Medical Equipment – BP Monitor

The healthcare industry requires a vast array of medical equipment to provide the necessary care to patients -.this equipment can range from the highly specialised to the more basic items such as a BP Monitor.  Philippine Medical Supplies have a wide selection of basic medical equipment and supplies available on its website.

BP Monitors
Sphygmomanometers,or BP Monitors, are used in most facilities in the healthcare industry.  They are used to measure the pressure of blood flow, using an inflatable cuff to collapse and then release the artery under the cuff in a controlled manner. The pressure is then measured, using mercury or a mechanical  manometer.  The range available at Phil Medical Supplies includes digital blood pressure monitors such as the Digital BP Omron monitor.  Digital monitors are able to record measurements in their memory, storing the test data as well as date and time.  This helps to provide a record of previous tests taken.

Another very commonly used piece of medical equipment found in the healthcare industry is the stethoscope. Stethoscopes are pieces of medical equipment used to listen to internal organs in the body. They are mostly used to listen to breathing or the heart’s action.  The design is common – a circular disk-shaped resonator which is placed against the body, and two rubber tubes which are connected to earpieces which are placed in the ears to listen to the body sounds.

Pulse Oximeters
As an alternative to taking a blood sample to measure the oxygen saturation levels in the blood, a Pulse Oximeter can be used.  These devices work by attaching a sensor to the body, usually to a finger, toe or the ear.  This sensor measures the oxygen saturation in the blood flowing through the capillary network. It has the benefit of providing quicker results than blood tests, and does not require any needle to be inserted into the body.

Glucose Monitors
Glucose monitors are used by those suffering from diabetes and hypoglycemia.  A small drop of blood is obtained by pricking the skin with a lancet, and this droplet is placed on a special strip that the glucose monitor can read.  The monitor provides an accurate measurement of the blood sugar level.

OB Bags
For healthcare professionals who are required to visit patients at home, an OB bag is an essential piece of equipment.  This bag can hold all of the necessary equipment and supplies that may be needed for the home visit. It has a wide capacity to hold everything required, including a variety of pouches and compartments.  Philippine Medical Supplies offers both a hand carry and shoulder carry type.

If you would like to see the range of medical supplies and equipment available at Philippine Medical Supplies, please visit the website.