MSEC provides the healthcare profession with a complete vital signs monitors and diagnostic equipment product line in the marketplace. The vital signs monitors in our inventory will provide complete and accurate patient information quickly and efficiently.
The vital signs monitors measure the following five main bodily functions:
Vital signs monitors enable healthcare professionals to evaluate their patients quickly, enabling them to progress to other tasks more efficiently and focus on improving the patient’s health. The advanced technology engineered in vital signs monitors makes them optimal for hospitals. However, because these vital signs monitors are compact and portable, they’re perfect for use in homes, clinics, at the sites of a medical emergencies, etc. With this state-of-the-art equipment now available to the public, vital signs monitors will be increasingly used in the home as patients can be monitored by family and friends and receive treatment from healthcare professionals where the patient feels most comfortable. If you’re caring for someone at home, you’ll find the following information pertinent to your tasks.
Using vital signs monitors will provide critical information about a patient’s state of health. They are a way of quickly assessing how serious an illness is and how well the body is coping with the resulting biological stress. The more unstable the vital signs are, the sicker the patient is. Vital signs can also mark the state of chronic diseases (i.e. hypertension). When manually taking vital signs, it’s important to remember that the slightest error can have dramatic results. If there is user error or patient error, an accident or a mistake, false readings will occur. If these are not remedied quickly, improper decisions and treatment could possibly be carried out. However, using vital signs monitors will eliminate such errors. Nonetheless, it is of the utmost importance to understand exactly what you are measuring.
Body Temperature is checked in order to:
Though normal body temperature varies from person to person, the average is 98.6 °F. Temperatures may vary throughout the day, ordinarily being lowest in the morning and rising in the evening.
Pulse Rate is described as the number of beats per minute (bpm):
Respiration Rate is the rate at which a person breathes. The best time to measure this is when a person is resting. The normal rate for adults: 12-24 breaths per minute.
Blood Pressure measures the force of blood inside an artery in two measurements:
Blood Oxygen Saturation evaluates how well the lungs are providing oxygen to the blood during rest, exercise, or a medical procedure. Examines oxygenation and the saturation of hemoglobin in the blood.