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Equipment, Tools and Supplies in the Healthcare Cluster
By: Barbara Mackessy
The patient is then escorted to where they need to go and
all informational paperwork is done in private. Privacy Laws
are very strict! – (Office, desk, chair, files, computer)
Electronic board that shows where each patient is at all times. It also
is a way to advertise other departments in the hospital. The patient
must share their ID number with their family in order for the family
to keep up with them on the electronic board in the waiting room.
Easy Street Environment to teach the patients how to step up on
curbs, open doors, cross the street, etc.
The car is inside the hospital to teach the patients how to get in and out
of cars, to get from cars to wheelchairs, etc.
Other sections of the “Easy Street
Environment.” For teaching patients
how to walk, how to get around
in a store, how to go through
doors, going to church etc.
Electronic Medical Records – (computers, monitor, files, printer
and general office supplies).
Surgical tray, surgical tools, lighting
and proper clothing
Hooked up to the Aaron 950 and grounding pad
so that patient will not get burned.
Surgical technicians must
know every instrument and
Massage Therapist (posters, massage chair, & skeleton)
Respiratory Therapy is a competitive program which
takes only 18 students. Must pass the National
RRT Exam and state licensure.
Staff must know
how to operate all
equipment in their area.
ICU area: all patients are inside rooms with glass walls and doors so that
they can be viewed at all times. All patient information is kept in the
computer and updated continuously.
Patient’s call button goes
straight to the nurses’ cell
phones. If the nurse is on the
phone then the call goes to the
Patient information and medications are both scanned into the system
before any medication is administered. Computer also reminds RN’swhat paperwork, charts and assessments need to be completed.
Must be at least 18 years old to work in the lab.
Some hospitals have a volunteer program
but the volunteers do not do hands-on collection.
Must be at least 18 years old to work in the lab. Some hospitals have a volunteer program but the volunteers do not do hands on collection.
Beckman Coulter – counts CBC
Medical Lab Technician – collect, type and group blood,
stain slides and sterilize equipment; 12 month certificate
or Associate Degree. They must be able to load, unload,
adjust, fix, change, and take apart things in the lab.
Beckman Coulter - runs CBC in seconds
Medical Technologists - test for bacteria, drugs and diseases;
Bachelor’s Degree; AerospraySlide Strainer – spins and stains samples
Centrifuge – spins, separates; Phlebotomist must be very fast
at sample collection. High turn-over rate for phlebotomist.
Test tube tops informs workers of what preservation and chemical reaction that will take place in the test tube. Purple – CBC – contains self preservative to keep cells from clotting. Red top – no additives –will clot at normal rate.
Test tube tops inform workers of what preservation and
chemical reaction will take place in the test tube.
Purple – CBC – contains self-preservative to keep cells from clotting.
Red top – no additives –will clot at normal rate.
Safety, Safety, SafetyEye wash stations & showers at
many locations in medical facilities.
Lab coat, gown and gloves are part of the safety precautions.
Doctor’s order request is put in the computer, the computer puts into the system then the computer prints a sticker that tells the lab technician what they are to test, run or do for that patient.
Doctor’s order request is put in the computer, the computer puts
into the system and prints a sticker that tells the
lab technician what they are to test, run or do for that patient.
Computer system – Machines interface with computer system.
Doctors and nurses can pull lab results any time.
Coulter LH 750 Analyzer
Testing of tissue sample collected.
Radiologic Technician – Associate Degree –
produces images to be read by a Radiologist.
X-ray films – Radiology Tech must know type, size for particular use.
Gamma Camera – detects radiation from isotopes
injected into the patient. Nuclear Medicine – done for bone scans
CT – Computerized Topography – CAT ScanLooks at everything in actual plane.
Biomedical Equipment Technician installs new
equipment, adjusts and test, 1-3 year certificate or Associates Degree
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer helps diagnosis abdominal tumors, cysts, and other abnormalities – could be a certificate, Associate or Bachelor’s degree.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer helps diagnose
abdominal tumors, cysts, and other abnormalities –
could be a certificate, Associate or Bachelor’s degree.
Pharmacy - computerized
Pharmacy is a support service, they must follow the doctor’s orders.
Pharmacy Technician works under pharmacist
with on-the-job training from 6 months to 2 years.
All medications are labeled and bar coded in the hospitals
for patient protection, safety and hospital inventory
Pharmacists interact with physicians to verify correct drug and dosage.
Making up prep kits that patients take home to take before surgery.
All medications are bar coded and must be accounted for at all times.
TranslogicSwisslog sends medications to correct location in the hospital.
Foam inside the container to protect medications
in glass containers during transport.
One push of the button and the medications are sent
directly to the department requesting them.
Medication storage units
Some medications must be refrigerated at all times.
Scan patient, scan medication bar codes and scan
the patient again before administering any medications.
Parents roll baby under the under the birthprint machine and push the button to take a picture. They can see and select the picture that they like best. The parents get one picture free but can insert a charge card to purchase as many pictures as they wish of their new born child.
Parents roll baby under the birthprint machine and push the button
to take a picture. They can see and select the picture that they
like best. The parents get one picture free but can insert a charge card
to purchase as many pictures as they wish of their new-born child.
Nurses’ station where everything is computerized.
All patient files are on the computer, a back up is made
each day of all hospital files and stored off-location.
Industrial Hygienist search for hazards, diseases and hidden dangers to
eliminate them, Bachelor’s Degree required. Containers are labeled for
the type of trash that can properly be disposed of in each container.
Sanitation, cleanliness is a must at every medical facility.
Portable storage container for airways, tapes, IV start up kits, UAC trays, etc. Everything is bar coded. Employee scans item then scans patient. 97% scan rate. Computer keeps counts and sends message to warehouse to restock items. Manual count once every two weeks to verify computer count.
Gloves and used needle, contaminated biohazard waste containers are located on the walls.
Patients are bar coded (EMAR)Electronic Medical Administration Records
Triage Room inside the ER
Safety Instructions are posted throughout the medical facilities.
Top section runs over patient after patient has drank Barium.
Starts with RT training at a Technical College then take National Boards
Protective coverings for Radiology
Visually see subject on computer screen
Licensed Practical Nurses provide basic care, 12-18 month program. Educational information posted
Medical Illustrator – Bachelor’s Degree in art and/or science plus a masters from a medical illustration program.
Radiation Therapist helps to treat cancer - 1 or 2 year certificate or Associate or Bachelor’s Degree.
Medical Dosimetrist calculates radiation dosage with 12 months on the job training.
Radiation Oncologist is a physician specializing in treating cancer with radiation.
Mesh is molded to a person’s form to hold them in the exact position for treatments.
Physical Therapist Assistant– associate degree ; Physical Therapist –Now a doctorate degree. Physical Therapy is provided in house in Nursing Homes.
Occupational Therapist – help people regain and rebuilt skills needed in every day life.
AHEC creates and distributes educational materials
Stimulates blood flow and heat under the skin during physical therapy sessions.
Bands used in physical therapy. Easy to use, light to carry, can be purchased at most medical supply companies for home use after you physical therapy session have ended.
New computer program shows when someone goes outside of the building 24/7 and switch door was opened. One way to keep check of employee smoke brakes.
The workers must scan each patient every two hours during the night.
A meal menu board provides the residents with the choices of all meals for the day at this assisted living center.
All meals are prepared for the clients in the assisted living center.
Practice sessions in the EMT/Paramedic classes.
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