Medical equipment has been designed to ease the time it takes a doctor to diagnose a medical issue. It can monitor a treatment process such as in chemotherapy or it can assist a doctor in deciding upon a treatment process.
Medical equipment can tell a doctor exactly where a tumor is and help the doctor decide how best to treat it. Doctors can see within minutes that a bone is definitely broken and thus know that it needs to be set or simply casted and given time to heal.
The Purpose of Medical Equipment and its Function
There are many examples of medical equipment from the Sphygmomanometer, that measures your blood pressure that your doctors nurse likely uses each and every time you enter the doctors office for a visit, to the Ultrasound, MRI machines as well as the PET and CT scanning equipment. Don’t forget the X-ray machines and the automatic thermometers that the doctors use as well to measure your temperature or check your bones for breaks. Today we’re given many options for medical treatments and medical exams that we simply didn’t have in the past.
Medical ventilators, heart lung machines and even dialysis machines have all made modern medicine more important than ever and many lives have been saved by the utilization of this medical equipment.
In fact, if it weren’t for all of the modern medical equipment that has been created, many people wouldn’t still be alive. Dialysis patients rely upon the machine to cleanse their blood from impurities and if they didn’t use this machine and couldn’t receive a kidney transplant they wouldn’t be able to survive.
Doctors and nurses will monitor a patient by taking their vital signs and measuring various levels of their blood pressure and the like. Telemetry machines will help the doctors and nurses watch the patient from a distance by showing the results upon a monitor. If something goes awry the doctor or nurse can be in the room to provide the patient with additional care in a matter of moments.
Emergency Medical Personnel also use a lot of this similar equipment when they come upon an emergency scene in order to treat patients. Without this equipment, many emergency medical personnel couldn’t do their job. They couldn’t patch in to speak with the doctors and know what treatment to begin for the patients.
Medical equipment is being created on a daily basis including a machine that many hospitals now carry that can sanitize a room or operating room in a mere 5 minutes. The machine looks a bit like the R2D2 character of Star Wars and when the technician places the machine in the room everyone leaves and the technician presses a button. An ultra violet ray comes out and within 5 minutes the room has been cleaned and sanitized and is ready for the next patient.
Equipment like this is of course very costly and many smaller facilities aren’t able to afford such equipment. For these facilities, the rooms are still cleaned the old fashioned way with mop, scrub bucket and cleaning supplies and a person that utilizes the equipment to clean the room from top to bottom. In time, many more hospitals and other medical facilities will be getting this sort of equipment.
With all of this medical equipment there are also technicians that either create or help to maintain the equipment. Employees have to learn how to properly run the equipment and doctors and specialists have to learn how to read the results in order to provide patients with the best possible care available.
For this reason, health care costs are rising but so is the human life span. Many question whether or not this is a good thing. If you have a loved one dying chances are you appreciate the value of modern equipment and its ability to reduce your loved ones suffering by diagnosing the condition.
Some equipment can even deliver a steady dose of pain medications or replace the function of such body parts as the pancreas. As time progresses more and more such equipment is becoming readily available at more reasonable costs and more and more people are recognizing the value of such medical treatments.
Oxygen machines can deliver oxygen to patients while they are out and about without them having to tote along a large cumbersome machine. Asthmatics are able to live longer fuller lives simply by the use of such machines as are patients suffering from COPD and other lung diseases and disorders.
New innovations are being created on a daily basis and more and more people are benefiting from these innovations. As a whole we’ve become more and more dependent upon such medical equipment and its function.
What was once a life threatening condition may now only be a minor annoyance all thanks to modern medical equipment and it’s ability to reduce medical conditions.