Category Equipment
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Blood gas syringe

Blood gas syringe: used for blood gas analysis; collection of a blood sample for accurate analysis by a blood gas machine
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Blood filter

Blood filter: removal of microaggregates during blood transfusion; platelet, leucocyte and fibrin aggregates form in stored blood and are thought to produce pulmonary microembolism -> pulmonary dysfunction
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Blood Culture Bottles

Blood Culture Bottles: tubes for sampling blood for microbiological cultures; detection of circulating microorganisms in bacteraemia and septicaemia
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Bite block

Bite block: Prevent damage a patient from biting down when placing an device in or through the oral cavity, or during an intraoral procedure
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Oxylator: a device that acts as a combination between a bag-valve mask and a portable ventilator; primarily for prehospital use
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Martin Kirschner

Martin Kirschner (1879-1942) was a German surgeon. Significant contribution to general surgery; orthopaedic surgery; traumatology; anaesthesiology and pain therapy
Hugh Owen Thomas (1834 – 1891) 340

Hugh Owen Thomas

Hugh Owen Thomas (1834-1891) was a Welsh Orthopaedic Surgeon. Thomas knee splint (1865); Thomas Test and Thomas wrench for bonesetting
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Huber-point needle

Hypodermic needle (needle which enters the skin) Originally described in 1946 by Ralph Huber. More commonly known as the Tuohy Needle
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Alexander Wood

Alexander Wood (1817 – 1884) was a Scottish physician. Credited with being the inventor of the first hypodermic needle (1853), taking the 'sting of the bee' as his model
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Sidney Yankauer

Sidney Yankauer (1872–1932) was an American otolaryngologist. Eponymously affiliated with the Yankauer suction tip