Rubbermaid Medical launches mobile computing line
Rubbermaid Medical Solutions (RMS) showcased its new M38 Mobile Computer Cart line featuring a powered computer cart, pre-wired computer cart and non-powered computer cart during the 2008 HIMSS conference in Orlando, Fla.

Jeff Chochinov, senior product manager for RMS, told Health Imaging News that the new line further strengthens the overall RMS product offering, which also includes medication carts, wall-mounted workstations, and transfer and exchange carts.

“Our development approach was simple – we wanted the mobile computing carts to be easy to move, easy to use and easy to customize,” said Chochinov. “We’ve accomplished that with this line, and are confident these carts will have a positive impact on nurse workflow and patient care, especially as hospitals move forward with patient safety initiatives like the adoption of bar code scanning at the point of care.”

Key features for the M38 Mobile Computer Cart line include: a fully adjustable keyboard tray with a 180-degree swivel and -15 degree to +10 degree tilt; a contoured front handle that minimizes user strain when pushing the cart; document cover that protects reference documents placed on the work surface; an integrated keyboard light with auto shut-off feature; and multiple storage options including, side bins, a wire basket and a drawer with keyless entry.

“Nurses are the primary users of these carts, but IT needs were also very much a priority during the development process,” added Chochinov. M38 Mobile Computing Carts offer IT staff the integration, support and maintenance capabilities needed for quick implementation in various healthcare settings, he said.

Powered carts are UL 60601-1 certified for patient point of contact; the pre-wired cart with computer holder includes power, USB and digital video connector cables pre-wired to shorten integration time. Power system software, which comes standard, enables IT staff to wirelessly manage and monitor power status across the entire cart fleet.