Use of Medical Oxygen Tanks for Lung Diseases

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In case of breathing problems the level of oxygen in lungs decreases. This leads to the decrease of the oxygen amount that is normally delivered to the vital organs via the blood stream. This is when oxygen therapy is given in order to prevent possible complications. Medical oxygen tanks are the devices used for this purpose.

What is a Medical Oxygen Tank?

This is a special container that has either liquid oxygen or compressed oxygen gas. The tank delivers pure oxygen to the patient. Small containers are also referred to as mobile ones, as they can be easily carried around. To show great results they are to be professionally filled.

Ultrasound Systems Review

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Due to its noninvasiveness, low prices and no radioactive treatment, ultrasound visualization has become very widespread in all medical spheres.

But there are no limits for science. Companies create compact ultrasound systems for work in confined spaces (in operating rooms). Philips presented a portative ultrasound system CX50 at the RSNA.  At the same synod Siemens Healthcare presented the first in the world Acuson Freestyle with a wireless detector. It can be used in 10 feet distance and is provided with an inbuilt shockproof protection.

How to Use Ultrasound Machine: Definition & Purposes

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Ultrasound machine is a special medical device used in ultrasonography for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Ultrasonography, commonly known as ultrasound, is a popular medical imaging technique used in physical therapy and diagnostics, and which uses high-frequency sound pulses and their echoes to specific body regions. Ultrasonic waves are specifically helpful in visualizing or imaging subcutaneous or internal body structures including muscles, tendons, vessels, joints or internal organs for any pathology or lesions.

Ultrasound machine is constantly becoming very popular for its diagnostic and therapeutic qualities. It doesn’t matter whether you’re pregnant and your obstetrician would like to monitor a developing fetus or determine the due date, or you’re experiencing blood circulation problems in your limb or heart and your physician needs to check your blood flow, ultrasound is always at your service. Ultrasound machines are successfully helping patients in reducing pain and improving the healing process, such as generating heat deep into muscles or breaking up minor calcifications and bruises by creating localized vibrations, increasing nutrients & oxygen and reducing swelling.

An Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. Its Benefits and Risks

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ICD or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator is a special electronic device that is installed inside the patient’s chest for preventing sudden death from cardiac arrest that occurs because of tachycardia. The very first devices of this type appeared in the 1970s, and the first implantation took place in 1980. At that time ICDs had a single therapy option – defibrillation, and the generator was placed in the abdomen.

Today an implantable defibrillator has several options and can monitor the heart rhythm. When it is normal, the device is inactive. However, when it develops a life threatening condition like tachycardia, the device delivers one or several electrical shocks to the heart in order to terminate the abnormal rhythms, thus returning the heart rhythm to the norm.

What Is a Pulse Oximeter? Common Types and Reasons of Regular Use

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What is a pulse oximeter? This is a non-invasive device that is commonly used both by specialists and non-professionals for measuring the blood-oxygen saturation level as well as pulse rate in patients. Oximeters and their sensors ensure the proven accuracy of results in a pretty wide range of patients, regardless of sex and age. However, these aren’t the only reasons why the devices are so popular. To additional benefits also belong:

  • compact size
  • non-invasiveness
  • the ability to detect hypoxemia earlier than when using eyes to see cyanosis
  • affordability

A comparatively small probe is attached to a computerized unit. It is clipped to the spot on one’s body that is characterized by a good blood flow (usually the earlobe or finger). There is a light emitter insides the probe. It sends out two streams of light – infrared and red. Opposite this emitter there’s a photodetector that receives the streams and measures them as they pass through.

Drager Anesthesia Machines: Technical Excellence in Every Solution

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The anesthetic (UK), or anesthesia (US), machine, also known as Boyle’s machine (the original concept for the machine was invented in 1917 by the British anesthetist Henry Boyle), is a special kind of medical equipment used mainly by anesthesiologists, anesthesiologist assistants, and nurse anesthetists to support anesthesia administration to the patient. The original machine concept has gone though time and changes, and today modern anesthesia machines incorporate the following parts: ventilator, patient monitoring device, and suction unit.

The world knows a lot of types of anesthetic machines, but a continuous-flow anesthetic machine is considered the most common one, designed to provide a continuous mixed supply of medical gases (e.g. nitrous oxide or oxygen) and anesthetic vapor concentration (e.g. isoflurane), and delivering it directly to the patient at both safe flow and pressure. And if we talk about safety medical technology, then Dr?ger is truly an international leader that conveys the asset of ‘safety’ in its every solution.

Blood Drawing Chairs for Phlebotomy Applications

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Blood draw chair is a special piece of medical equipment that combines both comfort for a hospital’s patient, and efficiency for a caregiver when drawing blood from the first. Sometimes it is called blood donor chair and is mainly used for phlebotomy applications in hospitals and clinics. What is phlebotomy?

Phlebotomy, a procedure commonly known as a venipuncture, is the act, practice, or process of opening a vein (making an incision in a vein with a needle) to draw some blood as a kind of diagnostic or therapeutic measure. People specially trained to perform phlebotomy procedures are called phlebotomists, who draw blood from a patient mainly for medical or clinical testing, donations, transfusions, or research. The procedure itself involves drawing a valuable human product, and needs to be done in extreme care, cleanness and comfort. That’s why special phlebotomy equipment is used, blood drawing chair being the most common. So, how to choose the right blood draw chair that combines low price and comfort, simplicity in design and efficiency in work?

Types of Blood Pressure Monitors for Accurate Readings

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Do you know that high blood pressure is the risk factor for stroke and heart attack, vision loss and kidney diseases? This is why it is of top importance to know whether it is normal in your case. This is what a blood pressure monitor is for. It helps to get regular and accurate blood pressure readings and learn more about your health.

Surgical Lights: from the Beginning up to This Day

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Surgical light is also called operating light or a surgical lighthead. It is used to illuminate patient’s cavity or local area during the operation. In case a few surgical lights are used it is called a ‘surgical light system’.

The history of surgical lighting dates back to 1850s. The operating room had windows in the ceiling and was built towards the south-east. It was very inconvenient because the medical personnel or equipment could block the light, and the weather conditions could be unfavorable. Later on, the mirrors were placed on the corners of the ceiling so that they could reflect the light.

With the appearance of electric lights, the problem was partially solved. However, the first lights created great heat radiation and the emission of light was hardly controlled.

Types of Anesthesia Masks to Be Used during Surgical Interventions

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Anesthesia is highly important during most surgeries in order to eliminate pain. In most cases physicians use general anesthesia that helps in making a person fall asleep, thus eliminating the slightest possibilities of movement.

For these purposes they use an anesthesia mask that carries air mixed with special medication. In fact, some patients even get a chance to choose their favorite scent in order to flavor the air that is flowing through a special mask. As soon as the medication is given, there aren’t any needs to make shots, while the patient is still awake.

When going to sleep some patients are willing to take off the mask. This is a usual reaction of most people. Some start gagging, coughing, complaining about the smell and even saying they cannot breathe. These are also the usual reactions. Normally, it takes up to 90 seconds before a person falls asleep.