COVID has bought a tremendous change in our Outlook towards better dentistry.
All these days we thought of providing advanced dental care, but now we must realize that strict investigative protocols are the need of the hour.
The more you follow these protocols the better you live. It is that simple.
Are you confused? Ok, let me explain! How many of you are practicing without an INFRA-RED thermometer?
I think very few. If you are not using this, you should be THE BRAVEST DENTIST ON THE EARTH.
By now, 90% of the dentists might have bought this temperature checking gadget in their dental office.
Is an IR thermometer worth a buy?
IR thermometer is a contactless temperature measuring device. It aids in identifying a patient with a high temperature.
2 color coded backlight: Large LCD screen, color coded backlight and 30 results memory.
Measures in both Celsius and Fahrenheit. Fever alarm in case of excess temperature and red color Lcd backlight will show.
This thermometer has been clinically tested for accuracy in comparison to rectal thermometers.
Amid COVID, an IR thermometer can help us in identifying patients with COVID symptoms like fever.
But can we identify a patient with COVID if he is on an antipyretic like Paracetamol? I think it is highly impossible.
Here is what we are missing. Apart from the IR thermometer, we should also have a pulse-oximeter in our clinic.
The pulse oximeter is a digital device that measures our pulse and oxygen saturation (Spo2).
Do you know that the chief minister of Delhi, Sri Aravind Kejriwal calls pulse oximeter as Suraksha kavach.
A big decline in deaths was reported in Delhi due to the regular use of pulse oximeter in patients with home isolation.
At times pulse oximeter can be a lifesaver. Recent studies have revealed that about 80% of COVID patents are completely asymptomatic.
Upgraded from c13 to c13n small & lightweight-digital led display Low power consumption-working continuously for 30 hours Automatically power off-battery-low indicator Accommodates widest range of finger sizes from pediatric to adult.
High fever is not a common finding in such asymptomatic patients. In such a case, we may often fail to identify the person through the IR scanning.
Moreover, pulse oximeter gives an early indication of an emergency and can even alert the asymptomatic patients and prevent any possible complications.
These days oxygen pressure less than 92% is a clear indication of a COVID finding and helps the doctor to guide the patient to an emergency hospital for immediate treatment.
A pulse oximeter can detect issues with blood oxygen levels which could be related to corona symptoms.
Precision sensors for easy and clinically accurate results. One set of batteries can give you up to 30 hours of continuous monitoring. A wide range of finger sizes fits in the finger chamber with infrared light.
Unfortunately, there are few cases recorded where patients were not aware of COVID symptoms until they suffered from a sudden severe spike in fever and died of severe hypoxia in a few hours.
Such unnoticed hypoxia can be detected early using this simple device.
The third device
Almost 10% of patients suggesting from asthma and other lung diseases might require artificial oxygen supply (oxygen cylinder) during COVID attacks.
15000 litres last for half day and is ideal for emergency usage. One-piece seamless product with no joints avoiding explosion and is completely safe.
Extremely Easy to Use: Just place your chin on the surface of the mask and press the trigger with your hand or chin Controlled Pressure: The air pressure or velocity reduces because of the mask which makes it an ideal choice and easy to use.
I think every dental office should have an oxygen cylinder. In many cases, it is a lifesaver.
Recent studies have found that patients with immediate oxygen supply during a COVID attack have higher chances of survival.
Moreover, if a dentist suffers from COVID, an available oxygen cylinder can aid in emergency oxygen supply until he or she reaches the hospital.
Preferably an oxygen cylinder with a pressure monitor is ideal for dental clinics.
In the case of non-availability, we can prefer portable oxygen cans like OXY99.
Pure oxygen is a lightweight portable can develop in collaboration with ing. L. and a. Boschi of italy. Can is fitted with ergonomically built-in mask and trigger system for easy use at any time and carry with you anywhere.
But, as these are 1 lit products, they can supply oxygen for limited period or a very short time, hence there is a need to carry more number of cans.
Helps you recover from breathlessness and suffocation.
The three gadgets are highly recommended during the COVID hours. I prefer having them in my clinic and thought of sharing the same with you.