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How to Make Basic Hospital Equipment

Edited By Roger England
ISBN: 9780903031608
Will Eaves designed beds, trolleys, wheelchairs and other equipment made from wood, metal tubing and wheels taken from scrap heaps. His plans and designs as well as other developed by health care workers in various parts of the world have now been brought together in the book compiled by Roger England.

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  • Synopsis
    There are parts of the world where the amount of money available for health care services is pitifully small. A dollar a head a year buys very little when it has to cover not only salaries, drugs, etc., but also the building and equipping of health care facilities. Prices in the catalogues of even second-hand equipment are enough to deter anyone who wants to start a health centre or small hospital from scratch in one of the many underserved areas where the needs are greatest and money is scarcest.

    However, a great deal of the basic but important equipment upon which health services in developing regions depend can be made locally without sophisticated or capital-intensive techniques. In Africa, for example, Will Eaves designed beds, trolleys, wheelchairs and other equipment made from wood, metal tubing and wheels taken from scrap heaps. His plans and designs as well as other developed by health care workers in various parts of the world have now been brought together in the book compiled by Roger England. Is it hoped that they will help to solves some of the problems of equipping rural hospitals using local skills and local resources and materials while still providing adequate equipment for little cost.
  • Table of Contents
    Acknowledgement 2
    Foreword 3
    Preface 4
    Introduction 9
    BASIC TOOLS AND MATERIALS 12
    DESIGNS FROM THE INTERMEDIATE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS,
    ZARIA, NIGERIA 13
    Folding hospital bed 14
    Folding bed 18
    Ward screen 23
    Hospital wheelchair 29
    Out of hospital wheelchair 34
    Invalid carriage with chain drive and brake 40
    Bicycle ambulance 48
    Dressing/instrument trolley 55
    Patient's trolley 59
    Blood transfusion drip stand 64
    Bedside table and locker 68
    Suction pump 70
    Supine exercising machine 71
    Caliper 72
    OTHER DESIGNS AND IDEAS 73
    Infant weighing scales 74
    Sand bed 76
    Low pressure air bed 77
    Phototherapy box for neonatal jaundice 79
    Thermoplastic aids 80
    Baby incubator 81
    Chair with wheels 85
    Walking frame 86
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    Editor Roger England
    Number of Pages 88
    Format Paperback / softback
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