9th – 11th March 2013 saw the Medisave USA team attend the ACC13 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center in conjunction with 3M Littmann. Focussing on the transformation of cardiovascular care – from discovery to delivery, thousands of delegates attended the session learning about the latest developments in cardiology while combining the sunny atmosphere of the west coast city famed for its Golden Gate Bridge and infamous penitentiary Alcatraz.
UK colleagues joined the USA team and together with representatives from 3M Littmann from as far as China, UK, and Australia liaised with thousands of delegates from across the globe to advise the advantages of buying a Littmann stethoscope. With the added benefit of personalisation on the spot, the stand was surrounded by cardiology specialists fascinated to view their new stethoscope being engraved with our latest engraving technology.
The usual buzz surrounded the electronic models – particularly the Littmann 3200 with its 12 track recording facility. And of course, the colour tubing and new finishes on Cardiology models caused inevitable curiosity. With smoke finishes, brass, and rainbow editions, queues bordered the stand eager to obtain their latest Littmann.
All in all a great success for the team, and 3M Littmann working in unison to promote the professionals choice in stethoscope. Check out the photos below!
On Tuesday 22nd May 2012, Medisave were delighted to support Riester at the British Hypertension Society Clinical Education Meeting for Primary care at the Institute of Child Health in London. Intending to support best practice and successful implementation of evidence based management and guidelines, the meeting has attracted over 1,400 GP’s Primary Care Cardiovascular leads, Lead pharmacists and nurses.
The programme was based on new developments in the assessment and treatment of hypertension in the community and aimed to consider pragmatic approaches to reducing cardiovascular disease and to achieve targets, including recent advice regarding use of ambulatory monitors.
In the afternoon Professor of Primary Care Research Richard McManus of the University of Oxford discussed the merits of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in Primary Care. Alongside demonstrating Riester aneroid sphygmomanometers like the new E-Mega and diagnostic products such as the Ri-LED, a keen interest was shown in the ambulatory monitors such as the Omron M24/7, the A&D ABPM TM-2430 and the Welch Allyn 6100s – particularly in the wake of the recently released NICE Hypertension guidelines advising each GP surgery to keep at least one ABPM monitor in situ. It also gave us a chance meet with the makers of the revolutionary ABPM device the BPro Wrist ABPM with Software which proved a big success with the delegates and an item which we now are pleased to stock and sell. All in all a successful day for Riester and Medisave and the opportunity to discuss current recommendations and procedures with those at the forefront of the latest assessments.