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11 76 00 Operating Room Equipment

11 76 00 operating room equipment stainless steelWhen facilities select operating room equipment, that often includes incorporating stainless cabinets. Not only are stainless surfaces easier to sanitize, but they're also non-susceptible to contaminants, corrosion, and rust. Therefore, when facilities need cleanroom and operating room equipment, stainless steel is a favorable choice.

Aside from using stainless cabinets in medical facilities, other industries are finding benefits from their implementation. Some of these industries include labs in research institutions, military facilities, and universities. Fortunately, these industries have many CSI 11 76 00 stainless cabinets from which they can choose.

Stainless steel cabinets withstand harsh sanitizing chemicals and cleaning solutions. The logical choice for operating room equipment is stainless steel cabinets and pass-through stainless cabinets because they're sterile.

About Stainless Cabinets for Operating Room Equipment

When facilities need a versatile solution for sanitary storage, stainless cabinets are an ideal option. Companies can choose among many options, including freestanding, large, small, wall-mounted, and more.

Before selecting stainless cabinets, companies must determine which type can best serve their needs. For example, freestanding cabinets are available in varying widths and can stand over seven feet high. If facilities need wall-mounted cabinets, these are smaller units that help free up floor space.

No matter which choice companies make, they'll still have the option of selecting glass or solid hinged doors. Or, if wall-mounted stainless cabinets are the optimal solution, there's also the option of using open fronts to increase ease of access. Sliding doors are also available, which help maximize space because they don't swing-out.

Another consideration for facilities with limited floor space is recessed stainless cabinets. These units install directly into the wall. Facilities can opt for drawer cabinets that include built-in overhead lighting and a desk. Or, they can choose full-sized shelved units equipped with hinged safety glass doors.

stainless operating room cabinetsStainless steel cabinets can be designed specifically for:

  • Catheterization labs
  • Endoscopy departments
  • Laboratories
  • Radiology departments
  • Sterile processing departments
  • Surgical device, instrument, and supply storage areas
  • Surgical suites
  • Veterinarian clinics

One of the most notable features of recessed cabinetry is that pass-through options are also available. Pass-through stainless cabinets allow users to have dual entries from either side of the wall. Many facilities find that this is a practical option when they need to pass items in and out of cleanrooms.

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Why Facilities Should Use Stainless Operating Room Equipment

Besides offering facilities better infection control, using stainless steel cabinets in operating rooms means facilities have durable and flexible units. Durability and flexibility are highly advantageous to the medical field and any other industry that needs rust-proof storage systems. This flexibility also helps facilities maximize their storage capabilities using hygienic solutions.

Rust-proof storage systems are impervious to staining and other oxidation issues. These surfaces also can handle repeated cleaning using harsh chemicals. That benefit means that users can clean these systems over and over to maximize reuse. The non-magnetic surface that these units feature also stands up to corrosion and heat.

How Pass-Through Stainless Cabinets Improve Efficiency

Pass-through stainless steel cabinets help improve operating room efficiency in many ways. These storage systems offer convenient access to supplies inside and outside of operating rooms. That way, medical professionals and staff experience a constant flow of inventory and direct supply access.

Pass-through cabinetry is an affordable and easy-to-install way to protect a cleanroom's environment while simultaneously meeting industry standards. Using these systems means that it's possible to reduce the number of works in a cleanroom or operating room. That way, the limitation of frequent room entries and exits prevents external contaminants.

Efficiency is also possible when medical professionals and other staff don't need to gown-up or shower to remove materials. Not only does that save time, but it also increases productivity.

Benefits and Features of Stainless Cabinets

stainless steel cabinet operating room equipmentStainless steel cabinets are beneficial to the cleanroom, lab, medical facility, and many other design applications. The main reason is that it's a non-porous surface. That means bacteria, stains, and viruses can't soak into its surface. Sanitizing it is simple by cleaning off surfaces using an antibacterial cleaner.

Additional benefits include:

  • Antibacterial properties and high heat resistance
  • Doesn't stain, which allows for cleaning and reusing multiple times
  • Facilities can use these surfaces for all types of operating room equipment
  • Maintains its shape and durability throughout frequent usage
  • Rust-proof surfaces, which reduces the risk of infections by oxidation, rust, or other imperfections
  • The non-magnetic surface is ideal for operating room settings

Cleanliness and hygiene are high priorities when choosing an appropriate surface in the healthcare industry. Stainless steel cabinets are a natural choice because of its easy to clean surface and hygienic properties.

Additional features include:

  • Freestanding stainless steel cabinets can prop against walls or sit in the middle of a room to maximize storage space.
  • Recessed stainless steel cabinets offer space-saving solutions to facilities with space limitations.
  • Pass-through stainless steel cabinets allow access from both sides to maintain cleanliness and simplify restocking.
  • Non-pass-through stainless steel cabinets also help maintain cleanliness, but restocking must occur following procedures.
  • Mobile stainless steel cabinets allow users to move supplies to any location while simultaneously saving space.

The low-carbon construction of stainless steel consists of nickel and chromium. The chromium in stainless steel makes it resistant to corrosion and rust. When rust isn't a problem, that also means moisture problems aren't present. Therefore, this type of cabinet system is ideal for liquid-based sterilization processes and wet labs.

How Stainless Pass-Through Cabinets Benefit Hospitals

stainless steel pass through cabinets csi 11 76 00With stainless steel pass-through cabinets, supplies can be restocked directly from the sterile core into the operating room to prevent cross-contamination. This also saves time since staff members don't need to travel to and from the OR to retrieve supplies during procedures.

Optimizing efficiency for hospital care is critical. Incorporating mobile, pass-through, or other storage solutions in operating rooms, cleanrooms, and other sterile environments eliminate that time waste and improve safety by minimizing foot traffic.

Pass-Through stainless wall cabinets feature specific designs for:

  • Limiting access to sterile and controlled environments to prevent potential germs from spreading
  • Optimizing medical supply storage capacities
  • Reducing interruptions and delays from medical supply restocking

Incorporating stainless steel pass-through cabinets increases efficiency by putting medical supplies where professionals need them. When these supplies are easily and safely accessible, that prevents wasting time collecting and organizing them. By putting supplies at the point-of-need, that increases the time medical professionals can spend caring for patients.

Technical Specifications and Design

Incorporating stainless steel pass-through cabinets into an operating room's design improves efficiency regarding inventory restocking. These units are critical for limiting cleanroom and hospital operating room exposure to contaminants. They're also essential for reducing the "time to find" issue many operating rooms and other medical facilities face. Architects and designers provide innovative stainless steel cabinet solutions to labs, medical facilities, military professionals, and more.

General Specifications:

  • 304 stainless steel
  • Fully-welded construction
  • Modular capabilities
  • Optional drawers

Stainless Cabinet Solutions

stainless steel surgery packing stationsSurgical case carts and stainless steel surgery packing tables provide many solutions in operating room settings. For example, stainless steel surgical case carts can store and transport sterile hospital operating room equipment efficiently. Using stainless steel surgery packing tables offer cleanrooms and medical facilities opportunities to save space using mobile designs. That means it's possible to promote cleanliness while safely relocating supplies.

Model: #SMS-86-ELCSC-2-P

  • Cabinet construction: 18 gauge type 300 stainless steel
  • Casters: 6" stainless steel with polyurethane tread
  • Dimensions: 2'5" Wide x 2'6" Deep x 3'4-1/2" High
  • Doors: 18 gauge stainless steel
  • Inside opening: 22" Wide x 24" Deep x 26-1/2" High
  • Top construction: reinforced 16 gauge stainless steel

Model: #SMS-86-NPT-W00785-2D

  • Casters and legs: non-marking polymer casters and stainless steel legs
  • Dimensions: 5' Wide x 2'6" Deep x 3' High
  • Drawers: 16" Wide x 20' Deep x 5' High
  • Shelves: 16 gauge 304 stainless steel
  • Top construction: 14 gauge 304 stainless steel

Contact Us for Operating Room Equipment

Southwest Solutions Group® is an innovative leader for providing hospitals and other medical facilities with stainless cabinet design and installation. No matter if it's a stainless pass-through cabinet for a lab for stainless cabinets for cleanrooms, we can provide you with what you need. For more information or to speak with a specialist, call us at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message today.

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