Definition : Conveyors designed for automated movement of equipment and/or containers filled with documents and supplies within a healthcare facility. These conveyors typically consist of a moving belt with appropriate attachments for the containers (e.g., cleats, scoops, or buckets), a powered mechanism, and controls to regulate the movement and/or speed of the belt. Document/materiel conveyors are used to move documents and/or materiel (i.e., equipment, devices, supplies); they are also used to move laboratory samples and/or drugs while preserving their integrity and preventing any opportunities for tampering.
Entry Terms : "Materiel Conveyors" , "Document Conveyors" , "Conveyors, Document/Materiel"
UMDC code : 15940