OR combines equipment carts and pendants
Using ceiling pendants in the OR has many advantages. The main reason is especially safety and hygiene: the floor is free from cable and casters.
However, this solution also has its limitations. The medical devices are fixed mounted in the OR and cannot be flexibly deployed in other theatres. Compared to the use of equipment carts, there is more equipment needed to have them available in all operating rooms. In addition, it is difficult to repair faults and also maintenance planning is more complex.
A combination of pendants and equipment carts combines the advantages of both solutions:
- The equipment is free to move to other theatres or to the repair and maintenance department;
- The wiring is routed to a pendant, keeping the floor free from cables.