Protecting healthcare workers from infectious disease is more important than ever. We often have a conversation with healthcare workers about how to protect patients from hospital acquired diseases. Now that Medicare and Medicaid are no longer paying for the treatment of these illnesses, hospitals are taking the safeguarding of patients and employees more seriously than ever.
One of the preventative measures is for healthcare workers to have access to Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) such as masks, isolation gowns and gloves. In most cases, these items are stored on open wire shelving, or on a cart scattered throughout the facility. However, more facilities are standardizing their storage methods that place these items at the point of need.
Patterson Pope’s Isolation Station is a great healthcare storage solution that helps to decentralize PPE while meeting the facility’s aesthetic and design standards. The built in storage unit is easily installed into existing or new facilities. It has a slat wall that comes with stainless steel accessories. The laminate doors are sealed on all sides for infection control and to conceal the supplies – for protecting them from theft. The bottom door folds down to act as a work surface and is reinforced with heavy duty hinges for durability.
Recently, we were lucky to have a unit installed into our Columbus, Ohio showroom. Designers and architects have given us great feedback on the quality and durability of the product, and we feel like it will be a very valuable storage solution for our healthcare clients. Check out the photos and let us know what you think. If you’re in the area, we’d love for you to stop by and see them up close and personal!