Outfitting even a small medical facility can be an expensive endeavor. New medical equipment can cost thousands of dollars, but medical technology does not usually need to be brand-new to be effective and reliable. In order to maximize your budget and give your patients the best possible care, consider buying used medical equipment instead. High-quality and well-maintained medical equipment can go through several owners before wearing out completely. Before setting out to buy used equipment, however, consider the following tips.
If you are in charge of the equipment in a medical office, laboratory, or similar setting, then there are certain details that you have to pay attention to. Along with doing your research and purchasing the right equipment in the first place, it is also important for you to stay on top of things like maintenance of all of the equipment. For example, you might have one or more laser microscopes in your lab or office.
Falling and popping your knee out at an odd angle is never a good thing. At best, it will only be a sprain for a few days. At worst, you will dislocate the joint and it will be painful for days and require a doctor's immediate attention. If the knee popped itself back into position, there is still some possible damage to the ligaments and tendons. Your doctor may prescribe several treatments to make sure the knee repairs itself properly.
If you have been diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea, your doctor may recommend that you use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine while you are sleeping in order to control your symptoms. Your doctor will then write you a prescription for a CPAP machine, and you should start sleeping more soundly once you begin using it. Many people who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea don't know what to expect after their diagnosis and as their treatment begins.