High-quality medical supplies are a must have for any
clinic, even Veterinarian clinics. It is important to pay close attention to
the details of each and every tool that is available in a veterinary diagnostic set. Most sets contain a variety of commonly used tools that make examinations
faster, more efficient, and much more comfortable for the patient.
One tool that can be found in veterinary diagnostic sets is the otoscope.
Otoscopes help to see inside of the ear canal, veterinarian otoscopes come with
longer specula that is well-suited for the longer or deeper shape of animal
ears. They are equipped with a light and slender in design, which make
navigating the small spaces of the ear much easier. In addition to their shape,
they are made with comfortable materials that will not harm or irritate the
sensitive tissues inside of the ear.
In addition to the otoscope, there is also a scope that is designed for eye
examinations. This is called a ophthalmoscope. This scope is used to examine
the health of the eye including the pupil and iris. Often times, in veterinarydiagnostic sets, you will find one scope with many attachments. This is
convenient because it eliminates the need for switching tools as an overall
examination progresses. Instead, the fitting at the end of the scope can be
swapped out for a sterile fitting that is better suited for the task at hand.
This is particularly true with otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes.
Another common tool that is found in diagnostic sets is the fiber optic nasal
speculum. This is another type of scope that is used to see deep into the nasal
passages and is particularly useful for locating and diagnosing nasal injury or
lodged foreign objects. The fiber optic nasal speculum needs to be especially
well-crafted in order to ensure the comfort and safety of each patient. The
nasal passages, especially further back, are incredibly sensitive - this means
that the speculum needs to be smooth and rounded, as to eliminate danger of
In addition to the above technical tools, most sets will also include tongue
depressor holders. Tongue depressors are uses to immobilize the tongue for
easier examination of the oral tissues. Tongue depressor holders serve as a
comfortable grip or handle, so that the depressor is easier to use and make
holding the tongue in place much less difficult.
Diagnostic sets in veterinary medicine are very much like those used in human
medicine. In fact many of the scopes can be used for either field with little
to no modifications. However, using a diagnostic set that is specifically
designed for animals will result in a smoother examination with less need to
negotiate around the physical differences between the human and animal body. Twelve
channels are available here, and patient and lead cables are also present. EKG
Plus II software can also be downloaded from the Bionet 2000.
What is an EKG machine? The abbreviations ECG and EKG both stand for
electrocardiograph; the latter is from the German form of the word, Elektrokardiogramm.
Throughout this article, we will use only the English abbreviation.
That said, the purpose of an ECG machine is to measure the electrical activity
produced by the heart. Each time the heart beats, it depolarizes, producing
minute electrical changes. When the heart relaxes, a negative charge crosses
its cell membrane; an influx of double- positive ions of calcium and sodium
causes polarization as the charge is eliminated, signaling the heart to
contract. ECG machines can detect this process as a series of tiny rises and
falls in the level of negative electric charge, and can thus be used to analyze
how healthy the heart is. Graph paper is commonly used with ECG machines so
that the results of their findings can be printed, though more modern ones are
connected with computers that can produce such graphs.
Bionet, also known as BIOSCI, is an online forum used by people throughout the
world who study and work in the life sciences—molecular biology, medicine,
dentistry, toxicology, bioinformatics software, and countless other areas. Such
scientists can use Bionet to share information on the discoveries they have
made and help develop their own and each other’s fields. It was first developed
by computer workers at Stanford University in the mid- 1980s.
A variety of Bionet ECG equipment is sold in places throughout the Internet,
and some will be described here. Most of them cost a few thousand dollars, and
accessories for them are sold separately. The Bionet BM3 Plus can be used to
measure NIBP (non- invasive blood pressure), respiration, SpO2 (saturation of
peripheral oxygen), and temperature, in addition to serving as a Bionet ECG
system, and it is capable of storing up to 120 hours of "trend and alarm
information." Software can be upgraded on the Internet, and it weighs less
than seven pounds, even with the battery.
The Bionet CardioTouch 3000 ECG has twelve channels and a high resolution LCD
monitor. Files on this one can be saved in JPG graphics format, and printed
from a Windows- based printer or emailed. Sections of the ECG can also be
magnified so that they can be read more easily; it can be transferred to a
computer from the machine’s control panel and saved there; custom comments may
be added to it; and it can even be compared side by side with another ECG. Even
more elaborate—and more expensive—is the BM5Vet with Mainstream EtCO2, a multi-
parameter veterinary monitor on which the vital signs of the subject are
displayed in color code form.
One of the greatest machines is the Bionet 2000, which is also one of the
cheapest for its quality.
A colposcope is a field microscope with a powerful light source,
magnification adjustable knob and eyepieces, beam splitter with high
definition camera, and equipment having a long focal length mounted on a
stable wide base with or without rolling casters or an examination
table. It is a medical instrument that detects abnormal cervix,
malignant tissues, precancerous and cancerous lesions by providing a
magnified view of the tissues in and around the female genital area,
letting the physician recognize any unnatural growth and uncommon health
condition such as cervical cancer. The physician can then use the
findings from the equipment for further preventive techniques.
Uses of a Medical Colposcope
Most physicians or colposcopists prefer colposcopy after a detailed
pap-smear test on patients for analyzing the overall well-being of the
cervix. Other reasons why these devices are in demand include but not
limited to detection of HIV infection, forensic examination of sexual
assault victims and valuation of DES exposure in uterus. Colposcopes
that are widely used in clinics are typically equipped with a camera
that collect evidences suggesting the presence of destructive tissues
and clues that indicate sexual assault. A low power colposcope supply’s a
quick examination for obtaining a general picture of the organs inside.
Medium power and High power medical instruments with sophisticated
light filters, on the other hand, are slick enough for detecting the
presence of more advanced precancerous lesions in the cervix.
Types of Medical Colposcopes
Based on features, sophistication, price, need for mobility, available
space and examiner's preference, colposcope supplies come in different
form, shape and size. For example, a simple Wallach Surgical Colpostar
1H colposcope with fiber optic halogen light and single magnification
mode has a bunch of basic features and is perfectly built for a quick
colposcopy. A Wallach Surgical Tristar 3 magnification colposcope with
extra bright halogen system offers direct view of the cervix through its
powerful camera. Wallach's Pentastart Trulight colposcope or Zoomscopes
with a series of par focal lenses or zooming capability with video are
great choices for advanced examination. Those medical instruments with
higher magnification can identify the abnormality with ease.
How to Use This Medical Equipment
Colposcopes are used on patients after obtaining their detailed history
such as number of pregnancies, number of deliveries, contraception type,
prior pap smear results, medical conditions, health problems,
allergies, and drug use. A mild acetic acid solution (approximately 3%)
is then applied to the surface of the device to visualize any abnormal
condition after a thorough evaluation of vulva. The transformation zone
which is believed to be the prominent region where cancerous and
precancerous lesions usually reside is then examined with the camera. If
cancer is present, the cervical area that comes in contact with acetic
acid turns white. The result thus obtained tells the extent and severity
of the condition and forms the basis for further evaluation. If no
lesions are present, an iodine solution is applied to the surface that
helps the device in highlighting the cervical region.
Taking care of your baby begins as soon as you realize you are
pregnant; before the infant is even born! Eating healthy, taking your
prenatal vitamins, getting the correct amount of rest and exercise, as
well as setting up visits with your obstetrician for prenatal care are
just a few ways that a mommy-to-be can assure that she is doing the best
for herself and her unborn child.
In addition to taking these important steps, another way the expectant
mother can obtain the peace of mind that her new baby is growing,
developing and doing well is by monitoring the baby's heartbeat with a
fetal heart monitor. The fetal heart monitor is used to accurately
assess the baby's heart rate while the infant is in utero.
Fetal dopplers and fetal heart monitors have long been used by
healthcare professionals to detect the infant heart rate and in doing
so, offering the healthcare provider valuable information regarding the
welfare and overall heart health of the unborn infant. The fetal doppler
is a non-invasive way to monitor the unborn infant. By using the fetal
doppler, the mother gains valuable reassurance as she listens to her
little ones' heartbeat.
The at home fetal doppler offers the parents the same reassurance as the
fetal dopplers used in the healthcare setting. Using a technique that
is painless, the mother applies a water-soluble gel to the flat surface
of the fetal doppler probe which she then places onto her abdomen. By
holding the probe of the at home fetal doppler on various areas of her
pregnant abdomen, she can hear the steady rhythm of her unborn infants'
heart. This is music to her ears and can offer immeasurable peace of
mind at a time when she needs it the most.
Pregnancy can be a time of uncertainty and change, leaving her feeling
unsure and scared. The fetal doppler monitor can offer her the assurance
that her baby is doing well. Fetal doppler monitors are accurate and
easy to use. The steady thumping of the tiny baby heart can be heard
loud and clear using this up to date technology. As her time of delivery
grows near and her baby grows to term, it is not unusual for her infant
to become a little less active. During this time she can continue to
monitor her baby's heartbeat by using the fetal doppler. It's quick and
it's easy and offers the mother the most important information about her
pregnancy...that her baby's heartbeat is strong!
Cryosurgery is the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue. The term comes from the Greek words cryo and surgery meaning "hand work" or "handiwork". Cryosurgery has been historically used to treat a number of diseases and disorders, especially a variety of benign and malignant skin conditions.
Warts, moles, skin tags, solar keratoses, Morton's neuroma and small skin cancers are candidates for cryosurgical treatment. Several internal disorders are also treated with cryosurgery, including liver cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, oral cancers, cervical disorders and more commonly in the past, hemorhhoids. Soft tissue conditionas such as plantar fasciitis and fibroma can be treated with cryosurgery. Generally, all tumors that can be reached by the cryoprobes used during an operation are treatable. Although found to be effective, this method of treatment is only appropriate for use against localized disease, and solid tumors larger than 1cm. Tiny, diffuse ,metastases that often coincide with cancers are usually not affected by cryotherapy.
Most patients think of electrosurgery and electrosurgery equipment as
something ultra new and cutting edge. Today’s electrosurgery equipment
is compact and computerized but electrosurgery actually began in 1926
and was first used in a successful operation that removed an aberrant
growth from a patient’s head. William Bovie developed the first
electrosurgery equipment sold commercially at Harvard.
Electrosurgery uses electric current to cut and seal incisions in any
part of the body. The advantage of electrosurgery is a minimal loss of
blood and other body fluids, faster operating times, smaller incisions,
less scarring, and much faster healing times.
The equipment works by taking advantage of the current carrying capacity
of body fluids. Just like salt water will conduct a current all body
fluids have ions (anions and cations) that are capable of carrying a
Electrosurgery has progressed with time, computerization, and the rapid
development of medical knowledge to a state of art that is truly
phenomenal and lifesaving. Procedures that were once a dream are now a
reality thanks to the advances in electrosurgical techniques.
In electrosurgery, a small variable capacity electric generator is
needed. Probes of varying sizes that can be inserted into large and
small body orifices are needed to carry the current to the affected
area. Sterile tubes that conduct the probe to the area to be operated on
are essential. Controls that guide the probes and allow a surgeon to
control the amount of current delivered are basic in electrosurgery.
Electrosurgery is very versatile. The technique allows a trained surgeon
to cut, coagulate, desiccate, and fulgurate a specific area by
controlling the amount of current used and the distance the electrode
probe is from the area being operated on.
Two of the major players in the development and marketing of
electrosurgery devices and accessories are Bovie electrosurgery
equipment and Conmed electrosurgery. Both companies have their own
developments that boast to be the most cutting edge technology.
Bovie electrosurgery equipment is the result of William Bovie’s first
leap into electrosurgery. Bovie electrosurgery equipment claims, with
some right, to be the most recognized name in electrosurgery. One of
this company’s more recent and innovative devices is a small hand held
control that allows the surgeon to control both the amount of current
and the movement of the cutting probe with a single hand, much like one
controls a computer mouse. This device allows for much more accuracy and
control for the surgeon.
Conmed electrosurgery claims to be the number one choice of surgeons for
electrosurgery for the last seventy years. One of Conmed
electrosurgery’s newer innovations is a low cost high frequency
electrogenerator. This device makes electrosurgery practical in
countries where hospitals have very low budgets. The generator is also
portable enough that it can be taken into the bus almost anywhere and
used with a generator.
Electrosurgery has developed to the extent that a trained surgeon in New
York can operate on a patient in Nepal or anywhere else in the world
provided the proper equipment is available and an Internet visual
connection allows the surgeon to see the area he is operating on.
Hypertension is known as the silent killer. Most people will not show
any symptoms, and it is most often discovered during a doctor’s visit.
The good news is, in most all cases, once hypertension is discovered it
can be controlled. Under the guidance of their doctor, a regime of
exercise, diet, and/or medication will be prescribed for patients with
Patients with hypertension will more than likely be asked to keep track
of their blood pressure between office visits. People with
pre-hypertension may also want to chart theirs to make sure it does not
rise to hypertension levels. For some people, it is difficult to get an
accurate pressure reading at the doctor’s office. These people suffer
from what is termed “white coat syndrome”, they become extremely nervous
while at the doctor. This causes their pressure to increase temporarily
so the doctor does not have an accurate reading from their blood pressure equipment. These people are able to know, and track, their own
readings by having a blood pressure monitor at home.
There is a variety of types of equipment available for home use. It is
vital to buy a home blood pressure monitor that is suitable for the
person using it.
Digital equipment is popular and easy to read. There is a LCD type of
display that shows the pressure and pulse readings. Digital blood pressure equipment has a blood pressure cuff and gauge. With these types
of monitors, the cuff is placed and then a button is pushed to start
the readings. The cuff will tighten as the readings are being taken,
then release automatically as the results are displayed. There are
monitors available with wrist or arm cuffs.
The other type of home blood pressure monitor is manual. With these
monitors, the cuff is inflated by pumping a bulb that is attached via a
tube. A stethoscope is used to check the blood pressure which is then
recorded on a gauge. This type of blood pressure equipment takes some
practice, and sometimes requires a helper to get the job done.
It is particularly important to be sure to purchase a blood pressure cuff that fits properly. Smaller adults and children may need a special
cuff, in addition, larger adults may need a larger cuff.
When charting their readings, people should include the time of the day
it was taken. They will find that it fluctuates throughout the day, and
after certain activities. It might be wise to consider taking ones
pressure at the same time each day, this would make daily comparisons
It is essential to be still and relaxed while using a home blood
pressure monitor. Sitting down in a comfortable position and taking a
few minutes to relax is recommended.
The Bionet Company began operation in 1999.They chose their name from a combination of
the words Bioelectronics and Network.The company was started to provide medical electronic machinery more
affordably and worldwide distribution.The purpose of the company is to make healthcare better world wide
through making available the medical equipment used by countries with direct
access to advanced medical technological equipment.The Bionet medical equipment includes patientt monitors that
include vital signs monitor equipment.
The Bionet medical equipment available to clients of Bionet
clients include CardioCare 2000 machines as well as patient monitors like fetal
monitors included on patientt monitors.Improving care of pregnant women by making vital signs monitoring of the
fetus improves the care of the pregnant woman by informing the medical
practitioner of the condition of the fetus.The Bionet Monitor system includes patient care, making use of tele electronics
in patient care.The Bionet company complies
with international medical technology standards and make accessible the most
advanced medical technology available in monitoring patients.
The Bionet Company has its headquarters in Seoul, Korea,
where the company began s Bionet America, Inc.The company has grown and includes Bionet America, which serves the
medical technology market in the Americas.The company markets the Bionet monitor and other medical equipment
through its distributors located worldwide.The Bionet Company is a manufacturer and distributor of the Bionet
monitors whose aim is to improve health care services worldwide by making the
latest medical monitors available to its clients world wide.The monitoring of a patient's vital signs
using the latest computer technology is the product that Bionet Company, LTD,
manufactures and distributes to its clients around the world.
The Bionet monitor is a vital signs monitor that
can monitor a patient's vital signs by using computerized relaying of a
patient's vital signs and making them available to any medical specialist.The company is offering a vital service to
the medical community around the world by giving them the technology required
to improve their services to their patients.The company has refurbished Bionet monitors as well to make their vital
patient signs monitors affordable to all their clients world wide.That is in keeping with their mission to
provide the company's monitor to all medical care professionals to all areas of
the world including those areas that might need the monitor sold at less than
the new version of the health care vital mother and fetus signs monitor.
Analytical scales are utilized by universities and
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during research. The quantities of the materials can be extremely small and
researchers require instruments that are precise in their calculations.
Fortunately, advances in technology have produced scales that are accurate for
a wide range of applications.
Selecting quality scales requires detailed research to
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each aspect of an analytical scale will enable institutions to have the highest
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also improve precision and reduce the amount of time required to weight certain
Analytical scales are able to be utilized with a variety of
substances and can deliver accurate results.The units can perform simple tasks such as tablet counting to more
complex chemical analysis. Scales such as Ohaus scales have enhanced features
to automate the process.
Ohaus, a leading manufacturer of analytical scales sells a
wide variety of products for laboratories, manufacturing industries and
education facilities. Ohaus analytical balances are specifically designed to
perform complex laboratory measurements.
The company’s latest scales have advanced technology to
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Ohaus analytical balances are also intuitively designed for
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Factors to Consider When Selecting a Scale
There are several key factors to consider when selecting the
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