Types of Pustu Services (Puskesmas) and Tools Used!

Have you ever heard of the term pustu before? Yes, pustu is a length of Pempeat health center located in each area at the village or sub-district level. The pestone health center is a health service that settles permanently and becomes the work area of a health center. So what are the health services in the center? And what are the medical devices used? Check out the full article below!

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The Role of Auxiliary Health Centers (Pustu)

As we know, it turns out that under the health center, there is still a level of health services, namely auxiliary health centers. Auxiliary health centers abbreviated as pustu are part of the health centers whose coaching is carried out periodically. The establishment of the auxiliary health center is to improve the reach and quality of health services for the community. In addition, auxiliary health centers also have roles as follows:

  • To increase access and coverage of basic services in each health center.
  • To support the implementation of health services, especially public health units (SMEs).
  • To support the implementation of posyandu activities such as immunization, health counseling, KIA, and community empowerment.
  • Serve referrals.
  • For promotional and preventive services.
Overview of the Auxiliary Health Center Building
Source: Wonosari Village, Patebon District

The person in charge of the auxiliary health center is a nurse or midwife who is assigned directly by the local health office at the proposal of the health center. Health workers in the pustu are at least one nurse and one midwife. The existence of this pustu is very helpful for the community to get access to the nearest health services.

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Types of Health Services at Auxiliary Health Centers (Pustu)

As part of health service facilities, pustu also plays a role in providing health services. The services provided include the following:

1. General examination

At the auxiliary health center, it serves general health checks, including blood pressure checks, diabetes, gout, and cholesterol monitoring. In addition, general examinations can also include physical examinations such as measuring height, baby length, and weight, to measuring the circumference of the upper arms and head.

2. Health promotion

In facilitating the government’s health program, the existence of auxiliary health centers in the community is also used as a health promotion event. The health promotion implements clean and healthy living to carry out healthy living behaviors.

3. Health check-up for pregnant women and children

The auxiliary health center (post) also serves the examination of pregnant women and children. This is to facilitate access to health services if the distance to the health center in an area is far away. This examination is usually at the health center at the KIA (maternal and child health) polyclinic. Where this examination is to monitor the development of maternal health, especially pregnant women and children.

Health services at auxiliary health centers (pustu)
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4. Eradication of infectious diseases

Pustu also helps in eradicating infectious diseases such as diarrhea, ISPA, malaria, and tuberculosis. This service is aimed at finding out the scope of case discovery and the rate of recovery in infectious diseases.

5. Health counseling

In creating health in families and communities, the role of the center also facilitates the provision of health information, one of which is health and environmental counseling. This is to create a clean and healthy environment.

6. Immunization

Pustu can also provide immunization for toddlers. In addition to posyandu, if mothers miss out on simultaneous immunization, it can also be done at the auxiliary health center.

Tools Used in Auxiliary Health Centers (Pustu)

In supporting health checks at auxiliary health centers, the following tools are used, including:

1. Examination Table

The first tool used in auxiliary health centers is an examination table. This tool is used for physical examinations at the beginning of medical procedures aimed at diagnosing a disease.

examination table

2. Gynecological Table

The gynecology table is a must-have piece of equipment in the past examination room. This tool is used for physical examination of the female reproductive organs. This tool is specifically designed to make it easier for doctors to perform medical procedures. This tool is equipped with a calf rest that makes it easier for doctors to examine patients, especially women.

3. Infus Stand

The next tool is an infusion pole or infusion stand. This device is used to suspend liquids in the form of water solutions, infusions, medicines, and parenteral nutrients to flow into the patient’s body.

infus stand

4. Examination Lamp

An action lamp or examination lamp is a mandatory tool in the examination room at the center. This tool is used to optimize medical examinations or procedures. Especially in the examination of pregnant women and babies.

examination lamp

5. Adult Scales

Adult scales are tools that we often encounter in health clinics, so Pustu must also have this tool. This tool is used to monitor the weight of adult patients who visit the center.

adult scales

6. Baby Weight Scale

In addition to adult scales at the pustu, baby scales must also be provided. This tool is used to monitor the weight of babies. This is also an indicator of nutritional status in toddlers.

baby weight scale

7. Arm Measuring Tape

The next tool is LILA or the upper arm and head circumference measuring device. This tool is used to measure arm and head circumference in toddlers and pregnant women. This is also an indicator of nutritional status in toddlers.

arm measuring tape

8. Fetal Dopler

Fetal Doppler is a tool used in health checks for pregnant women. This tool is used to detect the fetal heart rate in the womb.

fetal doppler

9. Stetoskop

A stethoscope is a tool that is often used by health workers to detect heart rate in patients.


10. Sphygmomanometer

Sphygmomanometers are used to measure blood pressure in patients, especially patients who have a history of high blood pressure (hypertension).

11. Thermometer

Thermometers are used to measure body temperature in patients. This is to find out the condition of fever in patients.

11. Instrument Set

Instrument sets are health examination sets used by health workers in handling medical procedures, especially for surgery or surgery. This set of instruments contains surgical scissors and other medical devices.

Providing Complete Pustu Kit Equipment

The equipment of pustu kit that supports medical equipment in one examination room at the health center must be standardized by the Ministry of Health. PT Solo Abadi Indonesia is the largest manufacturer of medical devices in Indonesia that provides a variety of medical equipment, especially pustu kit equipment. We provide post kits in the form of:

  • Examination table
  • Gynecological table
  • Examination lamp
  • Infusion pole or infusion stand
  • Adult scales
  • Baby scales
  • LILA
  • Fetal dopler
  • Sphygmomanometer
pustu kit brochure

If you are looking for the needs of this Pustu Kit, you can easily get it with us by contacting our Admin via WhatsApp. You can also visit our E-Catalog storefront. Negotiate your needs with us. Stay up to date with our updates on www.soloabadi.com.

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