How to furnish an outpatient room correctly; part I First steps
On our blog, you will find a number of practical tips and advices how to furnish office premises correctly. We have also decided to provide several proven pieces of advice for a special type of workplace - an outpatient room or doctor's office. In the first part of the article, you can read about the first steps you should not skip when furnishing an outpatient room.
What do you need to consider before furnishing an outpatient room
If you are just opening a new outpatient room, moving an old one or if you have decided for a complete renovation, we have for you excellent advice at the very beginning. Before you start searching for suitable furniture for an outpatient room and special medical equipment, there is an option that can save not only your time but also money. An ideal solution for furnishing an outpatient room is to find a supplier that will provide all services complexly. Starting from the design, through the supply and installation to service support. A complex supplier can use his experience for your benefit, so that you can avoid many problems in the future. However, if you decide to furnish an outpatient room on your own, we recommend that you read the following tips.
How to correctly start literally "from the ground"?
Have you decided for a complete reconstruction of your doctor's office? Or do you want to start "from the ground"? Then, you should really start there and think about the right floor before you put on it heavy medical equipment and special beds or bedside tables you will need to move frequently. Don't forget about protective paints on the walls of the doctor's office that must be regularly re-applied after a few years. The final arrangement of furniture can also be influenced by so-called skirting or cornicing that disable pushing the equipment and furniture in the outpatient room to the wall. So, a 5 cm wide space occurs between the walls and the furniture. A stable germicidal lamp may be placed in the space above the door of the outpatient room, whose ultraviolet radiation will eliminate all harmful microorganisms and viruses in the doctor's office.
Details that are decisive later
Do you work in a doctor's office with a steriliser? Or is there any medical device that is too heavy to be simply put on a shelf or into a cabinet? If yes, you must consider the weight of all devices and their location before ordering furniture for your outpatient room and all special platforms. Nothing is worse than a surprise at the final placement of furniture when you find out you just don't have enough space for it.
Legal standards you must consider
The requirements on the furnishing of an outpatient room are also regulated by legal standards and legislation. Lockable cabinets are a standard all medical providers are familiar with. The requirements on their construction differ at the discretion of a Regional Public Health Authority officer. Ask a public health officer in your region whether it is necessary for your outpatient room to be equipped with a metal lockable cabinet for opioids and other substances.
Employees are part of outpatient room
Even if your doctor's office is equipped with the best equipment and most cutting edge technologies, you should consider one important point already during designing the outpatient room. And that is the people who work there. A satisfied employee is the highest value transforming work to correctly and perfectly performed professional actions. If you also add a friendly smile and some kind words to your patients, you will get a priceless bonus. That is also the reason why you should not forget about the staff working in an outpatient room. A comfortable daily section or a separate room for the doctor and nurses will provide them with a place for rest and gaining strength.
Do you want to get more tips and advice for furnishing an outpatient room? You will find them in the second part of the article - How to furnish an outpatient room correctly; part II Just contact us.