How do you use MUAC
Place the tape measure around the LEFT arm (the arm should be relaxed and hang down the side of the body).
Measure the MUAC while ensuring that the tape neither pinches the arm nor is left loose.
Read the measurement from the window of the tape or from the tape. Record the MUAC to the nearest 0.1 cm or 1mm.
MUAC is measured in adults and children, to the nearest 0.1 cm, using a flexible non stretch tape laid at the midpoint between the acromion and olecranon processes on the shoulder blade and the ulna, respectively, of the arm.
MUAC is a measure of the sum of the muscle and subcutaneous fat in the upper arm.
Why do we measure MUAC
MUAC, is a measurement that allows health workers to quickly determine if a patient is acutely malnourished. PIH, as well as many other organizations, measures the circumference of a patient’s arm at the midpoint between his or her shoulder and elbowKSh100.00KSh100.00
A pen light is a small flash light in the shape of a pen. It uses a small light known as LED (light emitting diode).
It also uses a small light bulb made just for small flash light, LED lights up when power is run through it.
LED is strong enough to allow medical professional to safely examine patient without being too bright.
they come with a pupil gauge as well as a 5cm ruler.
The length of each pen is about 5.3 inches.KSh500.00KSh500.00
How an infusion pump works
Infusion is a method of putting fluids including drugs into the blood stream.
An infusion pump draws fluid from a standard bag of IV fluid and controls the rate of flow.
It provides accurate and continuous therapy, can use any size bag of IV
Fluids can be delivered at either very slow or fast rateKSh70,000.00KSh70,000.00
It is used to disinfect the skin prior injection in order to prevent infections caused by bacteria on the skin being injected within the tissue.
They are individually packaged pads made of cotton and contain 70% isopropyl, tightly sealed in an aluminium paper bag to keep them sterile and prevent dryness.
It was proven to be a great disinfectant killing 47-91% of the number of bacteria on the skin.KSh200.00KSh200.00
Mercurial blood pressure machine
A device used to measure blood pressure.
How it works;
After cuffing the patient pump using a bulb until the pressure is about 20mmHg above the expected systolic blood pressure.
The patient should be comfortable and relaxed the lower arm should be placed at the level of the heart with the inside of the arm facing upwards
Place the chest piece of the stethoscope on the artery under the cuff.
To be able to measure open the air release screw on the bulb by turning it counter clockwise, ideally the rate of air release should be 2-3mm, perform a visual check of the air release rate by looking at scale. Mercury display must move along the scale at a speed of 1-15 graduations per second.
Once the upper blood pressure value has been reached a rhythmic thumbing sound is heard
Systolic blood pressure value is the pressure measured when the heart contracts forcing blood into the blood vessels
When the diastolic pressure is reached the thumbing sounds stops
Diastolic is the pressure measured when the cardiac muscle is expanded and fills up with blood again.
Open the air release valve completely so that air can escape from the cuff immediately and the procedure has been completed.KSh3,000.00KSh3,000.00
Digital weight and height
It is a device that can measure the height and weight, It is very important to know the height and weight of a person.
Ideal weight for a person is 60Kg. Knowing a person’s weight will help them watch their diet if it is more than the recommended and also less than 40kg as an adult is not really recommended.
It is very important to know and monitor your BMI.
BMI is refereed to as Body Mass Index, it is useful to measure of overweight and obesity.KSh16,000.00KSh16,000.00
Oxygen concentrator single flow it is an equipment that concentrate the air from the environment purifies it and gives pure oxygen to the patient.
Oxygen purity output 90-95% at all flow levels
Power consumption is 400W
Dimension: Height 24.50 inch
Width: 19.60 inch
Depth: 15.30 inchKSh73,000.00KSh73,000.00