The Top 5 Products To Have On Hand At Your Medical Facility
A medical facility is filled with an eye-watering number of consumables, equipment and other essential gear that keeps operations running smoothly. However, there are always products you need to prioritise in any medical setting to ensure you have the necessities for your patients.
Here are the top five products you should have on hand at your medical facility to make sure everything runs as smooth as possible.
Hygiene is priority in the medical world, so it should be priority in your medical facility as well. Medical-grade disinfectants should be kept on hand at all times, ensuring a safe and hygienic environment.
Hospital-grade disinfectants are cleaning solutions that are designed to sanitise a medical facility’s surfaces including floors, counters, procedure rooms and more. Formulated to be more powerful than your average household disinfectant, these cleaners are often registered as hospital-level solutions that kill bacteria and pathogenic viruses as well as destroy fungus that pose a health hazard.
Personal Protective Equipment
A lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) can be a serious misstep in your medical facility, preventing staff from treating patients when they themselves could be at risk of injury or contracting a disease.
PPE can include things such as:
- Hearing protective devices, such as ear muffs and ear plugs
- Respiratory protective equipment
- Eye and face protection, such as safety glasses and face shields
- Skin protection, such as gloves, gauntlets and sunscreen
- Clothing, such as high visibility vests, life jackets and coveralls
- Footwear, such as safety boots and rubber boots.
Personal protective equipment should be designed and constructed in a safe manner and regularly maintained in order to ensure cleanliness and reliability – any damaged PPE should be reported and no longer used. PPE should also be comfortable to wear, which in turn encourages staff to use it. Improperly fitting personal protective equipment can mean the difference between being safely covered or dangerously exposed.
Your medical facility should absolutely contain the correct diagnostic equipment to best help your patients. The right diagnostic equipment is important as it helps to understand your patients’ conditions better. There is a whole wealth of diagnostic equipment available, from specialised microscopes to specimen storage units, but some of the basics you will want to consider for your medical facility are:
- Medical imaging machines
- Pulse oximeters
- X-ray machines
- CT machines
- MRI machines
- Ultrasound equipment
Outside of diagnostic equipment, there are some other important pieces of equipment you will want, including:
- Storage cabinets
- Movable shelving units
- Disposal bins and systems
- Stretchers and wheelchairs
- Surgical tables.
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Although medical centres and the like are not considered emergency departments, they should be prepared all the same. Defibrillators, oxygen tanks and emergency medications should be kept on hand, as well as other items such as suction units, resuscitation aids, bleeding control and a range of other essential consumables.
Last but not least, every medical facility should contain comfortable and functional medical furniture such as examination tables, hospital beds and treatment chairs. These not only make a patient’s stay more comfortable, but allow you to undertake more precise examinations and therefore a better chance at an accurate diagnosis.
Now that you know some of the top products to have in a medical facility, take a look at our informational post on how to achieve the best medical fitout, including the best use of space and the latest technology.