ICU Medical Equipment

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