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Smart Ideas: Equipment Revisited

The Various Kinds of Medical Supplies

Also known as medical equipment or armamentarium, these are items used in a hospital setting to treat illnesses or injury. They are particularly designed to diagnose, monitor or even treat medical ailments. Depending on the kind of work they do, the gear could be grouped into various types as elaborated in this article.

Examination Equipment

These supplies are used to test, screen and test for various health conditions. The health service providers utilize them to take chemical and biological dimensions for identification and tracking of a patients’ progress. They are of importance because the right diagnosis leads to proper treatment of diseases. Examples include Ct scan which could detect cardiovascular disease, X-Ray machines used for scanning orthopedic and other disorders, ultrasound and MRI machines, Sphygmomanometers which records the degree of blood pressure, a thermometer for measuring temperature among much different equipments.

Self-Care Tools

These can also be called homecare equipment. For patients with long-term illnesses such as diabetes, they need to use them on a daily basis hence no need to be visiting the hospital always. They include hearing aids, mobility aids and diabetes management equipment.

Surgery Tools

When carrying out operation, its success highly depends on the Quality and precision of surgical equipment used. There are cutting tools such as the dissecting knife, bone chisel and tenotomy scissors while grasping tools include needle holder and forceps dissecting. On the other hand, hemostatic forceps-like Kelly and Kocher forceps assist in preventing blood circulation during surgeries and retractors like the neural hook, goelet skin and hook hook help doctors while separating edges of a wound.

Therapeutic Tools

These are tools utilized in the recovery procedure for patients who Have undergone surgery or any other treatment. Examples include the infusion pump used in providing nutrients and medicines to patients and models are LASIK surgical machines and medical lasers.

Life Support Equipment

In a situation in which some organs of a patient have neglected, the Life care tools maintain their functioning. Examples are medical ventilators that circulate air in the lungs, heart-lung machines and dialysis machines.

Emergency and Trauma Tools

The emergency section of the hospital is one of the Sections from the hospital which handles a variety of health conditions because it is in the front door hence the first-place patients see. Some patients that aren’t insured tend to visit the emergency department as they’re sure they won’t be turned down.

Because of This, the emergency area needs evaluation tools, Wound care tools respiratory therapy tools, protective gear like gloves and minor procedure kits. In short, they are behaving like a smaller hospital.


If you are considering to purchase or possess knowledge on Medical supplies then these are some of the categories of health equipment.