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Medical Carts – “2016 Carts & Workstations – Buyer’s Guide” – Repost From HPNOnline

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Here is a detailed medical cart buyer’s guide from Healthcare Purchasing News. It is from 2016 and available online. Current versions are likely readily available on HPNOnline with a membership subscription.

It is a comprehensive listing of manufacturers, OEM’s, and suppliers of medical carts and mobility solutions. The organized and aggregated data allow for identifying medical cart features and benefits desired. Here is the link to the article:

“2016 Carts & Workstations – Buyer’s Guide” HPNOnline

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Doc Hudson Code Blue Crash Cart

If you haven’t seen Disney’s Pixar movie series, Cars, you really should consider. In the medical cart world – we often see opportunities to refresh and update old and outdated medical cart applications. Recently I ran across this Code Blue Crash Cart in a hospital in Northern California.


As old as it was I immediately thought of “Doc Hudson.” While the older Hudson Hornet did not look or perform in the same way the younger “Lightning McQueen” did – the Read more…

State-of-the-cart smarts – From

Repost on cartadvocate from Healthcare Purchasing News

Speaking of medical carts here is a nicely done article. While it is from 2015 – some of the technology trends are even more relevant today than they were then.

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State-of-the-cart smarts

Workstation ergonomics, convenience and performance factor into every detail

by Valerie J. Dimond

Today’s healthcare workers (HCWs) are shouldering more responsibility and pressure than ever before. In order to succeed they need the best tools and resources available — and that includes a variety of well-designed carts and workstations that are functional, adaptable, and ergonomically engineered for comfort and safety.

“With ever-increasing efficiency requirements, the well-being of healthcare personnel is key to delivering high quality care and achieving the desired results,” said Eric Dotson, General Manager at Sovella, a workstation and modular furniture provider in GA. “Healthcare professionals need work spaces that are easy to clean, organized and tailored to their individual needs. Workers need a workstation that is easy to use, move Read more…

Medical Cart Battery Fires & Resources

Medical Cart Battery Fires & Resources

A follow-up post to Medical Cart Battery Fires – Code RED; published here on medical cart blog – cartadvocate

Medical Carts are often powered meaning they utilize their own power system in the form of a battery to power other peripherals on the cart. Then the battery only need be charged / recharged / charging to maintain the power supply for the cart, and it’s peripherals. The power supply systems on medical carts are currently a detriment to our patient healthcare outcomes. Simply put – healthcare professionals are clinical care providers. They are no more biomedical engineer than an engineer is an RN. If this is true, then why are we asking a massive population of healthcare professionals to monitor, maintain and participate in the constant and fatiguing behavior of managing mobile medical cart power supply?

While there is differentiation between swappable battery technology amongst manufacturers, I don’t have the data to distinguish with certainty as to which companies Read more…

Mobility Considerations for Medical Carts 

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By cartadvocate Guest Blogger, David R. Baughn – Magnus Mobility Systems, Inc.

Carts that are used in Medical application have unique, mission-critical mobility requirements. After all, if they weren’t mobile, they’d just be cabinets, storage bins or computer desks, right? But these are carts, which by definition have wheels. Transporting instruments, medication or computers used in healthcare present challenges for these wheels not found in other applications. Fast, efficient movement, with easy positioning, along with stability when the cart is stationary are required. Proper caster specification, based on how a specific cart will be used, will assure that Read more…

Medical Cart Battery Fires – Code RED

Medical cart battery fires have been occurring in our hospitals. Last week a hospital in the USA had a modular swappable battery ignite into flames while in the charging unit. It was late at night and there was flames and smoke. The nurses immediately put the fire out and placed the charred charging unit and batteries outside. This is the third medical cart battery fire at this single facility in last two years. They utilize medical mobile computing carts with a modular swappable battery power system. This is a chord-less mobile computing medical cart power system whereby clincial healthcare providers are required to monitor cart battery power levels and change out modular batteries the size of a loaf of bread throughout their shift. They swap them in and out of a central charging Read more…


Medical Lab Cart 

Medical Lab Cart – TrippNT Core DX 

Here is a nicely done video of the Core DX Medical Lab Cart by TrippNT. You can readily observe in this video that the Core DX was intelligently designed for the specific “Lab Cart” application with the clinician’s workflow at the forefront of design. Great cart and nice video – check it out below. 

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