A Complete List of Medical Equipment You Need For Setting Up a Maternity Healthcare Facility
A maternity hospital is meant to take care of mother and
child from pregnancy till the birth of the child. Before getting to what kind
of medical equipment is important for the maternity set-up, it is also
important to know all the various departments, a typical maternity set-up
consists of. These entire departments comprise various devices.
- Out Patient Department (OPD): First the department in any typical
maternity set-up would be the OPD. In this department, all the consultations and
regular check-ups take place during the entire time of pregnancy.
- Labour Room: It is the room in which a pregnant woman
is brought when she goes into labour naturally or is induced. A woman is
taken utmost care of in the labour room.
- Patient rooms and wards: After the delivery, the baby and
the mother need to be shifted to the ward and room.
- Operation Theatre (OT):
It is basically the emergency room. If during the operation there is
some problem. The patient is immediately shifted to OT.
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): Sometimes the
child is premature, in this case, the child is shifted immediately to NICU for
Baby equipment takes care of all the departments
in the maternity set ups. Manufacturing is done for all the departments and
For instance, for the labour room, some of the prerequisite equipment are Birthing Bed, Delivery Table and labour
coat. The birthing bed is comfortable for the women who are in labour as well as
assisting personnel. Vacuum apparatus is another such instrument to remove
different types of secretions including liquid and gaseous secretions. OT light
is used by the personnel for illuminating an area of the patient. A radiant
warmer might be needed for providing heat and a tray for keeping the baby.
For the OT some helpful apparatus might be an ultrasound machine which helps the doctor to examine the patient for various health issues. A fetal Diopter is a handheld ultrasound transducer to detect a foetal heartbeat. The spotlight will be required for projecting a beam of light on a specific part of the patient's body.
For the operation, the theatre might require an operation table for
the comfort of the patient. It is also called a surgical table. OT lights are used for
illuminating the local area of the patient. Another instrument could be an anaesthesia machine and equipment.
For the patient wards, we require
hospital beds and waiting rooms for the visitors.
For the NICU we require neonatal equipment, blood pressure monitor, CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) for sending oxygen to the baby's lungs in his windpipe, endothelial tube, incubator, urinary catheter and at last the radiant warmer.
All these baby care equipment and devices are manufactured by GWS on day to day basis as per the requirement of our clients. All of our devices are tried and tested as we know baby and mothers in this stage of life are very sensitive and they deserve the best care in the world.