Medical mounts are essential equipment in almost every medical setting. They provide ergonomic solutions for computers, tablets and any other IT hardware that’s regularly used in hospitals or other facilities. Mounts help doctors and nursing staff to quickly and efficiently give the correct care to their patients whilst also providing more space in medical settings thanks to their versatile and adjustable functions.
At Debetrek, we have more than 20 years of experience working with healthcare professionals to help them choose the correct wall mount for their facility or needs. We can recommend different brands and designs to help you make the most of your space and budget.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at the different medical mounts on offer and how they can be used in various settings. We’ll talk through the benefits of each so that you can make an informed decision as to which is best for you, your medical facility and your staff.
What Are the Core Types of Medical Mounts?
There are three key types of medical mounts that are commonly used across Australia. They are:
- Wall Mounts
- Ceiling Mounts
- Desk Mounts
Wall mounts can be attached to different walls and surfaces and have several designs, including flush wall mounts and overhead wall mounts. They can be used for multiple equipment including monitors, cameras, laptops and keyboard trays.
Ceiling mounts are a great way to optimise otherwise unused space in hospitals. They’re particularly useful for patient entertainment systems as well as medical stations in busy areas.
Desk mounts tend to be a little less flexible but are often used in stationary positions, such as receptions or patient admission centres. They’re great for larger monitor screens and can combine well with other equipment.
5 Things To Consider Before Buying Your Monitor Mount
As with any important equipment, there are things to consider before you commit to buying. All three types of medical mounts can be used in different situations and scenarios and there are several reasons why you should choose one over the other.
1. What Does It Need to Hold?
It might sound obvious, but it’s important you think about what your mount will hold (including what it may potentially need space for in the future). Some mounts are purposefully built just for monitors whereas others have space for keyboards, mice, controllers and stationery. In some situations, it may work best to combine a ceiling or wall mount with a separate keyboard mount for more flexibility.
2. Amount of Space Available
In a busy and dynamic workplace such as a hospital or care centre, space (and how you use it) is a really important factor. Mounts can be an excellent way to maximise space in a safe and convenient way. Not only can they be mounted on specific walls or ceilings but most of the range on offer at Debetrek can also be pulled and tilted into position and returned to lay as flat as possible against a wall/ceiling when not in use.
By ordering wall mounts, you’re already thinking about making things more comfortable and convenient for workers and patients in your hospital. But it doesn’t need to stop there. There are plenty of other functions to think about that can make all the difference to how the mounts are used.
You should, for example, be able to tilt a ceiling mount to make it comfortable for nursing staff and patients to use. Not only should you be able to pull it down to the right height, but it’s important users can adjust the screen to the right angle too. Depending on where you need to place your mounts, you also need to think about how versatile they are and whether there’s space for multiple people to use them and how they will be stored when not in use. Many wall and ceiling mounts include articulating arms which give healthcare professionals flexibility when using them.
4. Weight Capacity
As well as thinking about the equipment that needs to go on your monitor (keyboard etc.), it’s important you consider the weight restrictions per model of mount. Generally speaking, a desk mount is usually better for heavy screens and there may be some weight restrictions for wall and ceiling mounts. Always check the product description or contact the team at Debetrek for more information.
5. Cable Management
Safety is of the utmost importance when it comes to medical mounts. A key part of this is managing cables – especially if your ceiling or monitor desk mount will be twisted, extended or tilted for use. It’s important that the cables are secure and won’t be disconnected whenever the mount is moved.
A desk mount can have a cable management design which can be really useful for busy desk spaces with multiple users and changes.
Whether you buy a wall, desk or ceiling mount, you need to make sure that the make and design meet your needs and space. Our entire range of wall mounts is customisable and can be used with laptops, keyboards, scanners and more. We only supply the best and most trusted brands that we’ve worked with for many years to ensure reliability and performance and most come with a 5-year guarantee. We also provide ongoing services and repairs to the equipment we’ve installed to minimise downtime and disruption to healthcare workers and patients. If you’d like professional advice about the best medical mounts for your healthcare facility, get in touch with the team at Debetrek. We’ll be happy to take you through the process and find the perfect mount for your needs.