Conferences

4th Annual Trauma Conference 2019

Emergency Aeromedical Service has responded to over 3,700 tasks By Catherine Reilly | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments The Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS), operated by the HSE and Irish Air Corps, has responded to over 3,700 tasks since commencing in June 2012,  the Mater Hospital’s 4th annual trauma conference heard. Commandant Jay O’Reilly, Squadron…

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Emergency Aeromedical Service has responded to over 3,700 tasks

The Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS), operated by the HSE and Irish Air Corps, has responded to over 3,700 tasks since commencing in June 2012,  the Mater Hospital’s 4th annual trauma conference heard. Commandant Jay O’Reilly, Squadron Commander, 301 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, Irish Air Corps, also told the conference that the top two receiving hospitals are…

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Trauma surgeon is ‘code red surgeon’, hears Mater conference

The question of who fulfils the role of trauma surgeon can be “difficult to answer”, a trauma and vascular surgeon told the 4th annual trauma conference at the Mater Hospital, Dublin.  Speaking on training the modern trauma surgeon, Mr Morgan McMonagle emphasised the crucial role of the trauma surgeon in identifying and controlling major haemorrhage.…

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Falls ‘epidemic’ requires Ministerial action – MTA Clinical Lead

Action is required at “Ministerial level” on the high incidence of major trauma arising from low falls, the Clinical Lead for the Major Trauma Audit (MTA) has told the Medical Independent (MI). Speaking at the Mater Hospital’s 4th annual trauma conference, Dr Conor Deasy said low falls were the most frequent cause of major trauma…

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‘Tentative’ discussions with Beaumont on neurosurgery – Mater CEO

The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital has had “tentative” discussions with Beaumont Hospital around future neurosurgery provision, in the context of the Mater’s bid for major trauma centre status, according to the Mater CEO. Speaking to the Medical Independent (MI) at the Mater’s 4th annual trauma conference, Mr Gordon Dunne commented: “We have had initial discussions,…

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ICO Conference

ICO Conference By sa | June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments ShareTweetShareWhatsAppEmail0 Shares Retinopathy of prematurity a growing issue By Priscilla Lynch | June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments The prevalence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is rising in Ireland due to the increase in the number of premature babies being born and surviving, with…

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Future Health Summit

Future Health Summit By sa | June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments ShareTweetShareWhatsAppEmail0 Shares Call for more GP input into national clinical guidelines By David Lynch | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments The need for greater GP input into the development of national clinical guidelines was discussed at the Future Health Summit in the…

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Retinopathy of prematurity a growing issue

The prevalence of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is rising in Ireland due to the increase in the number of premature babies being born and surviving, with corresponding resource implications that must be addressed, a leading specialist in the area told the 2019 ICO Annual Conference in Galway. Ms Claire Hartnett, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Children’s Health…

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Dedicated cataract theatres making a serious impact on waiting lists

The new dedicated cataract theatres in Nenagh and Dublin are having a significant impact on cataract waiting lists and are providing a more comfortable experience for elderly patients, the 2019 ICO Conference heard. Both units have reduced their waiting lists to below six months, and are now looking to take patients from other hospitals shortly.…

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Highlighting the importance of treating ocular emergencies

The burgeoning subspeciality of emergency ophthalmology was the focus of a dedicated session during the 2019 ICO Annual Conference. As trauma, inflammation or tumours can seriously compromise the function of the eye and cause severe impairment of vision, most have to be treated as a matter of urgency and hence there are no waiting lists…

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