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An Overview of Fluid Management Systems

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Optimal fluid management is an essential function for any procedure that may create an imbalance of bodily fluids. This sometimes happens when fluids need to be introduced to enlarge a certain area for a better view as may be the case when there is a need to examine the uterus for signs of an obstruction. Other times, the surgical process results in a loss of fluids. If you’re visiting a medical supplies online store to find devices for maintaining patient fluid balance, here's what you need to know about fluid management systems.

Correcting Patient Fluid Deficits in Multiple Settings

Fluid management systems (FMS) are typically needed during procedures involving the use of a special scope, usually one that has an attached light source and camera. What an FMS does is allow for any detected fluid deficits to be corrected when a patient is undergoing a specific surgical procedure. This usually involves an endoscope or a similar device inserted through small incisions or a bodily opening. An FMS may be used in many different medical areas, including:

  • Dentistry
  • Gastroenterology
  • Laparoscopy
  • Urology
  • Arthroscopy
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Gynecology/O
  • bstetrics
  • Setting Up Proper, Efficient Monitoring

    Today, fluids are typically monitored during various procedures automatically. Newer systems designed for use during an arthroscopic endoscopy have irrigation and suction pumps and improved software enhancements to allow for more precise monitoring. Such systems include the irrigation and suction pump in one unit for more efficient fluid evacuation capabilities. Newer systems also have empty bag indicators to prevent air from getting into the surgical cavity and improved flexibility in application.

    Improving Patient Safety

    By maintaining precise fluid pressure delivery into the cavity that's being evaluated surgically, patient safety is improved. Research suggests effective fluid management systems reduce bleeding during all types of surgical procedures. Ultimately, this can result in fewer complications for patients and less post-surgery discomfort. Additionally, operation time and peroperative fluid consumption can be reduced when an FMS is properly utilized. The risk of peroperative bleeding can be further reduced when fluid management systems are combined with the use of a fluid heater to maintain the body's coagulation abilities.

    Catheters, pressure monitoring lines, suction canisters, fittings, and tubing sets are among the essential components available from a medical supplies online store that can allow specialists, doctors, and surgeons to have everything necessary to maintain fluid levels during endoscopic procedures. When purchased from the Medical Device Store, all parts and accessories for this purpose are either new or reconditioned as per manufacturer's' guidelines.