Around 9 million Americans use syringes and needles to help stabilize their medical conditions from home, amounting to over 3 billion total used each year. Injection devices are commonly used to administer insulin for diabetes patients, but can also be used for a variety of medical conditions such as allergies, hepatitis, arthritis, HIV/AIDS and cancer. These medical supplies typically range in sizes depending on the volumes and lengths needed to treat a diagnosed ailment. 6 millimeters, 8 millimeters and 12.7 millimeters are mainly used for at-home injections, however it's important to consult with your doctor regarding which variety is necessary for your condition.
If you've ever experienced issues with your blood, your health care provider may have conducted PT/INR testing to determine the status of your wellness.
When a person loses a body part, he or she may turn to somatic prostheses. These pieces of durable medical equipment take the place of an amputated or missing body part, helping the patient regain proper function of their hands or feet and conduct daily activities such as brushing their teeth or walking steadily.
People who have lost a hand, finger or toe often utilize somatic prostheses - pieces of durable medical equipment - to return to normal function and complete everyday activities.
People with bladder issues may have experience using incontinence supplies, such as pads and briefs.
If you've ever had a bladder problem or trouble getting to the bathroom, you may have turned to incontinence supplies - products that help keep you dry.
Gastric suction, also known as stomach pumping, gastric lavage and nasogastric tube suction, is when your stomach is emptied of its contents using a piece of durable medical equipment.
When a person has trouble with one or more of their organs, they sometimes require the help of an ostomy, also known as a stoma.
Some people undergo special surgical procedures that create ostomies.