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Critical Equipment Choices for Medical Exam Rooms

Posted by HUGO JEFFREY on Feb 14, 2018 7:04:12 PM

What are the most important factors to consider when Equipping or Renovating a new Exam Room or Clinic?

Examination Tables:

One of the key pieces of medical furniture that you will purchase for your new clinic is your examination table. There are many variations, brands and styles to consider.

One of the single most import considerations for your examination rooms is Accessibility. With changing regulations, it becomes very important to ensure that at last one exam rom in your clinic is accessible. This means that it will need to be a power high low exam table that will allow easy transfer from wheelchairs or similar devices. Midmark has an excellent reputation in barrier free exam tables and is well worth looking at. Accessibility is also critical for your staff safety. We recommend consulting with your Safety Rep or Safety Committee when making your decision about power exam tables. Additional example items to consider in your exam table are locations of step stools, stirrup requirements and colour.

At Surgo, we carry all the major brands of exam tables and have an intrinsic understanding of each style and model of physician exam table they offer.  We can guide you to the best decision for you and your clinic.

Power Examination Tables:

One of the single most import considerations for your examination rooms is Accessibility. With changing regulations, it becomes very important to ensure that at last one exam rom in your clinic is accessible. This means that it will need to be a power high low exam table that will allow easy transfer from wheelchairs or similar devices. Midmark has an excellent reputation in barrier free exam tables and is well worth looking at. Accessibility is also critical for your staff safety. We recommend consulting with your Safety Rep or Safety Committee when making your decision about power exam tables. When the rest of your clinic, from parking lot, to doorways and bathrooms are Accesible it is critical to have at least one exam room in your clinic accessible to all patients.

At Surgo, we carry all the major brands of power exam tables and have an intrinsic understanding of each style, model and benefit available. If you are looking for a specific table model (E.G. Ritter 222) or a specific type of table based on procedure we can help.

Diagnostic Equipment (Otoscope, Opthalmoscope & Blood Pressure)

Your choice of Wall Diagnostics is the other major decision you will need to make equipping your new clinic. Second to your exam table, your Otoscope, Opthalmoscope and Blood Pressure Device will be the most frequently used medical devices in your exam room.

There have been recent advances in LED technology that make LED instruments a very viable solution. With correct colour & tissue rendition from the higher quality brands such as HEINE & Welch Allyn, you can get the crisp views you need from your Otoscope & Opthalmoscope while completely eliminating the cost of bulb replacement.

Automated Blood pressure is a critical advancement. You must ask yourself if automated Blood Pressure will be important to your practice? According to the guidelines set forth by the Canadian Hypertension Society, automated Blood Pressure is the best diagnostic modality for the future. We have many options for you with regards to digital blood pressure devices for clinical use. Welch Allyn, BPTRU, Omron & Suntech all have excellent options. We can help you decide on the best work flow within your clinic and how you manage taking blood pressure.

There are other topics to consider when choosing the best diagnostic instruments for your clinic. These considerations include but are not limited to price, Otoscope Magnification, how a device deals with Corneal Glare, colour coding of blood pressure cuffs for easy size identification and many others.

Fortunately, we carry all the major brands of diagnostic instruments. When it comes to clinic design, we can help you make the best choice for your unique requirements. We carry Welch Allyn, Heine, Amico, Riester, ADC and other brands of diagnostic equipment.

Hands Free Hand Washing:

Being touchless is a critical part of infection control within your clinic. The good news is that, with planning, it is very low cost to turn your medical offices into a touch free hand washing environment.

The products in this category are simple but represent much research on hand hygene in the Physician's Office by Surgo. These products are high qualty and deliver tremendous yeild providing great value to our customers.

Remember to insist your contractor install Hands free Faucets!

Stools and Exam Room Seating

There’s no need to compromise when it comes to exam room seating. Medical furniture is one of our strengths. Surgo offers a wide selection of affordable chairs and physicians stools that are reliable and stylish. Do you need a physician stool with a back? A side chair to match your exam table’s upholstery? We have it all when it comes to Health Care furnishings.

Examination Lights

We carry an extensive selection of examination lights from leading brands like Heine, Midmark, Welch Allyn, Ritter & Waldmann. Exam lights can be floor, wall or ceiling mounted. We have even designed a magnet mounted light that fits on the side of any metal examination table. 

Exam lights should be chosen based on function and quality. The needs of medical lighting for a Dermatologist are different than that of an Obstetrician. A Family Medical Practice needs medical lighting that can preform well while conducting any procedure. 

We can help you decide on the lighting required for your medical practice. Should you purchase LED? Is colour adjustment and brightness control important? These are questions we can help you answer when you decide which medical exam room light solutions to purchase.

 Computer Mounting Solutions:

In the world of EMR and clinic design computer work station placement is often overlooked. This is a critical piece to the workflow within your clinic and can impact things such as how you communicate with your patient and ergonomics within your practice.

We have a wide range of computer mounting solutions and look forward to assisting you in the design of your medical clinic. If you have a special computer mounting requirement please contact us. We can customize virtually an requirement for your exam room layout and work flow.

 

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