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Five Devices That Improved the Medical Field

October 26, 2011 · No Comments

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Every day the field of medicine becomes steadily more sophisticated and efficient at saving lives. Over the history of medicine, many instruments have come along that completely changed the scope of medical practice. Following are 5 devices that changed the medical field and improved medicine.

1.    The Doppler Fetal Monitor

This hand held ultrasound tranducer detects the heartbeat of a fetus in prenatal care, using the Doppler effect to present an audible simulation of a heart beat.

2.    Heart Lung Machine

Medically referred to as the CPB pump, this machine takes over the patient's heart and lung capacities to maintain the circulation and proper oxygen levels in the body. It is used during surgery, creating a form of extracorporeal circulation.

3.    EKG

This device provides a digital interpretation of the electrical activity of the heart over time, monitored and externally recorded through the skin. It's a non-evasive means of measuring the heart's health for any discrepancies and weaknesses in the heart muscle.

4.    Infusion Pump

This device delivers fluids, medication and other nutrients into a patient's circulatory system. It's most often used intravenously and is one of the Charleston SC infusion services we offer at Palmetto Infusion Services. An infusion pump ensures that a patient is getting a regular supply of fluids, medication or food, removing the need for regular feedings or medication times from a nurse.

5.   Electronic Medical Records

The most recent renovation in medical equipment, electronic medical records are revolutionizing the way information is shared between doctors and patients and from doctor to doctor.

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