In today’s world, medical equipment technology has advanced at a rapid speed, and this can be greatly attributed to the invention of computers. But despite these changes, there’s a list of crucial medical machinery that every hospital must have.
This is one of the essential tools that is needed in order to operate. This device or machine record and interpret vital signs of the patient during medical treatment and care. Patient monitors alert’s doctors and nurses of incoming danger or changes to the patient before the manifestation of the symptoms to physical appearance.
Defibrillators are still the best tools to help patients with cardiac arrests. They are found in every hospital alongside a first aid kit. one most interesting fact about defibrillators is that it was the first medical machinery to revive a patient from cardiac arrest.
Invented in 1895 by Wilhelm Roentgen, x-ray machine has evolved from being large, tiresome and fatally dangerous to a useful and safe instrument that is in existence today.
X-ray machine enables doctors to detect cavities and fractured bones, diagnose illness, and also detect foreign objects that are inside the body.
This medical machinery helps the doctors to detect abnormality of the heart by analyzing the electrical signal produced by the heart muscles when moving.
Ultrasound Machines uses the same principle as sonar, the machine map’s the interior organs and tissues of the body by emitting sound waves which bounce off when in contact with the interior body organs hence producing a visual image of the interior body. These images enable doctors to know which organ or tissue is defective.
This is the most recognized medical tool since every medic has one. A stethoscope is used to listen to lungs, heart sounds, and blood flow in veins and arteries.
Other common medical machinery includes sphygmomanometers, ophthalmoscopes, otoscopes, thermometer, hospital stretchers, anesthesia machines.