The use of medical equipment in hospitals and clinics is of the greatest importance. The use of equipment allows medical professionals, like doctors, to assess a patient’s medical needs. As a result, it is important to know what different types of medical equipment are available, the different functions of each, and how they all work coherently together to assist and treat the patient accordingly.

Every day the variety of different types of medical equipment and supplies is expanding. There are many categories of medical equipment and supplies, but the main categories are electronic, diagnostic, surgical, durable medical equipment (DME), acute care, and storage and transport.