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Donation to Cycle Response Unit

Medisave are pleased to share that we have just donated a number of items to our local Cycle Response Unit!

The Cycle Response Unit can be sent to any 999 call. They can be faced with child births, cardiac arrests, road traffic accidents, road traffic collisions, assaults, overdoses and strokes (to mention just a few!).

 

Matt Care, Lead Paramedic based at Weymouth Ambulance Station, said, “The CRU is just one of the additional measures we have in place in preparation for the Olympic and Paralympics Sailing Events. 

 

Matt came to collect the donated items; a Nonin 9590, Riester Ri-LED Diagnostic Set and Black Littmann 3200 Electronic Stethoscope. We also personalised the scope with ‘Weymouth CRU’ using our stethoscope laser engraving.

 

The donation of the equipment, totalling approximately £600, will be used operationally by the Cycle Response Unit this summer season and beyond.


“This top-of-the-range 3M Littmann electronic stethoscope will be of great use when assessing patients in noisy environments such as at a live music venue or on Weymouth Carnival day. The stethoscope electronically amplifies the sounds and even has the ability to record sounds for immediate playback”. 

 

We are very pleased to be able to support such a worthwhile scheme. We have supported the Weymouth CRU on a number of occasions and being a local company we see the massive benefit the CRU will bring to Weymouth during the very busy Olympic/Summer period. We are a global organisation with branches in the US, Canada and New Zealand. However, Weymouth is our home town and we are especially proud of being able to support the local community with this donation.


Medisave and Riester attend BHS Clinical Education Meeting for Primary Care

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.