New Fetal Monitoring Workstation from GCX: Consolidated to Optimize Workflow

PETALUMA, Calif. (July 18, 2013) – The new Fetal Monitoring Workstation from GCX Corporation, the industry leader in medical-grade mounting solutions, combines fetal monitoring and IT hardware in one single-cart solution to improve operational workflow for labor and delivery nurses and nurse managers.

Integrating fetal monitoring with IT and recordkeeping functions for electronic medical records (EMR) yields a consolidated workstation for hospital labor and delivery departments. The multipurpose Fetal Monitoring Workstation saves valuable space and helps keep medical devices organized.

Standard features include ample storage and a paper catcher that neatly collects recorder paper and keeps it off the floor. Accessory options include flat-panel mounting solutions, UPS/​CPU mounts, a hospital-grade power strip, and more – all resulting in a customizable cart that can be tailored for any workflow.

Featuring open-architecture, modular design that’s the hallmark of all GCX mounting solutions, the Fetal Monitoring Workstation is easily configured to accommodate a wide range of fetal monitor and IT hardware. Configurations for EMR integration include single-screen, horizontal- or vertical-oriented dual-screen, or laptop solutions. Besides lower initial cost and space savings of a single multipurpose workstation, the modularity of the GCX cart makes it easy to upgrade when technology and application needs change without replacing mounting equipment.

Clinics can choose between two mounting column styles, each with its own advantage: The Fixed Height Cart offers additional storage possibilities, while the Variable Height Cart (VHRC) provides increased ergonomic vertical movement for various users and sit/​stand adjustment. Regardless of style, the mobile nature of the compact-yet-durable cart facilitates easy movement for ready access in any clinical setting.

Functionality of GCX Fetal Monitoring Workstation carts carry through from receiving to maintenance and service. Carts ship almost fully assembled – minimizing setup time and assembly costs – and easy-to-release mounts for monitoring equipment assist cleaning and service. All approved configurations are tip-tested and comply with the IEC 60601 international standard for functional safety.

GCX designed the Fetal Monitoring Workstation with the hospital environment in mind,” said National Sales Director Kent Hochgertle. The single cart integrates seamlessly into everyday use in labor and delivery departments.”

This latest addition to the GCX line of carts reflects the many considerations today’s clinicians must take into account,” Director of Marketing Kevin Merritt said. Its singlesolution consolidation optimizes efficient workflow; its EMR compatibility acknowledges bedside information demands; its slim profile, smaller footprint, ample storage and concealed cabling conserves space; and its accessible, durable, modular construction makes it easier to keep clean.

By meeting the needs of multiple users with comprehensive features, the GCX Fetal Monitoring Workstation allows caregivers to focus their professional skills on mothers and their babies.”

About GCX Corporation

GCX Corp., based in Petaluma, CA, has been providing medical device and IT mounting solutions for the healthcare industry since 1971, through direct sales and working with original equipment manufacturers (OEM). Major product lines include wall mounts, roll stands, countertop mounts, pole mounts, and a variety of mounting accessories. GCX mounting solutions feature space-saving, ergonomic designs to improve both equipment and patient access. The company has offices in North America, Europe, Japan and Taiwan. It also operates warehouse and production facilities in Petaluma, California; El Paso, Texas; and New Taipei City, Taiwan. For more information, visit www.gcx.com.

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