Medical Equipment for Maternity Set-up in a hospital

20Maternity hospitals are meant to take care of mother and child starting from preconceiving till birth of baby. A typical maternity set-up should have the following different departments: Out-patient Department (OPD) – OPD is where consultations and regular checkups are done on regular basis either for a one-off problem or during the entire pregnancy to […]

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Factors influencing selection of Pulse-oximeter & Probes

10  Pulse-oximetry has become almost mandatory in ICUs, recovery rooms, OTs and even patient rooms today. But which is the best pulse-oximeter? Whether it is standalone ones like Masimo or Nellcor or integrated ones, there is tremendous research and debate. Often the ongoing debate is on whether finger transmission is better or forehead reflectance is […]

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Basic common medical equipment required in a hospital

10  CRITICAL CARE EQUIPMENT   1. Patient monitor Patient monitors are medical equipment that keep accurate track of a patient’s vitals and state of health during intensive or critical care. They are used for adult, pediatric & neonatal patients. In medicine, monitoring is the observation of a disease, condition or one or several medical parameters at a […]

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Medical Equipment needed to set up NICU / Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

10  1. Radiant warmer Newborn needs a warm atmosphere in the initial moments of his/her life, therefore radiant warmers are used to maintain the body temperature of newborn infants. This equipment is used to maintain the body temperature of newborn and limit the metabolism rate. Some new born babies have tendency of rapid heat loss, […]

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Handling hazardous material in a hospital

10  It is extremely important to protect the accidental contamination of the staff and individuals in hospital environment and therefore develop safety procedures to handle Hazardous Materials. List of a few Hazardous Materials to be handled with care. Mercury Alcohol Based Cleaning & Disinfectant Solutions Lubricant Sprays Anti-Rusting Agents Petroleum Jelly/ Grease Adhesives like feviquik/ […]

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Handling Mercury Spillage

00  Medical equipment containing Mercury like Sphygmomanometer are to be handled with care. List of items required to handle mercury spillage – Mercury spillage kit Latex or Rubber gloves. Spatula or plastic cards, or any other rigid paper. Plastic dust pan. Zipper- lock plastic bags & plastic bottles with bio-hazard sticker Wide mouth plastic container […]

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Proper disposal of condemned and scrapped medical equipment

00  As per NABH requirements there are both technical and administrative processes involved in proper disposal of condemned medical equipment.   Equipment Disposal process Hospital management decides about quarantine or disposal  of medical equipment. Ø  Quarantining the equipment means removing it from clinical use and putting it away like: For Training For Research project etc. […]

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Myths & Facts about Radiation Safety and AERB approvals

40  Myth 1 : Only Radiology technicians working regularly with X-Ray based machines need to wear TLD badges Fact : All ‘Radiation Workers’, whether technicians, doctors, nurses or any other staff who are in close contact with equipment like X-Ray, C-Arm, CT etc. and are exposed to radiation on a regular basis need to be […]

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Responsible disposal of used hospital equipment

40  India has emerged as fifth largest electronic waste producer in world. Medical equipment contributes to about 8% of the annual e-waste production and it is growing. Toxins in e-waste include lead glass, batteries, as well as mercury, cadmium, chromium and ozone-depleting substances (CFCs). Electronic waste accounts for 40% of lead and 70% of heavy […]

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5 factors to consider in deciding price of used medical equipment

00  On the whole – price is always based on the Demand-Supply gap. An item, however well-maintained, is unlikely to find a buyer, if not in demand. But how does one arrive at a price to pay? From our past experiences, the following are the key factors that go into determining (mathematically speaking!) the purchase […]

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