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5 Must-Haves in a Procedure Cart

Rebecca Nagy 19 Jul 2021

Procedure carts are an integral part of healthcare storage. Whether they are being used as an anesthesia cart in an operating room or a code cart in an emergency room, procedure carts may be one of the most important tools nurses and healthcare workers use each day. For this reason, purchasing the right procedure cart is one of the most critical decisions a facility might make.

STATCART, the EVERHUTCH procedure cart, was thoughtfully designed with patients and caregivers in mind. Defining features of this procedure cart include configuration, security, adaptability, maneuverability, and infection control.

1. Configuration

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If we learned anything from 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, circumstances can change in the blink of an eye. Healthcare facilities were forced to adapt quickly to a new normal, creating isolation spaces and increasing capacity in order to take in record numbers of patients. Healthcare is an ever-changing industry and healthcare workers need medical equipment and storage solutions that are just as flexible as they are.

EVERHUTCH products are designed to configure to your environment. Procedure cabinets are available in different widths and different numbers of bays. With the many accessories available, they can be moved for most efficient usage using the tray system. The Fairfield equipment management rail system allows accessories to be snapped on and off with ease.

STATCART is available in two widths and four heights. Each cart height offers several drawer combinations made up of 3”, 6”, and 9” drawer heights. These drawers can hold single or split trays with different depths. STATCART is offered in standards sizes to easily fit into existing protocols. You can also choose between five different colors with color options in drawer faces or cart shells.

2. Security with Upgrades

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Lost or expired equipment accounts for a major drain to hospital budgets. Securing items like personal protective equipment and medications is important for both a hospital’s budget as well as the safety of patients and hospital staff.

While materials stored in procedure carts need to be kept secure, they must also be kept sterile and easily accessible during an emergency or when a code is called. STATCART is available with multiple lock options, empowering hospital administrators to make the best choice for their staff. Carts arrive ready to be put to work for you and upgraded to grow with your hospital system.

Lock options on STATCART include: manual locks, electronic locks, drawer locks and gang locks.

All EVERHUTCH products are available with a variety of lock options to suit your needs and empower staff.

3. Adaptability

Much like the importance of configuration, the ability to adapt a cart for use in one department to the next can save hospitals money as well as time. The healthcare management rail available with EVERHUTCH empowers nurses or staff to move equipment from one cart to the next, or from the wall to the cart. Moving these accessories is seamless, making is easier for staff to optimize the cart to their workflow and improve ergonomics.

Accessories available through EVERHUTCH include baskets, glove box holders, monitor mounting and cable management.

The STATCART can accept most existing tray sizes, making it the perfect choice to seamlessly transition into current hospital protocols.

4. Maneuverability

Hospital environments are growing to be more and more fluid. An exam room may need to be quickly transformed into an isolation room. Or a waiting room may need to be turned into emergency triage in times of disaster.

Procedure carts need to move effortlessly form room to room as they are needed. STATCART has sturdy, easy to clean locking casters. These casters easily guide carts from room to room but can also be locked to keep them stable once they are in place. Along with these sturdy casters, stable and ergonomic handles allow nurses and staff to comfortable and efficiently maneuver healthcare storage wherever it needs to be.

American manufactured EVERHUTCH products are durable and were made to move. The solid cart body construction was built to last along with the promise of an EVERHUTCH warranty.

5. Infection Control

Hospital-acquired infections affect millions of people and add billions of dollars to healthcare costs in the U.S. annually. Although hospitals and healthcare facilities implement rigorous cleaning and disinfection practices to prevent Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), harmful pathogens still spread throughout susceptible environments. In fact, HAIs, including C. diff, MRSA, and Norovirus, can affect millions of people and add billions of dollars to healthcare costs in the U.S. annually.

EVERHUTCH products are built with infection control and cleaning in mind. These durable carts and cabinets are scratch resistant. Carts are manufactured with only the necessary extrusions and channels to limit where dirt can be trapped. Without dirt traps, staff can easily and efficiently clean carts, leaving more time for patient care.  

EVERHUTCH is available with UV-CLEAN by Proximity, the award-winning, automated device that provides no-touch ultraviolet disinfection with UV-C light, the most germicidal ultraviolet light. This strong and safe device efficiently inactivates 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on high touch surfaces. This small, yet powerful device, can be used in addition to typical cleaning practices for heightened peace of mind and the most efficient infection control practices.

Conclusion

STATCART by EVERHUTCH prioritizes what matters. That means this procedure cart was thoughtfully designed with patients and caregivers in mind. Request your quote today for your essential product in healthcare storage.

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