Category: Consumables & Disposables

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Ambu bag (bag valve mask) – How to use & is it an alternative to a ventilator?

Introduction The black swan event of Covid 19 amongst many things taught us the importance of oxygen in patient care. The non-availability of ventilators was a major reason for the setback and delay in critical care. There was a surge in the demand for ventilators. Conventional ventilators are high in cost and would have a high lead time to manufacture. The machines are not portable and cannot be quickly moved to an emergency site....

Oxygen Cylinders Everything you need to know 0

Oxygen Cylinders: Everything you need to know

Oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators offer oxygen therapy to patients who are unable to inhale enough oxygen into their bodies on their own. Cylinders and concentrators specifically, are especially designed to supply oxygen to patients at hospitals, home, on the go, or when they are being transferred between medical sites. The human body cannot sustain without the oxygen that we breathe in through the air. Owing to lung diseases, one may not be able...

Foley Catheters Its uses, placement, procedure, complications and care 0

Foley Catheters: Its uses, placement, procedure, complications and care

Foley Catheters are named for Frederic Foley, who produced the original design in 1929. The device is a flexible tube that a clinician passes through the urethra and into the bladder to drain the patient’s urine. Foley Catheters are one of the most common types of indwelling urinary catheters. Let’s explore their uses, placement, procedure, complications, and care.   What is a Foley Catheter? A Foley catheter is a thin, sterile tube inserted into...