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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
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
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
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
When responding to a medical emergency, it is vital that all of the necessary equipment is easily accessible in order to be able to deliver effective treatment. Without somewhere to put all your medical supplies, you may end up wasting time trying to find the equipment you need. Organisation is crucial and if you’re not organised, you won’t be as effective as you could or should be. Here at DS Medical, we stock bags and pouches made only by brands that we trust completely, such as 5.11 Tactical, Thomas, StatPacks... Read More