From time to time we will publish information about various events; conferences, exhibitions, sponsorship or anything else that we feel may be of interest to our customers.
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 15:23
Regarding the use of 200 bar oxygen Medical Gas Cylinders with Inhalation Sedation Equipment
On the 14th January 2013 the MHRA issued a Medical Device Alert Ref: MDA/2013/002 warning about the use of medical oxygen and medical air cylinders filled to 200 atmospheres (200 bar). The alert was aimed at all medical, technical and nursing staff responsible for handling or attaching medical oxygen cylinders to medical devices and warned of risk of serious injury to staff and patients. The MHRA Device Alert instructs all users to check the cylinder label before use to ensure the cylinder gas and pressure are appropriate. They also state that before connecting these 200 bar cylinders to medical devices staff must confirm that it is safe to operate at this higher pressure by checking the instructions for use, or contacting the manufacturer.
In February 2013 R A Medical Services had suspicion to believe a faulty inhalation sedation machine, last serviced in January 2013, but reported as malfunctioning, had been connected to one of these cylinders. This equipment comprised a Quantiflex Analogue MDM R A Head mounted on a Mobile 4 Cylinder Stand.
Currently, Inhalation Sedation equipment is not designed to be used with cylinders filled to more than 137 bar and indeed, regulators fitted to mobile 4 cylinder stands are not designed to withstand inlet pressures of more than 138 bar. This also applies to pipework and gauges. Use of 200 bar oxygen cylinders is likely to cause significant damage. Therefore we are issuing a warning against use of these 200 bar cylinders with Inhalation Sedation equipment as it will immediately negate any equipment warranty in place and has the potential to be a causative factor in a more serious occurrence involving dental personnel.
This warning applies to, but not exclusively, inhalation sedation flowmeter types such as:
Quantiflex Mark I, Mark II, Digital and Analogue MDM, Accutron Ultra and Newport flowmeters and associated equipment such as mobile four cylinder stands.
Any user in doubt or requiring further clarification is urged to contact their supplier without delay and should put amended procedures for cylinder handling and awareness into place as a matter of some urgency.
Issued 6th March 2013
Mrs J E Pickles - R A Medical Services Ltd
BSPD September 2012
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 16:39
The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry; Annual Scientific Meeting - September 2012
The 2012 BSPD Annual Scientific Meeting was held at the Sage Centre, Gateshead. A wonderful location for a scintillating meeting. This year saw the 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration and the suitable theme was “Time to Sparkle”. The Scientific programme covered four themes over three days and included medical, dental and strategic aspects. This year also saw the first dedicated study day for Dental Care Professionals and this was well attended. The social programme was no less well received or attended, with the annual ‘Angel of the North’ Quiz and the 60th Anniversary Gala Dinner both a sell-out and extremely enjoyable.
R A Medical staff attended the Scientific Meeting and also enjoyed the social events. One of the main areas of sponsorship is the Clinical Case Presentation Prize which we have now supported since 2003. There were six final entrants for this year’s prize and the winner for 2012 was Collette Gardener with a presentation of “An unusual case of amelogenesis imperfecta with gingival hyperplasia”. The prize was presented at the Gala Dinner by Janet Pickles, Chairwoman of R A Medical (picture 1) seen here with Collette Gardener and Ben Cole BSPD President 2012-13. An opportunity was also taken at the Dinner to have a photograph taken of all past, present and future Presidents of the Society who were present on the evening. Janet and Chris Pickles were asked to participate in this memorial picture as a acknowledgment of help and support to the Society over the last 12 years and the honour is much appreciated by the Company (picture 2)
Looking forward, the 11th – 13th September 2013 Conference is to be held at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh and the theme will be “Evidence, Communication and the Dental Team – breaking down barriers”.
Diamond Anniversary meeting
Friday, 13 July 2012 11:25
R A Medical are attending the Diamond Anniversary meeting of the British Society of Paediatric Dentists to be held in Gateshead between 19th – 21st September 2012.
We will once again be sponsoring the Clinical Case Presentation Prize – for the 10th year running – the first occasion being at the Bristol Conference in 2003.
The 2011 winner was Suzi Carew O’Donnell with a presentation of ‘Multiple dental anomalies: as diagnostic challenge’. We look forward to the 2012 CCPP winner – best of luck to all participants.
The Conference theme this year is ‘Time to Sparkle’ and high profile speakers include Professor Jimmy Steele, Head of School Professor of Oral Health Services Research, Newcastle, Professor June Nunn, Dean, Professor of Special Care, Dublin and Dr Stephen Fayle, Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, Leeds.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:42
Dentistry Show 2-3 March 2012
Thursday, 05 January 2012 13:20
D.S.T.G Annual Symposium 2011
Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:35
D.S.T.G. Annual Symposium Tuesday 10 May 2011
New Perspectives in Teaching Conscious Sedation
This year’s D.S.T.G. meeting was held in Liverpool at the Maritime Museum.
The event was well attended with probably record attendance figures. Presentations were given by leading persons such as Professor Paul Coulthard, Dr Paul Averley & Carole Boyle.
A team from R A Medical was in attendance to answer questions & distribute information on subjects such as scavenging of nitrous oxide, nitrous oxide monitoring & infection control
Dental Showcase Exhibition
Friday, 26 March 2010 13:14
R A Medical will be once again be attending the ‘Dental Showcase’ exhibition in October at ExCel.
D.S.T.G. Annual Symposium
Thursday, 18 March 2010 17:07
R A Medical team in attendance at the D.S.T.G. Annual Symposium
Proud Sponsors of 2010 EAPD
Monday, 01 February 2010 15:14
R A Medical offer Silver Sponsorship for the 2010 European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (E.A.P.D.). This years bi-annual conference is being held in Harrogate – a somewhat cooler venue than the 2008 meeting which was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
The 10th Congress, to be held 3rd – 6th June, at the Harrogate International Centre is expecting to see attendance of around 600-700 delegates. The British Society of Paediatric Dentists who normally hold their annual conference in September has joined forces with the EAPD and the whole venture is in the excellent hands of the Leeds organising Committee, headed by Professor Monty Duggal. The conference has a range of excellent speakers and is complimented by a range of social events – not least of which is a formal Dinner to beheld at the Railway Museum, York.
R A Medical Sponsor Art
Monday, 04 January 2010 00:00
R A Medical sponsor artwork for latest Manchester PCT Dental Clinic. The latest new development at Withington is to have integrated artwork to enhance the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. The clinic, with specially designed surgeries for treating special needs patients, includes floor, wall and ceiling art. Various Companies have agreed to sponsor different sections and the back-lit wall piece is the segment we have agreed to sponsor.
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