The field of hospital equipment involves all diagnostic devices, which are used in hospitals and medical practices
Focus is on pure diagnosis, ranging from the measurement of the fundus of the eye by ophthalmologists to EEG and ECG and medical image processing as a whole. This also includes the entire medical-related infrastructure in hospitals.
Devices that are used in intensive care medicine are subject to even higher safety requirements than other medical devices
Patients in intensive care units (ICU) often require ventilators, highly accurate pulse and blood pressure monitoring and other patient monitors or therapy equipment; including life-support systems (for example, heart and lung machines) and infusion pumps.
Emergency Medicine includes all devices that are present in ambulances: from defibrillators, infusion pumps and oxygen equipment to patient monitors
The best known device in the area of emergency medicine is certainly the defibrillator, which has been available for many years in a professional version for use in hospitals as well as by specially trained rescue services. For over ten years, so-called AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) have been available, which also allow non-professionals to take action against dangerous ventricular fibrillation, so no valuable time is lost before the arrival of specialist staff. Emergency Medicine includes all devices that are present in ambulances: from defibrillators, infusion pumps and oxygen equipment to patient monitors, which provide, among other things, information about the current values of the pulse rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, etc.
Therapy and physical medicine
Electrotherapy uses electrical energy to promote healing, repair tissue and reduce pain
Devices in the therapy area include equipment for microwave, electrical, magnetic, heat, ventilation, oxygen and inhalation therapy and dialysis, as well as for the entire spectrum of physiotherapy. Electrotherapy uses electrical energy to promote healing, repair tissue and reduce pain. In physiotherapy, this includes ultrasound, interferential, TENS and pulsed shortwave therapy