We have had several injuries in our IV nurses who repeatedly push an IV cart house wide. We were not able to find an ergonomic cart that met all the requirements of locking, storage and mobility. We rigged our previous cart with an adjustable bike handle to better steer. We have had carpal tunnel and back injuries. We are in the process of implementing larger casters to reduce the push pull force.
We are interested in hearing what other facilities use. Our IV team is saying the IV supplies, saline and Lido must be locked and the cart cannot go into the room w/ the IV nurse. We hear there are wire shopping type carts that are very light and mobile but this does not meet the locking requirement. Would appreciate any information you have on requirements and how to avoid further injury to staff.Â