Choose Medical Powered Workstation Carts Or Not

Time:2021-02-03

Workstations on wheels are commonplace tools for aiding modern patient care. These medical-grade trollies can help nurses and doctors bring tools around the facility.
Deciding to invest in a powered or non-powered medical cart option depends on the needs your healthcare facility must address.

Ergonomic design
Mobile computer and work surface carts are designed to be easy to transport through medical facilities. The most important aspects of an ergonomic design are swivel casters that enhance cart maneuverability and lightweight construction, which makes your cart easy to move.
Space-conscious cart sizes are important for maneuvering your carts around point of care facilities. Non-powered carts are usually smaller, making them easier to bring to the bedside.
Ergonomic designs should make it easy for caregivers to transport heavy supplies around the facility without causing physical strain that can lead to injury. Features like adjustable height work surfaces can also make carts less physically taxing to use.
Powered carts are almost always heavier than non-powered carts, meaning powered carts require more force to wheel up and down hallways. Scott-Clark Medical battery power systems feature batteries that weigh only eight pounds, and the smooth-rolling cart casters make it easy to push powered carts around, despite the extra weight.

Computer cart powered and non-powered options
If you’re intending to put a computer on a mobile medical cart, you’ll need a power source. You can choose to use a powered cart or a laptop that comes with its own power source to keep your computer running.
Powered carts require larger, heavier, and more expensive batteries than typical computer batteries. However, a powered medical cart offers more flexibility when it comes to choosing the types of computers you want to use in your facility.
Powered carts can also power peripheral devices, like barcode scanners and printers. Some computers can also supply power to peripheral devices. However, if you want your medical cart to support electrically locking drawers, you’ll probably need to choose a powered cart.