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SAALAS International Conference

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The SAALAS (South African Association for Laboratory Animal Science) International Conference 2017 took place at beautiful Spier Farm in Cape Town from 1 November to 3 November.

SATS Conference 2017

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The 19th National SATS Congress took place at the world class Century City Conference Centre from 22 – 25 August 2017.

Hamilton Medical launches new high-end ventilator for critical care

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With the new HAMILTON-C6*, Hamilton Medical, expands its portfolio in the high-end ventilation segment and ushers in the next generation of intelligent and versatile ICU ventilators for all patient population.

International Mandela Day

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The 18th of July marks the birthday of former president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

Africa Health 2017

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The country's biggest healthcare exhibition kicked off on the 8th of June 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg.

SASA Western Cape Update Meeting

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SSEM Mthembu Medical recently partook in the SASA Western Cape Update Meeting which was held the scenic Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town.

27th Regional Congress of the ISBT Copenhagen Denmark

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SSEM Mthembu Medical recently attended the 27th Regional Congress of the ISBT in beautiful city of Copenhagen, Denmark.

SASA Congress 2017

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The SASA congress is an annual event that is dedicated to the discipline of Anaesthesia at both Academic and Clinical level.

Sean Chetty – 2017 Winner of the SSEM Mthembu Academic Prize

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SSEM Mthembu Medical Academic Award for 2017 announced.

SASA Congress 2016

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SSEM Mthembu Medical attended the SASA Congress 2016 from 26 February to 1 March 2016 in Bloemfontein.

SA National Blood Transfusion Congress 2015

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SSEM Mthembu Medical recently participated in the 33rd National Blood Transfusion Congress...

Mr Maurits van den Berg wins SSEM Mthembu academic prize

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Mr Maurits van den Berg wins SSEM Mthembu academic prize.

New Home for Fanem Medical in South Africa

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SSEM Mthembu Medical is pleased to be the new sole distributor for the Fanem Neonatal range of products in South Africa.

Airwaves 2014 Congress Report

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Adam Kokkas reports on the Airwaves 2014 Congress where SSEM Mthembu Medical had a stand.

SASA 2014 Report

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Peter Burchell reports on SASA 2014 where SSEM Mthembu had a stand.

The winner of the SSEM Mthembu Medical Academic award presented at SASA 2012 is Dr. Edwin van Broekhoven of the University of Botswana. Dr. Broekhoven practises at the Mahalapye Hospital, about 200km from Gaborone.

The topic and abstract of his winning research presentation is:

Burden of critical illness in a district hospital in Botswana and the use of an early warning score to identify these patients.

Exerpt from Research Abstract:

"District hospitals in Botswana have no intensive care units (ICU). Critically ill patients are sent to one of two referral hospitals with a total of 15 ICU beds for a population of 2 million. Mahalapye has a 270-bed district hospital without an ICU that also functions as a referral hospital for orthopaedic surgery for the north of Botswana . We sought to determine the prevalence of critical illness in the hospital that would be likely to be in need of an ICU."

and:

"A total of 826 patients were admitted during the study period with an overall mortality of 8.1%. 172 (21%) patients had EWS of 3 or more, of whom 63 (36.6%) died. Of those with a score of 3 or more 6 were referred but none were admitted to an intensive care unit. 3 Of them subsequently died in the referral hospital. 654 Patients had a EWS of 2 or less, of those patients 4 (0.6%) died. Most of the patients that died during the prospective study period were identified as high risk patients with the EWS (94%)."

Congratulations Dr. Broekhoven!