Sedation Dental Nurses
Sedation Dental Nurses with their R A Medical information packs at the Dental Team Education Centre, Kings College Hospital, London during a recent sedation update day.
New Birmingham Dental Hospital
R A Medical Services recently completed the installation of new Inhalation Sedation equipment for the Birmingham Dental Hospital and School. This will be opening for students and patients in March 2016. The hospital has upgraded its equipment to reflect 21st Century demands by ordering the Matrx Digital MDM although they are retaining the older MDM units already at the old site in order to give the undergraduates access to a range of sedation flowmeters.
The photographs show:
Janet Pickles of R A Medical with Norman Smith, the Hospital Project Manager, in the impressive hospital reception area.
A Matrx Digital MDM in one of the closed surgeries
Christmas Close 2015
R A MEDICAL SERVICES WILL BE CLOSING AT 1PM ON FRIDAY
18TH DECEMBER 2015 AND RE-OPEN AT 9AM ON MONDAY 4TH JANUARY 2016
EMAILS & PHONE MESSAGES WILL BE MONITORED BUT RESPONSE MAY NOT BE IMMEDIATE
MAY WE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO WISH ALL OUR CUSTOMERS
A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE COMING YEAR
Silhouette Nasal Mask
Silhouette Nasal Mask and Circuit
Access to the mouth has been inproved
Advice on Porter Vacuum Block
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
22nd September 2015
RE: PORTER VAUUM CONTROL BLOCK USED WITH A MINISCAV
The porter brown Vacuum Control block is a multi-application item. It can be used in three different ways:
· Connection to an AGS Adapter fit to an Anaesthetic Gas Scavenging System Terminal
· Connection to a High Volume Port on Dental Chair Suction
· Connection to a MiniScav
The first two items have a high suction and in these cases, the VCB is required to reduce the draw on the attached breathing system to the recommended working level of around 45 L/min. This is to prevent fresh gases being 'sucked' out of the system when the patient exhales and the inner liner flapper valve opens.
The Miniscav is different. These units, which are essentially a cased pump, are factory set at a draw level of 46 L/min - and in this case, the VCB is therefore only used as solid connection between the breathing system and Miniscav inlet. The black bobbin will not lift or adjust, but merely 'quiver' in the base of the channel. This, taken into conjunction with the quiet 'hiss' that can be heard at the nasal mask is the indication that everything is operating correctly.
This does mean that regular, documented maintenance on the MiniScav is vital, to ensure it is operating at the correct draw. The current service protocol for a MiniScav unit is:
Year 1 - service check on customer site.
Year 2 - service exchange of unit. This consists of a workshop serviced unit brought along by the engineer attending and 'swopped' for the existing 2 year old unit. The maintenance programme allows for repairs, service and upgrades that would not be able to be accomplished in the field.
BDIA - NEC October 2015
Attending the BDIA Dental Showcase this year? Why not plan in a visit to the R A Medical Services Ltd E135 where you will be able to view our comprehensive equipment range, talk to our friendly staff or attend a 20 minutes vCPD lecture on a variety of topics including:
IACSD: The latest guidelines - up to the minute news by Richard Charon
Scavenging Overview: Stay Safe & Comply by Janet Pickles
IS as a Practice Builder - The Benefits: 8000 cases on... by Richard Charon
IS Equipment Overview - The options and how to get started - by Janet Pickles
These will run throughout the three Show Days at regular intervals from Stand E135 - all welcome. Times available from the Show Guide.
DAMAGE CAUSED BY CLEANING WIPES
It has recently become apparent that the use of cleaning cloths with excess moisture are causing damage to R A machines - Analogue MDM's in particular. The liquid is seeping into the interior of the machines and flowtubes. This has various detrimental and damaging effects to the internal seals, valves and flowmeter tubes which will require workshop repair. Great care should be taken to only use MOIST cloths with no excessive liquid - i.e. squeeze out any excess liquid from the cleaning cloth prior to applying the the machine. The R A Head should then be gerntly polished with a clean, dry cloth.
If obvious liquid is observed inside the front perspex cover or flow tubes then this unit should be taken out of service immediately and the service provider contacted. This is termed as accidental damage/customer mis-use and would not be covered under the equipment service warranty. A return to workshop is indicated as the whole unit has to be stripped down and dried out - replacing all damaged components - before it can be returned to service.
BDIA Certified Members of the BDIA Code of Practice
R A Medical Services are pleased to announce that they are Certified Members of the BDIA Code of Practice for Dental CPD.
In order to confirm with requirements a copy of the Code is published here.
Forward notice: We will again be offering CPD verifiable lectures at Dental Showcase October 2015.
These proved extremely popular and well attended in October 2013.
As previously, we will be issuing CPD Certification for those verified as attending a lecture.
Details of times lectures to be run will be published nearer the date of 22nd - 24th October 2015, STAND E135.
SAAD Conference September 2013
On the 21st September 2013, Janet & Chris Pickles attended the SAAD Symposium at the Royal Society of Medicine, London with a small display stand.
Dental Showcase - NEC October 2013
Dental Showcase in October 2013 saw R A Medical presenting the largest ever Show Stand - 60 square metres incorporating a lecture theatre.