Compact, ergonomic, and affordable workstations that fit anywhere.
As technology advances, trends have shown that leading EMR technology groups have recommended wall-mounted technology for the benefit of hardwiring WIFI and power near the patient for an uninterrupted workflow. Wall-mounted workstations come in several different options. Keep reading to find out the pieces that make the best sit-to-stand wall-mounted workstations the best choice for any hospital.
Benefits of bedside wall-mounted computers
Wall-mounted workstations allow for clinicians to have their computers next to them when learning what they’re there for or quick reference. Altus wall-mounted workstations offer a 180-degree swivel so the computer can be turned around to show the patient their screen easily. There is no need for a clinician to pause the conversation they’re having with their patient just to jot down information. Everything is in close proximity to the patient’s bed.
Bedside wall-mounts also offer a host of other benefits past being a convenient workspace next to a patient’s bed. The best wall-mounted workstations in 2022 also offered:
- Compact design
- Reduce errors
- Triangle of care
1. Compact Design
The best wall-mounted workstations are designed to offer ample workspace while still being compact. Nurses don’t have the ability to give up their workspace. There are several pieces of equipment they need to use for each patient on top of possible paperwork. But they also can’t have the workstation taking up large amounts of space, especially in patients' rooms. They need to be able to fold up when not in use. The best option for hospitals is to choose a bedside wall mount that can fold up within 10” from the wall, so it feels as if the workstation is not present when it’s not in use.
The compact design of wall-mounted workstations is especially important in areas with high-risk patients, and cross-contamination needs to be watched. Since wall-mounted workstations don’t move there’s less risk that they will get exposed to an infection and bring that to another patient. Since high-risk patients tend to be in hospital rooms for longer periods of time, offering an experience that feels as open and comfortable as possible is important. Too many pieces of equipment make them feel cramped, leading to a stressful experience.
When using bedside wall mounts, clinicians frequently have to sit, stand, twist, and show their patients important information. In order to keep them from experiencing a musculoskeletal disorder, having an ergonomic workstation is imperative. The best wall-mounted workstations offer 14" of sit-to-stand height adjustment. Their height adjustment allows nurses to move into any position with ease and without fear their computer won't reach them.
Proper ergonomics goes a step further than just sit-to-stand technology. Effortless positioning of the LCD monitor and keyboard is just as important. They both need to have the optimal placement for the individual caregiver using it, including a correct tilt degree. It keeps the caregiver from feeling pain from incorrect posture and increases their productivity.
3. Reduce Errors
The best bedside wall-mounts combine two major aspects to reduce errors - ergonomics and location. Clinicians don’t have to use their bandwidth to find the location of the workstation, so they can focus all of their attention on their patients. It keeps them from being stressed or pulling up the wrong patient since they’re prepared the moment they walk in.
Errors are further reduced with ergonomically designed workstations since clinicians are able to be more comfortable while they work. A one-piece keyboard platform with a soft wristrest, sit-to-stand adjustment, and an enclosed storage area for the keyboard and mouse are all factors that make clinicians more comfortable so they can focus on doing the task at hand correctly. There’s also a host of accessory options, such as integrated cable management, bar code holders, and CPU holders to further add to the comfortability of the workstations.
4. Triangle of Care
Caregiver and patient interactions are critical. Having a workstation that breeds conversation and allows the clinician to put their full focus on the patient improves the patient’s perception of the visit and creates a stress-free environment.
Every good bedside wall mount exists to improve the triangle of care in hospitals. They act as the bridge between the patient, caregiver, and technology. With the ability to position the workstation and monitor in the optimal spot, clinicians are able to seamlessly confer with the patient while also inputting data, all while offering an elevated level of care. There is no need to shuffle equipment or technology around. Patients are able to focus on their clinician and forget the technology is there, and clinicians are able to reference their technology when needed and to show any patient when they deem it to be helpful.
The best height-adjustable wall-mounted workstations in 2024 offer a variety of benefits for any clinician and hospital. Ranging from ergonomic design to an elevated triangle of care, they aid in every part of the care process. Contact Altus to learn more about the best bedside wall-mounts we offer, and to see how they fit into your hospital’s triangle of care.