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Stainless Steel and Hygiene

Cleanliness and attention to good hygiene is considered one of the most important aspects of operating a thriving medical facility. For this reason, you will find that most healthcare environments desire stainless steel materials be utilized in much of their equipment. This preference is due to stainless steel’s ability to provide easy cleaning and resistance to collection of bacteria. Unlike most materials, stainless steel doesn’t form cracks or tears and thus avoids storing dirt and bacteria. With today’s demanding conditions in a medical center, doctors need to ensure that their…

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Choosing the Right Anesthesia Machine for Your Facility

Although anesthesia machines haven’t changed that drastically in the last few years, several new features make them safer, easier, and more efficient to use. If you’re searching for a new anesthesia machine or perhaps a refurbished anesthesia machine, here are some tips for making your decision: Proper Safety Features for an Anesthesia Machine If your facility performs surgical procedures requiring general anesthesia as well as muscle relaxation, you’ll need to purchase a traditional hospital-grade anesthesia workstation. Here are some safety features you should look for: A standing bellows ventilator A…

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How to Use Steam Sterilizers or Autoclaves Safely

Steam sterilizers (sometimes referred to as steam autoclaves, or just autoclaves) are an essential part of the decontamination and sterilization process performed in healthcare facilities. Sterilization is a common practice in medical and laboratory settings where it is vital to destroy microbial life, which could cause contamination, infection, or disease. Steam sterilizers are very effectively at sterilizing because they use pressurized steam at temperatures of about 270 degrees within the chamber to the penetrate porous materials of the equipment – eradicating microorganisms. However, this high-pressure steam also can be hazardous…

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A Complete List of Medical Equipment Must Haves for Your New Exam Room

Your equipment planning will have a huge impact on the efficiency and efficacy of your medical examination rooms.  You want to ensure you have everything you need at your fingertips to make seeing patients easier, and allow for quicker assessments in order to see as many patients as possible, while still providing optimal care. Here is a list of medical equipment must haves for your examination rooms: Exam Table:  An adjustable exam table, ideally with cabinets and storage beneath, is an absolute “must have” and will provide a place to…

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