Medical practices seldom ever close. Private doctor’s surgeries are usually open six days a week and have an emergency number for people to call; hospitals are never closed. If you are in charge of medical practice and have been tasked with investing in equipment, then you need to make sure that you have equipment that’ll safeguard your staff and your patients. There are lots of viruses going around at the minute, so investing in equipment will help you to keep these people safe.
This post will tell you about seven types of equipment that every health care facility and practice needs to have:
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are becoming a lot more common. If you want to keep your staff and patients safe, then you should invest in a UV foot sanitizing device. These devices are essential for preventing the spread of HAIs in your medical practice. Many people bring germs in on their shoes, which can then be released into the air and infect people. Mold can also be introduced to people’s shoes. UV foot sanitizers eliminate any mold spores from a person’s shoes, making them a great investment.
Security cameras are a fantastic investment to make for your facility’s security. It’s not uncommon for criminals to target private medical practices, because medical equipment can be very valuable, not to mention many private medical practices have their own on-site pharmacies. Criminals target these pharmacies so that they can steal drugs, particularly opioids, which are very popular among street drug users at the moment. Security cameras will act as a deterrent to theft and also help you to catch and prosecute people if they do break in.
An anaphylaxis kit is absolutely essential. Medical practices without these kits are playing a dangerous game. If a patient ever comes in for an emergency appointment and begins exhibiting the signs of anaphylaxis, then fast action is essential. If a person isn’t administered anaphylaxis medication immediately, then it is entirely possible that they could die within minutes. Anaphylaxis medication begins working immediately, reversing the reaction that caused it to begin with, and stabilizing the body’s histamine levels. An anaphylaxis kit should always be secured in an open locker, so that nurses can access it immediately, without having to run around searching for a key.
A safety locker is an investment that’s worth making for the security of your pharmaceutical drugs. As mentioned previously, it’s not uncommon for criminals to target private medical practices so that they can steal their drugs. Unfortunately, it’s also becoming a lot more common for workers in medical practices and pharmacies to try and steal drugs, which they can then sell on the street. A safety locker that’s only accessible by people with a security clearance or senior staff members will prevent people from being able to steal drugs and also stop thieves from being able to locate specific drugs.
Disinfectant dispensers are an essential piece of equipment. Every doctor’s surgery in the world at this point probably has one. If you aren’t familiar with what they are, then they are small boxes attached to the wall that release alcohol hand gel when they are pressed. The hand gel that’s released eliminates all germs present on a person’s hands. Disinfectant dispensers are a great investment for your facility’s safety. You should make them publicly accessible. You should also put some in places where patients can’t get to, purely for your staff’s private usage.
You will need to put mask boxes around your surgery so that patients can pick them up and use them. Studies have shown that while masks don’t stop people from inhaling viral particles, they can effectively prevent people from exhaling them, which means that if your patients are wearing masks, they won’t be able to infect other people around them, keeping your surgery clean and free from viruses. So that they are as effective as possible, it’s crucial that you have patients put masks on as soon as they cross your surgery’s threshold. You can do this by putting masks by the door and a sign up on the door, asking them to put a mask on.
Finally, make sure that your surgery has a variety of different monitoring devices, from ECGs to blood pressure monitors, and everything in between. Monitoring devices will help you to monitor your patient’s vitals and health during routine appointments.
There are some pieces of equipment that all medical practices need. If they don’t have them then they can’t ensure that their surgeries are safe places for their patients, and for their staff. Ensuring safety has never been more important than it is now, considering everything that’s going on currently.