Medical Equipment Blog

11-05-2017
Vital Sign and Fetal Monitors from Absolutemed

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

The Absolute Medical Equipment company began as a refurbishing hobby for ultrasound equipment. The demand for the equipment grew and became a full-fledged business that expanded to offer a wide array of medical speciality equipment.

Among the products offered are vital sign monitors. Private physician offices, outpatient centres, surgery centres, universities, and hospitals avail themselves to the products offered by Absolute Medical Services, Inc. at significant savings.

08-14-2017
Defibrillator Comparison

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

AED G3 Automatic and Semi-Automatic Defibrillators

Users have a choice between the AED G3 defibrillators. There is an automatic and semi-automatic version available. When appropriate, the automatic AED administers a defibrillating shock. The user has a no shock button to press. A press of a button, issues a defibrillating shock from the semi-automatic version.

07-28-2017
Comparison of Three Ultrasound Machines

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

The ease-of-use, reliability, and reliability of ultra sound machines have provided the practice of medicine with tools that make the care of patients better. Ultrasound machine designs are usable and intuitive. They do not slowdown in complicated settings. Three ultrasound machines are compared and contrasted below.
07-25-2017
Vitals are Vital to Patient Health

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

There are fewer indicators of overall health and wellness than the state of a person’s vital signs. Whether they are collected routinely during a physical examination in a doctor’s office, or they are taken at the scene of an automobile accident, vital signs are the gateway to how a person’s body is reacting in a given moment. Sometimes, people say they feel fine, but their vital signs may reveal a different story. Paramedics, first responders, first aiders, nurses, doctors, and other health practitioners use vital signs as a benchmark for a patient’s status.
07-23-2017
How Ultrasound Machines Help Physicians Make Decisions

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

An ultrasound is a procedure that is performed by a physician or an ultrasound technician that involves taking 2D, 3D, or even 4D images of inside the body using sound waves. The sound waves bounce off of bones, tissues and organs inside the body to create images that are visible to medical professionals. Doctors use this information to help them determine disease and diagnosis, follow the course of a pregnancy, and more. The images that are created by ultrasound technology are called sonograms, and they are similar to x-ray pictures, but they are produced as a result of the sound waves.
05-24-2017
The Benefits of a Portable Ultrasound Machine

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

Ultrasound was first used as a diagnostic tool in the early 1900’s, but in the past 50 years it has rapidly evolved into a multi-disciplinary medical tool. Oftentimes, when people think of an ultrasound, they envision a large, bulky machine that gives doctors and expectant parents views of developing fetuses; however, ultrasounds used during pregnancy only account for about 20 percent of the ultrasound market. 
04-23-2017
Advances in Blood Pressure Monitors

By: Ellen Gross

Of the approximately 75 million American adults with hypertension, millions of patients visit their doctors yearly to monitor and control their blood pressure, yet only about half of them have their condition under control. Since high blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, chronic heart failure, and kidney disease, accurately measuring and tracking a patient’s blood pressure is a vital part of triage and any office consultation.

Testing blood pressure is a two part process, resulting in two numerical measurements - the systolic and the diastolic blood pressures. The systolic indicates how much pressure your blood exerts against the artery walls during heartbeats. The diastolic number indicates the minimum arterial pressure during relaxation and dilation of the ventricles of the heart. To perform the test, a reading is taken by placing a pressure cuff (sphygmomanometer), typically on the upper arm, which is then inflated either manually or electronically. 

01-23-2017
Learn the Science Behind Blood Culture Analyzers

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

While blood culture science was originally pioneered in beginning of the 20th century, blood culture practices and technology have advanced exponentially since the mid-1970s. With the development of controlled clinical evaluations of blood culture systems and media, there is now a sound scientific basis for the basic precepts of blood culture. A variety of factors affect accurate blood culturing: skin antisepsis, number and timing of cultures, correct volume for blood culture, the culture media and any additives, the length and atmosphere of incubation, and the interpretation of positive blood culture results.
01-15-2017
What is a Bone Densitometer and Bone Densitometry?

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

Bone densitometry, which is known as dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, also called DXA or DEXA, is a test that calculates bone density quickly and accurately. Used to discover osteopenia or osteoporosis, the test uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to take pictures inside the body, normally the lower spine and hip, to measure bone loss. 
12-04-2016
A Guide to Pulse Oximeters

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

With chronic health problems, such as emphysema, congestive heart failure and various lung diseases, patients will have difficulty breathing and experience a significant drop in energy levels and the ability to perform simple everyday activities. A pulse oximeter is a device used to detect if the decrease in energy is due to a lack of oxygen in the blood. Here is a useful guide to pulse oximeters and their function.
10-05-2016
What is a Defibrillator and How Does it Work?

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

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.
08-29-2016
Common ultrasound probes by applications

Commonly known as probes, ultrasound transducers come in a wide array of shapes and sizes designed for specific diagnostic applications. Here are some descriptions of the probes commonly found in hospital, clinical, and medical practice settings:

There is the cardiac transducer, whose primary use is echocardiography. In some cases, because the frequency is low, it can used for abdominal studies as well. Next, there is a vascular transducer, which is typically used for carotid arteries and veins, including those in the legs. It can also be used for the thyroid, needle-guided injections, and in some cases, when the frequency is high enough, for breast exams as well. (It is important to note that when using it for breast exams, it should not take the place of conventional mammography, but rather be used in conjunction with it.) 

08-24-2016
Medical Equipment for Hospitals Q&A

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

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.

08-22-2016
The Pros and Cons of Used and Refurbished Medical Equipment

By: Ellen Gross

Whether you are a large established hospital facility, a small start-up clinic, or a private practice, medical equipment is the staple of your business. It is important that it be reliable and cutting edge. For this reason, many medical hospitals, practices, and clinics think that it’s necessary to buy brand new equipment with a complete warranty, replacement, and maintenance program. However, in these belt-tightening times, used and refurbished medical equipment is becoming increasingly popular as a way to economize. But how do you do that without sacrificing dependability? Read on to learn the pros and cons of buying used and refurbished medical equipment.
08-21-2016
Medical Equipment for Clinics Q&A

By: Absolute Medical Services, Inc.

Medical settings such as small clinics are held to the same standards as large hospitals, but without the benefit of big budgets. With all the cutting-edge technology available in medical equipment, it makes sense that the clinics that have the best equipment can provide the best care. Good care translates into healthy budgets and healthy people. However, the cost of new machinery exceeds the budgets of most small clinics, so the best alternative is to look at buying pre-owned equipment, which can often be done for a fraction of the cost.