Exam tables are a staple of every medical office. In order to properly examine patients, medical professionals must be able to offer the patient a comfortable place to both sit and recline. A patient who is well supported will feel more comfortable throughout the visit and this will allow doctors, nurses and assistants to perform to the best of their abilities.
As with most medical devices, constant updates mean that it’s important to do plenty of research research to find the best version of a given product. Exam tables may not seem like they need constant updating, but from time to time, even these staples feature new innovations that medical professionals will want to have in their offices.
- Accessible transfer height – Making the table accessible to patients in wheelchairs is important, but the table will have to be adjustable back up to regular height for the exam.
- Bacteria-resistant surface – In medical offices every extra bit of sterilization helps, and some chairs and tables offer bacteria-fighting paint or a microbial guard.
- Chair to table recline – This keeps the patient comfortable.
- Extra storage space – There is never enough room for extra equipment, especially items that doctors typically need on hand during an exam, such as gowns and gloves. Having pass-through drawers allows access from either side of the table.
What features do you want in an exam table?