April, 2012 Franklin, MA – JACO Inc, the industry leader in healthcare computer cart technology, is proud to announce that Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) has retained JACO as its mobile computer cart vendor. EMMC will begin refreshing their computer cart fleet in the summer of 2012 with a state-of-the-art Lithium Iron Phosphate battery technology and new UltraLite 500 series mobile carts. This upgrade will help maximize care giving by providing full shift runtimes, quick mobile cart power system recharges, and years of maintenance free use. Another unique feature to this new fleet of mobile computer workstation is JACO’s patented ergonomic TRAC steering feature. Proven to reduce user exertion by up to 30%, this one of a kind cart steering system helps reduce the likelihood of on the job injuries and disabilities.
Lithium Iron Phosphate Mobile Cart Power
The UltraLite 500 Series Lithium Iron Phosphate carts will be equipped with JACO’s JPS-500 battery system. Providing pure sine wave AC output power with Lithium Iron Phosphate technology, JACO’s power systems are designed to provide health systems with a greener technology footprint while at the same time reducing their overall cost of ownership. Lithium Iron Phosphate power is also a lighter weight alternative to other technologies such as Sealed Lead Acid or Nickel Cadmium, which helps reduce the overall mobile computer cart weight thus easing the burden on nurses and physicians.
TRAC Ergonomic Steering
Safeguarding its team of healthcare professionals from workplace injuries is paramount to EMMC. By utilizing JACO’s ergonomic steering system, TRAC, nurses will have less stress when moving their new computer carts down hallways and in and out of patient rooms. TRAC steering operates very similar to the steering controls on a hospital bed. By engaging the TRAC foot lever, a 5th caster is lowered down in the middle of the mobile cart base. This additional caster provides increased control, so the cart requires less strain on nurses to maneuver. The TRAC system can also be quickly disengaged so that the cart will move side to side more freely in congested environments like an operating room or patient room. With most onboard powered mobile carts starting at over 70lbs, the TRAC steering system truly lightens the load on healthcare professionals making the workplace a safer and more productive environment.
About Eastern Maine Medical Center
Eastern Maine Medical Center service reach extends to all of Maine. Under community direction, EMMC has grown from a five-bed hospital into a world-class 411 bed medical center. The medical center and its medical staff of more than 300 physicians provide three-quarters of the primary-care hospital services offered in the Bangor area, as well as specialty and intensive services to the northern two-thirds of the state. EMMC also provides outreach clinics to many local hospitals in the region, allowing easier access for patients and supporting the role of those hospitals in their communities. EMMC is an American College of Surgeons verified Level II trauma center and host of Lifeflight of Maine, a statewide medical helicopter service that transports critically ill and injured patients.