Ergonomic Workstations on Wheels
In today’s healthcare arena, the ability to bring critical information to the needed Point of Care in all medical environments is no longer a wish, but a necessary reality. Gone are the scripts and slips of paper, usually misfiled, in massive cabinets. In its stead are Electronic Medical Records and immediate data retrieval technologies which allow clinicians to enhance patient care and deliver new efficiencies and cost savings.
As laptops and tablets have become more and more popular, medical practitioners duly require a compact and convenient platform that provides a durable work surface, optional storage capability, ease of movement and is ergonomically height-adjustable to meet the needs of the workforce population either in a seated or a standing position. Laptop Carts have become the answer.
Laptop Carts have become the most popular form of ergonomic equipment in hospitals today. In fact, according to HIMSS Analytics, over 88% of US Hospitals report some level of laptop cart adoption. These units have proven themselves to be very effective when real time data is required at the patients’ point of care location. In effect, these laptop carts help the doctors and nurses in providing a more consistent level of patient care because they do not have to disconnect from the patient to go elsewhere to use an electronic health record. It also means that the rest of the hospital system can work more efficiently because you do not have anyone waiting for the latest information on a patient whether it is to approve the start of a procedure, record their rounds, schedule follow-ups or even to start the patient discharge process. The laptop cart helps the entire system to move forward.
At AFC Industries, Inc. our laptop carts are manufactured to address all of the specifications, wants and wishes of the clinicians who interact daily with the patient population. As an example, a laptop cart needs to be strong and sturdy, yet light and mobile, and able to go anywhere within the facility. We have met these needs by building our laptop carts exclusively from cold-rolled steel, with five, three inch pivoting casters (the front two are locking), integrated handles and smooth round edges on the work surface and a star-shaped footprint of only 19 inches which easily moves the carts into and out of patients’ rooms.
Laptop carts need to ergonomically address the various heights of the workforce and provide comfortable conditions to avoid repetitive stress injuries. Our laptop carts are all pneumatically height adjustable with a smooth moving telescopic drive mechanism to satisfy most sit and stand-up situations. Our laptop carts have sliding mouse trays that can accommodate left and right hand users.
Many of our laptop cart models are equipped with Hot Swappable Batteries which affords the ultimate in point-of-care mobility. You can provide uninterrupted power to your laptop cart by simply swapping out the drained battery from the cart for a fully recharged from the recharging station for continuous workflow.
Today’s laptop carts can truly meet the advancing technological demands for immediate and efficient access to data and no matter what your need is, AFC can manufacture a solution for you.