There are a number of types of specialist equipment required in the healthcare industry. Possibly one of the most important would be the hospital bed itself. Due to the amount of time patients spend in bed, and the amount of times healthcare workers need to interact with hospital beds, the requirement for such beds to be suitable for their purpose is high. The bed itself needs to be fully adjustable, with individual head and foot adjustment also required. The side rails also have to be fully adjustable to ensure patients can be easily and safely managed in and out of bed as required. Portability is another important consideration.
Egg Mattresses and Anti Bed Sore Mattresses
Aside from the bed itself, the mattress is an other important piece of equipment. The egg mattress, so called due to its resemblance to an egg carton or box, is popular with doctors due to its design which can reduce the likelihood of ulcers and sores as well as increasing patient comfort by allowing good airflow. Many doctors encourage patients to continue using such mattresses after they return home due to their effectiveness. Another type of mattress popular within the sector is the anti bed sore mattress. Bed sores, or pressure sores, are skin injuries caused by pressure on the skin after extended periods of time in bed. Anti bed sore mattresses are effective at reducing the likelihood of the occurrence of bed sores.
Commode chairs are another key item of equipment within the healthcare industry. Many patients are debilitated and unable to use toilet facilities by themselves. A commode chair enables patients to go to the toilet even if their mobility is heavily restricted. The chair must be portable, hygienic and comfortable as priorities. The toilet bowl itself should be removable for easy cleaning.
Bedside tables are another common feature in healthcare facilities. These can be the over the bed style or the beside the bed style. As well as helping patients with eating or drinking, they are used for storage of private possessions and other items. As with many pieces of medical equipment, they should be portable, durable and flexible for a variety of uses and users.
Baby Bassinet Stand
Another piece of equipment often found in healthcare facilities is a baby bassinet stand. On maternity wards and in the homes of new-born babies, these stands offer great flexibility for placing cribs, carriers and other similar equipment.
The medical supplies industry caters for both public and private institutions, as well as individuals. Phil Medical Supplies have an extensive range of all the different kinds of supplies and equipment needed by those in the healthcare industry as well as individuals who require such specialist items.
The above equipment, as well as a wide selection of other medical supplies, can be found at Philippine Medical Supplies.