In the case of most illnesses or accidents, there is no need for specialized care. The patient is treated by a general practitioner or at an emergency room. Thus, this section encompasses all the material devoted to primary care, be it general practice, pediatrics or emergency medicine. Stethoscopes, sphygmomanometers, weighing scales and baby scales, every piece of equipment necessary for most diagnoses can be found here. You will also find emergency and ambulance material such as external defibrillators, stretchers and manual resuscitators.
When a patient requires more specialized, or secondary care, the intervention of a specialist in the treatment of a particular organ or area of the body is needed. In this section you will find the equipment necessary for the practice of cardiology, neurology, urology, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery and other specialties. Thus, cardiologists will find electrocardiographs, ultrasound systems and vascular dopplers, while neurologists can choose from among a selection of neurostimulators, electroencephalographs and neuroendoscopes.
Rehabilitation targets the entire musculoskeletal system. It may require the use of orthoses to stabilize and facilitate joint or muscle activity, or functional prostheses to replace an amputated limb. Also present are massage tables for muscle and tendon therapy. Weight machines and electrical stimulators serve to strengthen muscles.
Medical Technical Facilities
This section unites all the technical elements, equipment and instruments found in the technical services departments of healthcare institutions. For example, you will find not only imaging equipment, such as x-ray and MRI units, but also operating tables, electrosurgical units and anesthesia ventilators for operating rooms. There are ICU beds and multi-parameter monitors for intensive care units and autoclaves for sterilization.
This domain includes medical fluid and gas supply equipment such as medical air compressors, water purifiers and medical vacuum systems. You also will find medical computer software for storing and sharing electronic patient records, and other functions. Specialized healthcare furniture in this category includes patient lifts, medical beds and shower chairs.
Laboratory work is a fundamental element of medical diagnosis. Here, you will find automatic analytical devices used in hematology and biochemistry, as well as spectrometers and chromatographs for identifying and isolating sample components. Microtomes and centrifuges figure among the sample preparation equipment. Then there are microscopes, still one of the most common lab items.
In this group you will find dental treatment units incorporating the elements essential to every office. They are often complemented by a variety of dental hand tools and turbines, as well as ultrasonic scalers for prophylaxis, endodontic, periodontic and other treatments. Treatment sometimes requires the use of milling machines, CAD/CAM scanners and dental ovens.