Healthcare Storage Solutions in the Age of Pandemics
The spread of COVID-19 has been a giant wake-up call. Global healthcare professionals—at pharmacies, health clinics, hospitals, and wherever else they’re needed during this unprecedented crisis—are working tirelessly to put an end to the suffering of tens of millions.
But once we’ve addressed COVID-19, there is good reason to believe that another virus just like it is looming around the corner. It’s time to rebuild our healthcare facilities so that, when the time comes, they can easily transition to operations designed to limit the transference of contagions without missing a beat when it comes to treating patients.
Versatile high-density mobile shelving solutions for the healthcare industry can support healthcare workers as they continue to fight the good fight through COVID-19 and beyond.
Easy to clean
No secret here: traditional static shelving is difficult to fully sanitize. With all their hard-to-reach places, cleaning static shelving could take time away from more important matters at healthcare facilities.
Mobile shelving solutions, on the other hand, are designed for access, whether that means storing life-saving supplies and equipment or sanitizing each carriage top to bottom safely and efficiently. Shelving components slide out easily without special tools, so healthcare facilities can make a plan for sanitation, then quickly and reliably act on it.
When a pandemic emerges, every point of contact is a potential vector of contagion. But in a fast-paced healthcare facility, where preventing the spread of contagions is paramount to the health of all patients, there may not be time or resources to disinfect every surface or double-check who touched what in the heat of the moment.
Over the past year, contact tracing has been a boon to virologists and medical experts the world over as they seek to contain COVID-19. If a healthcare facility experiences an outbreak among its staff, the organization must act immediately to isolate and treat the infected so the virus doesn’t spread to vulnerable patients.
In addition to remote controls, ePulse tracks shelving usage, which in certain circumstances may help trace risk vectors among users. Moreover, if an infected staff member is identified, healthcare professionals can use ePulse to see when and where they last used the storage, thus triggering a call to sanitize the storage equipment before the contagion is spread further.
We at Montel send our love and support to healthcare professionals around the globe. It is through their bravery and compassion that we will survive this troubling time. It is our hope that our smart storage equipment will, in even a small way, make their lives easier and keep them healthy so they may live to fight another day.