Posts Tagged ‘Workstation on Wheels’

The Leading Mobile Cart in Healthcare

December 7, 2014

Bedside Bar Code Scanning Mobile Carts, Computer on Wheels, COWs, Workstation on Wheels, WOWs and Nurse Carts are common names for these necessary tools for EMR or EHR  We have a new one coined by a client…BMW..Bedside Medication Workstation.  I love this new one! Our new AccessPoint Cart leads the pack in Point of Care Mobile Carts. I will quickly outline the features that make them the BEST! EMR copy copy

Patient Safety:

  • Made with Microban – Antimicrobial to inhibit bacteria growth
  • Monitor Articulation – Monitor easily moves downward to hide screen from prying eyes
  • UL-60601 Certified – Electronics are safe within 6 feet of any patient

Caregiver Safety:

    • Easy to Push – Lightweight and roll easily
    • Superior Ergonomics – Articulating Keyboard Tray, Articulating Monitor, Foot Rest

 

Bonus Features:

  • 2 Hour Charge – Also has Option for Fanless Charging (for ORs)
  • 13 Hour Daily Shift Battery Life
  • Small footprint  – easy to get into tight spaces
  • Rear Handles
  • Electronic Lift Adjustment – Push Button
  • Left and Right adjustable Mouse Pads
  • LED Lights – Worksurface and Keyboard – With Dimmers
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Easy Access Battery Storage Area – Pop off the Footrest and there it is!
  • MetroMonitor Software – Allows IT Dept. to remotely see WOW or COW and its battery health instantly.
  • Easy Access Tech Tray – Unlock the Worksurface and remove.  There is the Thin Client, Laptop or Computer.

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Keybord Adjustment

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Height Adjustment

 With Daily Availability of 13 hours, why consider anything else? 

 

AccessPoint LogoASR is a leading Metro Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center.    Send us a request for a Catalog

 is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows Mobile Carts. With over 25 years combined experience with them, ASR has developed many ways to reduce Cost of Ownership and increase your Return on Investment.  Contact us today for a quote on AccessPoint Mobile Carts. See our new website at: asrhealthcare.com. Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrhealthcare.com

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Cart Maintenance Basics – COWs, WOWs, Med Carts, RX Carts

April 28, 2014

Flo 1570 laptop cart with model

Cart maintenance should include routine cleaning and disinfection processes. In all Health Systems, I see Carts in many degrees of condition. Some are visibly clean while others are covered with tape, stickers and just plain dirty. I believe that a Cart should look clean and actually be clean to prevent the spread of disease. Also, a Cart that is clean looks better to patients, their family, their friends and hospital staff. ASR offers detailed cleaning and disinfecting services for COWs and WOWs. This service should be performed a minimum of twice each year. One client wants this done quarterly on his fleet of Medical Carts.

Here is a bit I have put together to share about Cleaning and Disinfection of Carts:

Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization: Point of Care Equipment

All Point of Care equipment including Computer on Wheels (COWs) or Workstation on Wheels (WOWs) and Wall Arms are essential to the care of patients. Because they typically are designed for high use, they also can transmit pathogens if any of the steps involved in reprocessing (Cleaning, Disinfection, or Sterilization) are inadequate or experience failures. Because the majority of pathogens are present in organic matter, e.g. visible soil, the first step in reprocessing, Cleaning is the most important. Any failure to remove soil at this point creates the potential for transmission of infection as the efficacy of subsequent disinfection or sterilization will be compromised.

Every hospital or healthcare facility should have an Infection Control Policy in place and include Point of Care equipment. An Infection Control Policy should be built around:

Cleaning Disinfection Sterilization

Cleaning: This process usually involves detergent or enzymatic presoak that removes foreign material (e.g. dirt or microorganisms) from an object. Cleaning is the most essential step in reprocessing instruments and equipment. Cleaning involves the removal of all foreign material (dirt and organic matter) from the object being reprocessed. Two key components of cleaning are friction to remove foreign matter and fluids to remove or rinse away contamination. This is especially true for manual cleaning of COWs or WOWs, which removes most organisms from a surface. Cleaning is normally accomplished by the use of water or detergents and mechanical actions. Detergent is essential to dissolve proteins and oil that can reside on equipment after use. Detergents lower surface tension and lift dirt or oil away from the device. Studies have shown that thorough cleaning alone can provide a 10,000 fold reduction in contaminants.

Disinfection: Any process, chemical or physical, that destroys pathogens that deems an item is safe to handle for its use. A disinfectant is a chemical agent that destroys most pathogens but may not kill bacterial spores. Chemical disinfection should only be used if heat treatment is impractical or if it may cause damage to the equipment. There is a broad spectrum of chemical disinfectants that have different antimicrobial activities. Most of them do not necessarily kill all microorganisms or spores that are present on an inanimate object but instead reduce the number of microorganisms to a level that is not harmful to health.

Sterilization: Uses an agent that destroys all viable forms of microbial life on any surface. Sterilization methods remove or destroy all forms of microbial life including bacterial spores by either physical or chemical processes. Sterilization is accomplished principally by steam under pressure, by dry heat, and by chemical sterilants. (Because of their size and the electronic components in COWs or WOWs, Sterilization is not a viable option).

Risks of Infection from Equipment

The risks of infection from equipment may be classified into three categories. COWs and WOWs fall into the Low Risk category. These are noncritical items are items that come into contact with normal and intact skin or with the inanimate environment (e.g. walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, sinks, etc.). Cleaning with a detergent and drying is more than adequate. A simple wipe down with an alcohol based disinfectant wipe or once over with a Hospital Grade Disinfectant Spray by the staff before each shift is even better. These processes are essential for every COW and WOW and should be included in your Infection Control Policy.

We understand that budgets are tight.  We will help you stretch your Point of Care device dollar through our VALUE as a VALUE ADDED RESELLER. Partnering with ASR will save you time, money and allow you to better focus on Patient Care.

ASR is a leading Metro Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center. AccessPoint Logo

 

Send us a request for a Catalog

 is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows Point of Care. With over 25 years combined experience these necessary tools, ASR has developed many ways to reduce Cost of Ownership and increase your Return on Investment.  Contact us today for a quote on Mobile Cart services.

See our new website at: asrhealthcare.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrhealthcare.com

AccessPoint Mobile Carts with LiNano Batteries

February 21, 2014

Metro Logo   SPECIAL PROMOTION FROM ASR AND METRO

(now expired).  10 YEAR WARRANTY ON LiNano Batteries.

This new AccessPoint Cart leads the pack in Point of Care Mobile Carts.

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From the User Perspective:

  • 2 Hour Charge – Also has Option for Fanless Charging (for ORs)
  • 13 Hour Daily Battery Life
  • Same small footprint  – easy to get into tight spaces
  • Easy to push
  • Rear Handles
  • Built-in Foot Rest
  • Electronic Lift Adjustment – Push Button
  • Left and Right adjustable Mouse Pads
  • Fully Articulating Monitor – Left, Right, Face Down, Forward, Up and Down – Standard
  • LED Lights – Worksurface and Keyboard – With Dimmers
  • Microban Top to Bottom – Infused Antimicrobial
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Articulating Keyboard Tray – Left, Right, Up, Down and Adjust Tilt

Monitor Adjust

Keybord Adjustment

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Height Adjustment

 

From the IT Perspective:

  • LiNano Battery –  Rated for 5000 Cycles.  DO NOT COMPARE to other manufacturer’s Lithium Batteries.  Theirs have a quarter the life…2500 Cycles.  We have a Mid-Grade to compete with those, if you like.  But why go Mid-Grade and replace after 3.5 years?
  • Easy Access Battery Storage Area – Pop off the Footrest and there it is!
  • MetroMonitor Software – Allows IT Dept. to remotely see WOW or COW and its battery health instantly.
  • Easy Access Tech Tray – Unlock the Worksurface and remove.  There is the Thin Client, Laptop or Computer.

From the Health System Perspective:

  • Best Value – Cost of Ownership is Lowest
  • Longest Battery Life Each Day and Rated for 5000+ Cycles
  • 5 Year Warranty on Mechanical Parts and 10 Years on LiNano Batteries (expired)

This new Point of Care platform is leading the industry in User Efficiency, Data Accuracy, Availibilty and Monitoring.

With Daily Availability of 13 hours, why consider anything else? 

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Send us a request for a Catalog

 is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. With over 25 years combined experience with them, ASR has developed many ways to reduce Cost of Ownership and increase your Return on Investment.  Contact us today for a quote on AccessPoint Mobile Carts.

See our new website at: asrhealthcare.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrhealthcare.com

ASR at HomeTown Health Fall Conference – Show Medical Carts and Medication Cart

November 16, 2013

ASR just attended the HomeTown Health Fall Conference for their members in Callaway Gardens, Georgia.  The HomeTown Health members consist of small rural Health Systems and Hospitals in Georgia, Alabama and Panhandle Florida.

From their website, their mission:

HomeTown Health, LLC is a network of rural hospitals, healthcare providers, and best practice business partners who collectively pursue ways to help its membership survive in the environment of constant change in reimbursement, operations and technology.

HomeTown Health, LLC
is committed to providing legislative representation, best practice solutions and continuing education and training through research and the continuous improvement of processes for healthcare providers.

The HomeTown Health members and Business Partners are lucky to have this organization to identify needs, share knowledge and assist with the business of running a hospital.  The HomeTown Health group were outstanding and pulled out the stops for their members and partners.  We really enjoyed meeting and interfacing with them.

ASR is proud to support HomeTown Health and help make a difference in patient care for rural communities.

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They loved the Metro 1770RX Medication Cart and the AccessPoint Medical Cart we had on display.

ASR presented our full line of Mobile Carts, including the new…AccessPoint. We attended many break out sessions to learn more about Mobile Computing, legislative updates for healthcare and insurance changes with ACA.

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ASR is a leading Metro Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center. See our videos on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/MetroHealthcare

Metro AccessPoint – Unmatched User Experience http://youtu.be/nU_0MOuDVt0

Metro AccessPoint – Advanced Medication Management http://youtu.be/8lk9GbUP0EA

Metro AccessPoint – Unrivaled Configurability & Integration http://youtu.be/0gN36on0huY

Metro SecureRx + MedDispense http://youtu.be/f0TqeFCkweY

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Send us a request for a Catalog

 is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows Point of Care. With over 25 years combined experience, ASR has developed many ways to reduce Cost of Ownership and increase your Return on Investment.  Allow us to get creative and show you how.

See our website at: asrhealthcare.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrhealthcare.com

Mobile Cart Selection – What should we consider for Computer on Wheels (COWs)?

May 14, 2013

  knows Computer on Wheels (COWs) or Workstation on Wheels (WOWs). We have researched the criteria for selecting a Mobile Cart for Hospitals and Health Systems. After polling our local clients and posting questions to HIMSS members through the message board, these are the results of our findings. 1760-iThe questions were:

  1. What is the criteria in selecting Computer on Wheels, Mobile Carts or RX Carts?
  2. Who drives the decision?
  3. Who has input on the decision?

The nursing staff should express their needs/feedback about Mobile Carts through representatives or Nurse Managers. The IT Departments needs to provide input as to supporting a device on the network and Biomed department gets involved (in some cases) in supporting the batteries. Now becoming more mainstream, some institutions are on their 2nd or 3rd generation of carts. History of using these carts creates a wish list for future purchases, to make the staff’s jobs easier.

Allow me to add the following about FLO Computer on Wheels:

  • Easy to Push  – Little effort to push and maintain rolling
  • Small Footprint – Right sized for doorways and tight areas
  • Appropriate Screen Size – Today’s SW recommends larger screens..22″ or even 24″
  • Easy Plug In / Battery Swap – Batteries must be charged regularly
  • Easy to See Battery Gauge  – Should be right above Work Surface
  • Built in Foot Rest
  • Compatible with Software and Wireless NW  – Good reception
  • Back Lit Keyboard – For in-room visits at night
  • Lighted Worksurface – For tools and documents
  • Ergonomic Keyboard Tray – Reduces fatigue
  • ISO and UL 60601 Certified – No Electro Static Discharge within 6′ of COW (FLO is only one Certified)
  • Microban Covered Keyboard or Skin – Prevents spread of bacteria
  • Medication Drawer options – Customized to your needs
  • Easily Upgraded – Field upgraded
  • Many Options Available – Lights, holders, baskets, rails, etc.
  • Great reseller support – ASR is your partner

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Metro FLO Mobile Carts meet all of the criteria….plus having the Industry Leading Power Systems with batteries that can last a full shift and can be used for 10 years.

ASR is a leading Metro Flo Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center. See our FLO videos on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/MetroHealthcare

Metro AccessPoint – Unmatched User Experience http://youtu.be/nU_0MOuDVt0

Metro AccessPoint – Advanced Medication Management http://youtu.be/8lk9GbUP0EA

Metro AccessPoint – Unrivaled Configurability & Integration http://youtu.be/0gN36on0huY

Metro SecureRx + MedDispense http://youtu.be/f0TqeFCkweY

Send us a request for a Catalog

 is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. With over 20 years combined experience with them, ASR has developed many ways to extend Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment.  Allow us to show you how.

See our new website at: asrhealthcare.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrhealthcare.com

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) with FLO is Lowest in Mobile Computing

January 25, 2013

The TCO for Flo Mobile Workstations, the Flo 1760 and Flo 1760RX, is the lowest for your Health System. This true for a few reasons:

1. Flo Battery Technology is Superior – They simply outlast all others in daily use duration and overall life of the batteries. (The technology for batteries comes from parent company owning Liebert.)

2. No hidden costs – Flo Mobile Workstations come out of the box Fully Assembled. (nothing to put together or buy…in other words no extra expense and no hidden IT costs for assembly)

3. Flo now has Budget Minded Power Systems – The new Power Systems simply lets you swap batteries for an upgrade later, if your budget today is tight.

Flo Heathcare is a division of Metro, a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Corporation. Everyone has heard of Emerson as they are a Fortune 100 company. They are very well known within the Information Services field with Data Center Power solutions.
See more about Emerson here: http://www.emerson.com/en-US/Pages/Default.aspx

Why wouldn’t you trust them with the BEST BATTERY SOLUTION for COWs or WOWs? If an IT Help Desk virtually eliminates Battery Problems from their FLO WOW fleet, Trouble Tickets will be reduced 60% or more!

The Flo Healthcare Li-Nano Battery Solution is rated for 8000+ cycles…twice that of Rubbermaid cart Li Batteries! That is a 7 1/2 year life using the cart 365 days a year on all 3 shifts. It comes with a 3 year warranty too. This almost eliminates power related problems and removes them from Information Services Support for 5 years or longer. Other manufacturer’s COWs may be less expensive up front but having to replace batteries twice as often clearly makes Flo Healthcare the clear cut winner in TCO with Point of Care carts! You would be replacing batteries with the Rubbermaid COW before the 3 year warranty runs out on the Flo LiNano!

ASR is a leading Flo Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center.

Send us a request for a Catalog!

See the Entire Line at: https://www.metro.com/healthcare/point-of-care-computing/

ASR is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. Our technicians have over 13 years experience with them.

www.asrcomputer.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrcomputer.com

Computer on Wheels (COW) or Workstation on Wheels (WOW) Services from ASR. We Have VESA Mounted Scanner Brackets

September 20, 2012

ASR is a complete service provider for Point of Care Mobile carts (COWs or WOWs). We are proud to sell and service all products from Metro Flo. We help keep older COWs going by upgrading technology, batteries and adding accessories.

We have seen a big demand from Healthcare clients who have recently installed EPIC software which require larger monitors for their cart. The larger screen on the 22″ computer monitor is compatible with EPIC and allows the user to see all the columns in a screen shot.

Our most popular accessory now is a VESA mounted Barcode Scanner Bracket. This can be installed on carts of all manufacturers….Howard, Rubbermaid, Egrotron, Stinger, Enovate and more. All they have to have is a VESA mounted monitor. We sell these installed in our immediate area or sell them as a drop ship item for your staff to install.

Whether you need VESA Mounted Scanner Brackets or 22″ Monitors for your Mobile Carts, contact ASR for pricing.

ASR is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. We have over 15 years experience with them.

www.asrcomputer.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrcomputer.com

Computer on Wheels (COWs) or Workstation on Wheels (WOWs) Keep Rolling

August 21, 2012

COWs, as I call them, are essential tools of every health system. The carts from Flo are rock solid, in fact, we are currently upgrading the technology in 5 year old Flo 1750 carts. With a new Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Mouse Cradle, Scanner Holder and HP 8200, an old 1750 cart is almost new again. Once our techs clean, sanitize, service and inspect the cart as the final step, IT IS NEW AGAIN.

The nursing staff is pleased, the IT staff is pleased and the ROI on that cart pleases the Health System Administrators.

The newer generation carts, the Flo 1760s should be ready for upgrades now too.


Oh, by adding the Washable keyboards and mice from Seal Shield with built-in Anti-Microbial, this is a benefit toward Infection Control.

See my previous blog about Infection Control here: https://asr4u.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/point-of-care-and-microban-cows-or-wows-need-a-microban-keyboard-mouse/

ASR is a leading Metro Flo Healthcare Mobile Cart Dealer and Service Center.

See us on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/MetroHealthcare

Send us a request for a Catalog!

See the Entire Line at: https://www.metro.com/healthcare/point-of-care-computing/

ASR is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. We have over 15 years experience with them.

www.asrcomputer.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrcomputer.com

COW and WOW On Site Services from ASR – Clean and Disinfected Carts for your Health System

May 19, 2012

ASR is the Metro Flo Healthcare reseller for Georgia and surrounding area. We provide Hospitals, Clinics and Medical Offices with the entire Flo Healthcare line of products, service, parts, accessories and support.

ASR is now offering this complete Flo Mobile Cart cleaning/maintenance/support service.
We thoroughly go through our detailed maintenance checklist and cleaning regiment on each cart. This project will help IT Departments focus on other IT concerns as the cart support will be off-loaded to ASR. The benefits for the hospital include: stretching the lifespan of existing equipment through preventative maintenance vs. acquiring new carts, presenting a visually clean unit to staff/patients/visitors, repair problems promptly and reduce down time for the hospital staff.

 

See this link for more info on Infection Control: https://asr4u.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/cows-and-wows-cleaning-and-disinfecting-part-of-maintenance-and-infection-control/

Preventative Maintenance:
• Clean all power components and fan units
• Check monitor for clarity and functionality
• Tighten/Adjust all wheel assemblies and caster locks
• Check keyboard and mouse functionality
• Tighten/Adjust all bolts and mechanical assemblies
• Check/Adjust all hydraulic assemblies
• Check all drawers and locking mechanisms
• Inspect all electrical assemblies
• Inspect all IT components
• Clean entire assembly and remove gummed smudges, tape, etc. from worksurface
• Attach label to outside of battery pack identifying date of service for “at a glance” warranty and maintenance purposes

Replacement Parts:
• Supply and Replace Front Mount Grip
• Supply and Replace both Large Worksurface Grips
• Supply and Replace keyboard skin

ASR is bridging the gap for Healthcare providers. We are an IT company that knows IT and knows COWs. Our technicians have over 13 years experience with them.

www.asrcomputer.com.

Contact 770.623.0071 or sales@asrcomputer.com

Flo COW or WOW Batteries and Chargers – MPE 7800 and MPE 7801- COWs and WOWs Need Batteries

May 13, 2012

ASR is your BEST source for replacement batteries for your COWs and WOWs. We have replacement chargers too!

ASR is giving new life to Flo Mobile Workstations by replacing dead/dying NiMH batteries with new ones. We provide this service with Great Pricing, a 16 month Warranty and a Quick Turnaround. Our clients love our service!

We have new batteries for the Flo mobile workstations, mobile carts, laptop carts, medication workstations, vitals workstations and critical care workstations.

Contact ASR for pricing. Our tech center will repopulate your charger, test it and send back fully charged. We service most of the Flo Healthcare line of mobile carts, critical care carts and medication workstations.

You can reach us at 770.623.0071 or email us at sales@asrcomputer.com
See this for more info … http://www.asrcomputer.com/healthcare-battery-replacement.pdf

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