The medical field has developed significantly in the last century. There have been innovations and developments on several medical equipments that have been saving millions of lives. One of the finest innovations in the medical field is the surgical instruments. There are different types of surgical instruments used for surgeries and for clinical procedures. In this article, we will look in to the different types of surgical instruments used in modern hospitals and clinics for treatment procedures.
The surgical instruments are tools designed to perform specific actions during an operation or surgical treatment procedures. It can be used to modify a particular tissue, or cut skin in order to operate the inner parts etc. It was in the ninetieth century, several instruments were invented in many parts of the world. These tools have helped physicians and surgeons to perform surgeries on their patients.
Today, several types of surgical instruments are used in the medical field. Few of them are used for general purpose while remaining is used for specific treatment procedures. The medical equipments used in the industry have lot of roles in the operation theatres. As mentioned, most of the tools are used for specific operations. These very sensitive medical equipments are to be used carefully. This is the why they are used by trained physicians and doctors.
The classification of these medical equipments depends on certain patterns. For instance, the names of the medical tools reflect its operational use while names of certain tools are given after their inventors. These are how these medical equipments are classified in the medical industry. Precisely, the surgical instruments aid surgeons and technologist to perform respective surgeries and medical operations.
There are many types of medical equipments available today. Most of them are used in hospitals, laboratories and clinics. However, there are a few medical equipments used at homes. In this article, we will look into the home used medical devices and their uses. The home medical equipments are also known as “durable medical equipments”. These are devices used for patients at home as well as in hospitals. Many people across the world use these devices, as non-professionals because they are not trained to use them professionally. Many insurance providers offer coverage for the home medical equipments, which is an added advantage that makes people buy them.
The most commonly used medical device at home. It is a chair on wheels used as a replacement for walking. There are many types of wheelchairs available today. The advancement in technology has enabled to design different kinds of wheelchairs. Today, there are motor-enabled wheelchairs, respirators enabled wheelchairs and many more to add to the list. Older and disabled people use the wheelchairs in most frequently. In addition, injured people also use it as a replacement for walking.
Ancient Medical Equipment
There were plenty of treatment methods in ancient period. All of them were done with natural products and herbs. As men began to explore the world and increase his medical knowledge treatment methods changed. The invention of medical equipments is considered to be the major innovation in the history of mankind. It has been given high importance as it helps to save lives. Few of the medical devices invented are hearing aids, scanners and x-ray machines, wheel chair, ultrasound machines etc. In this article we shall look in details about the modern medical equipments invented and used mainly incubator.
There are several number of medical equipments used in hospitals such as Surgical Equipment for EHP (e.g. Trauma), Central Stations, Vital Signs Monitors, Electro Surgical Units, Respiratory Ventilators, Surgical Lights, Medical Warmer, Medical Stretchers, Defibrillators, Infusion Pumps, Infant Care Unit, Endoscopy Equipments, Medical Gas Equipments. These are all the major innovations in this medical history. Billions of men, women and children are saved with these devices every day.
Functions of Incubator
From the very first man and civilization, we have had various medical procedures and equipments used for treatment purposes. Indeed, every now and then latest medical equipments are being invented using cutting edge technology. Physicians depend a lot on the equipments they use for diagnosis and for testing purposes. These equipments have a big role in saving patients life. This is why several manufacturing companies across the world spend millions and billions on research and development. From a simple thermometer to life, saving machines used in hospitals, clinics and at homes are all medical equipments. Let us look into few of these equipments used and the cutting edge technology used to manufacture them.
This is one of the most important innovations in the medical industry. The term “ultrasound” refers to sound waves that travel beyond human hearing. Indeed, its frequency travels at 20,000 hertz. The ultrasound machine was first invented and used to watch the image of the baby in the womb. However, with further innovations on the same theme, it is now used to treat and scan many other organs in the human body such as heart, liver and kidney. The main reason to use the Ultrasound machine is since X-rays cannot scan these organs in the body.
The scan helps the physician to check and study on the dimensions of the organ by determining its size and characteristics. In addition, the scan facility is used to identify additional growth in the body such as gallstones and tumor. The ultrasound is used is also used to in cardiology to study on the blood flow in the heart.