Mobile Healthcare

 

 

Think of the medical field, at some point you would be thinking of large clunky equipment, X-rays looking like laser guns, and machines that have to be rolled on wheels. Healthcare though, just like everything with our daily lives is getting smaller. Cell phones have gotten smaller, laptops lighter, and televisions thinner. Do not count out healthcare because technology is helping it become mobile too.

 

 

Hand Carry Respirators

When you think of mechanical ventilation, most of the time, you would imagine a large clunky machine with bellows moving up and down like in a blacksmith’s armory pushing air into the fire. These days though, with technology on our side, respirators have become as small as shoe boxes, and light enough to be carried around. This carries several huge advantages. You can make space for other essential equipment such as suction machines. The machine can easily be brought around and then dispatched with ease when a patient needs it. And most of all, you provide some breathing room for the patient, relieving him of the clutter of his room.

 

Mobile Intensive Care Units

Nurses On The GoThere are times when your regular ambulance cannot do that job. A mobile intensive care unit will fit in that niche. Much like an ambulance, the mobile ICU is packed with much more equipment to handle more situations that are serious. This allows the hospital to transfer critical patients from a lower to a higher-level facility. This also allows healthcare personnel such as nurses to provide onsite critical care for which first aid may not be enough. Sooner or later, all ambulances will become mobile ICUs providing top notch care on the field.

 

Mobile Monitoring Devices

Chronically ill patients require continuous monitoring. Diabetes patients may have a blood sugar spike, a heart attack patient may have a sudden dysrhythmia, or a cancer patient may have a sudden drop in blood pressure. These small telltale signs may save the lives of these patients when detected early but truth be told, they need relatively large and expensive equipment for detection. A patient cannot just purchase medical equipment because it is simply impractical. Well, folks at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have developed a patch, almost akin to a tattoo, that works as a transceiver. It sends and receives vital information to a screen, such as BP, ECG, and heart rate, to help the private nurse tend to the chronically patient as soon as something comes up.

This mobile healthcare is making everything easy for all our medical professionals especially nurses. Thus, this also helps increase the rate of rehabilitation and health improvement in patients.

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