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The Most Common Types Of Medical Supplies

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Medical supplies are necessary regardless of your age. From teeny-tiny to the golden years, Affordable Medical Supply has products and services to enhance our customers’ quality of life.

In general, you will require medical supplies in three scenarios: i) emergencies, ii) injured and recovering, and iii) chronic conditions. Let’s break these down further…

Medical Supplies For Emergencies

Accidents happen. You don’t want to be stuck without a band-aid when you’ve hurt your finger while making dinner, right? Here are some other medical supplies that are worth investing in for when something goes wrong:

Emergency Blankets

Although in sunny South Florida we are not at risk of hypothermia, emergency blankets are useful for more than helping keep you warm. They can help limit the effects of shock after a traumatic event.

Medical-Grade Splint

A broken bone or even a serious sprain is not something you want to mess around with. A medical-grade splint gives you the chance to manage pain and to prevent further injury before getting professional care.

First Aid Kit

The world has long since accepted that a first aid kit is a must for every home and venue – but what medical supplies should these contain? A good base includes bandages, thermometer burn gel, iodine pad, CPR mask, tourniquet, and an instant cold pack.

Medical Supplies For Injuries

When you are managing an injury and attempting to heal as quickly as possible, there are a number of ways to make the process easier. One of these ways is to have access to medical supplies specifically designed to help you return to your normal health and functionality!

Medical Thermometer

An accurate thermometer measures your body temperature and lets you know if you have developed a fever, which is a telltale sign of infection.

Gauze Sponges

Versatile and essential, gauze sponges are used to absorb excess moisture and body fluids caused by an injury. They are primary supplies in wound care, and ensure there is a sterile barrier against bacteria and dirt.

Medical Tape

Essentially fancy duct-tape, medical tape secures bandages over a wound. Additionally, most are self-adhesive as well as hypoallergenic. However, there is a large range of options which will suit different types of wounds.

Bandages and Dressings

Proper wound care includes regular cleaning and re-dressing of the wound to protect the area and to ensure germ-free healing. The endless range of types, shapes, and sizes means that you can properly dress your injury no matter its size or severity!

Medical Supplies For Managing Chronic Conditions

If you or a loved one has a chronic medical condition, there are certain supplies that you will require to manage the condition and make symptoms easier to live with.

Alcohol Pads

If you have to give frequent injections to yourself or a loved one, alcohol pads are essential for cleaning and preparing the skin. This helps prevent bacteria from entering the body after the skin is pierced. Alcohol pads are also useful for cleaning open wounds of debris, dirt, and bacteria.

Glucose Meters

It’s important for diabetics to be able to measure their glucose levels when they need to. Glucose meters and test strips are vital for those with diabetes. Most importantly, they make it easy for you to monitor your condition.

Compression Stockings

These close-fitting, stretchy socks gently apply pressure around your leg. Compression stockings come in various lengths and compression levels. They’re used by athletes, pregnant women, and those with circulation problems. This includes conditions like Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), varicose veins, diabetes, and more.

Trust Affordable Medical Supply For Your Needs

With over 40 years of experience, Affordable Medical Supply is here to meet your medical supply needs. Our broad range of products is sure to improve your quality of life, no matter your age or condition! By combining outstanding customer service and personalized care, it is our goal to make a difference for you and your family whether you require supplies on a temporary or permanent basis. Contact Affordable Medical Supply today to experience our compassionate care firsthand.

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