There is absolutely no way to undermine the impact of technology in health care and how it has continually saved lives. From the building to the equipment, everything in an hospital is a product of technology. But since technology has become so much a part of our lives, we may have to overlook the common and regular things that technology adds to the health industry. However, there’s so much more to look on! There are many ways that technology saves lives every day and continuously.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES – When a person passes out around you and you quickly dial 911, the paramedic arrives and quickly shocks the person back to life, in no time. This is life saving. There is no way a casual, manual CPR or mouth to mouth will save a life faster than an EMT jumping to shock the patient’s to life with defibrillators. Emergency response to accidents, from the phone call technology, to the fast automobiles, to the medical equipment, is all valid contributions of technology towards saving lives.
VITAL SIGNS MONITOR – When a patient walks into a hospital or is brought in, one of the first things whoever attends to you does, is to check for vital signs in your body. These include your temperature, heart rate and your blood pressure. With sophisticated equipment, these can be done immediately and it can suggest what is wrong with the patient in no time.
ELECTRONIC MEDIA RECORDS – These are simply effective and efficient. They save both you and the doctor or nurse the stress of questions and answers over and over. They also save medical assistants the stress of looking for single paper files in a stack of thousands of files when each person walks in. The EMR contains your medical history and gives the medical practitioner an insight into what may be wrong with you. Particularly, this saves time and time in very important in healthcare. A patient could die because of late treatment.
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM – This system is of benefit to both patients and doctors. The system helps the hospital to never run out of stock, and helps the patient to get precisely adequate treatments and medications. A person could need medications, either injections or pills, very urgently and the pharmacy will be out of stock. This can cost the hospital that patient’s life. However, the medication management system was invented to make sure that never happens. One more thing that the medication management system does is to help pharmacists decide the dosage of a particular medication for every particular patient.
SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS – Lastly, surgery could be a very risky thing in the medical community. Having to cut through human bodies and organs, even delicate places where arteries and veins must not be touched, could be very dangerous. However, the risk has been reduced by modern technological instruments. Some of these computerized instruments may be able to perform solo surgeries successfully, without the risk of losing the patient.
Technology is advancing daily and we must expect these advancements in all spheres of the world.