Could you be a Green Champion?
  • mikebrampton
  • January 4, 2021
  • Comments Off on Could you be a Green Champion?

We’ve had a rollercoaster of a year, and a lot of us have had our key motivations around our careers brought into question. We considered our Environmental impact as a company and realised that environmental protection is one of the most important factors of why we do what we do. What We’re Doing The first…

A Birthday Interview with the CAT+ Doppler
  • mikebrampton
  • December 29, 2020
  • Comments Off on A Birthday Interview with the CAT+ Doppler

The CAT+ Doppler is one of the most famous veterinary monitors around today – known for it’s accuracy, reliability and durability. Originally from Wales, CAT+ Doppler has travelled the globe and has regular jobs in over 40 countries. It has remained a staple of many veterinary practices, hospitals independent practitioners over the years and on…

Covid -19 and the CAT Doppler
  • mikebrampton
  • June 16, 2020
  • Comments Off on Covid -19 and the CAT Doppler

The whole Covid-19 pandemic has made us all contemplate our lives – why do we do the things that we do? What makes us get up in the morning? How can I help the rest of the world, and what does all this actually mean? Small Business, Big Reach Many people look at the CAT…

Our Renewed Commitment to the Environment
  • mikebrampton
  • June 10, 2020
  • Comments Off on Our Renewed Commitment to the Environment

The Covid-19 situation has shown us so many unexpected revelations – clean beaches, clear skies, reduced pollution, petrol at under a £1 a litre with no-where to go… But what it has really highlighted to us here at Thames Medical is just how much we love Planet Earth and all it’s inhabitants – especially the…

Brain Salad Surgery and the CAT Doppler
  • mikebrampton
  • June 3, 2020
  • Comments Off on Brain Salad Surgery and the CAT Doppler

1994 Neuro Operating Theatres, Brook Hospital, Shooters Hill. I was working with Alan the SODA and a couple of Anaesthetists, learning about the skills and dangers of hypotensive anaesthesia for open brain surgery. The Flat Probe Doppler The key difficulty is balancing the hypotension to facilitate surgery on the open brain (with top of skull…

Polly put the Pulse Oximeter on
  • mikebrampton
  • May 25, 2020
  • Comments Off on Polly put the Pulse Oximeter on

The year was 1993. I had owned a real company for about a week, and suddenly the phone started ringing. Shocked, I answered – “Thames Medical, how can I help you?” “I understand you can help me monitor a patient… who isn’t human,” said the voice on the other end. An Unusual Phone Call “This…

The Lioness, The Dentist and the BBC
  • mikebrampton
  • May 18, 2020
  • Comments Off on The Lioness, The Dentist and the BBC

“What do you think, Mike? Deep or light?” whispered John the Anaesthetist, after he clambered around the patient and over the wires, cables and general paraphernalia that filled the small cage we were working in. “I was going to ask you exactly the same thing.” I replied. An Unusual Patient We had both just checked…

The Lion, The Dentist and The Pulse Oximeter
  • mikebrampton
  • May 11, 2020
  • Comments Off on The Lion, The Dentist and The Pulse Oximeter

“Would your device work on one of my patients?”, the gentleman sitting next to me asked. The Dentist The year was 1987. The place, a British Dental Association meeting somewhere in London. I had just addressed the British Dental Association advisory panel on Safety in Anaesthesia and Sedation (headed by Professor David Poswillo) and had…