The Different Pumps and Tubes that Keep a Hospital Running


In these trying times, we are relying more and more on hospitals to keep us safe. In order for hospitals to provide the very best service, they need the proper equipment. Unfortunately, as hospitals continue to strain their resources to deal with the influx of patients, it can be hard to determine what supplies are necessary to order and which ones are not.

If you are in charge of purchasing supplies for a hospital, it is your responsibility to determine the supplies you need. Two categories that serve a crucial role in the day to day operations of hospitals are tubes and pumps. Indeed, pumps and tubes serve a multitude of purposes in the hospital setting. In this article, we will go over all the different kinds of tubes and pumps you will need. Also, we will give our recommendations for the best equipment in order to ensure you provide the best services for your patients.

The World of Pumps and Tubes

One thing to take away from this article is that there is a multitude of pumps and tubes that help hospitals run on a daily basis. These pumps and tubes serve a variety of functions and services for a hospital. Here is a list of some of the tubes and pumps you will need to keep your hospital running properly.

Feeding Tubes 

One of the most essential tubes in a hospital is the feeding tube. The primary purpose of these tubes is to transport vital fluids and substances into the patient in question. There are several different kinds of feeding tubes you can get. For example, most medical professionals believe the best material to use for a feeding tube is polyurethane. Indeed, polyurethane is a light, durable material. This durable material will ensure you will not have to continually order a new feeding tube due to damage or wear and tear.

When it comes to the best feeding tube, we recommend you use the Sterile Dobbhoff Nasogastric Feeding Tube. The Sterile Dobbhoff Noasogastic Feeding tube will provide you with the very best in a feeding tube. The tube is made out of a weighted polyurethane material to ensure durability. Also, the Sterile Dobbhoff Nasogastric Feeding Tube is equipped with a large bolus tip to ensure the feeding tube stays in place during the feeding process. Finally, the feeding port will not work with IV connectors to help prevent any accidental infusions.

IV Tubes

One of the most common and yet essential tubes used in a hospital is the IV tube. The IV tube transports crucial fluids into the patient. The tube is usually attached to an IV bag that contains the fluids in question. IVs and IV tubes are essential because they allow the patient to take in nutrients and medicine intravenously when they are not able to take them naturally.

Also, on a side note, we recommend you get an IV tube labeling system. Indeed, there are multitudes of fluids that can pass through an IV. With this mind, it is safer for both you and the patient if all the tubes are labeled, which will prevent any dangerous mix-ups.

Dispensing Pumps

One of the most important lessons we have learned from this epidemic is that we need to reduce the spread of viruses by minimizing as much contact as possible. Dispensing pumps are great to get the fluids or gels you need while keeping your contact with the container as minimal as possible. The dispensing pumps work by placing the pump in a container, usually filled with soap or another disinfectant. When you want to use the container, you just lightly press the pump to dispense the desired fluid or gel. This process enables patients and hospital staff to stay clean without compromising themselves with harmful bacteria or viruses.

Disinfecting Your Tubes & Pumps 

While tubes and pumps are essential for daily hospital life, it is equally vital to disinfect the ones you have. We have learned in recent weeks that viruses and other bacteria spread quicker in a hospital than in any other location. With this in mind, hospital staff must do their part to ensure all the tubes and pumps used are free of any contamination.

An excellent chemical to use to disinfect all your tubes and pumps is a non-aerosol germicidal based spray. These sprays allow you to clean a number of different surfaces and instruments properly. Also, using a spray allows you to keep a safe distance while cleaning any area you see fit.

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Buying your Tubes and Pumps from the Right Place 

In this trying time, we all need a helping hand and a positive experience. Here at AAA Wholesale Company, we understand that our customers need us now more than ever. Indeed, we are proud to stand on the front lines with doctors, nurses, and other medical staff. Over the past several weeks, we have worked ourselves to the bone to ensure we can provide the necessary equipment to hospitals around the country. We are still proud to offer a wide selection of equipment, supplies, and cleaners. Also, we are doing our best to ensure we stay stocked up on the more essential items.

If you are in charge of purchasing equipment and supplies for a hospital or other medical facility, we encourage you to come to our website today. Also, if you do not find the items you are looking for, we have a customer service team ready to help you navigate these rough waters and get you the supplies you need. We would also like to take this time to thank all the doctors, nurses, and other medical staff for putting their safety on the line to ensure the well=being of those they serve.