Akas Medical https://www.akasmedical.com Medical Equipments Manufactuer Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:03:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 BMI, BMR and BSA – Decoding its Importance! https://www.akasmedical.com/bmi-bmr-and-bsa-decoding-its-importance/ https://www.akasmedical.com/bmi-bmr-and-bsa-decoding-its-importance/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 05:10:07 +0000 http://akasmedical.com/?p=1926 Key Facts:

According to World health Organization (WHO)-

  • Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.
  • In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese.
  • 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese.
  • Most of the world’s population lives in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.
  • 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2016.
  • Over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight or obese in 2016.
  • Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: as per a new study by Imperial College London and WHO
  • Obesity is preventable!!

Overweight and obesity

These are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.

Body Surface Area (BSA)

In physiology and medicine, the body surface area (BSA) is the measured or calculated surface area of a human body. For many clinical purposes BSA is a better indicator of metabolic mass than body weight because it is less affected by abnormal adipose mass.

Body surface area (BSA) plays a key role in several medical fields, including cancer chemotherapy, transplantology, burn treatment and toxicology. BSA is often a major factor in the determination of the course of treatment and drug dosage.

A number of different formulas have been developed over the years to calculate the body surface area and they give slightly different results. The most commonly used formula now is that of Mosteller, published in 1987 in The New England Journal of Medicine.

BSA(m²)=+(√Height(cm) * weight(kg))%60

Other influential factors include the age and gender of the individual. The average adult BSA is 1.7 m² (1.9 m² for adult males and 1.6 m² for adult females). This number is used to calculate dosages for cytotoxic anticancer agents.

BSA is also used to provide more precise measures of hemodynamic parameters such as cardiac index (CI = cardiac output divided by BSA), stroke volume index (SVI = stroke volume divided by BSA), systemic vascular resistance index (SVRI = systemic vascular resistance divided by BSA) and pulmonary vascular resistance index (PVRI = pulmonary vascular resistance divided by BSA). In addition, BSA is used to adjust creatinine clearance when comparing it with normal values to assess for the presence and severity of kidney disease.

Basal metabolic Rate (BMR):

Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the total number of calories that your body needs to perform basic, life-sustaining functions. These basal functions include circulation, breathing, cell production, nutrient processing, protein synthesis, and ion transport.

In 1926, Raymond Pearl, American biologist, regarded as one of the founders of biogerontology, proposed that longevity varies inversely with basal metabolic rate (the “rate of living hypothesis”). Support for this hypothesis comes from the fact that mammals with larger body size have longer maximum life spans (large animals do have higher total metabolic rates, but the metabolic rate at the cellular level is much lower, and the breathing rate and heartbeat are slower in larger animals).

According to Harris-Benedict equation BMR for men can be calculated as-

BMR(cal % day)=66.5+((13.5*weight(kg))%1 + ((5.003*Height(cm))%1 – (6.755 * Age(years)%1)

To lose weight, it is helpful to calculate the BMR. It can either be found using a formula designed by scientists, or you can get it tested in a lab, or you can use an online calculator. No method is perfectly accurate, but a lab test will probably give you the best estimate.

Body mass index (BMI)

It is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2).

BMI=Weight(kg) % Height(cm)²

For adults, WHO defines overweight and obesity as follows-

  • Overweight is a BMI greater than or equal to 25
  • Obesity is a BMI greater than or equal to 30

BMI provides the most useful population-level measure of overweight and obesity as it is the same for both sexes and for all ages of adults. However, it should be considered a rough guide because it may not correspond to the same degree of fatness in different individuals.

Raised BMI is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases such as:

  • cardiovascular diseases (mainly heart disease and stroke), which were the leading cause of death in 2012
  • diabetes
  • musculoskeletal disorders (especially osteoarthritis – a highly disabling degenerative disease of the joints).
  • Some cancers (including endometrial, breast, ovarian, prostate, liver, gallbladder, kidney, and colon).

The risk for these non-communicable diseases increases, with increases in BMI.
Childhood obesity is associated with a higher chance of obesity, premature death and disability in adulthood. But in addition to increased future risks, obese children experience breathing difficulties, increased risk of fractures, hypertension, and early markers of cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and psychological effects.

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Understanding Arrhythmia and its Detection! https://www.akasmedical.com/understanding-arrhythmia-and-its-detection/ https://www.akasmedical.com/understanding-arrhythmia-and-its-detection/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 05:04:21 +0000 http://akasmedical.com/?p=1923 According to a recent study by the American Health Association (AHA)-
Cardiac arrhythmias are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in heart disease and are the likely cause of more than a quarter of a million deaths annually in the United States alone.

What is Arrhythmia?

Arrhythmias are conditions in which electrical impulses are abnormally conducted through the heart, resulting in an altered heartbeat – muscle contraction – rhythm. These alterations to heartbeat rhythm can include changes in heart rate, irregularity of heartbeats, or fibrillation of the heart muscle. Arrhythmias are broken down into:

  • Slow heartbeat: Bradycardia.
  • Fast heartbeat: Tachycardia.
  • Irregular heartbeat: Fibrillation or flutter
  • Early heartbeat: premature contraction.

Complications associated with Arrhythmia

  • Stroke – Fibrillation (quivering) means that the heart is not pumping properly. This can cause blood to collect in pools and clots can form. If one of the clots dislodges it may travel to a brain artery, blocking it, and causing a stroke. Stroke can cause brain damage and can sometimes be fatal.
  • Heart failure – Prolonged tachycardia or bradycardia can result in the heart not pumping enough blood to the body and its organs – this is heart failure. Treatment can usually help improve this.

Why detection of Arrhythmia is important and how can it be avoided?

“It is a sad fact that in many cases where a person dies suddenly of cardiac arrhythmia, retrospective review of their case reveals that there had been previous warning of a potentially serious heart problem, such as chest pains, fainting, palpitations or convulsions,” says the cardiologist David Lefroy of Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust. “Not infrequently, such people have seen a doctor for the problem or even been under the care of a cardiologist.”

The lack of urgency in diagnosing a disorder is causing avoidable loss of life and health. Of the 120,000 UK deaths from arrhythmia every year, 80 percent could be prevented, says the charity Arrhythmia Alliance. Thousands suffer a stroke or other serious health problems – or, at best, are left taking medication with serious side-effects.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), more than 4 million Americans have arrhythmias and an estimated 638,000 hospital admissions are due to the condition.

Recent advancements in Detection of Arrhythmia

“Mobile applications and monitors are revolutionizing the way we interact with patients who have or are at risk for arrhythmias. Over the past decade, major advances have occurred in both external and implantable monitoring devices. External ambulatory monitors have decreased in size and complexity while the storage capacity has increased. Self-contained wireless patch monitors that self-adhere to the patient’s chest are capable of recording and storing single-lead ECG recordings for up to 30 days.

Improvements in size, ease of use, functionality, accuracy, and longevity over the next decade will spur on the current movement to extend the use of these monitors beyond traditional diagnostic indications to screening tools in targeted populations.

The automatic monitoring and reporting that this technology provides have reduced the frequency of office visits and allowed more rapid diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias and device malfunctions. Physicians are notified quickly of actionable events rather than having to wait for patients to be seen at scheduled office visits or to present urgently when the arrhythmia reaches the threshold to cause symptoms. In large-scale studies, the use of remote monitoring has been associated with improvements in survival and a decrease in adverse outcomes such as hospitalizations.”
-Circulation, AHA Journal, Volume 133, Issue 25

“Echocardiography plays a significant role in the management of patients with Supraventricular Arrhythmias (SVT). SVT is observed in 10-20% of these patients and is associated with increased risk of stroke and sudden cardiac death. The most common SVTs are atrial arrhythmias in ASD and atrial flutter in patients who underwent the Fontan and Fallot procedures. Evaluation for the type of structural disease, ventricular dysfunction, and presence of atrial thrombus can be performed by echocardiography to determine the timing and the strategy of the management.
In a study of 154 Atrial Fibrillation (AF) patients treated with Radio Frequency Catheter Ablation (RFCA), Montserrat et al. showed that the combination of clinical data and LA function evaluated by 3D echocardiography predicts the successful cardioversion of AF in sinus rhythm after a first ablation procedure for AF. Left atrial strain determined by two- or three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography is another powerful predictor of atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablation according to two recent studies.”
-Hellenic Journal of Cardiology,
Published online- December 5, 2017

Electrocardiograph for the Detection of Arrhythmia abnormalities

The most effective way to diagnose an arrhythmia is with an electrical recording of your heart rhythm called an electrocardiogram (ECG). An ECG test traces changes in the voltage that is detectable in the course of a heartbeat. It’s the most useful record of heart function and the best way to reveal the cause of irregular heartbeats. If an arrhythmia is suspected but doesn’t show up on ECG, you can have a 24-hour or even a seven-day ECG, using equipment put in place in the hospital and worn at home. An exercise ECG, taken while you’re on a treadmill, shows how your heart responds to strenuous exercise. An echocardiogram scan can pick up structural abnormalities in the heart.

According to a recent paper published by International Journal of Advanced Research in Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering-
Computer-aided feature extraction and analysis of ECG signal for disease diagnosis has become the necessity to take care of a large number of cardiac patients efficiently and effectively. The QRS complex is the most prominent feature and its accurate detection forms the basis of extraction of other features and parameters from the ECG signal. A good amount of research work has been carried out during the last five decades for the accurate and reliable detection of the QRS segment in the ECG signal.

The QRS detection algorithms developed so far can be broadly placed into four categories: (i) syntactic approach (ii) non-syntactic approach (iii) hybrid approach and (iv) transformative approach.

A. Syntactic Approach

The syntactic approach is basically pattern recognition based QRS detection techniques. The ECG signal is first reduced into a set of elementary patterns like peaks, durations, slopes, interwave segments and thereafter use rule-based grammar. The signal is represented as a composite entity of peaks, duration, slopes and inters wave segments. These patterns are then used to detect the QRS complexes in the ECG signal.

B.Non-syntactic Approach

Non-syntactic type is the most widely used class of ECG feature extraction techniques. In this class, we find the use of amplitude, slope and threshold limit as well as the use of different filters, mathematical functions and models to detect abnormalities.

C.Hybrid Approach

In the hybrid approach, the syntactic and non-syntactic approaches are combined to detect the QRS complex.

D.Transformative Approach

Transformative Techniques, namely Fourier Transform, Cosine Transform, Pole –zero Transform, Differentiator Transform, Hilbert Transform and Wavelet Transform are being used for the QRS detection. The use of these transforms on ECG signal helps to characterize the signal into energy, slope, or spike spectra which are further used to detect abnormalities in the heart.

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The Importance of an Accurate Drug Delivery https://www.akasmedical.com/the-importance-of-an-accurate-drug-delivery-documentation/ https://www.akasmedical.com/the-importance-of-an-accurate-drug-delivery-documentation/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 05:00:45 +0000 http://akasmedical.com/?p=1920 “Recently, a jury in Florida returned a verdict of $7.5 million against a pediatrician who neglected to tell a mother or other doctors that her daughter had a dangerous heart condition which later killed her (Rowe v. Wickham Pediatrics/Dr. Agha). The circumstances surrounding this incident highlight a breach of a doctor’s duty of care to his or her patient where there was an omission to maintain an accurate record of treatment provided to the patient and subsequent failure to diagnose a dangerous cardiac condition. Failure to maintain comprehensive medical records may ultimately compromise the ongoing care and management of the patient. The circumstance surrounding the above case clearly demonstrates the failure of adequate record keeping skills. In the above case, the Pediatrician and ER doctor failed to document critical information in the patient’s medical record that ultimately led to a catastrophic outcome.”

Medical records remain an important tool in treating patients, but they’re often overlooked regarding their importance and the way they’re maintained. In many cases, medical documentation is handled by employees who have a heavy workload and not enough time to devote to making sure records have every detail properly noted. But an emergency department, physicians, and staff need to work extra hard on this vital task. Let’s take a look at why accurate documentation is crucial.

1. Improved Patient Outcomes:

Research has shown that keeping proper medical documentation improves a patient’s clinical outcome after he or she leaves the hospital. Many of the problems patients experience after discharge – from infections to harmful drug reactions – are the result of delayed or incomplete information given to healthcare providers. Moreover, patients who had gaps in their health records spent a longer time in emergency departments than those who had complete documentation.

2. Vital to Claims Processing:

It’s only through good documentation that claims processing and reimbursement can be done in a timely and error-free fashion. In fact, experts say proper reimbursement is almost entirely dependent on good record-keeping. The rest comes down to knowing the rules set down by the federal government and other organizations.

3. Improves Quality Assurance:

Insisting on accurate documentation regarding initial assessments and progress notes plays a key role in quality assurance. It forces practitioners to think carefully about what they do while developing a self-reflection that is important to maintaining their skills, professional development, and providing quality care in the future. Good documentation also allows members of a treatment team to learn from each other and coordinate their approaches to a patient’s overall care.

4. Clinical Details Are Compiled in One Place:

Having clinical details in one well-maintained document helps a medical practitioner remember crucial events and treatment. By recording all of a patient’s complaint and symptoms, practitioners can identify trends that help guide them in the development of a treatment plan.

5. Good Medical Documentation is a Defense against:

Malpractice Most medical experts agree that best defense against a malpractice claim is proper documentation. If a procedure is not listed on the patient’s chart or another document, then judges and juries have no way of knowing if it was done. Strong record-keeping is also crucial in dealing with abusive patients, patients who don’t follow advice, or patients who come back with the same complaint without improvement.

Inaccurate medication history at admission leads to adverse drug events which in turn causes mortality, morbidity and healthcare costs. Medication history errors are extremely common and are a concerning issue. Omitting drugs erroneously is one such common concern. The adverse hypersensitive reactions that certain drugs cause needs to be recorded more carefully. But more often this key information is poorly documented or not explored in detail. Even the alternative drug that was provided should be recorded.This is why you need a proper nursing care expert team to make the correct documentation.

“If it’s undocumented in the medical record then it didn’t happen.” How many times have the plaintiff’s counsel used this in the courtroom? It’s an age-old saying, but the reality is much happening that doesn’t get documented. The real issue: is the documentation in the medical record complete, accurate, and concise (and yes, timed/dated). Ultimately the necessity for all healthcare professionals is to ensure they keep accurate, timely and clear medical records. Inaccuracies or improper record keeping may have devastating consequences for the patient and all concerned in the care of the patient.

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The Next Big Thing in the field of Medicine – Internet of Things! https://www.akasmedical.com/the-next-big-thing-in-the-field-of-medicine-internet-of-things/ https://www.akasmedical.com/the-next-big-thing-in-the-field-of-medicine-internet-of-things/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 04:58:51 +0000 http://akasmedical.com/?p=1918 Technology is advancing at a brisk pace and is carrying along with it its own share of positives and negatives. Where technology has played a very crucial and influencing role is in the field of medicine. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) has taken several industries by storm. However, the healthcare industry has been slower to adopt Internet of Things. The capability of physical devices to capture and transmit data right from environmental conditions to the user behaviours is exactly what IoT does. According to statistics from World Health Organisation, 4.9 million people died from lung cancer, 2.6 million from obesity, 4.4 million from high cholesterol and 7.1 million from high blood pressure. The number is said to increase further. However, IoT comes in as a technological advancement that helps diagnose chronic diseases and help doctors take suitable treatment measures.
The concept of the Internet of Things is a new thing in the field of medicine. The Internet of Things lets integrate devices capable of connecting to the internet and in turn provide real-time information on the state of patients to the doctor who assists. Studies suggest that chronic diseases can be diagnosed and treated with the help of IoT effectively. It transforms the way we keep people safe and healthy especially as the demand for solutions has risen up. The system helps monitor, inform and notify not just the patient but also the healthcare provider with critical information.
According to statistics posted by Marketwatch, the IoT healthcare market is said to reach $136.8 billion worldwide by 2021. At present, there are over 3.7 million medical devices that are connected to and monitor different parts of the body to carry out informed healthcare decisions. The unit refers to the connected system of medical equipment and applications that collect data and is then provided to the healthcare IT systems wirelessly. 
The current day smart devices such as the smartwatches and the smart bands detect your heart rate and your motion. When the wearable is wirelessly connected to a compatible smartphone, the information is transmitted to the mobile device. This is exactly how IoT works. It collects information and provides it to the required systems so that doctors could provide better healthcare outcomes and efficiencies. However, high-speed internet access and favourable government policies are much needed to take these advancements further. 
The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) provides an effective way to care for our elderly and has a tremendous potential to deal with the rising costs of healthcare. With the ability to track vitals, heart performance, monitor glucose level, sleeping time and other body activities, doctors can monitor their patients on a real-time basis and suggest them suitable medication. IoMT helps remote caregivers ensure the safety of their loved ones and issue a warning if anything goes wrong. With the Internet of Things advancing at an unexpected rate, healthcare solutions are set to become effective and efficient than ever before. 

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Hello world! https://www.akasmedical.com/hello-world/ https://www.akasmedical.com/hello-world/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 04:09:38 +0000 http://akasmedical.com/?p=1 Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

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AKAS Medical – On Overseas Initiatives and Products for the Future! https://www.akasmedical.com/akas-medical-on-overseas-initiatives-and-products-for-the-future/ https://www.akasmedical.com/akas-medical-on-overseas-initiatives-and-products-for-the-future/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:25:42 +0000 http://akasmedical.com/?p=1364 AKAS Medical offers critical care medical equipment and lots of other medical devices to healthcare units such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. All the products offered by AKAS Medical are CE certified, meaning they are clear to be used in all the EU countries. Our ophthalmology products are FDA certified. Even though AKAS Medical caters to only a few distribution networks and customers globally currently, they are on the plans of expanding their distribution network and customer base on a global scale. The Quick Vital Sign (QVS) and Drip Sure products are aimed at the future and with technological advancements on the upscale, we have already started challenging the global market.

Arjunsooraj V, CEO – AKAS Medical, in a recent interview with eHealth said, “In 2018 we are looking at a promising growth as we have started playing in bigger market size. We have also increased our service support centres in various geographies to give quicker service”.

Last year has been a great one for AKAS Medical. Three product launches namely the Quick Vital Sign, Drip Sure and Patient Monitors with non-contact temperature and wireless central monitor have been well received by several healthcare units. We have also bagged various Government orders in Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, AIIMS, PGI Chandigarh and many others.

We have always strongly believed in the timely adaptation of technological advancements to the medical industry. Without technological advancements, the effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment is going nowhere. We made sure our patient monitors device came with temperature parameter recording. We also found that the number of probes and wires running on the patients made them feel uncomfortable. So, we made sure our patient monitor device came with non-contact temperature recording. The advanced device can record the temperature changes and provide details on the trend.

AKAS Medical has also launched a mobile application to improve the customer service. The customer feedback messages that are received through the application helps AKAS Medical in constantly improving the products and services. More innovative products are still in R&D and are going to see the light in the latter half of 2018.

AKAS Medical has broken the shackle of India being portrayed as a lower grade medical equipment manufacturer. If you are in need of critical care medical equipment for your healthcare unit, get it touch with us.

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Should you check your Vision more often? https://www.akasmedical.com/should-you-check-your-vision-more-often/ https://www.akasmedical.com/should-you-check-your-vision-more-often/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 06:47:20 +0000 http://akasmedical.com/?p=1395 Ophthalmologists usually suggest that people need to have an eye test every two years. Eye tests don’t just assess your vision but also detects other critical issues such as diabetes and High Blood Pressure. Eye tests check these issues by reading changes in the blood vessels at the back of the eye. People who already have a vision problem are asked to visit the doctor more often. Children need to undergo annual checkups. Since the modern-day kids spend more time on their laptops, smartphones and televisions, they need to check their vision more often.

In general, the recommended frequency in which comprehensive eye examinations need to be done is:

20-40 years

If you are in the age group of 20-40, you need to get your vision checked once in 3 years.

41-64 years

For people falling in the age bracket of 41-64, eye checks are recommended every 2-3 years.

65+ years

People who are aged more than 65 need to get their eyes checked every single year. Their visual acuity needs to checked more often just because other health factors can deteriorate their vision in a significant manner. People with medical cases such as diabetes, earlier eye trauma or surgery need to check their vision more often.

At a complete eye test, otherwise known as dilated eye exam, the eye doctor uses an eye drops to widen the pupil to have a closer look at the inside of the eye. We are then asked to read an eye chart with and without using various lens combinations. If a person is already wearing a corrective lens, the test results will tell whether or not the lens reading needs a change. The most commonly used eye chart is the Snellen chart. It shows 11 rows of capital letters each reducing size every line after line. The chart at times is viewed using a mirror. This is because of lesser clinic space.

AKAS Medical is a certified critical care equipment manufacturing company. It manufactures eye charts as well. The cyber chart manufactured by AKAS Medical requires very maintenance and offers a wide range of advantages over traditional chart projectors. These eye charts can be easily mounted on a wall or a table stand. With a high contrast and bright display, these charts allow tests to be performed in any ambient light condition providing a convenient environment for both the patient as well as the clinician.

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Technological Brilliance Blent with Healthcare Industry! https://www.akasmedical.com/technological-brilliance-blent-with-healthcare-industry/ https://www.akasmedical.com/technological-brilliance-blent-with-healthcare-industry/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:52:46 +0000 http://akasmedical.com/?p=1399 Technological advancements have influenced each and every industry in varying scales. The contribution of technology in the field of healthcare is immense. And AKAS Medical is one of the few companies who work on technology to the core. Right from designing quality products to delivering significant performance for our customers, we make sure we take utmost care in each step. We also constantly improve our products and work hard to bring innovation in all possible areas. Our technological advancements can be attributed to many steps we have taken in the recent past. We’ve built Android apps to check the status of orders and delivery. The app also helps customers to register complaints. Mr. Arjunsooraj, CEO – AKAS Medical, in a recent interview said: “our applications take customers feedback through audio, video and stream them in-house.”
The Indian Medical Market is placed differently. Around 80 percent of the medical equipment used in hospitals here are imported. The treatment cost also gets a lot higher as a result of import duty and heavy maintenance charges. This is the reason why AKAS Medical came into existence. Our first product was an infusion pump which was built with the help of a small team of engineers. Over the years, AKAS Medical has become a premier critical care equipment manufacturing company providing infusion pumps and syringe pumps to a wide range of healthcare units.

AKAS Medical has adapted to rapid technological advancements and at the same time indulged in offering cost-effective medical equipment to its customers. We also make sure strong support assurance is provided to our valuable customers. Our technologically advanced “Quick Vital Sign”, which is a seven-parameter outpatients screening equipment can be used in any Outpatient department. This device helps in checking seven parameters in a human body such as height, weight, Spo2%, pulse rate, non-invasive blood pressure, temperature, and BMI. In earlier machines, the value of BMI should be calculated manually. But with the latest technologies in place, the BMI is calculated at once.

AKAS Medical has set two targets for themselves – one is to develop the network of dealers and sales staff and the other is the use of digital media to enhance the reach. AKAS Medical is currently working on mobile application development to enhance customer experience. The main selling point of AKAS Medical is their pricing. The medical equipment we offer is priced much lower than the European and Japanese competitors. With all factors falling in place for AKAS Medical, we are eyeing the top spot in the list of critical care medical equipment. If you are looking for medical equipment for your healthcare unit, get in touch with us.

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AKAS Medicals – The Present and the future! https://www.akasmedical.com/akas-medicals-the-present-and-the-future/ https://www.akasmedical.com/akas-medicals-the-present-and-the-future/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:48:49 +0000 http://akasmedical.com/?p=1397 AKAS Medicals is one of the few critical care equipment manufacturing companies that update and upgrade their medical equipment based on technological advancement. The dedicated team of personnel with years of experience in engineering and medical fields design every product and deliver best results for healthcare units. Technology keeps evolving. Each every industry and sub-fields need to adapt to these fast progressions to stay relevant in the market.

Being a medical equipment manufacturer and having a strong dealer network, we have included digital technology in our business model to deliver better customer care. We have designed Android applications to make it easier for us to know the status of orders and delivery. Our app also provides space for customers to register their complaints. The feedbacks can be taken in any form – audio or video. With the Government sector planning to equip hospitals with advanced medical equipment, AKAS Medicals is ready to penetrate the market in two ways – Increase the dealer network and use digital media to improve the reach.

AKAS Medical like any other start-up did face several hardships in its earlier years. Getting the right technically knowledgeable manpower was the toughest one among all the obstacles. The other significant issues were related to sourcing imported components and vendors to build the right items. Right from the beginning till now, we have stood by our vision. We made sure all the medical equipment we manufacture were – “Made in India. Made by Indians. Made for the World.” Our vision has also been to be better than German Engineering, better than Japanese Quality, better than American customer service and lower than Chinese pricing. Having a vision and travelling in its path is key to any business and we have succeeded in doing so. AKAS Medicals is the first Indian Company to exhibit their product range of drug delivery systems in Germany. AKAS Medicals also takes pride in being the first to develop a slim cost-effective LCD chart.

AKAS Medicals has developed an atmosphere of openness and flexibility which provides its employees with a wide range of career growth opportunities. We encourage our team of 175 professionals to think outside-the-box and at the same time voice their opinions openly. We offer our team of experts with added benefits such as flexible working hours, entertainment and sound work environment. Our promotion system is designed in such a way that it ensures great career growth and provides incentives on monthly, quarterly and annual basis. We also conduct several rewards and appraisal programs to keep our team motivated towards the task of delivering the highest quality of service to our customers.

AKAS Medicals has developed a secure market position in Indian in the medical equipment manufacturing domain. AKAS Medicals is currently working on improving its mobile applications to enhance customer experience. Our company is also looking to adopt new strategies to tap into the global market with its cutting-edge products. AKAS Medicals also aims to be the first medical equipment rental provider in India.

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All you Need to Know about Pediatric Vital Signs https://www.akasmedical.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-pediatric-vital-signs/ https://www.akasmedical.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-pediatric-vital-signs/#respond Fri, 09 Mar 2018 06:54:31 +0000 http://akasmedical.com/?p=1402 Vital signs are a measurement of blood pressure, respiratory rate, heart rate and temperature. The measure of each and every parameter holds a different meaning for children and adults. Normal values for vital signs exist for adults, but in the case of children, it depends on their age. For example, when you take your kids to a hospital, you may notice that few vital signs are lower than those of an adult, while the others are higher. This read will help you understand what different vital signs mean for kids.

Infants generally have a much higher pulse rate and respiratory rate than what adults have. An infant’s heart muscles and the muscles that assist breathing aren’t at the fully developed stage. The elasticity of the muscle fibres is very much low due to its immature built, and therefore it makes the heart pump much faster. However, as you start growing older, the muscles can stretch and contract more effectively. This means that the heart doesn’t have to exert much to move blood through the body. This is the reason why kids generally have higher pulse rate than adults. However, if an infant has a heart rate which is lower than normal, it is a matter of concern. The main causes of slow heart rate in infants include – lack of oxygen in the bloodstream, low body temperature, heart problem or just an adverse effect of medications. These are all caused due to different reasons. If a kid stays awake for too long and doesn’t follow a healthy diet, these kinds of complications arise.

For people who are more into numbers, here is the list of optimal values for each vital sign for kids.

  • Heart Rate: 85 to 190 per minute
  • Respiratory Rate: 30 to 60 times per minute
  • Temperature: 98.6 Degrees Fahrenheit

The reason why the ranges are high for pulse rate and respiratory rate is that it varies depending on the actual age of the kid. But in the case of body temperature, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the normal temperature for both kids and adults. A person’s body temperature scales up and down several values throughout the day. This is because of hormone swings, activities we do and exposure to hot or cold weather. Adults usually experience high blood pressures due to a buildup of cholesterol in their bodies. Children don’t really have these kinds of health adversities and therefore a doctor’s advice is necessary if the blood pressure is either too high or too low. Low or high Blood pressure value in children indicates that there is a defect in the heart or lung.

It is, therefore, necessary that you take your kids for frequent check-ups to make sure that your child’s heart rate, respiratory rate, body temperature and blood pressure are kept on the watch. With advanced medical equipment available right now, you no longer have to worry about the level of tests to be done and the time involved. AKAS Medical is a medical equipment manufacturing company that serves clients across the world with high-quality machinery. AKAS Medical has expertise in building QVS which serves as an intelligent physical examiner for optimal measurements of several parameters like height, weight, Temperature, heart rate, BMI and so on. BMI is usually calculated manually because older medical equipment doesn’t come with the option of calculating it. QVS helps do that and lots more. A printer attached to the device helps you take a printout of the test results immediately, thereby eliminating the risk of manual errors. If you are in need of medical equipment for your healthcare unit, get in touch with us.

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