Medical Surgical Supplies — Equipment That Saves Livesby Marta Jordan Writer
Medical professionals carry great responsibility, particularly those working in a surgical environment where patient outcomes depend on a steady hand and the ability to think quickly. Surgeons benefit greatly from medical surgical supplies — quality surgical kits and highly precise, custom-built equipment — that supports their years of training and experience.
Such supplies typically include:
1. Ultrasound equipment
An ultrasound produces live internal images through the use of high-frequency sound waves and is a valuable diagnostic tool. Having access to internal body structures, including organs, vessels, and tissues in real-time, and without needing to make invasive incisions is of great benefit to clinicians.
2. Infection control systems
Infection control is a foremost concern for healthcare professionals, particularly in a surgical setting where recovering patients often suffer from weakened immune systems and are increasingly susceptible to pathogens.
Infection control is a complex field and relies on a multifaceted approach, targeting both airborne and surface based sites of infection. UV-C is a strong disinfectant and is often emitted via mobile machines, reducing the spread of bacteria and lowering pathogen levels.
Infection control in a surgical setting can also refer to the safe disposal of used consumables, appropriate waste management and the use of personal protective equipment.
3. Pain management supplies
Anaesthesia is a fundamental aspect of medical surgical supplies, providing additional comfort and reducing a patient’s recovery time. Pain management products, including delivery systems, needle guides, and specialty covers, are available to ensure the safe and controlled administration of drugs.
4. Custom procedural kits
Before any type of procedure, everything a surgeon might need must be gathered, organised and sterilised to maintain a clean and safe environment. A procedural kit comes pre-packed with consumables and surgical instruments that are required for most standard procedures, and contributes to a reduced operating time and overall increased clinical efficiency. Surgical procedural kits can also be customised to meet a client’s specific requirements.
5. Infusion therapy supplies
Infusion therapy presents as an alternative to the oral administration of medication and is used in situations where a patient is unable to consume drugs, or the medication will be more effectively absorbed through the bloodstream. Infusion therapy supplies can include IV ports, syringe and volumetric pumps, burette sets and securement devices. These resources are used across the full range of healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics and aged care.
6. Temperature management systems
Temperature management is critical for optimal metabolic functions and bodily processes. Minimising the effects of external environmental temperature is important in stabilising fluctuating vital signs. Therapeutic devices, including cold therapy machines, are used to stabilise outer body temperature as well as calm the patient, helping reduce any stress or anxiety.
Medical surgical supplies play a vital role in all manner of hospital procedures. It is very important that these supplies are kept up to date and properly maintained to promote clinical efficiency and ensure patient wellbeing.
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