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Your One-Stop Shop For Bubble Wrap And Packaging Supplies by Timmy Vic

Crownhill Packaging Ltd: Your One-Stop Shop For Bubble Wrap And Packaging Supplies

4 days ago

The Best-Selling Medical Supplies

The best-selling medical supplies are usually those that are used most frequently and which are employed in a variety of situations rather than in specialized settings or particular health conditions. Best selling medical supplies are often times disposable and therefore are bought more often. Basic care medical supplies are often times found in highly visible areas.

Most medical facilities, even those providing only emergency services, need to have a basic array of medical supplies. These supplies make up the overall needs of a typical medical situation. If one were to perform a search online to find the best-selling medical supplies, frequently listed on wholesale medical supplies d

1 week ago

Trump’s Health Secretary Nominee Sought Special Treatment For Industry Donors

Rep. Tom Price, the physician and Georgia Republican tapped for the nation's leading health care job, has long criticized federal spending as excessive. Yet during his years in Congress, he's worked hard to keep federal dollars flowing to his most generous campaign donors.

Price has been a go-to congressman, a review of his records show, for medical special interests hotly sparring with regulators or facing budget cuts. Over the past decade, he has waded into issues related to specific drugs and medical devices, making 38 inquiries with the federal Food and Drug Administration, according to federal records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. He questioned the FDA on his c

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Medicine :: Types of Medical Equipment

There are many different types of medical equipment that are used by almost all hospitals. Here are some different kinds.

Medical Monitors: These help doctors analyze a patient's current state of health and include:

ECG: An Electrocardiogram, also known as an EKG, measures the electrical activity in the heart,

and to basically measure how well your heart is working. It is a painless test that shows how fast

your heart is beating, whether your heartbeat is steady or not, and strength of the heartbeats

themselves. It's used to diagnose heart problems such as arrhythmia, heart attack, and heart

failure.

EEG: An EEG, or Electroencephalography is a test that measures the firing of neurons in the

brain by recording electric activity along the scalp. This test can show abnormalities in brain

function by such causes as epilepsy and comas.

Diagnostic Equipment: This equipment is used to help doctors diagnose a patient's injury or illness.

MRI: An MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, is a test used by doctors to diagnose

abnormalities within the body without surgery. It provides a big contrast between the soft tissues

of the body, making problems appear easier. It is can be used for brain, heart, muscle,

bone or cancer imaging, and is a pain-free procedure.



Ultrasound: An ultrasound, or ultrasonography, is used to visualize joints, tendons, muscles and

organs for abnormalities, and obstetric sonography is used exclusively during pregnancy to

evaluate the health and growth of the baby.

X-Ray Machines: These have been in use since their invention in 1895 to detect breaks or

anomalies in bones and teeth, and can also be used to detect tumors.

Life Support Equipment: This equipment is used to sustain life, without which continued life would be impossible.

CPB: A CPB, or Cardiopulmonary Bypass, is used to temporary take over the function of the

heart and lungs. It is commonly used during heart surgery, hypothermia, life-support for in-

danger newborn babies, and people waiting for an organ transplant.

Medical Ventilator: This is what we all commonly associate with the term "life support". It is a

machine that mechanically moves air in and out of a patient's lungs, when they are unable to



breath on their own. They are commonly used in emergency situations, intensive care, and long-

term home care.

All of this equipment and more have the ability to save and improve the quality of your life. Though we may take it for granted that these machines are always available, they are very expensive, both to buy and to maintain. For this reason, hospitals will often buy refurbished medical equipment. But whether it's brand new or refurbished, hospital equipment should never be taken for granted--remain grateful every day that we have created such ingenious measures to keep us healthy.





2 weeks ago

A dose audit of fluoroscopy examinations at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital: analysis of preliminary results.

Introduction

Diagnostic X-raying is ubiquitous in modern medical care. (1)

Medical ionising radiation is by far the largest man-made source of such

radiation to impinge on the population, and most of this comes from

diagnostic X-rays. (2-4) South Africa is a health care level II country,

according to the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of

Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) definition based on physician densities. (5)

This health care level classification translates broadly to 150 X-ray

examinations per 1 000 inhabitants. (6) Given this relatively high

frequency of X-ray examinati

2 weeks ago

Anti-Rape Condoms (PICTURE): Will Jagged Teeth Deter World Cup Sex Assaults? Rape-aXe Hopes So

Rape-aXe condom.

Rape-aXe condom. (antirape.co.za)

(CBS) A South African doctor has created a female condom that puts teeth in the fight against rape.

Literally.



The anti-rape condom, called "Rape-aXe," features rows of jagged hooks designed to attach to a man's penis during penetration. Once attached, the condom can only be removed by a doctor - hopefully when authorities can arrest him, Dr. Sonnet Ehlers, the condom's designer, told CNN.

"It hurts, he cannot pee and walk when it's on," she said. "If he tries to remove it, it will clasp even tighter... however, it doesn't break the skin, and there's no danger of fluid exposure."

Ehlers said she sold her house and car to launch the project, and she planned to supervise the distribution of 30,000 free devices in cities hosting the World Cup soccer matches. After the trial period, they'll be available for about $2 apiece, according to CNN.

"The mother of two daughters said she visited prisons and talked to convicted rapists to find out whether such a device would have made them rethink their actions," CNN reported. "Some said it would have."

Critics say the condom makes women vulnerable to violence from men trapped by the device.

It's also a form of "enslavement," Victoria Kajja, a fellow for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the east African country of Uganda, told CNN. "The fears surrounding the victim, the act of wearing the condom in anticipation of being assaulted all represent enslavement that no woman should be subjected to."

Kajja added that the device reminds women of their vulnerability.



"It not only presents the victim with a false sense of security, but psychological trauma," she added. "It also does not help with the psychological problems that manifest after assaults."

But she acknowledged that the device might allow justice to be served.

Rape convictions are rare in most African countries, according to CNN. Victims don't get immediate access to medical care, and DNA tests to provide evidence are too expensive.

Women take drastic measures to prevent rape in South Africa, Ehlers said. Some go so far as to insert razor blades wrapped in sponges in their private parts.

Critics have said the device is like something out of the Middle Ages.

"Yes, my device may be medieval, but it's for a medieval deed that has been around for decades," she told CNN. "I believe something's got to be done ... and this will make some men rethink before they assault a woman."

More information at the Rape-aXe website

2 weeks ago

Hospital Medical Equipment Inventions of the 1960's

There have been many great advances in hospital medical equipment over the last century, but most of us take them for granted.