Medical carts house a vast variety of equipment, medications, and supplies within their four walls. Drawers are organized and filled with the right items for the specific carts’ needs whether that be a crash cart or an anesthesia cart, they all house specific supplies for specific needs. While these drawers house a great variety of items, there is opportunity for accessories attached to the outer walls and top of medical carts that allow for functionality to be optimized on rolling medical carts. In last week’s blog we discussed the 5 steps to designing your perfect rolling medical cart, but no cart is complete without its accessories.
The durability of the cart itself sets you up for success when deciding to add accessories onto your cart. Each accessory serves a different purpose and benefit to house more supplies on one cart. Let’s jump into a list of our accessories and how they can help change your medical cart functionality!
1. Upper Bin Storage:
Our tilt bin units with brackets offer extra storage on top of your cart for supplies that are used quite often but do not require a secure locked location. Healthcare workers can benefit from having these supplies at the ready. Simply tilt down the plastic bin to access the supplies. These bins come in rows with a variety of bin shapes and sizes and can be stacked on top of each other using our trellis system.
2. Heavy Duty Railing on Cart Top
Oftentimes, supplies and equipment will be placed on top of the cart. These railings ensure items stay in place, specifically in transport. This heavy duty railing also allows for attachments to be added to double secure the placement of items set on top of the cart. Some of these attachments include tape dispenser trays, label holders, and divided organizers with lids for any other top of cart storage needs.
3. Catheter Holder
This accessory allows for external storage for catheters so they can be quickly and easily accessed when needed. This holder is situated on the side of the cart to not take away storage space inside or on top of the cart while also maximizing the amount of items a single cart call hold and store.
4. Accessory Bar Brackets
These bars allow for additional storage to be added to the sides of the cart, much like the trellis system offers storage for the top of the cart. This bar allows you to add on wire baskets using brackets to hold them on. We have a wide selection of wire basket sizes to ensure you find the right basket for the right storage need. The bar can allow for the attachment of a waste container that is attached to the side of the cart. Having quick and easy access to a waste container is crucial in the medical field.
5. Side Shelf
The addition of a side shelf offers extra workspace for healthcare workers. Whether this is used as writing space or used to set down supplies they are currently using with a patient, this additional area can make a world of difference on a cart that has a compact layout.
6. Medical Equipment Holders
There are various accessories that can be added on to hold specific medical equipment in place so that it is ready for the next time a patient requires its use. One of these is our IV pole which is attached to the cart to add to its functionality. Some other medical equipment holder accessories we offer include a defib swivel shelf, oxygen tank brackets fixed on the side of the cart, and a sharps container bracket to attach a sharps container to.
While these are just a few of the accessories available to add onto our rolling medical carts, we have a even greater variety to ensure your cart is able to function optimally with the right equipment so that healthcare workers have the supplies and equipment they need on the spot in order to provide the best care for their patients.
Are you ready to explore expanding your medical cart’s capabilities with the addition of accessories? We have created a free guide to help you navigate through our individual accessories and accessory packages. Learn more about Lakeside medical cart accessories here.