Safety Flooring Makes Hospitals and Clinics Safer

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Hospitals are an integral part of any society; they are the poll plank for any leader and the economy’s strongest backbones. The more hospitals a country has the better equipped they are to provide health facilities and battle epidemics, the better equipped the hospitals are the easier it is to prolong the life span of its populations and also lower mortality rates.

Hospitals are a place of hustle bustle with many people running around, some in anger, some in fear, some in anticipation and some sitting in an endless wait. There are also those who are in mourning and then there are those who have just witnessed miracles and are overjoyed. You could say that hospitals are the place where once can see the forces of the universe at play, dying, living and being born all happening under one roof.

Moving on from ironies, hospitals also have a lot of OPD patients that require attention for a matter that could be grave and life-threatening to minor ailments and illnesses that can be taken care of with medicines. There are those who come in for minor procedures and for minor nips and tucks.  There are also those who come in with major accidents that require immediate care along with utmost attentions, hospitals have to be equipped with advanced facilities and doctors have to be highly trained in handling these cases as the early precious few seconds can be the deciding factor in life and death. Hospitals are the representation of the eternal battle of life and death and their steadfast service accompanied by excellent health services bolstered by good equipment and wise doctors are what makes or breaks a countries health system. Hospitals provide lab testing facilities too.

Clinics, on the other hand, are smaller with some only providing services in a particular medical field, these could be dietary, pediatric, maternity, diabetes or even general medical help. Clinics also provide surgeries though not on the same scale as a hospital but they can also be the deciding factor between life and death as they too are equipped for emergencies. Many clinics are equipped to handle emergency situations to provide immediate medical care and then have the patient shifted to a bigger hospital. Some clinics only operate as lab testing facilities.

Hospitals and Clinics are both dedicated to the greatest of human virtues: Service. Service to anyone regardless of their caste, color, race, gender and religion, unconditional service for the betterment of the planet to bring about the highest virtue of them all: Compassion.

Hospitals have to deal with all kinds of things dropping on the floor; equipment, blood, excrement, cotton gauzes, body fluids, and other elements. The hospital floors may have to be made of ceramic what we are going to concentrate on are the operating rooms, labs, the waiting rooms and the doctor cabins along with scanning and X-ray rooms along with ultrasound rooms.

Labs in hospitals have a lot of testing to do; they have to collect blood samples along with other samples of bodily fluids. This leads to a lot of people standing around and a lot of fluids falling around. Labs do take care in ensuring that samples don’t fall over, but things like anti-septic, injection fluids all fall down while being administered, this can cause permanent floor damage. Interlocking Rubber Flooring Tiles aid in making the flooring safe from any staining and also provides compression, making standing all day- long a comfortable job. Most lab assistants complain of ankle pain, this is because they have to stand all day long, this issue takes on a gruesome form when the pain extends to the back and neck: this often leads to tiredness and also makes imparting of their duties near impossible. Rubber-based flooring makes standing all day feels like a cool breeze; the falling fluids cannot reach the floor and since the tiles are non- staining the rubber flooring is not affected either. Any fluid on the surface can easily be wiped away with a moist mop.

Labs in hospitals have a lot of testing to do; they have to collect blood samples along with other samples of bodily fluids. This leads to a lot of people standing around and a lot of fluids falling around. Labs do take care in ensuring that samples don’t fall over, but things like anti-septic, injection fluids all fall down while being administered, this can cause permanent floor damage. Interlocking Rubber Flooring Tiles aid in making the flooring safe from any staining and also provides compression, making standing all day- long a comfortable job. Most lab assistants complain of ankle pain, this is because they have to stand all day long, this issue takes on a gruesome form when the pain extends to the back and neck: this often leads to tiredness and also makes imparting of their duties near impossible. Rubber-based flooring makes standing all day feels like a cool breeze; the falling fluids cannot reach the floor and since the tiles are non- staining the rubber flooring is not affected either. Any fluid on the surface can easily be wiped away with a moist mop.

Operation theaters are where surgeries are performed sometimes for hours at an end, installing Interlocking Rubber Flooring provides surgeon and support staff the necessary foot cushion to conserve energy and operate without feeling tired. These tiles can easily be trodden upon by wheelchairs and stretchers. Since these tiles are interlocking the cleaning staff can easily remove them and clean the surface below and put the tile in place again.

Waiting rooms have people hanging around all day, some walk endlessly in worry, the tiles provide a cushion to anyone walking on them, and these may not bring peace to the mind or heart but can certainly ease the physical pressure of walking around.

Clinics should install Rubber Flooring, throughout their premises, large footfalls mean a lot of worn-out hard flooring surfaces combined with treatment fluid and other liquid-based waste, clinics become a mess-making a visit seem more like a pain. Rubber Flooring helps in maintaining a clean environment, clinics operate on a strict budget and spending money on expensive cleaning chemicals and equipment can in no way aid in the progress of a clinic. Rubber flooring is considered to be the most cost-effective flooring not only in terms of installation and purchase but also in terms of maintenance. Economics dictates the longevity of any clinic and since rubber flooring tile can last up to 7 years installing these makes a lot more sense.

Clinics also perform minor surgeries and the waste fluids can easily be wiped away from any rubber surface using a moist mop.

Since both clinics and hospitals need to be serene and quiet places, the noise-canceling capabilities of rubber-based flooring make it an axiomatic choice for both these health facilities, rubber is noise absorbent and can cancel out even the noise that bounces of walls this makes it the number one choice for any health facility. Noise pollution is a big problem in India and hospitals bear the brunt of it if they are built near roads, the predicament is that to allow ease of access hospitals have to be built near roads. This predicament results in noise pollution and rubber-based flooring is the only answer.

Most equipments in hospitals, clinics, and labs are expensive and heavy, dropping of these can cause great damage to the flooring and may also damage the equipment permanently. The noise created from such a fall will be great too and the fall may also lead to combustion. Rubber flooring has impact absorption capabilities, any fall or drop on such a floor can be negated and the impact vibration absorbed, this cancels out any noise generation. This effectively keeps the flooring safe and the equipment is protected from any long term damage. The many facets of rubber-based flooring can help in increasing the safety standards of health facilities thereby making them even safer. A hospital visit may not always be a joyous one but safety can make it a comfortable one. The visiting public and admitted patients deserve top-notch safety flooring and Fab Floorings India (FFI) has taken up the endeavor to make flooring safety its number one priority.

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