Healthcare is changing. In the past decade, laboratory testing and medicine (most notably in clinical pathology) has grown significantly in revenue and demand, and is an integral part of patient care and research. In response, the number of labs has grown exponentially in all types of healthcare settings. Along with this, there has been an increasing need for space and new technologies—and, unfortunately, these aren’t always easy to come by. That’s the purpose of this blog post: to introduce you to a few lab storage solutions that will save you time, increase your storage capacity in a smaller footprint, and make it easier for you to do your job.

High Density Shelving

Pathology Lab StorageI know, we’ve talked about high density shelving nearly ad nauseam, but that’s because it really works. High density shelving is so effective because it allows you to store virtually anything—yes, anything—in half the space that would normally be taken up by static shelving. And in labs, we all know how important having enough space to work is. High density shelving not only saves space, but allows you to keep everything right where you need it at the point of use. Customization is another key benefit; almost any type of shelving can be fitted on the carriages, so it doesn’t matter whether you’re storing lab slides, paraffin blocks, catheters, or pathology samples…just let us know what you need to store, and we’ll help you find a solution that fits all of your needs.

RFID Smart Cabinets

For high-value medical or lab devices and supplies, an RFID smart cabinet is a great choice if you want an amazingly easy way to automate and optimize your materials management. The cabinets are used in all types of healthcare settings, including cath labs, operating rooms, pharmacies, clinics, and more. RFID eliminates manual counting, produces accurate inventory records, provides immediate item identification, eliminates stock-outs, and reduces inventory waste and management costs so you don’t have to. Want more info? Click here.

Casework & Work Spaces

Labs need space for their people as well as for their supplies. We offer a huge variety of casework options that are sustainable, reusable, and modular, allowing you to get the most possible use out of it. Unlike built-in millwork, casework allows you to add to, adjust, and reconfigure components as your needs grow and change. Casework is also available in a ton of different finishes, including stainless steel, which is popular for labs considering how easy it is to keep clean. Now you can provide collaborative, space-efficient work surfaces to everyone in your department without having to sacrifice other aspects of your space. We couldn’t possibly cover every casework option in just one blog, so check this out for a comprehensive overview.

Contact Us About Lab Storage

Southwest Solutions Group® is here to help with all of your healthcare and lab storage needs. We will be more than happy to provide you with a free consultation so we can determine your exact space and storage needs before you commit to buying anything. For more information or to speak with a healthcare storage specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.