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How to Use a Defibrillator

Heart defibrillation is a life-saving technique that requires an electric current passing through the cardiac muscles to restart the heart or restore a healthy sinus rhythm. There are three types of defibrillators: manual external, automatic external, and automatic internal. They all work in basically the same way. As the heart rhythm becomes dangerously out of sync, the defibrillator causes your heart to resume a normal, steady rhythm. What we’ll examine in this article is the proper steps to use a manual or automatic external defibrillator. 

How to Buy a Cardiac Stress Testing System

A cardiac stress test assesses the heart’s ability to respond to an increase in heart rate. Tests are administered by monitoring a patient during physical activity or after the patient is given a stimulating drug if he or she cannot perform the physical activity necessary to raise heart rate. The test can be given for routine monitoring of cardiac patients or after a heart attack to assist a diagnosis.

Industries That Use Autoclaves

An autoclave is a device used to sterilize items by subjecting them to high temperatures in a pressurized environment. Generally, saturated steam is injected into the device, which has a very strong door to maintain an internal pressure of anywhere from 400 to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The term autoclave comes from two Greek roots meaning "self" and "locking", which refer to its powerful door. Autoclaves are used in diverse fields from medicine and mushrooms to rocket science. They make procedures safer and products better.

Medical Equipment Every Doctor's Office Needs

Starting up a business requires a fairly large outlay of expense for office equipment and supplies. On top of the computers, printers, phones, and desks found in any other office, a medical practice requires some specialized equipment for diagnosing and treating patients. Below is an overview of the basic items needed for the standard doctor's office.

1. Furniture: Waiting, Exam, Office, and Filing

How Anesthesia Machines Work

The use of anesthesia machines is common in many types of major and minor surgery, dental work, medical treatments, and even childbirth. Yet few people outside the medical community know anything about the way anesthesia and anesthesia machines work, even though many of us have been administered anesthesia before.

3 Things to Know Before Buying Refurbished Medical Equipment

The buying, selling, and use of pre-owned medical equipment is quite common. The medical care community requires a lot of medical equipment to operate, and it often makes sense to reuse items whenever possible. Medical facilities can save a lot of money by buying and selling used equipment. The refurbishment process creates jobs and businesses. Reusing equipment saves waste and is environmentally friendly. There are many reasons to purchase used medical equipment.

What is an EKG Machine and How Does it Work?

EKG is short for electrocardiogram and is called both an ECG and an EKG, as abbreviations for the word electrocardiogram (derived from the Greek electro for electric, kardio for heart, and graph for “to write”) and the German word electrokardiogramm. An EKG machine interprets and records the electrical impulses of the heart for diagnostic purposes.

How to Choose Refurbished Medical Equipment

Refurbished medical equipment is used equipment that has been returned to the manufacturer for any number of reasons and has been restored to its original working condition for resale.

 

The Importance of Sterilizers in the Medical Field

Some pieces of routine, surgical, and other medical equipment are intended for single use. Others are designed for reuse, but before that can happen, they must be decontaminated through a three-step process in which instruments are cleaned, disinfected, and sterilized. Medical waste must also be decontaminated before it can safely be disposed of without the threat of spreading disease.

3 Machines Veterinarians Use Everyday

Veterinarians use many of the same machines that physicians use on humans every day. Since many vets perform a variety of services and many more procedures than most human doctors’ offices do, they need to purchase a wider range of medical machines in order to run their practices. While many human medical machines can be converted for veterinary use, vet-specific machines tend to be smaller, lighter, and more portable, making them perfect for both office and mobile use.