This is the power exam room table in the left corner of the room. The picture is taken from the door. Notice the placement of the Integrated Diagnostic System. Traditionally this was placed on the wall behind the bed. The short Health Professionals complained that they could not reach it over the new larger tables, therefore it was moved to the head. Minor problem with this placement is that you have to turn your head to read the dial when taking the BP.
This picture is to the left basically behind the door. Not optimal location, but this rooms are smaller than normal. The focus is on the modular furniture that is adjustable (height), has a tack board, slots and shelves in the overhead bin, cables can be run down the back for the computer equipment (no holes to drill) and the patient is just off to the left of the physician when seated. A task light could be added under the overhead, but we didn't feel that was necessary.
This picture is taken from the desk location. It would be in front of the door when you enter. This is all modular furniture. In this configuration, the doors are keyed. Notice in the first picture that there are no taps on the sink.
The foot pedals have replaced the taps (second picture) for infection control. The staff think this is great. No hands! We did not go with the electronic faucets because there is a requirement to have hot, cold, or warm water. The modular cabinets come with the cut-out for the pedals. This furniture is manufactured by Herman Miller.
The exam rooms in these pictures are less than the 10x10 foot that would be standard in Canada. Our new rooms that will be in our expansion will be the standard which will allow the configuration to be improved (not happy with the patient behind the door).
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