Midmark Introduces New Workstations to Improve Caregiver Experience

Oct 1, 2018, 14:39 PM

                                                                                                                            

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 1, 2018 — Midmark Corp., a leading medical solutions provider for ambulatory care, today announced new workstations to help facilitate a better work experience for caregivers.

 

Bending or stretching to reach supplies and equipment, craning the neck to read from a monitor or hunching over a computer dramatically impact caregiver well-being and the ability to provide great care. While these may seem like small actions without much influence, physicians are spending more and more time – about half of their time each day – on this type of desk work and electronic health records use. As a result, the most common areas of pain for caregivers are their back, shoulders, neck and wrists.

 

“We worked with caregivers and health system staff across a variety of disciplines, including ergonomists, interior designers, architects and more, to design a workstation that can support the needs of users ranging from the 5-foot female to the 6-foot-4-inch male–and everyone in between,” said Michael Couch, senior product manager, cabinetry, seating and workstation products, Midmark. “Understanding the physical toll for caregivers from their daily repetitive work is just one piece of the puzzle. In designing, we also took into consideration how patients need caregivers to interact with them while using this equipment, the technology needs of the exam room, the product aesthetics, ease of use and more. These new workstations help provide a better experience at the point of care.”

 

The new workstations offer:

  • —26 inches of height adjustment to provide work surfaces for users of many heights ranging from the 5-foot female to the 6-foot-4 inch male.
  • —Intuitive guidance label and lever to allow for an easily adjustable workstation height with little force.
  • —Easy vertical adjustment to promote proper neck, shoulder, arm and wrist alignment and posture for caregivers.
  • —180 degrees of left-to-right monitor rotation to promote content sharing and continuous eye contact for provider and patient.
  • —Configurations for PC, laptop or tablet applications as well as optional accessories for scanners, printers and other needs.

 

To learn more about the impact of daily work on caregivers, see our infographic or visit https://www.midmark.com/medical/products/workstations.

 

 

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About Midmark  ΜΆ  Medical
Midmark helps physicians and care teams deliver exceptional patient care with better equipment, smarter workflows and integrated technology. For more than 50 years, we have used our knowledge and unmatched understanding of the ambulatory care space to help our customers improve clinical outcomes and eliminate the barriers preventing seamless, well-coordinated patient care. Learn more at midmark.com/medical/resource-library.

 

 

About Midmark

Midmark Corporation is the only clinical environmental design company that enables a better care experience for the medical, dental and animal health markets. With more than 1,800 teammates worldwide, Midmark focuses on harmonizing clinical space, technology and workflows for caregivers and patients at the point of care. Founded in 1915 and headquartered in the greater Dayton, Ohio, area, Midmark maintains production and administrative offices in Versailles, Ohio, with six other locations in the United States as well as subsidiaries in India, Italy and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Midmark, visit midmark.com.