It’s relatively common knowledge that when you take risks, you’re inviting the possibility of injury and accidents to occur. And in medical environments, this couldn’t be closer to the truth. The reality is, avoidable risks in the workplace can and do result in accidents; and the consequences can cause quite an impact to your productivity, your employees – and this ultimately damages your bottom line.
This article takes a look at anti-fatigue matting for perioperative areas in hospitals and the medical industry, and what the most ideal types of mats are for this environment.
Perioperative and Surgical Mats
Anti-fatigue mats are an absolute must for surgeons who work in hospital operating rooms, because they are quite often on their feet for long periods at a time. Surgeries can take long than expected, which can become physically draining and impact the quality of their work. This is why it is important to use closed cell formula anti-fatigue mats for surgery in operating rooms and theatres.
Creating an environment of comfort for medical staff should always be your number one priority when considering the content within a medical environment.
Amco’s Healthcare and Medical Matting Solutions
Fortunately, Amco has an extensive range of anti-fatigue mats for the hospital and medical industries. Certain products also conform to the Class 1 medical award and TGA number. And more importantly, they’re trusted products which are used throughout private and public operating theatres in both Australia and New Zealand.
Leading international research – namely the Centre for Sensory-Motor Interaction at Aalborg University in Denmark – has provided evidence of distress, strain and recurring damage while standing on hard surfaces for prolonged periods of time without the use anti-fatigue/medical mats.
This study concluded that some of the consequences of not using anti-fatigue mats while standing on hard surfaces include:
- Impaired blood circulation
- Swelling in the veins
- A reduction in concentration
- Muscular pains
And just some of the long-term consequences include:
- Chronic loss of blood circulation causing rapid onset of arthritis
- Varicose veins
- Damaged muscle functions from feet to lower back
- Reduced spine elasticity
Lab, pharmacy and medical Mats are highly recommended to solve the problems associated with all of the above.
Interested in finding more about how Amco’s anti-fatigue medical mats can be of benefit to you?
Let’s check out two of our most popular products in the medical mat range below:
The Orthomaster#1 has proven to be the most popular product and is a revolutionary breakthrough in the matting industry. Unlike other fluid resistant mats the Orthomaster® medical stress mats distinguished closed cell formula reduces liquid absorption, proving itself to be the preferred ergonomic anti-fatigue medical mat for all healthcare and TGA audited sites. It combines unmatched anti-fatigue properties and is supported with a TGA certificate and Class 1 medical award, making it an excellent choice for hospital, medical theatres and laboratories in and around Australia and New Zealand.This Orthomaster medical mat is commonly used in compounding and retail areas in Pharmacies and Chemist Outlets.
This is known as one of the most comfortable anti-fatigue mats for the medical industry. But not only is it comfortable – it’s stylish too! The Orthomaster Plus is designed to assist in the prevention of cross contamination in sensitive food and health environments. Best of all, we can customise these mats to suit your own preferences!
To find out more about our anti-fatigue matting products for hospital – and indeed the entire medical industry itself – feel free to contact us directly, or give Amco a call on 1800 888 598 and we will be able to provide assistance further.