Casters Seen On Medical Equipment
If you work in a hospital or have worked with medical equipment, then you know that it can be heavy and sometimes difficult to maneuver through the halls. Medical casters make it easier to get items from one floor to another so that patients can be cared for and receive the medical treatment that they need.
An example is the patient’s hospital bed. There are casters on the bed because there are some patients who need to go to surgery or to go to areas of the hospital for testing. If the patient can’t walk, then the casters will make it easy to move the entire bed without trying to move the patient. Sometimes, patients experience emergencies, and the casters can make a difference in whether the patients get to the proper service in a short amount of time. There are casters on surgical beds as well. These are beneficial as the patient can be moved from the operating room to the recovery room while still being asleep. The patient can be transferred from one bed to a different one with the ease of casters as they can help in transportation.
Other pieces of equipment that you will see with casters are the large food carts that are used to deliver meals to the patients. These carts are very heavy and can’t be pushed without the assistance from the casters. X-ray machines and other lab equipment often has casters so that the equipment can be taken to rooms if the patient is unable to leave the room. IV poles, linen carts and critical care carts are also common items that have casters.
Casters typically don’t leave marks on the floor, which can help with keeping a professional look in the building. Most casters don’t make a lot of noise so that the equipment doesn’t disturb others in the hospital or office. They are easy to change if larger casters need to be used. The casters can be cost effective as other equipment that might cost more money won’t need to be added to the equipment just to be able to move it from one location to another.