hospital medical carts

When deciding to upgrade their healthcare facilities, many companies focus on the infrastructure, the large electronic equipment, and their everyday tools, but they may overlook the mobile heroes—the medical carts.

Often, medical carts may be forgotten because they are expensive. A myth stating that hospital carts must be new runs rampant in the healthcare industry, but this myth is not true. Your company can get the same quality from a refurbished or retrofitted medical cart. Refurbished carts are repaired to a like-new state. Any malfunctioning parts are replaced by a trained professional, so often you will get more use from a refurbished medical cart than a new one. Also, a refurbished cart has already proven it can hold up to the rigours of your healthcare facility.

With that said, let’s discuss some of the other benefits of using medical carts to enhance your healthcare facility.

medical carts

Space Saving

Medical carts were invented many years ago. As time has passed, these devices have become more compact. Their small designs ensure your staff members can manoeuvre their mobile workstations easily, fit all of the equipment in any size room, and provide the best care for their patients. With enhanced battery lives and lightweight design, upgrading to a newer model of your desired medical cart is highly recommended to push your company ahead of its competitors.

Battery

Keep your hospital running at a smooth pace with a medical cart that can provide much of the daily charge due to its long battery life. A considerable sacrifice for many healthcare facilities is the need to swap mobile workstation batteries throughout the day. This limitation can put a significant dent in the efficiency of your staff members and can add stress to their day, which can lead to lower quality patient care.

Reduce the Need for Repair

When you purchase a high-quality medical cart, there is less hassle as your staff members do not have to worry about the equipment breaking down. Often, with certain models of medical carts, they may need a specialized technician to repair their components when they break. This fact can significantly impair the ability to conduct patient care as it may take days or weeks for the technician to return the medical cart. Newer models may have components that can be repaired in real time. This flexibility allows your staff members to fix their medical workstation on wheels and get back to their patients.

Computer Medical Carts

Technology is in every facet of our lives. The newer versions of your computer medical carts are explicitly designed to hold electronic equipment. These will make patient records, patient care, and overall well-being of the staff members of your healthcare facility better.

Custom Designs

Another benefit of up-to-date medical carts is their ability to be customized. Whether you or your staff is working with a computer cart on wheels or a general medical cart designed for their department, the ability to add parts or swap out certain features is possible with newer equipment.

Final Thoughts

The basic steps of your healthcare facility upgrade should include a fleet of modern medical carts. These versatile mobile devices allow for easy access to patient’s records and data entry, secure containers to hold medications, specially designed casters to reduce shocks from electrostatic buildup, and easy-to-clean surfaces that minimize the risk of spreading infections.

Quality medical carts are a cornerstone of an efficient and successful healthcare facility. While they may not be recognized as such, they do provide a wealth of support so many more patients can receive proper care.

Scott-Clark provides reliable cart power and battery management systems, point of care medication work stations, and offers a patented Flexible Mobile Cart Power Technology System. Contact us today by calling or filling out our convenient online form.

Emma Reed has a background in Psychology (B.A.) and Medical Anthropology (M.S.) and writes for a variety of medical publications. Her passion is making cutting-edge medical information accessible to a wider audience, and her work often examines the intersections of sociology, anthropology, and medicine.
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