Stainless Steel in Hospital Settings
There are an abundance of reasons hospitals and other health care facilities use stainless steel. Sterile & Cleanliness are at the top of that priority lists. Hospitals choose stainless steel regarding storage and other surfaces for that reason. There are many advantages to using stainless steel storage in a hospital or other health care areas that always need to be clean and sanitary.
Since stainless steel storage in a hospital will be cleaned often, you might worry about corrosion, but stainless steel also resists rust. It will continue to look clean year after year, no matter how often it is washed.
Since stainless steel is such a sturdy, heavy duty material, it makes sense for hospital storage. There are several options to make the jobs of a hospital staff easier. There are different types of stainless steel cabinets – tall cabinets, wall cabinets, islands, uppers and lowers. Counters themselves can also be stainless steel. Below are some examples of uses of Stainless Steel in a hospital setting:
- stainless steel carts that can deliver supplies from bulk storage to patient floors
- stainless steel tables for labs and pharmacy areas
- crash carts for in emergency settings
- surgical implements used in surgery
- counter tops
Stainless steel has a non-porous surface. That means that bacteria, viruses and stains cannot soak in. Cleaning the surface with any type of strong solvent will kill anything that might be sitting on it and sanitize the surface and therefore, there won’t be anything left hiding in any cracks or crevices that can cause illness.
Stainless steel is, plainly put, easy to clean. It will hold up to any scrubbing, and for a hospital, where the surfaces will be cleaned often and harshly. It can withstand virtually any cleaning solution and chemicals that are used to sanitize it. It can be cleaned multiple times a day without harming the surface. This is of the utmost importance in a hospital setting.