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Pharmacy Case Study: Kaiser Cascade Park


SmartCells Anti-fatigue solutions have been utilized in medical labs ranging from Kaiser Permanente in the private sector to Department of Defense labs and everything in between.


In fact, Kaiser Permanente has been a loyal SATECH, Inc. client since 2005, and has standardized the use of SmartCells anti-fatigue solutions in their pharmacies and blood draw areas.


In July of 2015 the representatives from Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park located in Vancouver, WA reached out to SATECH because their phlebotomists were experiencing pain and discomfort from standing all day.


After reviewing their lab layout and needs, we recommended the standard 1” grey SmartCells poly fleck platform flooring solution that has had proven success in the past. This particular area called for the 3.5” wide grey transition ramp to be used at the base of the chairs as well as the 12” wide transition where the walk off areas were much longer.


That part was simple. What came next presented more of a challenge.


You see, Kaiser blood draw areas require a unique custom flooring solution to ensure the medical lab professional’s daily tasks are not hindered.


No stranger to custom flooring challenges, SATECH installers determined the SmartCells pads needed to be cut and configured in a ‘half-moon’ around the base of the blood draw chairs so the phlebotomists can roll their trays up to the patients without having to roll on or off of SmartCells. Then once the flooring was installed, they applied a total seam seal over the entire floor to prevent fluids from getting under it and hampering infection control processes.


The installation was completed in one day and it turned out great!

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