THE IMPORTANCE OF A Stainless Steel Trolley IN THE WORLD OF MEDICINE:
have you noticed when you go to your dentist, GP, the blood bank, or any other medical facility, they always use a stainless steel trolley to keep their instruments on?
Well, that is because it is the best material to use that doesn’t carry or allow germs to cling to it like any other porous materials even aluminum.
As aluminum and other products that is not porous like stainless steel, they are not as durable to scratches and cracks as stainless steel is.
This crack and scratches turn that material from a porous to a “sort of non-porous” material by allowing the germs and bacteria to stick to it in those grooves and thus not very useful when working on a patient in a sterile environment.
Also as stainless steel is very rugged and durable it lasts longer and can take a lot of “abuse” through daily use.
These trolleys come out in basic designs that suit every individual medical practice usage.
It will come with wheels as well, for easy movability and access, especially an emergency room environment.
In the medical facilities and rooms, you will notice almost every item or piece of medical equipment is placed on a mobile trolley for that mobility in an instant and or stored on a non-mobile trolley in an easily accessible area that gets transferred to a movable trolley for the non-emergencies but still to move it around for ease of use when needed.
All these trolleys are always made of stainless for all the reasons mentioned above.
Some of these trolleys, especially the ones used in a non-sterile environment, like in a normal surgery and those used for moving medical equipment or materials are mostly painted either white or the facilities brand colors so it can easily be identified for their uses as per non-sterile and sterile uses.
The paint itself is usually a durable velvety finish for the rugged use and “abuse” purposes, so it can show any scratches and knocks which may occur during daily use.
So the use of stainless steel in the medical industry has been proven the best way to go over a long period ever since they started using it, and still used today and for what we can see into the future.
At least until they do discover a more durable and cheaper substance that has the same advantages if not more than stainless steel.