Tagged: medical consumables

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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....

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Wound Dressings: Types of dressings and advances in the wound care industry

In the healthcare industry, much attention has been given to reducing the incidence of hospital-acquired infection and illnesses. A wound dressing is a type of bandage used to cover a wound and stick to the surrounding skin by glue or wound dressing tape. It can be in different forms like a gel, foam, gauze, bandage, and other wound dressing patches. Most wound dressings consist of compounds such as polymers, elastomers, and natural products. Different...

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...

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Coronavirus, India and Medical Consumables

COVID-19. That’s the code name. The coronavirus has raked its ugly claws on at least 48 countries as of February 27, 2020 with damaging consequences, according to the New York Times article of that day. In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia temporarily halted religious visits which draw millions of people a year. The neighbouring countries of Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates flagged dozens of cases. Iran has the maximum cases out...

Benefits of recycling medical consumables 0

Benefits of recycling medical consumables

Medical waste as defined by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) refers to ‘any solid waste that is generated in the diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animals, in research pertaining thereto, or the production or testing of biologicals.’ An inadequate medical waste management system can lead to the spread of various infections and diseases. In an attempt to prevent such serious consequences, recycling of medical consumables has been identified as an appropriate...

Developments Driving Medical Consumables for Dialysis 0

Developments Driving Medical Consumables for Dialysis

Consumables for DialysisInnovation has been the buzzword across industries for quite some time. The dialysis services market, too, has been no different owing to the technological integration in medical consumables essential for treatment. Currently, the Indian dialysis market shows great potential for further incremental growth in the near future. It is also expected to reach a CAGR of 9.4% and touch the US $17.6 billion marks by 2020. Let’s discuss the developments dominating the medical...