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Equipment Collage

Equipment used in the ICU runs from the familiar, such as a blood pressure device, to very specialized devices, such as bedside monitors that follow many indicators of the patient's condition. For each piece of equipment, the information provided includes an explanation of how it works, when and for how long it is generally used, and possible complications.
 
Click on the equipment item of interest.

red dot Airway
red dot Arterial Line
red dot Bedside Monitor
red dot Bi-Level Positive Air Pressure (BIPAP) Machine
red dot Biohazard Disposal Box
red dot Blood Pressure Device (Sphygmomanometer)
red dot Blood Pressure Monitor
red dot Blood Warmer
red dot Breathing Bag (Manual Resuscitator)
red dot Breathing Machine (Mechanical Ventilator)
red dot Breathing Machine Tubing
red dot Breathing Tube (Endotracheal Tube)
red dot Bronchoscope
red dot Call Button
red dot Capnography Monitor
red dot Central Venous Line or Catheter
red dot Chest Drainage Device
red dot Chest Tube
red dot Code Button
red dot Colonoscope
red dot Compression Stockings
red dot Continuous Positive Air Pressure Machine (CPAP)
red dot Defibrillator
red dot Dialysis Catheter
red dot Dialysis Machine
red dot ECG Pad or EKG Pad
red dot EEG Pad
red dot Electrocardiograph (ECG or EKC) Machine
red dot Electroencephalograph (EEG) Machine
red dot Endoscope
red dot Feeding Tube
red dot Gastroscope
red dot Gastrostomy Tube (G Tube) (Stomach tube)
red dot Intra-aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)
red dot Intracranial Pressure Monitor (ICP)
red dot Intravenous (IV) Infusion Pump
red dot Intravenous (IV) Line or Catheter
red dot Isolation Care Cart
red dot Liquid Tube Feeding Pump
red dot Nasogastric (NG) Tube
red dot Pressure Bag (Pressure Pump)
red dot Pulmonary Artery Catheter
red dot Pulse Oximeter
red dot Resuscitation Cart (Crash Cart)
red dot Soft Restraints
red dot Stethoscope
red dot Suction Canister
red dot Suction Catheter
red dot Tracheostomy Tube
red dot Urinary Catheter (Foley Catheter)
red dot Urinary Drainage Collector
red dot Wound Drain

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