In 2022, the need for efficiency and safety within hospitals has been brought to the forefront due to the effects of the COVID pandemic. Hospital staff work tirelessly to ensure patients receive the best care. Nevertheless, there are certainly changes to be made when it comes to standard practices.
Some practices of the most practical standard practices have been shown to be outdated and in need of an upgrade. One of these practices is that of standard in-house transport of things like blood, labs, and pharmaceuticals.
Most often, transport takes place on foot. Skilled staff may spend hours of time acting as couriers when they could be caring for patients. This is where there is an obvious need for an update in our technologically advanced world.
One of the most practical and available solutions to this issue is the use of pneumatic tube systems.
Pneumatic tube systems have been around since the 19th Century, and are commonplace in banks and pharmacies. Some hospitals already employ them, but widespread use could bring significant positive change to the whole transport issue.
Pneumatic tubes can be easily installed into the walls of the facility. Carrier terminals are located at various points, and transport between the two farthest points suddenly takes less than 5 minutes.
In the post COVID world, speed is a top priority and pneumatic tubes are an obvious answer.
Source: Swisslog Healthcare