Whether hospital-issued or patient-owned, a tablet is a significant technology investment that deserves top-notch protection from harm and theft.
Hospitalized patients generally have difficulty holding tablets because they may be too weak. Even if they are able, no one wants to hold a tablet for 3+ hours in order to watch their favorite movie. Additionally, patients may have issues positioning the tablet for comfortable viewing from a bed or chair. Both of these scenarios could lead to damaged or lost tablets. Common tablet protective covers or mounts may alleviate damage from drops, but they fall short when it comes to security, mounting ability, infection control, and charging abilities. Also, they tend to be brand-specific which leaves them incompatible with other devices.
These are just a few reasons why hospitals are looking for a more secure solution to keeping their devices protected. There are a couple of solutions that are available, but they aren’t compatible with every device and they don’t meet some medical standards, such as infection control, mounting ability, and charging ability.
Hospital rooms are constantly disinfected to meet healthcare protocol standards and reduce the risk of infection and contact germs. So, when it comes to product hygiene, anything a patient uses needs to be sanitized. Many consumer-grade tablet covers cannot withstand the abrasive cleaning materials that hospitals use. However, there is a tablet mount built to combat harsh cleaners, all while protecting the tablet and reducing the risk of infection- The Talon Tablet Mount. The Talon Mount eliminates the risk of cleaning products damaging tablets, while ensuring germs are not spread from one patient to another.
When providing a tablet for a patient, you would want it to be in the most convenient place possible for them. There are tablet mounts that attach to the wall, attach to overbed tables, and some that are simply freestanding. All of these options are not convenient for patients, not to mention hospital staff. Mounts that attach to the wall can clothesline nurses, mounts attached to overbed tables take up valuable space in small hospital rooms, and freestanding tablet protection poses a risk for theft and damage. The Talon Mount attaches to hospital bed rails, so it can be easily lowered with the bed rail in case of emergency. Most noteworthy, The Talon Mount puts tablets in the best place for the patients -- right in front of them.
All tablets require power to recharge the device’s battery. With The Talon, tablets can be charged while on the patient’s bed rail! Instead of needing to take a patient’s tablet in order to charge it, patients have access to the devices at any time of the day.
New versions of electronics are released every few months, which makes it difficult to provide a protective device that will work with future versions of tablets. Unless your facility wants to continuously purchase new gear to protect your tablets, invest in a device that is universally compatible with all devices -- like The Talon Tablet Mount.
Overall, the Talon Tablet Mount is the best device to protect hospital-owned tablets. It is cleanable, mounts to hospital bed rails, has the ability to be charged from the rail, and is universally compatible for all tablet types. We would love to send you a free sample of The Talon Tablet Mount -- we guarantee it will improve how your hospital uses tablets. Request a free sample here.