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The amount of things available needed and required when it comes to patient care is a very long list, almost too long to actually name in detail. But there are some parts of this list that are of greater importance in a lot of scenarios than others, so need detailing when the opportunity is given. While they might be more or less key at one stage or another, they will always need to be around on shelves and in cupboards just in case. One never knows when the time of need for a particular item or another might be. Any doctor or nurse will vouch for this sentiment.


Potentially the single most influential piece of material around in a hospital, it can be used to stuff and wrap wounds in a couple of seconds. Used to stop bleeding and prevent infection from spreading or one way or another, bandages are mostly used externally but can sometimes be used internally. One doctor’s use of this might differ from one to another, but each will attest to the importance of bandages within the bigger picture of medical consumables suppliers for those around them.

Medicine cups

Patients have to take pills and liquid medicine often, and this needs to be dispensed from something, so medical cups in a lot of cases are the preferred unit of choice by doctors and nurses alike. The come in big and small sizes, in allotments of two, five, 10 or even more. They often have measurement increments on them too, to help with the dosage of liquid in particular. These can be disposed or in some occasional cases reused, but the common practice is not to reuse and just start afresh each and every time, depending on the person dispensing them choice there and then in the hospital.

Safety pins

Never has anything been as underestimated as a safety pin. It comes in use in a great emergency and can be used to hold together an adult nappy or linen for bedding or in some extreme cases, as a last resort in the operating room. The latter example is not the greatest one but it does provide you with some insight into the importance of these sorts of pins and their ability to be adapted to particular situations and scenarios. They too come in larger and smaller sizes, used each time according to need and choice of staff.


It’s not a pleasant piece of apparatus to discuss, but it can do the world of good when a patient is incapacitated and unable to go to the bathroom when they really need to. These are often designed for the greatest of comfort and despite their largely gross nature, they are actually very handy things to have around. They can be used for males and females, boys or girls, big or small people, fat or thing humans. They can be emptied and replaced quickly and when treated in the right way can almost be unnoticeable if you really think about it.


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