Medical Supplies - English Vocabulary
Here is a list of some of the most common supplies found in doctors' offices, operating rooms and medical kits. Study the vocabulary and try the matching exercise.
|antiseptic||liquid used to sterilize (clean) the surface of the skin|
|bandage||a cloth covering that is placed over a wound to prevent bleeding, swelling and infection|
|bandage scissors||tool used to cut bandages|
|blood pressure monitor||a tool that measures the force of blood flow through a person's body|
|dressing||protective covering that is placed over a wound|
|elastic tape||a thin roll of stretchy material that is sticky on one side|
|eye chart||a poster of letter, word, and number combinations of various sizes used to test a person's eyesight|
|forceps||instrument used during operations and medical procedures (assists the doctor in pulling, holding, and retrieving)|
|gauze||thin, netted material used for dressing wounds|
|hypodermic needle||sharp pointed metal piece that pricks the skin (attached to a syringe), used for taking blood or administering medicine|
|IV bag||the pouch that contains liquids to be pumped into a patient's body|
||small plastic measuring cup|
||equipment that makes small things appear larger than they are|
|otoscope||a device used for looking into a patient's ears|
||equipment that fits over the nose and mouth and supplies oxygen|
|privacy screen||an object that is used to separate the doctor and patient from others in an open room|
|scales||a device that measures a person's weight|
|stethoscope||equipment for listening to a person's heart and lungs|
|syringe||a cylinder-shaped piece that attaches to a needle and can be filled with liquid|
|table and head-rest paper||paper that is placed on an examining table or head-rest to prevent the spread of germs|
|test tube||glass cylinder that is filled with blood or other liquids and can be capped and placed in a storage area|
|thermometer||an instrument used to check a person's body temperature|
|vial||a small bottle or container used for storing liquids|
Match the comments with the supplies that are needed:
1. I can't catch my breath.
2. Prepare the examining table for the next patient.
3. We'll have to get a blood sample.
4. I need to sterilize the wound.
5. We'll have to feed him with liquids.
6. Let's find out your weight.
7. I need to examine the patient in private.
8. Let's check your vision.
9. Let's see if you are running a fever.
10. Can you cut this gauze for me?
a. table and head-rest paper
c. oxygen mask
d. hypodermic needle
e. bandage scissors
g. eye chart
i. IV bag
j. privacy screen
Answers: 8g, 9b, 10e, 1c, 6f, 7j, 2a, 3d, 4h, 5i