In all clinical settings, time, efficiency and accuracy are essential for a facility to run smoothly. Having drugs stored and labelled properly is one element in ensuring that patients’ needs are met in a timely fashion.
To transport a small quantity of drugs around a ward environment, the Low Level Lockable Drug Trolley may be the best option. This product is compact and lightweight, with a lockable compartment at the top, closed by a lid, as well as external containers on each side and a flat tray stored below.
This trolley allows multiple drugs to be stored in one space, within easy reach of the user. In addition, the inclusion of the lock prevents children or unauthorised adults from having access to the medicines.
Medical drug trolleys are also available for dispensing a larger quantity and selection of drugs. These trolleys, such as the Unit Dosage System Trolley, have both trays and shelves to store smaller products and larger items such as bottles and containers.
As with all the drug trolleys available, this item has wheels to ensure that it can be moved easily from one room to the next. Rails are fitted for the convenience of the user, as well as a bin to dispose of drug packets or waste. The top of the trolley can also be used to transport water or cups, as non-slip surfaces are provided in appropriate areas.
When a medical drug trolley is needed to store medicines distributed in blister packs, equipment such as the Drug Administration Trolleys - Monitored Dosage System can be used. This device has strategically placed hooks and trays to keep packs in an orderly fashion and to allow for the packs to be placed in a specific order. The hooks on the trolley and the shelves on the inside of the door can be removed or adjusted, depending on the size of the packs, or to accommodate bottles.
These trolleys, like the others, have special design features with the needs of the user in mind. These features include comfortable push handles, a plastic rubbish bin and easy-to-manoeuvre rubber wheels.