Accession Number:

ADA238150

Title:

Patient Care Utility Module for DEPMEDS Hospitals

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Jan 90-Jun 91,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB FORT DETRICK MD

Report Date:

1991-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Deficiencies have been identified in the patient care utility capability in Deployable Medical Systems DEPMEDS hospitals, especially in the Intensive Care Unit ICU. A study was conducted to assess space utilization around the patient bedside in DEPMEDS hospitals. Solutions utilizing the space between beds, at the end of beds, and underneath beds were identified and evaluated. Potential solutions included portable instrument mounting systems, shelf trucks, and other storage possibilities. Of the products evaluated, the most suitable unit was a high-strength plastic shelf truck that can be assembled without tools and provides considerable storage space and configuration flexibility.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE