Instruments used in general medicine
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|material used to support a medical dressing or injured body part
|for patients who are unconscious or too weak to sit up or walk to the toilet to defecate
|to create a permanent pathway to a vein (or artery) for the purpose of repeated injections or infusion of intravenous fluids
|to drain and collect urine directly from the bladder (primary use) also to act as a makeshift oxygen tube etc.
|to remove foreign bodies from ear or nasal cavities.
|to record the electrical activity of the heart over a period of time
|to inject fluid into the lower bowel for several purposes, most frequently for relieving constipation
|to look inside the gastrointestinal tract, used mainly in surgery or by surgical consultants
|External cardioverter / Defibrillator
|to correct arrhythmias of the heart
|as a supply of oxygen, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, etc.
|to absorb blood and other fluids as well as clean wounds
|to measure concentration of glucose in blood
|to remove toxic materials from the blood that are generally removed by the kidneys; used in case of kidney failure
|Hypodermic needle / Syringe
|for injections and aspiration of blood or fluid from the body
|Infection control equipment
|as in gloves, gowns, bonnets, shoe covers, face shields, goggles, and surgical masks for preventing nosocomial or healthcare-associated infection
|to sterilize instruments in absence of an autoclave
|as a tray for instruments, gauze, tissue, etc.
|for length, height, head circumference and girth measurements
|Medical halogen penlight
|to see into the eye, natural orifices, etc. and to test for pupillary light reflex, etc.
|to create an image of internal body structures
|for nasogastric suction or the introduction of food or drugs into the body
|to produce aerosols of drugs to be administered by respiratory route
|to look at the retina
|to look into the external ear cavity
|Oxygen mask and tubes
|to deliver gases to the mouth/nostrils to assist in oxygen intake or to administer aerosolized or gaseous drugs
|Pipette or dropper
|to measure out doses of liquid, specially in children
|to look inside the anal canal and lower part of the rectum
|to view internal body structures
|to test motor reflexes of the body
|to measure the patient's blood pressure
|to hear sounds from movements within the body like heart beats, intestinal movement, breath sounds, etc.
|to suck up blood or secretions
|used for dissecting or cutting
|to record body temperature
|for use in oral examination
|to transfuse blood and blood products
|to test for deafness and to categorize it
|to assist or carry out the mechanical act of inspiration and expiration so the non-respiring patient can do so; a common component of "life support"
|for neurological use
|Watch / Stopwatch
|for recording rates like heart rate, respiratory rate, etc.; for certain hearing tests.
|to measure weight
Blood infusion set
Cannula, intraveneous (separated)
Enema bag and enema bucket
Gas cylinder, oxygen
Medical halogen penlight
Nasogastric tube, Levin
Reflex hammer, queen square
Syringe and needle
- Khandpur, RS (2020). Compendium of Biomedical Instrumentation. United Kingdom: Wiley. ISBN 9781119288121. Retrieved 19 February 2024.
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