Benefits of Well-Designed Medical and Dental Computer Mounts

The need for better monitor and computer mounting solutions

There has been a dramatic increase in the need for correct monitor and hospital arm in medical and dental settings. Placing a monitor and keyboard on a counter or shelf is no longer acceptable for the following reasons:

 

  • Computer use and MSDs. Awareness of the relationship between increased computer use and Muskuloskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in healthcare and dental environments has brought proper ergonomics to the forefront when selecting computer mounting systems.
  • Limited space. The growing use of computers, monitors and carts has created space restriction problems.
  • Meeting patient needs. Whether entertaining patients or presenting them with information, one static location for a monitor or TV will not meet the needs of every patient.

 

The importance of proper ergonomics

With better knowledge of workplace-related injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back, neck and shoulder pain, healthcare and dental managers are recognizing the need to provide ergonomically correct workplaces for their staff. The simple definition of ergonomics is the adaptation of the workplace to the worker. Mounting systems need to adapt equipment to the people who use it.

 

Because people’s physical proportions vary considerably, mounting systems need to easily adjust for each caregiver. Administrative and patient care tasks are handled more safely and efficiently with ergonomically designed computer and monitor mounts. Proper ergonomics can also save money through fewer missed days due to injury and increased productivity because employees are comfortable in their work environment.

 

Considerations for space-constrained environments

Often the first question that comes to mind before the purchase of a computer or monitor mounting system is, “Where will we put it?” In medical and dental environments, space is a valuable commodity. In an administrative or IT area, if a keyboard is placed at the edge of the table and a monitor behind the keyboard, the actual usable workspace has been greatly reduced. In some instances a second or third monitor is needed, compounding the problem.

 

In hospital patient rooms and dental operatory, it’s often impractical to use a second cart or cabinet for a computer, monitor, keyboard or laptop. Every square inch of floor and desk space has already been allocated for other equipment and tasks. Stowable mounting solutions provide complete workstations that mount in minimal space and fold up and out of the way when not in use. Desk and floor space remain clear.

 

Adjustable mounting arms can enhance patient care

Articulating monitor mounts in medical and dental settings enable caregivers to easily share information with patients. Appropriately selected monitor and computer mounting solutions can improve caregiver efficiency by streamlining workflow and maximizing the area they have to do their work.

 

Ergonomically designed mounting solutions increase the comfort, health and safety of staff in clinic and patient rooms, nurses stations, administrative areas, diagnostic sites and operatory.

 

A monitor mounted to an adjustable arm makes it easy for a patient to enjoy television even if his/her mobility is limited. The patient no longer has to be moved to see the screen because the screen can be moved to where the patient can view it.

 

An extendable monitor arm can enable a caregiver to use the monitor to educate a patient about a treatment or help him/her view x-rays from a bed or chair. This mounting system makes it easier to engage a patient in the treatment process. The same mounting system can then lift the monitor high enough to be used by caregivers or colleagues to discuss treatment plans.

 

Finding the right mounting solution

There are many hospital arms and stands on the market designed for an array of applications in healthcare and dental environments. It’s important to know exactly what mounting solution will match facility and caregiver needs. The following are points to keep in mind when looking for a mounting system.

 

  • Present needs may change in the future. Find a system that is designed with this in mind. Ask, “How easy will it be to add a keyboard to this monitor mount in the future? Will it be necessary to buy a completely new system or can this one be upgraded?”
  • The monitor and/or computer mount should be designed to adjust easily by the people who will use it every day. Ask, “Can caregivers and staff easily adjust the height and position of this mount?” In the case of an articulating mounting arm, think of the farthest point it will be required to reach. “Will this arm extend to where it is needed?”
  • There are compatibility standards set forth by VESA, the Video Electronics Standard Association that determine how a flat panel monitor can be mounted. Be sure to find a mounting interface that’s VESA compliant and compatible with the monitor. Also keep in mind the weight of the equipment that will be mounted and choose a mounting system that meets the load capacity.
  • Find out how the monitor and computer mounts under consideration have been engineered and manufactured. Ask, “Is the mounting system designed to be durable? Is the mount built to last at least as long as the equipment that is mounted on it? Is this system safe to extend above and over a patient? What kind of finish does it have? Will the finish fade or chip after frequent cleaning? Will the manufacturer stand behind this product?”

 

The right monitor and computer mounting system can transform a healthcare or dental practice. It can enrich the experience of patients and create a safer, more efficient workplace for employees.

 

Modernsolid Industrial Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of hospital arm. The hospital cart features built-in gas spring which is simple to move whenever you want it to be, special coating and antiseptic process comply with medical requirements, as well as hidden cable management makes performance under security. If you would like to learn more about the company and products, please send you e-mail anytime. We will reply you ASAP.

 

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What is Surgical Tape , and How Should Surgical Tape Be Used?

A standard component to wound dressings, a good quality Surgical Tape should be constructed with a hypo allergenic adhesive backing. These types of medical tapes are typically used to secure bandages in place. There are a select group of tape styles such as paper tape, clear porous tape, and a variety of cloth tapes. Also, surgical tape is available in a variety of widths and lengths from as small as 1/2 and inch to as large as 3inches. Typically between ten and twenty yards in length.

 

Surgical tapes can be constructed from a variety of raw materials which include certain types of paper, nylon, cloth, and foam. Regardless of what its made of, a good quality tape should include a mild adhesive which hypo-allergenic. This allows the medical tape to be used on anyone, even people with latex allergies.

Traditionally, the use of medical tape includes securing elastic bandages to make sure they protect and support the wound. Other types of wounds require a more flexible style of bandage so a surgical tape which is easy to cut and shape should be used. This method is for dressing wounds on fingers, toes, and other joints that.

Surgeons in the emergency room are also known to use certain types of specialized surgical tape to close gaping wounds shut. In many cases, the doctor will close a wound prior to applying sutures. This type of wound dressing is also used for surgical sites where excessive bleeding might occur with out surgical tape.

It is important to include medical tape in all types of first aid kits. They should also include a good amount of medical gauze pads and elastic compression bandages. In addition, it is good to keep a watchful eye on supply levels. This is aimed to ensure that medical tape is always available when needed.

Joe Giovinco and Jeffrey VonStetson have been working vigorously to research Surgical Tape and the best ways to use it. They dedicated themselves to providing the most up-to-date information about this subject. To learn more about the wonders of medical tape visit their homepage at SurgicalTapeStore.com.

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Splendid health-care equipment improves the quality of patients’ lives

==Hospital Arm, Medical Computer Cart from MODERNSOLID==

Modernsolid is a leading manufacturer of hospital arm. The hospital cart features built-in gas spring which is simple to move whenever you want it to be, special coating and antiseptic process comply with medical requirements, as well as hidden cable management makes performance under security. The company always keeps a close tie with market forces in order to meet the latest demands from customers around the world. Enriched with brilliant expertise and comprehensive experiences, it has been recognized as the prominent hospital arm manufacturer and supplier in the LCD industry. In addition, the company takes extreme care in the way it packages the products to ensure timely and safe delivery.

Hospital Arm Series:

Wall Mount

Ceiling Mount

 

Medical Computer Cart ( HC-100 )

We manufacture high quality medical computer cart with feature of mouse support tray, three stop wheels, safe belt adjustment, comfortable design of tilting keyboard arm, two section pole and more. With strong team dedicated to research and development, the medical computer cart always brings surprises to the customers. It is a big encouragement and support for Modernsolid.

 

About MODERNSOLID

MODERNSOLID, founded in 1988, is the manufacturer of LCD monitor arm. It has established its factory in Taiwan for over 20 years. Since 1996, MODERNSOLID sensed that LCD monitor is a growing trend and it would be suitable for various applications in fields ranging from business, office, industry, schools to healthcare market. Since then, MODERNSOLID has started to design and manufacture all kinds of mounting solutions to accommodate most LCD displays for improving ergonomics. With the insistence on high quality, MODERNSOLID has grown to be a world-leading supplier in mounting solutions including LCD Monitor Arm, TV Wall Mount Bracket and Hospital Arm, etc.

 

==TENS Unit, TENS Electrode, Peak Flow Meter from Home Care Technology==

The TENS unit is widely used in medical treatment, beauty treatment, and home health care. In addition, the TENS EMS units are also effective as massagers and as electronically induced muscle exercisers. With years of experience in manufacturing electrotherapy products, we are capable of offering our customers excellent and reliable goods with fast professional service.

Tens Unit Series:

Wireless 1 Channel
Wireless 1 Channel Tens Unit

4 Channel(8Pads)
4 Channels Tens Ultrasound Unit

8 Channel(16Pads)
8 Channels Tens Electrode Unit

 

Tens Electrodes Series:

The tens electrodes feature multiple applications, which include more reusable times, more convenient, non hot spots, more comfortable, more size make, low impedance and patent wire connector. The size of the pad has square, round, oval and dual polar. To extend the life of tens electrodes, please keep it away from oil and grease. The company holds the spirit of constant innovation, improvement, customer satisfaction and sustainable management. It has gone step by step to internationalization, and we continuously develop new products while maintaining quality, and meeting customer satisfaction.


 

Peak Flow Meter Series:

The Peak Flow Meter is designed to help children and adults monitor their peak flow rate in a convenient way. Users will be able to know beforehand if an attack is imminent, allowing them to take early action. It also helps manage medicine intake. It can save up to 90 test results and display them on its LCD screen. The unit enters a battery save mode when not in use for up to 30 secs.

HT801 Professional Series
Peak Flow Meter Model HT801

HT801A Personal Series
Peak Flow Meter Model HT801A

HT802 General Series
Peak Flow Meter Model HT802

 

About Home Care Technology

Home Care Technology, established in 1993, has been designing and manufacturing health care product for decades. Due to its insistence of health care product quality, they have good reputation worldwide and gained a lot of global customers. Their health care products contain TENS unit, ultrasonic stimulators, digital memory peak flow meters, electric heating pads, hot and cold pads, electrodes, ultrasound gel, jelly, and more.

Home Care Technology also work with some specialists and experts to keep researching and developing better health care products. We now enjoys working in many areas of medical technology and looks forward to helping with new ideas and cooperating with new customers in the future.

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