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  • Urgent Product Recall – Important Safety Notice - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    from the Debenhams website It has come to our attention that the toggles on our boys J by Jasper Conran cable knit cardigans and jumpers have fallen below our rigorous quality standards and may become detached This could cause a potential choking hazard Debenhams is recalling these products as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of its customers The products concerned are 7335111 CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN Age 2 3 Years 23 00 7335112 CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN Age 3 4 Years 23 00 7335114 CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN Age 4 5 Years 23 00 7335115 CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN Age 5 6 Years 23 00 7335109 CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN Age 12 18 Months 20 00 7335108 CABLE KNIT CARDIGAN Age 18 24 Months 23 00 7335124 CABLE KNIT JUMPER Age 2 3 Years 21 00 7335125 CABLE KNIT JUMPER Age 3 4 Years 21 00 7335126 CABLE KNIT JUMPER Age 4 5 Years 21 00 7335127 CABLE KNIT JUMPER Age 5 6 Years 21 00 7335123 CABLE KNIT JUMPER Age 12 18 Months 18 00 7335122 CABLE KNIT JUMPER Aged 18 24 Months 21 00 These products have been available in UK and ROI Debenhams stores and online at Debenhams com and Debenhams ie between 16 June and 6 December 2013 and were available in both grey and cream Customers who have purchased any of these products or received them as a gift are asked to please stop using them immediately and return the item to any Debenhams store for a full refund No other products are affected by this recall Please be assured that the safety and performance of our products is always our primary concern Customers with any queries concerning the product recall should contact Customer Services on UK 08445 616161 ROI 00 353 1890 946 779 We apologise for

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  • Medicore Medical Services - Recent blog posts - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    a manikin and led through a scenario where the manikin is critically ill If a predetermined algorithm is followed the scenario inevitably ends with the patient making a good recovery It is almost unheard of for the scenario to result in death unless the student makes a catastrophic error Even in those cases the scenario is usually stopped before things get too far out of control The reality is that in real life depending on the environment a high proportion of these patients will not survive even if they receive high quality care Yet this fact is not commonly reflected in resuscitation training scenarios It could be reasonably argued that none of us Tags paediatrics training resuscitation Rate this blog entry 5 Share this article Continue reading 1099 Hits 0 Comments No Pain No Gain No Thanks Medicore ie Thursday 18 June 2015 General Justin Schmidt allowed himself to be stung by over 78 different species of insect so he could compile a pain index of which ones hurt the most All in the name of science Justin Schmidt is an American entomologist co author of Insect Defenses Adaptive Mechanisms and Strategies of Prey and Predators and creator of the Schmidt Sting Pain Index This pain index is a score given to the pain of an insects sting This has lead Schmidt to study hundreds of insects from all over the globe As a result over the course of his academic career he as been stung by most if not all of the creatures he has studied He categorised the intensity of the pain on a scale of 0 4 where 0 was no pain and 4 was said to be Traumatically painful The pain index 0 No Pain 1 Pain so slight as to constitute no real deterrent 2 Painful 3 Rate this blog entry 1 Share this article Continue reading 851 Hits 0 Comments Ambulance Service Recruitment Medicore ie Monday 25 May 2015 General This position is currently closed more information will be posted when the position re opens Tags Ambulance Rate this blog entry 1 Share this article Continue reading 608 Hits 0 Comments Safety Notice Lifepak 1000 Defibrillator Medicore ie Monday 21 July 2014 General Physio Control has identified a software malfunction in the LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator which results in the Readiness Display indicating a low battery charge when it should indicate a very low battery charge When the battery reaches very low battery charge the device will correctly indicate this state in the Readiness Display However due to the software malfunction following the next daily auto self test the Readiness Display will incorrectly indicate a low battery charge Batteries at both low and very low state of charge must be replaced with a fully charged battery All LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillators with software version 2 42 or lower are impacted by this issue Customers with devices using batteries that are greater than 3 years of age or who use their devices frequently are more susceptible to

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  • They're Not Dead Until They're Warm and Dead - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    They re Not Dead Until They re Warm and Dead Tuesday 02 July 2013 Medicore ie Resuscitation 25330 Hits Comments A recent case report in the Prehospital and Disaster Medicine Journal documents the return of spontaneous circulation in a surfer pulled from the water by a rescue team some 90 minutes after entering Drowning Hypothermia and Cardiac Arrest An 18 year old Woman with an Automated External Defibrillator Recording This report describes the case of an 18 year old woman who was found in the sea suffering from cardiac arrest and hypothermia 90 minutes after she entered the water to swim The rescue team used an automated external defibrillator to record prehospital management This recording showed an isoelectric electrocardiogram followed by a ventricular fibrillation an unsuccessful defibrillation and lastly a return of spontaneous circulation with Osborn wave When she was admitted to the intensive care unit two hours later the woman s central temperature was 28 C The case is interesting because of several points First to the best of the authors knowledge this is the only case of cardiac arrest with severe hypothermia followed by a return of spontaneous circulation documented with an automated external defibrillator recording Second the hypothermia is an atypical case occurring in the summer Hypothermia must be considered even in unlikely circumstances such as summer in the south of France when ambient temperatures are high Lastly after three days the patient recovered successfully from cardiopulmonary arrest without cerebral dysfunction Claret P G Bobbia X Dingemans G Onde O Sebbane M de La Coussaye J E Drowning hypothermia and cardiac arrest an 18 year old woman with an automated external defibrillator recording Prehosp Disaster Med 2013 28 5 1 3 Share this article Rate this blog entry 1 Tags ROSC Drowning Defibrillation CPR Cardiac Arrest Wrist

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  • Wrist injury during chest compressions - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    topics relating to medical topics and all things first aid Feel free to get involved Navigation Home Categories Tags Bloggers Team Blogs Archived Posts Calendar Login Username Register Password Forgot Password Remember me Login Font size Subscribe Print Wrist injury during chest compressions Friday 28 June 2013 Medicore ie Resuscitation 44841 Hits Comments A new research paper published in the Journal of Emergency Trauma and Shock has looked at the possible injury to the rescuers wrist while giving chest compressions The article describes the relationship between the amount of force needed to externally compress the chest the required depth and the possible injury to the rescuers wrist namely the scapholunate ligament The amount of force neccessary to compress the chest was recorded as being as much as 644 N newtons which equates to a kilogram force of 65 6 Kgf The article proposes that the forces transmitted through the rescuers wrists in the performance of external chest compressions during CPR are suffice to cause injury to the scapholunate ligament of the rescuer potentially resulting in further cumulative trauma degenerative changes and eventual disability Further biomechanical studies specific to this particular population should be performed The article makes an observation Compensation for worker injury maybe involved No doubt a point of interest for EMS managers everywhere Potential wrist ligament injury in rescuers performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation Robert Curran Sasha Sorr Eva Aquino Department of Exercise Science Brooklyn College of the City University of New York New York United States Share this article Rate this blog entry 1 Tags CPR Cardiac Arrest Ambulance FREE Training Day They re Not Dead Until They re Warm and Dead About the author Medicore ie http www medicore ie View author s profile More posts from author Super User has not set their biography yet Recent posts

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  • Audio: Dramatic 911 Call Details Heroic Measures to Save Baby's Life - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    Prevention Control Dementia Awareness Elderly Abuse Prevention Safe Administration of Medication Training Packages Healthcare Package Hot Contact Us close Call Us 01 685 4466 close svg Medicore Medical Services Blog Welcome to our blog We have set this up a way to discuss topics relating to medical topics and all things first aid Feel free to get involved Navigation Home Categories Tags Bloggers Team Blogs Archived Posts Calendar Login Username Register Password Forgot Password Remember me Login Font size Subscribe Print Audio Dramatic 911 Call Details Heroic Measures to Save Baby s Life Sunday 24 March 2013 Medicore ie Resuscitation 38781 Hits Comments Share this article Rate this blog entry 0 Tags CPR EMS Hands Only Cpr Rescue Breathing Ventilation Video Citizen CPR in action FREE Training Day About the author Medicore ie http www medicore ie View author s profile More posts from author Super User has not set their biography yet Recent posts 18 June 2015 No Pain No Gain No Thanks 25 May 2015 Ambulance Service Recruitment 21 July 2014 Safety Notice Lifepak 1000 Defibrillator 13 May 2014 Surviving Two Hours of Ventricular Fibrillation 25 January 2014 Reunite Lucy the Lion Related Posts Precordial Thump First Aid

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  • FREE Training Day - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    for people who are not currently involved in a voluntary organisation to get some hands on time with equipment and refresh their skills Prerequisites People should be PHECC responder or practitioner People from other healthcare backgrounds such as nurses etc are welcome also What s Involved The day will be broken down into a number of different stations featuring of different skills We will focus primarily on skills practice There wont be any theory learning presented on the course What we will cover Cardiac Arrest and Management Adult Airway Management Lower Limb Splinting Spinal Board and Log Roll Cervical Collar Application and Use Pelvic Splint Outdoor Scenarios Weather permitting What s the Catch There is no catch The training day will be completely free and open to anybody who has a practitioner or responder certificate from PHECC or who is from a healthcare background However we would ask that people get involved We will need a couple of people who can look after various stations So for example if airway management is your thing or you are really good at log roll then we would ask that you look after them We are not looking for you to design power points or lesson plans Just be confident enough to lead people with similar skills or experience to yours through a scenario and be able to provide feedback after For people who are not going to looking after a station we would ask you to bring a packet of biscuits some fruit or a pack of yoghurt s We will provide the tea and coffee If this sounds like something you are interested in then just leave a comment below Also if you would like to see something included let us know Please Register at http www medicore ie training calendar

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  • Chest Compressions during Defibrillation - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    that then most would agree that you are doing in right and using the machine in a safe mannor It is a scenario that has been practised countless times by first aiders responders and practitioners up and down the country Safety Instructors would argue possibly rightly so that there are serious safety risks for people who are in contact with the victim when the shock is being delivered The explanations given usually relate to the passage of electricity through the body and how it is designed to stop the heart This might also say to students that the only time the machine is dangerious is when it is charged and ready to give a shock Think about it we want people to have a certain amount of respect for this machine after all it is going to stop someones heart Let s not mess around with it When using it we need to make sure we do so effectively and safely Research Research published in the American Heart Association Circulation Journal http circ ahajournals org in 2008 1 looked at the electrical current flow through rescuers in direct contact with patients during biphasic external defibrillation The basis of the study was The safety of a rescuer remaining in contact with a patient being shocked with modern defibrillation equipment has not been investigated What they did This study measured the leakage voltage and current through mock rescuers while they were compressing the chests of 43 patients receiving external biphasic shocks During the shock the rescuer s gloved hand was pressed onto the skin of the patient s anterior chest To simulate the worst case of an inadvertent return current pathway a skin electrode on the rescuers thigh was connected to an electrode on the patient s shoulder In no cases were shocks perceptible to the rescuer The average leakage current flowing through the rescuer s body for each phase of the shock waveform was 283 140 microA range 18 9 to 907 microA This was below several recommended safety standards for leakage current What they concluded Rescuers performing chest compressions during biphasic external defibrillation are exposed to low levels of leakage current The present findings support the feasibility of uninterrupted chest compressions during shock delivery which may enhance the efficacy of defibrillation and cardiocerebral resuscitation In Response In response to the study there were a number of letters 2 3 received which raised a couple of issues In the study the rescuers wore gloves in the real world gloves are not always worn The movement of the body during the shock along with the compression force experted by the rescuer might cause injury to the victim and or the rescuer The electrical isolation of the gloves can not always be guranteed as they are manufactured to different standards to different weights and sometimes with different material Further Development There have been other studies that examined the feasability of Hands On defibrillation One particular bovine study looked at the possiblity of using

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  • Heart Attack Symptoms in Women - Medicore Medical Services - Medicore Medical Services Blog
    M D medical director for the Joan H Tisch Center for Women s Health at NYU s Langone Medical Center and an American Heart Association volunteer Instead they may experience shortness of breath pressure or pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen dizziness lightheadedness or fainting upper back pressure or extreme fatigue Even when the signs are subtle the consequences can be deadly especially if the victim doesn t get help right away I thought I had the flu Even though heart disease is the No 1 killer of women women often chalk up the symptoms to less life threatening conditions like acid reflux the flu or normal aging They do this because they are scared and because they put their families first Goldberg said There are still many women who are shocked that they could be having a heart attack A heart attack strikes someone about every 34 seconds It occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely This happens because the arteries that supply the heart with blood can slowly become thicker and harder from a buildup of fat cholesterol and other substances plaque Many women think the signs of a heart attack are unmistakable the image of the elephant comes to mind but in fact they can be subtler and sometimes confusing You could feel so short of breath as though you ran a marathon but you haven t made a move Goldberg said Some women experiencing a heart attack describe upper back pressure that feels like squeezing or a rope being tied around them Goldberg said Dizziness lightheadedness or actually fainting are other symptoms to look for Many women I see take an aspirin if they think they are having a heart attack and never call 999 Goldberg said But if they think about taking an aspirin for their heart attack they should also call 999 Take care of yourself Heart disease is preventable Here are Goldberg s top tips Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider to learn your personal risk for heart disease You can also learn your risk with our Heart Attack Risk Calculator Quit smoking Did you know that just one year after you quit you ll cut your risk of coronary heart disease by 50 percent Start an exercise program Just walking 30 minutes a day can lower your risk for heart attack and stroke Modify your family s diet if needed Check out these healthy cooking tips You ll learn smart substitutions healthy snacking ideas and better prep methods For example with poultry use the leaner light meat breasts instead of the fattier dark meat legs and thighs and be sure to remove the skin Heart attack signs in women Uncomfortable pressure squeezing fullness or pain in the center of your chest It lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back Pain or discomfort in one or both arms the back neck jaw or

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