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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…

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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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Medical Carts & Trade Wars 

El Dorado Hills, CA USA – Today’s current events are filled with headlines discussing the potential for an upcoming “Trade War with China.” Medical carts are a paramount player in global healthcare. Will the potential USA – China trade dispute impact our world of medical carts?

It would be hard to say without thoroughly researching the approximate 75 US OEM and ODM manufacturers of medical carts. What we know is the US administration has announced tariff’s on items and goods from China – to include “Medical Equipment.” This is on top of an earlier spate of tariff’s on Chinese Read more…

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Case Cart Cadillac 

There are more than a dozen manufacturers of stainless steel case carts that I am aware of, but only a few prime players. This video of the  ” rev . o . lu . tion ” cart  by Pedigo deserves a cartadvocate post for two primary reasons.

1. The video is not designed to marketing for the sake of marketing. It is designed to illustrate the Features, Advantages, and Benefits of the cart itself. Does it market the cart? Of course. But it only does so through meaningful step by step identification of the benefits if offers.

2. The cart itself. If there was ever an unsexy medical cart – it must be the case cart; Until now. This cart definitely moves the traditional case cart needle (hidden pun there).  It … Read more…

Code Blue Crash Cart Restocking Systems

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Code Blue Crash Cart Restocking Systems

Code Blue Crash Cart restocking systems are utilized each time the cart is accessed, and more…

Generally speaking medical cart systems exist to provide secure, mobile, storage that enable caregivers to care for patients. A fairly straight forward objective. It is the medical cart systems nature as a primary storage solution that is indicative of items being stocked and replenished. These requirements point to human proce$$e$.

On a recent appointment I was privileged to receive a tour of a hospital’s central supply workflow processes surrounding the code blue crash carts. It was long way from the Read more…

DART Cart – Medical Cart Application 

Medical Cart name applications are many. You can see my post in 2012 about various medical cart name applications here on cartadvocate.com . This new “Dart Cart” name is a new one for me. Essentially it is a new name for “Difficult Airway Cart” or “Airway Cart.”

Around 2014 my own medical cart and storage company saw a dramatic surge in requests for “Difficult Airway Carts” from hospitals. Primarily from the Emergency Department. I contacted JCAHO to see if there was a new requirement for Difficult Read more…

How to Choose Your Ideal Mobile Cart Solution – Part II

Ideal Mobile Cart Selection Process

Part II Conclusion

…Perhaps the cart is being stocked in pharmacy and traveling to a medication room on a different floor. An IV cart will often account for more than one room in the department and therefore be mobile. Whether it is a stationary or mobility cart solution, it will have a place of purpose. Whether at the point of care or in a secured environment for the highly improbable disaster, its place of purpose has a footprint and 3-dimensional space. Assure the adequate room for the entire cart (Height, Width, Depth and don’t forget to leave accessories such as push-handle- shelving-charting tables, etc.).

Step 3: Who will be accessing the mobile cart? Read more…

ENT Medtronic NIM-Reponse 3.0 Medical Cart 

This is an interesting medical cart I came across in a surgery department in Oakland, California. It is referred to as an “OEM” medical cart application which indicates it was custom designed for the original equipment manufactuer (OEM) “Medtronic” for a specific purpose and application. This specific cart application is ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) and is their registered and trademarked brand “NIM” (Nerve Interoperative Monitoring). You can readily see the Medtronic NIM-Response 3.0 monitor on top of the Read more…