Hospitals and other medical facilities need to make the most of limited space while providing the tools staff members need to do their jobs. Furniture is one of the most essential parts of any operating or patient room, but immobile furniture often gets in the way of patient care during emergencies.
Mobile furniture like workstations on wheels is the best option for hospitals. Powered carts offer up to 10 hours of battery life and have an optional hot-swap system that makes it even easier to change batteries on the go.
This makes a significant difference for your doctors and nurses, especially when they’re working long shifts. Boosting their morale can be as simple as improving their efficiency and reducing stress. Since their capabilities depend so much on their physical environment and equipment, investing properly in their equipment may even help reduce staff turnover.
Point of Care Efficiency
Point-of-care computer desk carts make it simple to show test results, X-rays, and other critical information to your patients. Instead of printing and carrying around information, staff can access it at their fingertips. You can also get real-time updates from technicians and other specialists working on lab results.
It’s also easier to update patient information accurately if you can type it in directly. Instead of writing down notes and inputting them later, you can type them as soon as you have the information. This may help reduce omissions in record-keeping that contribute to medical errors.
Mobile carts can include locking drawers for medication as well. Instead of relying on old-fashioned manually locking drawer systems, you can install electronic locking systems that use passcodes or barcode scanners.
Barcode scanners make it easy to avoid medication errors by requiring staff to scan specific barcodes on a patient’s paperwork or wrist tags before dispensing medication. Passcodes that are assigned to individual staff members improve accountability and help reduce theft.
Cabinets on wall mounts are useful for long-term storage, but require frequent back-and-forth trips if nurses have to rely on them every day. Carts that include medication cabinets make life much simpler for busy nurses who have to work on their feet most of the day.
Customizing Your Carts
Mobile medical carts should have more than just computers to maximize staff productivity and comfort. In addition to medication cabinets, your carts can include monitor mounts, tool buckets, chart holders, printers, and much more.
You can even get individually customized carts for different rooms and wards. Your pediatric ward will inevitably have different needs than your ICU, so trying to use the same carts for everything will only result in inefficiency.
Computer carts are much more than a simple table on wheels. Scott-Clark Medical makes height-adjustable mobile workstations that use either a manually-adjustable or electric-powered lift to raise the work surface. The handles on our carts are engineered to be comfortable for both pushing and pulling.
We also can include mouse and keyboard trays to make both laptop and desktop carts more comfortable. Your staff will notice and appreciate the difference as they move the computers from room to room.
Partnering with Scott-Clark Medical
Scott-Clark Medical is a leading manufacturer of medical computer carts, anesthesia carts, medication carts, and other mobile solutions for medical facilities. We are on the cutting-edge of medical technology, and our customized cart solutions will stand the test of time for your team. We include extensive warranties on both our frames and our battery systems.
Our Flexible Mobile Cart Power Technology (FMCPT) is the ultimate in lithium-ion battery systems. We make it easier for your team to move uninterrupted, even through challenging and hectic shifts. Call our team at (512) 756-7300 to talk to our design team about your options. We’re happy to custom-build or retrofit computer desk carts that you need to take your facility to the next level.