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What is a Defibrillator and How Does it Work?

The heart is one of the most powerful muscles in the body, and its ceaseless pumping is essential to sustaining life. If the hearts stops beating, blood stops flowing, the brain is deprived of its oxygen supply, and death can result in as little as 5 minutes. For someone who suffers a cardiac arrest, which is when the heart stops beating or has a life-threatening abnormal rhythm, emergency medical treatment is critical. While CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) can help maintain the flow of oxygen to the brain, getting the heart restarted and beating normally again often requires defibrillation with an electric shock.

Medical Equipment for Hospitals Q&A

The standard equipment for a medical setting depends on the size of the facility. A large hospital will have much wider ranging needs than a small hospital. Ultrasound machinesECG / EKG machinespatient monitorsinfusion pumps, and X-ray machines are all standard purchases for every setting from a large facility to a small one. However, no matter the size of the facility, patients and staff alike have come to expect a high quality level of machinery.

A Promising New Drug Developed to Fight Superbugs

Scientists in Utah have developed a promising new drug to treat life-threatening infections caused by multi drug resistant and extensively drug resistant bacteria. Patients fighting infections such as Lyme disease, MRSA, tuberculosis, and E. coli may soon have powerful help. 

A Game-Changer for Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Finally, scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotic that is resistant to resistance. This new compound is derived from soil bacteria and makes it tough for pathogens to mutate into resistant strains. Microbiologist Kim Lewis and colleagues have reported their new discovery in the journal Nature.

Electronic Medical Record Backlash as Doctors Protest Flawed System

A recent report by the American Medical Association reports that many of the nationís physicians have major concerns about Electronic Health Records (EHR). What concerns are prompting so many of the nationís health care professional prganizations to resist transitioning to EHR, even when threatened with fines and other sanctions? Privacy and the ability to safeguard patient information top the list, according to the AMA.


Absolute Medical Donates Defibrillators, Medical Equipment To Nonprofits Around the World

Absolute Medical Equipmentís Ashley Herschman would like to think that in any militant or terrorist bombing situation that has occurred around the world, perhaps one of the many defibrillators heís donated helped save the life of an innocent civilian.

Occasionally, he will hear back from a nonprofit with a real-life example of how one of his medical devices helped save a life. That brings Herschman a lot of joy.

ďRather than handing over a signed check, Iím much happier giving away medical devices that directly impact people who find themselves in life-and-death situations,Ē the new and used medical equipment providerís co-owner said recently.

For the past 10 years, Absolute Medicalís philanthropic efforts have included loaning or donating tens of thousands of dollarsí worth of defibrillators and other life-saving medical devices (e.g. surgical centers, ultrasounds and anesthesia monitors).

Nonprofits and other volunteer-based organizations in Africa, Ethiopia, Haiti, Israel, India, the British Virgin Islands and Dominican Republic received Herschmanís medical equipment.

 


Improvements in EKG Stress Tests

EKG stress tests are important diagnostic tests for identifying coronary heart disease. The stress tests have not changed that much but what has changed are a number of key elements to improve the machineryís ability to record and generate valuable insight into the patients health.Medical practitioners have a lot more freedom to use the machinery that suits them and the patients rather operations being dictated by the constraints of the machines.Other improvements enable doctors and medical practitioners to identify other related diseases and issues related to the hearts performance during the test.The lightweight natures of these wires are a great improvement from the heavy wires before these developments


The Improvements and Options of Bone Densitometers

Bone densitometers are very powerful machine but are generally underutilized and employed in imaging modality. According to research in osteoporotic fractures in woman the numbers of woman with the condition are greater than the population suffering from breast cancer, stroke and heart attack combined. There are three main processes used in bone densitometers and while you may be looking to replace or consider your options here are the different approaches.


Pulse Oximeter New Role in COPD testing

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a form of lung disease and is based on reduced air flow into the lungs because of the deterioration of the lung tissue and the dysfunction of the minor airways. Unless treated the disease continually gets worse. The effects of this disease are shortness of breath and coughing.

The pulse oximeter is non invasive and can easily check oxygen saturation and other vital signs of an individual. Improvements have made the pulse oximeter more attractive and accepted for use in a number of primary and specialty care practice applications.


Widespread acceptance of Ultrasound Devices

Medical ultrasound devices have been around for a longtime and have been heavily associated with gynecology clinics but as ultrasound machinery becomes increasingly more powerful you will find that a range of other medical departments.

The increase in the use of Ultrasound devices is  four main reasons. One is the absence of needles, injections and surgical incisions that are found in many of the previous procedures. The Ultrasound process is painless and also extremely quick to identify any issues in the area being tested. In many instances patients would need to go through an x-ray process to identify problems and collect data. The offset would long term exposure to radiation to the patients which has its side effects and risks. Ultrasound does not have any radiation making it safer and easier for the patients. Patients are happier and itís easier to position the ultrasound in difficult to reach places and get the readings and results. This is in place of painful time consuming procedures that would require preparation time and recovery time. 







Improvements Impact on the Developments in MRI Machines

There are two main concerns that patients have when using a MRI, the environment of the MRI and the radiation.The cold and the claustrophobic nature of the procedure and equipment make the patients usually uncomfortable and practitioners need to keep patients as calm and happy as possible.

The claustrophobia is a big part for patients to stay calm to undergo the treatment. They really donít enjoy it and being restrained for large amounts of time can be really difficult.Patients are always concerned about the side effects or long term effects of radiation.

The possibility to reduce the levels of radiation is always a concern because it is a payoff to image quality and the priority is always to protect that quality.


Indicators from a Fetal Monitor

The fetal monitor is part of the overall observation of the baby. It tracks the heart rate of the baby and tells us a great deal about the health of the baby as well as if the baby is under any stress.


Occasional changes in the babyís heart rate can be caused by the umbilical cord pressing on the baby causing it stress as is worse than episodic acceleration. If the heart rate speeds up then the situation can progress to further categories.


Research in Iron Levels Supports Patients Healthy Living

Recent research found that people with low or very high levels of transferrin saturation ratio are at higher risk of death. The death measure available iron in the blood where normal results lower level prove deficiency and high levels excess of iron in the blood.

Research found that patients with considerably  deficient iron levels, below 17.5% saw the death rate increase by 45% but high levels of iron did not see a particularly increase from the regular rate of death.

In this iron test lower levels indicated deficiency while higher levels, over 50% can be cause for concern and be damaging to the patients health. Haemochromatosis multiple blood transfusions and cirrhosis are usually the cause of these high levels of iron.


Great Things to Know Before Buying Refurbished Equipment

The medical care community has always been looking to budget to provide the best service to their customers and patients with the best facilities and equipment. The equipment is particularly costly and hospitals and health care centers look to ways in which they can have the equipment in a inexpensive way. The best way is to reuse and refurbish equipment to save waste and money and help these care centers continue.

Here at Absolute Medical Equipment we lead in providing the very best in refurbished, reconditioned and used equipment for the full range of medical environments. We work with leading manufacturers and vendors to refurbish and recondition equipment through vigorous testing ensuring they are in perfect working order and ready for use.