Category: Medical Equipment

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Role of Medical Ventilators in Critical Life Care

Introduction In the wake of covid 19, medical ventilators were the most sought-after machines in the world. The percentage of people recovering from covid 19 was higher in medical facilities where the ventilators were available. The shortage of oxygen and ventilators brought the system to its knees. The covid 19 virus was attacking the lungs of the infected. Infected people had difficulty breathing and the saturation percentage of oxygen quickly fell. Ventilator machines were...

How does a BiPAP machine function and what is its use in treating sleep apnea? 0

BiPAP Machine – Uses, side effects & how it treats sleep apnea

Introduction Globally there is a steep rise in the cases of obstructive sleep apnea. India remains in an alarming state with over 6 million cases of apnea with the majority undiagnosed and untreated. Untreated sleep apnea kicks off worse complications that include hypertension, elevated blood pressure, disturbed heartbeat, heart attacks, brain attacks, and Prediabetes. Sleep disorders result in deterioration of the overall health and at times lead to irreversible damage to the human body...

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An Ultimate Guide to Suction Apparatus

Introduction A suction machine clinically known as an aspirator is a device that is used to remove an obstruction in the patient’s airways. It is critical that the patient has a clear airway at all times whether during the surgery or otherwise. An obstruction in the airways interferes with the medical procedure and can be life-threatening. It is imperative to remove the obstruction that is in the form of mucous, blood, saliva, secretions, and...

Laboratory incubators: What is their purpose and what are they used for? 0

Laboratory incubators: What is their purpose and what are they used for?

A laboratory incubator is a crucial equipment in any laboratory. They provide a controlled, contaminant-free environment for safe, reliable work with cell and tissue cultures by regulating conditions such as temperature, humidity, and CO2.   What is a laboratory incubator? It is a heated, insulated box used to grow and sustain microbiological or cell cultures. The laboratory incubator does this by maintaining optimal temperature, humidity, and gaseous content of the atmosphere inside. The incubators...

Patient Monitors What are their components, uses and how are they providing quality patient care 0

Patient Monitors: What are their components, uses and how are they providing quality patient care?

Consistent developments and innovations in sensor and interconnect technology have revolutionized methods to monitor patient wellbeing in medical establishments. As the methods become easier for healthcare providers, the devices are now much more complex to their predecessors. Let’s analyse what are the different components of a patient monitor, their uses and how they are providing quality health care.   What is a patient monitoring system? Patient monitoring systems are any set of systems and/or...

How has CT technology evolved and what is its effect on quality of patient care 0

How has CT technology evolved and what is its effect on quality of patient care?

When a patient is hurt, sick or severely injured, a doctor can ask for an array of tests to be conducted in order to understand what is causing the problem. These tests include blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, and so on. There are several kinds of diagnostic imaging exams performed by doctors but one of the most common and highly performed ones are the CT scan.   What is a CT Scan? Computed...

X-ray Machines – What are the different types, their cost and how to select the right one? 0

X-ray Machines – What are the different types, their cost and how to select the right one?

X-rays are a naturally occurring form of electromagnetic radiation and they are produced when charged particles of sufficient energy hit a material. Be it a medical practice, hospital or a clinic: Modern X-Ray devices are crucial for outpatient and inpatient services for efficient imaging diagnostics. An X-ray is a medical imaging technique that uses very small amounts of electromagnetic radiation to construct images of parts inside the body that can be viewed on film...

What are the essential Dialysis Equipment and Supplies? 0

What are the essential Dialysis Equipment and Supplies?

Kidneys are one of the most vital organs of the human body and they perform multiple functions, including purification of blood and urine generation. When kidneys malfunction or fail to execute their functions, dialysis is performed. Dialysis helps to remove the excess waste products (including urea and creatinine), fluid, and salt from the body. There are 2 main types of dialysis: haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. While haemodialysis involves diverting blood into an external machine,...

How does a BiPAP machine function and what is its use in treating sleep apnea? 0

How does a BiPAP machine function and what is its use in treating sleep apnea?

A BiPAP machine is a compact, easily operated device that assists a person with the chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) to breathe. When using a BiPAP machine, a person takes in pressurized air through a mask to regulate their breathing pattern while they are asleep or when their symptoms flare. COPD can make it more difficult for a person to take in air as their lungs are often less elastic, and so they may...

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Medical Ventilators: Types, Uses and How They Function

In the wake of Covid-19, medical ventilators have gained more attention and curiosity. A medical ventilator is a lifesaving tool that is used to help treat a variety of respiratory illnesses. Mechanical ventilation is used to help a person breathe when they find it difficult or are unable to breathe on their own. A medical ventilator pushes airflow into the patient’s lungs to help them breathe. How do ventilators work? Medical Ventilators can assist...