Waterloo manufactures a wide variety of medical carts designed to meet the needs of almost any medical procedure in a hospital, surgery center, or clinical setting.
Whether you are looking for Emergency carts, Anesthesia carts, Isolation carts, Bedside carts, Phlebotomy carts, Medication carts or something more specialized, Waterloo Healthcare has you covered! We offer two types of cart construction (Aluminum or steel), four different cart heights, three cart widths and a wide variety of drawer configuration, drawer colors, locks and other features that will allow you to create the perfect cart for your needs.
First and foremost you have a choice between steel or aluminum construction.
Aluminum offers a lightweight platform that is perfect for transport carts that are highly mobile and require full swivel, such as emergency carts in hospitals. Aluminum also offers included drawer dividers, large contemporary drawer pulls and a modular accessory mounting system. Aluminum carts also come standard with two independent pull out side shelves that virtually double your cart top work surface workstation. Steel offers a great blend of functionality and economy. It is the “Tried and true” workhorse of the Waterloo healthcare offering and has been around for over 50 years. Steel carts include one slide out side shelf that provides additional cart top work surface. Both Aluminum and steel workstations carry the same five year warranty; are equally durable and will provide many years of reliable service.
Next choose your cart height. This is easily done by first selecting your desired drawer and shelving configuration. Our drawers come in 3”, 6”, 9” and 12” heights so imagine the drawer configuration that will best suit your storage needs and it will be easy to determine your cart height. Our “Short” cart provides 21” of drawer space so any configuration of drawers that adds up to 21” can fit within our “Short” cart cabinet. Our “Medium” cart accommodates 24” of drawer space, “Tall” carts allow for 27” and “Extra tall” carts allow for 30” of drawer space. Our short carts are 36”H, Medium carts are 39”H, Tall carts are 42”H and our Extra Tall carts are 45”H.
You then have your choice of three cart cabinet colors. Light Gray, Electric Blue or Red. Typically our Red and Electric blue cart cabinets are for use with emergency/code carts. Red and Electric blue cabinets make the carts easy to distinguish between standard procedure carts with light gray cabinets. This improves code team response times through rapid identification. Usually, light gray cabinets are a good choice for general procedure carts.
Now on to locks…we offer lots of ways to secure your new Waterloo medical carts. From a simple key lock all the way up to dual credential wifi enabled electronic locks we have a lock for every need! All Waterloo carts come standard with a key lock or lever lock. Lever locks are designed to be used with plastic tamper evident seals (typically for crash cart use or anywhere that “tamper evidence” is required). For your additional “Tamper evidence” needs we can add individual gatelocks to each drawer that allow you to independently secure drawers that may contain medication. This offers added benefit for your supply team, so that they will know which drawers were accessed and allow them to restock items in just those drawers. Resupply times will be greatly reduced and your medical carts can get back into service quickly!
If you want to eliminate keys then our simple mechanical push button lock is an economical way to do that and doesn’t require battery replacement (as it’s 100% mechanical)!
If you require automatic relocking, and/or audit trails to see who’s been in and out of a particular cart, then our electronic locking options provide the security you need. From a simple electronic keypad to proximity card readers that can work with your employee badges, we have a solution for you. Our electronic locks operate on easy to replace D cell batteries and come standard with a 10 minute automatic relock feature. The relock time is user adjustable with the lock manager software that you will purchase with your cart. Only one copy of the software is needed to manage your hospital’s entire fleet of electronic locking carts. For smaller cart fleets you are able to adjust cart lock settings by physically plugging your laptop into the cart’s data port via a data cable (Included with lock manager software) and updating the settings. Larger cart fleets may find it easier to use our wifi enabled locks that allow you to update cart settings by pushing the data out via wifi. This eliminates the need to walk cart to cart to perform necessary updates, computing, or pull audit trails.
Finally we have dual credential controlled substance locks available. These locks require two credentials in order to unlock. These locks are specifically designed for the OR where controlled substances are used and require a higher level of security. Simply wave a valid employee badge over the proximity reader and all the drawers except the top (narcotics) drawer open. Then, by entering a valid second numeric code the top drawer will unlock. This ensures that two individuals are present when the controlled substance drawer is open, and will improve overall security of your medication and narcotics.
Finally, you can choose from 16 available drawer colors. With drawer fronts in White, Light Gray, Natural, Yellow, Orange, Red, Wine, Pink, Violet, Dark Blue, Electric Blue, Light Blue, Teal, Spring Green, Fairway Green, and Charcoal you are able to personalize your cart. Drawer front colors make it easy to identify carts for specific procedures. Yellow for isolation carts, Red or Blue for emergency carts, etc… maximize your staff’s efficiency and reduce “Time to treatment” by color coding your carts by procedure!
You can further customize your cart with an equally wide array of accessories. From IV poles, to cardiac boards, power strips, trays/dividers etc….we have the accessories you need to provide the functionality you are looking for in a procedure cart.
Waterloo Healthcare has been manufacturing reliable medical carts for over 50 years! We pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of options that will help you create the perfect cart for your particular procedure!
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