Often the last thing that patients are considering when they come into a doctor's office or a hospital is the furniture. However, the incorrect type of hospital chair not only creates discomfort for the patient but it actually can make the staff and the physician's work much more difficult. Having the correct type of hospital chair for each service required will not only save time and effort for the staff but it will also provide your office with the professional atmosphere that instills confidence and relaxation in patients.
A general purpose hospital chair that can be placed in a fully reclining position with a Trendelenburg mechanism is a great choice for any examination room. These chairs should have a large sized seat and backrest to accommodate even larger patients in comfort. In addition swing out armrests allows the patient easy maneuvering into and out of the chair from either side. Since these chairs may recline fully or even lower the head below foot level, a sleeping wedge or pillow is a great option for patient comfort. Additional features on these chairs can include pull out foot rests, removable headrests and additional cushions for smaller sized patients.
Other options for this type of specialized hospital chair include optional drawers for storage of equipment and supplies or information for patients. Other chairs may offer variable colors, extra padding and support and even larger seats for patients that may require additional space.