Top 5 Vaccination Station Equipment Essentials
Vaccines have been a big talking point in the news recently, as there is still a large push to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19. Additionally, there has been talk about a potential third dose of vaccines for those who have already received the first two shots.
Regardless of if the third booster shot comes to fruition or not, hospitals need to continue to be prepared with the right essential equipment to administer vaccines to the public.
Top 5 Equipment Essentials
Every hospital and healthcare facility, especially those which are planning continued administration of vaccines, need to be prepared with proper PPE for staff and visitors. With a large supply of PPE, your facility has to have a plan to be able to effectively store and transport the PPE without risking contamination or getting unorganized and losing supplies.
PPE Storage Carts from Lakeside are the perfect solution for both storing and transporting PPE all around a facility, so your staff can focus more on the patient and not worry about having the right supplies to treat them. These carts are available in a range of sizes from compact to standard size to high-volume, all with various benefits.
Utility carts are a staple in all healthcare facilities and are extremely useful in the vaccine administration process. Every facility needs a well-built cart that can be used for various applications and transport equipment and supplies throughout their building with ease. Lakeside’s utility carts are built to fulfil this need for hospitals around the world. The 311 is our classic cart that has been a customer favorite since Lakeside was founded.
The stainless steel construction makes it super durable and gives it top-notch strength as well as ensuring that the cart is easy to disinfect and sanitize after use. Another great solution if the 311 isn’t right for your needs is the Plastic Utility Cart.
Our plastic utility cart has a capacity of 300 lbs. so that it can transport heavy loads of supplies and devices that will be needed to vaccinate your visitors, while being slightly less heavy than the stainless steel alternative. This makes our plastic utility carts easy to maneuver around a facility for any staff member. Additionally, all of our utility carts are the perfect piece of equipment to fasten a sharps container to for needle disposal, which bring us to the next essential for vaccination stations.
Universal Sharps Container Bracket
Every vaccine that is given out through a needle and syringe leave you with a contaminated supply that must be disposed of. This is where a sharps container comes into play where you can deposit needles that have already been used to inject a patient with a vaccine or other types of medication.
Our Universal Sharps Container Bracket is designed to work with any type of sharps container with adjustable 36” nylon straps and a Velcro fastener to secure your contaminated needles. The bracket is perfect for attaching a container to a mobile piece of equipment such as a utility cart so that you can bring your vaccination station with you wherever it is needed in a facility.
Like many other vaccines, many of the COVID-19 vaccines are required to be stored at low temperatures to ensure their integrity and effectiveness. This can be a hard thing to do, but the cold storage hyperthermia cart makes it easy with an integrated refrigerator with easy to use touch controls already built in. The cart also comes equipped with a vented back and built in power cord and power control in order to allow your staff to focus on the most important thing: the patient.
This cart also has vertical push handles to facilitate the transport of vaccines around a facility as well as a removable plastic top which allows for extra work surface and simple sanitization after use.
Instrument Tables and Utility Stands
Another thing that a great vaccination station needs is ample work surface area. If you need a lot of extra work area and somewhere to keep your supplies, an Instrument Table with an undershelf is the answer for you. These tables provide extra work and storage area and are built on sturdy casters allowing you to place or easily move the table to a different location.
These tables are also part of our rapid response quick-ship products meaning that we will get you them in little time, allowing you to start benefitting immediately. The tables also come in different sizes so that you can get the perfect fit for your facility.
If you don’t need as much work surface and want a smaller solution that also has extra storage space, then the compact utility stand is the solution you are looking for.
With a capacity of 300 lbs. this equipment stand can still carry and store a large amount of supplies, devices, or equipment that you will need in the vaccination process. The stainless steel material allows for durability and cleanability while still providing great strength. With two shelves and a top shelf with available locking options, you can be sure to store all valuables and supplies in this compact but strong multi-functional piece of equipment.
Vaccines are an essential part of healthcare, which is why Lakeside wants to help provide our hospitals with the essential equipment that they need to seamlessly vaccinate their patients.
Get in touch with us, and let us know how we can improve your vaccination stations!