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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...

Dental chair and its evolution in improving the patient experience 0

Dental chair and its evolution in improving the patient experience

A dental chair is one of the most essential equipment found in a dental clinic. A Dental Chair is specially designed medical equipment meant to support a patient’s body when a dental procedure is being performed on them. The electrically operational chair comes with a water line, micromotor, compressed air and is retractable as per the dentist’s requirements during a procedure. The equipment comes with a stool where the dentist sits while working on...

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...

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What is a pulse oximeter and how can it be used effectively?

If a person is going through a shortness of breath or a known lung or heart condition, their doctor may recommend use of a pulse oximeter. The pulse oximeter is a painless and non-invasive electronic device that measures the saturation of oxygen carried in red blood cells or the oxygen levels in the blood. Pulse oximeters are small clip-like devices that can be attached to your fingers, forehead, nose, foot, ears or toes. It’s...

Essential equipment for operation theatres in hospitals 0

A complete Guide to Operation Theatre Essential Equipment

There are many functions that a medical establishment performs. Out of all, one of its core functions is to conduct surgical procedures. Hospitals are often judged by the number of successful operations performed by their doctors. Operating rooms are designed for surgeons and surgical staff to perform surgical operations that require time, patience, focus, and safety. Various pieces of equipment are required for use in the operating room. Therefore, hospitals must have appropriate operation...

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Recommended Stethoscopes for Medical and Dental Students

If you are a medical student one thing you need to survive and thrive in a medical school is a stethoscope. It will probably be required from your first or second year and that is why choosing the right one at an early stage is extremely vital. Though buying a stethoscope is a momentous occasion, it is also a tedious task to select the right one during medical school as the various options and specifications available often...

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Infuse Value in Hospital Procurement – VIZI by Medikabazaar

The hospital Industry faces a lot of challenges, the prominent ones being regulatory, pricing, profitability, procurement, clinical and manpower. The biggest and most prominent out of these is procurement. Let’s understand the importance of procurement from patient care and business cost perspectives through a survey finding by Cardinal Health, one of USA’s leading medical supplies aggregators. The result is thus: 40 percent of surgeries get cancelled due to inventory stock-outs. That’s 4 in every...

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Purashield Air Purifiers by Medikabazaar

The importance of air purifiers in India has long been underrated, but the advent of the coronavirus changed everything. Products and solutions that deal with anything relating to the respiratory systems have garnered importance in wake of a virus that attacks these systems specifically. Air purifiers are among these products, eliminating microbial such as viruses, bacteria along with pollen, dust, unwanted odours and other airborne particulates contributing to the prevention of lung diseases. Medikabazaar...