Setting Up ICU Equipments At Home During Emergency Times

ICU Equipment

One of the most expensive things is medical equipment. But there are cost-effective and safer alternatives of ICU equipments to be set up at home. These setups will help decrease the wait for a bed in the hospital during critical emergency times. Going for an ICU setup at home is recommended when someone suffers from a terminal illness.

The requirement of home ICU setup during the critical times

Emergency room nurse

Getting a certificated nurse is important to take care of the patient’s needs daily. They will be responsible for taking care of the patient, like checking for their bowel and bladder movement, checking if bed sore has happened or not, monitoring the ventilation, temperature check, oxygen level checking, and feeding the patient daily. Knowledge of how to use the equipment is a must for the nurse. The patient’s recovery depends on the good nurse.

Power backup

The machines and equipment should have a backup power source. It is required in case of a power cut, and the recovery process is not hampered.

ICU equipment

The vital part of home ICU setup is the availability of advanced medical equipment at home. The most important ICU equipments that are required are:

  • Mara monitor
  • Machine for suction
  • Nebuliser
  • Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) pump
  • IV stand
  • ICU bed
  • Oxygen cylinder
  • Ventilator (if required)

Cost of ICU home setup

The setup at home is much less than the hospital cost. It is reduced by around 50%. A home ICU setup will cost you Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 a day; on the other hand, a hospital ICU will cost you Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 daily. So, it is understandable that the home setup is very cost-effective.

Reasons to consider ICU setup at home

Person-to-person care

When using hospital ICUs, it is very challenging to obtain the attention that the patient requires. In a hospital, even nurses care for three to four patients at a time. However, a home setting offers all the essential attention because a nurse is available to you exclusively 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and planned doctor visits the patient daily.

The convenience of home

It is a luxury to recover by staying in your own home. It is more efficient and economical. Additionally, because there is virtually no chance of catching other viruses while recovering, it is safer than being in a public setting.

So, for any ICU equipments you require for your home ICU setup, you contact K R Lynch & Co. We are a more than a century-old company specialised in dealing with hospital and surgical equipment. Our name is good enough to rely on.