch from listening for high frequency sounds to low frequency sounds by adjusting the pressure applied to the chestpiece. In addition to offering superior acoustics, the redesign makes for a smoother, crevice-free surface, making it easier to keep clean.
Continue reading Announcing the New Cardiology IV Littmann Stethoscope
With so many otoscopes to choose from, what’s the difference between a £25 model and one costing ten times as much, if not more? Does it matter what type of light bulb it uses? Should you get an otoscope that uses fibre optics?
To help you answer these questions, we’ve put together this short guide to help you think through selecting the otoscope that’s best suited to your needs and your budget.
Read right to the end, because our summary contains an often-overlooked factor that could make a massive difference to your choice.
Select the most convenient size
Otoscopes come in two different sizes – standard and pocket.
The smallest otoscopes are pen-sized, including a clip to hold them securely in your pocket. Lighter than the full-size models, their construction is normally not as robust, so they’ll probably have a shorter lifespan. Metal pocket clips will generally outlast plastic clips.
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Your stethoscope is your constant companion in medicine, so it’s really important to know how to use it.
While the technology required to listen in on our internal noises is very simple, learning how to perform effective auscultation takes a while. The sooner you learn to use a stethoscope effectively, the sooner you’ll be on your way to understanding the sounds made by the human body.
Different types of stethoscope
While they all perform the same function, a variety of different stethoscopes have been developed for various specialties. Some are designed specifically for cardiology or paediatricians. General purpose stethoscopes are ideal for students and nurses, while electronic stethoscopes can enhance traditional auscultation through the use of digital technology. Continue reading How to Use a Stethoscope
Like so many tools of the trade, your stethoscope is really easy to use but takes practice to master.
Auscultation (listening to internal sounds made by the body) has been medical practice for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years, but the science advanced rapidly with the invention of the stethoscope in the early nineteenth century.
Now Littmann, pioneers in stethoscope design and use for over 50 years, have launched a unique, interactive learning experience that will benefit a new generation of medical students.
For a limited period, this new experience, the 3M Littmann Learning App, is entirely free when you buy a new Littmann stethoscope. Continue reading Medical Students Benefit from New Interactive Littmann Stethoscope App
At Medisave we are very excited to unveil our new, expanded range of Premium Ballistics
Stethoscope Cases! Our best-selling range of Classic and Cardiology stethoscope cases are now available in four new stunning colours: Smoke, Royal Blue, Teal and Red to give you great style and excellent protection for your stethoscope!
Why Use a Ballistics Stethoscope Case?
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Medisave is excited to share that we have increased our Littmann Stethoscope range EVEN FURTHER. Our 3M Littmann Cardiology III is now available in Ceil Blue and Coral Pink!
The Cardiology III has exceptional versatility and outstanding sound quality. With its superior construction, double-sided, three function chestpiece and 3M’s ‘ Tunable Technology’, this stethoscope is a key diagnostic aid in the physical assessment of both adult and paediatric patients.
Let your Littmann Stethoscope compliment your personal style by choosing from the wide range of colours we have on offer. Why not personalise your scope even further and take advantage of our laser engraving service?
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