THE IMPORTANCE OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENTS IN OUR HOMES
You don’t have to wait for a medical condition that requires supervision before you get medical devices in your homes. Medical equipment are very important in your homes because it helps to keep track of your health and it also makes it easier for care givers to help and care for critically ill patients.
For instance, if you are caring for someone with a health condition, chronic or terminal illness, you may need home medical equipment to make caring for them more manageable. This is because doctors and caregivers may not always be available. Having these medical devices at home can save the patient’s life if emergencies occurs.
Apart from saving lives, these equipment also helps the caregivers to monitor the patients’ medical condition and it enables them to give medical professionals a more accurate report when they visit.
1. To eliminate the need for expensive medical procedures:
Patients living with chronic diseases will need constant checkups every day. So it is advisable for the patients to get their personnel medical equipment to reduce hospital billings and cost.
2. It encourages the patients to lead a healthier life style:
Having medical equipment at home, helps the patients to keep in track of their health status with ease.
3. It increases patient engagement and control:
Engaged patients more likely to quickly inform family members and medical providers of crucial health changes or developments. They regularly communicate with their care givers and inform them of any changes or anomalies.
EXAMPLES OF THESE MEDICAL EQUIPMENTS ARE:
1. First aid kit:
· Ace bandages, compression shocking
· SNAKE BITE KIT
· Heating pad
· Tracheotomy care
2. Pulse oximeter
4. Test kits:
· Pregnancy test
· Male/female/stress hormone test
· Cholesterol test
· Allergy test
· HIV test
· Hepatitis c test
5. Breast I