The European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC) promotes the delivery of the highest quality of care to critically ill children throughout Europe. Medtronic Respiratory & Monitoring Solutions EMEA is proud to be a partner of ESPNIC through various activities:
If you would like to apply for the ESPNIC - Medtronic Research Grant please click here for more information.
Tiny Tickers is a small national charity that works to improve the chances of babies born with a serious heart condition. Founded in 1999 by world-renowned fetal cardiologist Dr Helena Gardiner, who realised many of the babies she was caring for could have been helped earlier.
A baby is born with a serious heart condition every two hours in the UK and despite congenital heart disease being one of the biggest killers of infants in the UK, only around half of congenital heart defects are picked up during routine prenatal scanning.
It is absolutely vital that we provide a safety net for the 1,000 babies each year that leave hospital with their heart defect undetected.
Low oxygen levels can be a key sign that a baby could have a critical heart defect. Measuring the amount of oxygen in the blood by performing Pulse Oximetry is a very simple test that could help identify cases quickly and effectively, leading to immediate referral if required. Not every baby will be born visibly displaying signs and symptoms of CHD and without this machine serious defects could go undetected. As part of their project to fund Pulse Oximetry machines, Tiny Tickers now have funded over 150 machines across the UK and aim to have placed 330 machines by 2021.
If you would like to know more about Tiny Tickers and in particular their Pulse Oximetry funding, please click here.
Sedate UK is an organisation which the mission to establish and promote the skills and competencies necessary for non-anaesthetist healthcare practitioners to administer sedation for diagnostic, interventional and surgical procedures.
They focus on two key areas:
Medtronic have partnered with Sedate UK to achieve our common mission of establishing safe sedation practice. We work with Healthcare providers to ensure patient safety in procedural sedation. With the use of Capnography monitoring clinicians can detect stop in respiration, obstruction to airway and can safely tailor the sedation level to ensure the best patient outcome.
If you would like to know more about Sedate UK or their ‘Safe Sedation’ course, recognised by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and by the Royal College of Nursing, please click here.