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Outfitting a medical facility - designing for all patient populations

Planning a facility by selecting combinations of various styles of examination treatment and procedural tables will not only meet the needs of all patient populations but allows better use of budget dollars. Planning teams design outstanding facilities by selecting combinations of: 

  • Procedural Tables with Articulating Positioning 
    Full articulating tables used for specific patient positioning for procedures, examinations or treatments. Style selection ranges from a full featured programmable table to a basic table offering full articulation to position the patient but without all the other bells and whistles.
     
  • Specialized 18" High-low Examination Table 
    These extremely low access tables are designed to accommodate patients with mobility challenges but are often times too low for the general patient population. This style of table would also be used in facilities expecting to handle patients in a weight capacity range of 500 lbs. to 650lbs. 
     
  • 24" Low Access High-Low Examination Table
    At an  ideal low access height for the majority of patients including those using walking aids, standard wheelchairs which do not allow lateral transfer and require a staff assisted  pivotal transfer onto a table and those individuals with hip or knee replacements who need a higher access surface. This style of  table is designed to accommodate a patient weight capacity range up to 500 lbs. 
     
  • Standard and Premium Fixed Height Examination Tables
    Standard fixed height tables are the backbone of a facility.  Style of table needed for each room depends on the features needed for the service to be provided, such as pelvic tilt and instrument warming drawer for OB/GYN, electrical receptacles for treatment areas or basic feature tables for general examinations or treatment.
     
  • Basic Flat-Top Treatment Tables 
    Flat surface treatment tables, available in both fixed or adjustable height models are ideal for exam and treatment rooms which do not need table storage, stirrups or couch back adjustment.

Finishing Touches In Planning

  • Modular Cabinetry Storage Options
    When cabinetry is not part of the construction package as build-ins and  must be sourced separately, many planners choose modular units that match exam tables to create a finished look throughout the examination and treatment areas. Selecting modular units provides the benefits of being capital equipment. Mix and match of cabinetry units allows each room to have a specific combination of storage and work surfaces. 
     
  • Physician Seating Selection
    The right stool to finish each exam room is first determined by the desired seat adjustment method, manual or pneumatic, then if a seat back is required. 
Angie Williams