Mobile Hospital Computer Carts & Workstations
Finding the right mobile computer cart and workstation for your facility can seem challenging due to the incredible variety of choices. While each facility may have individual requirements, there are usually wards and units within each building that also have unique needs.
Providing patients with the most suitable care for their conditions requires using a combination of medical tools, and a mobile cart enables your staff to carry all the necessary equipment with them on their rounds. When you are purchasing your carts, it is essential to consult with expert providers who can advise you on the different options and how they may benefit your staff and patients.
At Scott-Clark Medical, we can help you choose the mobile hospital computer carts and workstations that fit in with the flow of your facility.
How to Choose Your Mobile Computer Cart
When you’re looking for medical workstations, you need to consider both the specifications of the cart and how it can integrate with your current processes. Factors to think about include:
Cart size is important, as choosing a cart or workstation that is too big or too small for your specific needs can result in a product that your staff cannot use efficiently. Because hospital wards are high-traffic areas, accommodating employees, patients, and visitors, consider models that compact enough to move around easily.
However, this does not mean you should compromise when it comes to the work surface on the unit. You can customize your height-adjustable workstation with retractable keyboard trays, drawers that fit neatly under the computer, slimline baskets that attach to the sides of the cart, and even the space for a double-monitor, all without taking up excess space.
Medical computer carts don’t have to break your budget allowance. You can choose from a range of high-quality cart solutions that are brand new, or choose a refurbished cart. At Scott-Clark Medical we can retrofit new technology onto your existing carts, saving you money, but still ensuring your cart carries the latest in medical tech equipment.
Alternatively, instead of replacing a cart that appears past its prime, our expert technicians can visit you on-site, refurbishing your cart without causing you the inconvenience of packing and traveling with your carts.
To make your budget go further, ensure you have a regular maintenance plan in place. Scott-Clark Medical can also provide this service at an affordable price for your peace of mind.
A product that is easily accessible when it matters most is important in a healthcare setting. It’s also essential to allow access only to those who should have it. You can equip your cart with conductive casters, enabling staff to bring their cart with them on their rounds. For specialist wards or emergencies, you can also place a unit at the end of each ward, allowing physicians and nurses access when necessary.
With a wide range of staff in a hospital setting, there can be qualified employees who should have access to sensitive items such as medicines or confidential patient data. However, there can also be staff who need to use some items on a medication cart, but do not have the authorization to access the medications.
By having a password-protected system on your laptops, using encryption technology to transfer and save data, and securing medicine drawers with biometric locking systems, you can take every precaution to safeguard your staff and patients.
A crucial function of a mobile workstation lies in its ability to carry medications, tools, and equipment. A well-stocked cart can reduce footfall and greatly increase efficiency.
A well-stocked crash cart enables each professional involved in dealing with a cardiac emergency to work on the patient simultaneously. By accessing vital sign monitoring equipment at the point of care, physicians can make quick decisions about their next course of action.
Having a defibrillator and paddles available for immediate use can improve response times, which may help save lives. However, it is not just emergency rooms that can benefit from a well-organized cart.
A mobile medical cart using the latest in battery technology, such as Scott-Clark Medical’s Flexible Mobile Cart Power Technology (FMCPT), can run indefinitely as long as the user always has one fully-charged battery, while another is powering the cart. At the end of their shift, they can pass the unit onto a colleague who can rely on the unit to last for the duration of their rounds.
Therefore, it is crucial that each member of staff knows exactly where they can locate each item. By including an adequate number of drawers and labeling them carefully, every person who uses the cart can easily find the required medical tools when treating a patient.
Consider adding a checklist to your mobile workstations which each employee can refer to during routine checks. A point-by-point list ensures they can check each drawer or basket contains the necessary equipment, and replace items that are missing.
Contact Scott-Clark Medical for All Your Medical Cart Needs
Choosing a mobile computer workstation for your medical facility can be challenging without professional advice. With over 20 years of experience providing mobile-powered carts to the medical profession, Scott-Clark Medical can help you find the most suitable option for your facility. Contact a member of our team at (512) 756-7300 to discuss your needs or to request a quote.