The most important feature of a stretcher or a procedure chair is the ability to position a patient to suit their desired comfort and care levels or to allow ease of access during procedures.
This article aims to address the pros and cons of both electric and manual patient head positioning which is commonly required for Eye, ENT, Plastics and Dental surgery.
There are many different types of stretchers and chair solutions out there and finding the right one can be challenging, especially when choosing between electric or manual functionality. There are a range of manual options on the market such as; squeeze lever cable release, push button hydraulic and screw knob adjustment.
Without question there are clear pros and cons to either functionality. The decision on what equipment to use will sometimes come down to the surgeon, anesthetist or carers preference or what they are familiar with. It's important that decisions for your facility are made involving all stakeholders who will be involved with the equipment over its entire lifespan.
If you’re wanting to know more about stretchers or procedure chairs, get in touch with us. We have a team of dedicated Account Managers who are knowledgeable on all the available options and can help guide you on which will be most suitable for your facility.