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MASK FOR OXYGEN ADMINISTRATION 24/12/2018
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Choosing the best mask for oxygen administration

The overall goal of oxygen therapy is to maintain adequate tissue oxygenation, while minimising the workload for the heart and lungs. The design of a mask can have a significant influence on the amount of oxygen that is delivered to the patient. Selecting the best oxygen administration mask depends on several factors. Design plays an important role in selecting the most suitable device, although clinical assessment and performance needs will ultimately decide what mask should be used. Non – Rebreather Masks For patients who require sustained high-concentration oxygen therapy a... Read More

15/11/2018

Christmas 2018 – Gift Ideas for Medical Professionals

Now the clocks have gone back and winter has arrived, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas and finding the perfect gift for those loved ones in the medical profession. Here at DS Medical, we have a wide range of medical supplies to suit the needs of medical professionals. Take a look below at our Top 5 Christmas Gifts to help you find the perfect present to pop in a stocking or under the tree! 1. ADC Penlight  A diagnostic penlight is essential for any medical professional and we have... Read More

UKRO 2018 challenge 11/10/2018
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Another successful year at the UKRO 2018 National Challenge for DS Medical

DS Medical recently attended this year’s UKRO (United Kingdom Rescue Organisation) event as sponsors for the third year running as well as supporting the Hampshire Extrication & Trauma Team from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. UKRO is a charitable organisation dedicated to improving rescue standards throughout the UK. The rescue organisation focuses on reducing the number of road deaths through vehicle extrication as well as showcasing other rescue disciplines including trauma, line rescue and urban search and rescue (USAR). This year the event was hosted by South Wales Fire and Rescue... Read More

Catastrophic Haemorrhage 08/10/2018
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Controlling catastrophic haemorrhage caused by major trauma

Uncontrolled haemorrhage is one of the leading causes of death following injury. In the pre-hospital sector, it is important to have immediate and reliable equipment available to control an external catastrophic haemorrhage before hospital treatment can be provided. Identification of any catastrophic haemorrhage must be performed as part of the initial assessment to quickly decide the best course of action. The immediate priority is to localise the site of external bleeding by providing compression in an attempt to gain control and stem the bleed. If left untreated, the bleed will... Read More

adc adscope 600 cardiology stethoscope 28/08/2018

Maintaining your Stethoscope

Keeping your stethoscope clean and in good condition is essential for any medical practitioner. Not taking the time to look after your stethoscope can result in it not working properly and the possibility of putting patients at risk. Maintaining you stethoscope is a priority to extend its life and keep it functioning correctly. A binaural stethoscope is made up of eartips, binaural pieces, flexible tubing, a stem, and a chestpiece – each component needs looking after correctly to ensure the stethoscope performs to a high standard, giving accurate results every... Read More

disposable head block 27/07/2018

Disposable Head Blocks for Casualty Immobilisation

When treating a casualty in any emergency situation it is vital that they are moved with care, in such a way that will not worsen any sustained injuries. If the patient has suffered head and/or neck injuries it is important the head is stabilised and kept in the correct position, especially during transport to hospital. Head blocks can provide assistance, supplying firm control of the head whilst helping to maintain proper cervical spine alignment – vital in a life saving situation and a must for any medical immobilisation equipment. Head... Read More

21/06/2018
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Casualty Simulation Training Equipment

Whether you’re learning or teaching, medical training equipment is an essential education tool. It is so important to ensure you have high-quality equipment, that’s why at DS Medical we offer a selection of training manikins, casualty simulation equipment and training aids in order to be able to teach first aid and emergency care and enhance your training. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) technique is one of the most basic, yet vital, medical skills. When basic medical training can save lives it’s essential to have high-quality CPR manikins for training on this important... Read More