In any healthcare environment, you must have the best available furnishings. Patient chairs are an important piece to the furnishing’s jigsaw but with many options available, which one do you choose? Here at Renray, we understand the importance of patient seating and have put together an informative guide.
Patient Chair Features
1. Comfort Is Key
One of the most important features of patient chairs is comfort. Patients with limited mobility will likely spend a prolonged period of time sitting in their chair, which is why they need to be comfortable. Features such as a pressure reducing seat cushion are fantastic for these types of patients as they help prevent pressure ulcers. You can also aid patients with versatile seating that comes with arm height adjusters. This clever feature is very useful for ensuring a wide variety of patients are catered for. Other features to look out for are a high-back and arm pads which are included in our 'Elite Chair Range'. This range of chairs has been designed using anthropometric data to achieve a good sitting posture.
2. Seat Management
Another important feature to consider is how easy is the seat to manage? Firstly, the staff will need to transport chairs so housekeeping wheels can be a vital feature. Patients will often struggle with mobility and could require a sling to transport them from bed to chair. As a result, it is important to consider whether you have enough access to fit a hoist sling. Our 'Balero Chair Range' is an attractive and practical design with a robust frame. This chair range has the option for a removable seat cushion which is also a useful feature to consider.
Patients are vulnerable to picking up infections whilst in a hospital, therefore, it is imperative that any furniture is cleaned regularly. A useful feature to look out for is whether seating is coated with antimicrobial fabrics and lacquer. This can help prevent hospital-associated infections. It's also worth considering removable cushions as they can speed up the cleaning process, ensuring a larger area is freely available to clean.
Renray Patient Chair
If you're looking to add high-quality patient seating to your healthcare environments, Renray has the solution for you. Find out more about our seating range by viewing individual products online. Alternatively, you can download our brochure, call us on 01606 593 456 or use the online enquiry form.