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Choosing The Best Blood Drawing Chairs For Your Facility

Having the right blood drawing chairs in the office, medical clinic, laboratory or hospital makes a difficult task comfortable for the patient. With a variety of different styles to choose from is essential addition to any patient care facility will also make blood drawing much easier for staff. With features that include different heights as well as storage options right on the chair you can easily find just the right match.


One of the most important considerations is a busy lab or medical setting is that not all patients are comfortable in the same size of seat. For this reason phlebotomy chairs come in a range of different sizes. Basics size options include a standard and a tall option. The tall version of the device actually has the patient sitting up higher on the seat with his or her feet resting on a bar attached to the frame of the chair. Very tall individuals can rest their feet on the floor without feeling cramped and uncomfortable. The higher level of the seat and the armrests on the chair also makes it more convenient for staff to access the patient's arm at an appropriate height. Another option to consider is a hydraulic adjustable chair. This allows the staff to position the patient at the right height to reduce the need for bending over to draw blood. 


Bariatric blood drawing chairs are an important consideration in many facilities. These chairs are designed to provide a higher level of support, larger seat and back width as well as a heavy duty frame. Typically bariatric blood drawing chairs will also be slightly taller than a standard chair to allow for ease of patient movement in and out of the chair.


Blood drawing chairs are minimalistic in design so they are easy to clean and disinfect as needed. Most are constructed with a welded steel frame and one or two flip or pivot arms, depending on the specific style. Two flip or pivot arms allow the same chair to be used for drawing blood from either the right or left arm.  Models can also have an interchangeable armrest that can work on either side of the chair.

The flip or pivot arm functions to allow the armrest to move out of the way while the patient is moving in and out of the chair. Models of chairs in different lines allow easy, toolless adjustment to the level of the armrest. This, if offered on the model, allows the technician to move the chair arm up or down for both patient and staff comfort and convenience. In settings where both children and adults are treated this is an important consideration to extend the use of the chair so it is comfortable for all.


Many of the most popular models of blood drawing chairs feature additional add-on components. These can include drawers with work surfaces that extend to the outside of the arm of the chair. Staff can use the work surface to make notes and record patient information right at the chair. The handy drawer can be used to keep labels, gauze, tape and other medical supplies easily available at all times. Various models also provide the option for a larger cabinet that provides a larger storage capacity for busy labs and testing centers.


Blood drawing chairs can be designed with a molded seat, back and armrest or they can be upholstered. Both options are designed with easy care in mind and are cleaned using standard disinfectants between patients. There are specific types of materials used by some manufacturers that will actually repel bacterial growth, molds and mildew from forming on the chair.


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