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Healthcare Equipment Movers

Definition : Electrically (usually battery) powered equipment designed to be attached to healthcare equipment to facilitate moving it inside a healthcare facility. These movers typically consist of a supporting metal structure with an electric motor and a battery; the mover is attached to the frame of the device to be moved, permitting it to be lifted to a position slightly above the floor during transportation. The movers include mechanisms and controls that allow them to tow equipment along hospital corridors, in rooms, and in lifts; they also include controllers for speed and rotation. Healthcare equipment movers are intended to move heavy hospital equipment (e.g., surgical tables, hemodialysis machines, radiology equipment, beds) with or without the patient; they can facilitate more controlled transport for heavy patients and equipment, reducing operator effort. Dedicated healthcare equipment movers for beds/stretchers, carts, wheelchairs, and other equipment (e.g., surgical tables, hemodialysis machines, carts) are available.

Entry Terms : "Lifts, Motorized Hitch, Equipment Transport" , "Hospital Equipment Movers" , "Movers, Healthcare Equipment" , "Hitches, Equipment/Patient Movers" , "Powered Equipment Movers"

UMDC code : 24863

   

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