Finding the Best Patient Monitor for Your Medical Facility

Finding the Best Patient Monitor for Your Medical Facility

Any office, clinic, hospital, or surgical center requires days, months, and sometimes even years of study and decision-making to determine what medical equipment would best suit your institution. Every component of an operating room's equipment is vital, whether it's the lighting that provides the surgeon excellent sight when precision counts the most or the kick bucket that goes unnoticed until it's needed. The patient monitor is one of the most critical and useful pieces of equipment in the operating room. Before, during, and after surgery, the patient monitor is critical in informing nurses, anesthesiologists, and surgeons about the patient's vital signs. So, how do you choose the proper patient monitor for your facility? Before you buy a patient monitor, ask yourself a few questions that will help you figure out which monitor is ideal for your facility.

It's Crucial to Ask the Right Questions:

'What size facility are you outfitting?' is the first question you'll want to address.

Is it a big or a small one? If your response is a big one, you'll need a big monitor to fit in the room where your patient will be before, during, and after the operation. An Edan M80 monitor is a large display with a good reputation. If your rooms are tiny and space is restricted, a monitor like the Philips IntelliVue MP5 can be a good choice.

'What is your budget?' is the second question you should ask yourself.

If you have a huge budget and want the newest and most innovative monitor on the market, the Mindray Beneview T8 is a good option. If you're on a limited budget and want to save money on monitors, a Datascope Passport 2 can be a good option. Finally, think about if your hospital needs a patient monitor that can detect CO2. Some facilities may believe that a monitor with a gas module is the only way to go, in which case the Datex-Ohmeda Cardiocap/5 is a good option, while others may believe that they can get by without it. After you've answered all of these questions, choosing a patient monitor should be a lot easier. If you're still having problems, please call us right away so that one of our trained and experienced experts can assist you.