The Benefits of Rugged Devices on an Ambulance
When it comes to technology, paramedics have a number of specific needs that other industries don't have to contend with. In many cases, traditional computers, tablets, and other devices fall short, leaving you wondering how you're supposed to rely on them--or worse, failing on you at the worst possible moment. Rugged devices, however, are designed with your needs in mind. When you use a rugged computer on your ambulance, you'll find that you're in a much better position to count on your device.
Messes? No Problem
As a paramedic, you know there are days when your job can be messy. Traditional devices are at risk from fluids and messes in the back of the ambulance--not to mention extremely difficult to clean. Rugged devices, however, have several features that make those messes easier to deal with.
- Antimicrobial technology to make them easier to keep clean and free of germs
- Waterproof covers that protect against messes
- Easy to wipe down, clean, and disinfect without having to worry about damage to delicate electronic components
Harsh Conditions? No Worries
As a paramedic, you don't always get a choice about where you go. If there are injured people, you may find yourself diving into a variety of conditions: windy, dusty areas; rainy, stormy nights; even temperature extremes are par for the course in your line of work. Thankfully, your rugged device can make the journey with you without compromising your computer's functionality. Rugged devices are designed to be just as tough as you are.
Drops Aren't Fatal
When you get a choice between saving a patient and saving a device, you're going to choose your patient every time. You try to be cautious, but your computer may go flying in an emergency situation. Thankfully, rugged devices are up to handling the challenge. They can be dropped or bounced about in the back of your ambulance and keep right on functioning at peak efficiency. Rugged devices are also designed to protect against vibrations, so you won't have to worry about whether or not your partner's driving is slowly shaking your device apart.
Hot Swappable Batteries Save Lives
You don't always have the luxury of keeping your computer docked and connected to a power supply. Inevitably, that low battery indicator will start flashing at the worst possible moment: when you're in the middle of treating a new patient, gathering medical information, or completing life-saving treatment. With hot swappable batteries, available on many rugged computer models, you can quickly swap out the battery without needing to shut down your computer, then restart it and all of your vital applications. You need your device to keep working smoothly, and hot swappable batteries make that possible.
Ergonomics Make Your Job Easier
Medical-grade rugged devices are specifically designed to go where you need them to, whether that's balancing them in one hand while you work with a patient or propping them on your lap while you juggle other tasks. They aren't just designed for your comfort; they're also designed for easy use that allows you to focus on your patient instead of on your device. It's the little things that make the biggest difference, and rugged technology is specifically designed to take care of it for you.
When you're relying on technology to help you save lives, you need it to be both reliable and tough. Rugged computers are designed to fill that gap, safely dealing with the worst you can throw at them and coming out unscathed on the other side. If you're tired of losing traditional devices or having them fail on you when you need them, contact us today to learn how rugged devices can make the difference in your ambulance.
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