Choosing an Autoclave or Steam Sterilizer for Your Facility
Autoclaves are sterilizers that use high-pressure steam to remove living organisms and contaminants from equipment. They can be found in places such as tattoo parlors, nail salons – but especially in veterinary, dentist and doctor offices. The purpose of these sterilizers is to prevent germs from passing between clients and patients. Any equipment that removes germs is classified as a sterilizer. The autoclave uses steam to kill all forms of bacteria and germs. Not all equipment can withst...
Which Endoscopy Monitor is Right For Your Facility?
Endoscopy monitors and recording equipment are essential for several types of facilities and doctors – so how do you choose the right types for your needs? There are a few questions you may begin by asking, including: How many connections does it have? What type of connections does it include? How large is the screen size? Is the picture in HD? Is the monitor bright enough? These questions become even more difficult to sift through when your facility has a tight budget. Thankfully, Future ...
5 Uses for Blanket and Fluid Warming Cabinets
Being a medical professional means wanting to provide the very best possible care for your patients. Keeping them comfortable and as pain-free as possible are important aspects of why blanket warmers and fluid warmers are essential in a medical setting. Outpatient Surgery’s article Patient Warming’s Not-So-Obvious Benefits highlights some reasons to warm patients: Reduce anxiety Increase patient comfort Reduce bleeding Reduce chances for cardiac problems Less anesthesia required to p...
Importance of Blanket Warmers for Hospitals
Blanket warming cabinets help to provide better patient care on many levels. They provide a safer and easier method to reduce the physical and psychological stresses of surgery through the use of warm blankets. Physical Benefits of Blanket Warmers Pre-warming the patient is vitally important before entering surgery. Mayo Clinic staff reports that general anesthesia can cause shivering and potential body temperature levels to drop, making a warm blanket essential to patients for any type of proce...
Fluid Warming and Blanket Warmers Prevent Hypothermia During Surgery
Are your patients warm enough during surgery? According to a study done at the Cleveland Clinic, patients who are warmed using forced air warming may have their body temperatures elevated by the end of their surgery, but some still show signs of hypothermia during surgery. According to the results presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, nearly all patients were at 36°C or higher at the end of surgery, but that hypothermia was surprisingly common du...