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Aluminum medical clipboard
June 20, 2005 3:48 AM   Subscribe

Those fancy aluminum clipboards they use for patient charts on ER. Where can I get one?

Brigitte Ginger Snaps has one:

(That's the front facing the camera, with the cover hinged at the top)
posted by cillit bang to Shopping (8 answers total)
 
How about these?
posted by tetsuo at 4:16 AM on June 20, 2005


I want a proper medical one if possible.
posted by cillit bang at 5:25 AM on June 20, 2005


"HIPAA Product Solution!"

How much more medical does it have to be?
posted by geoff. at 7:04 AM on June 20, 2005


There's no such thing as a "proper medical one" -- it's not like there's a Uniform Hospital Committee Of The World that decides what all proper medical facilities will use. Hospitals and clinics, like everyone else, have purchasing people who look at their needs, look at what's out there, and choose something that'll work for them.

I've worked in a hospital that uses these; I've worked in a clinic that uses these. (Both are from tetsuo's link above.)

So I guess the answer is a question: what do you want to use it for? Figure out your list of requirements, and then if tetsuo's link doesn't have a clipboard that meets those requirements, type type "aluminum clipboard" into Google. Go through the hits, and find one that does!

(I guess that's a longwinded way of saying that if your one requirement is that it "look medical," then there's no one clipboard for you -- because there's no one clipboard on which the entire medical world has standardized.)
posted by delfuego at 7:10 AM on June 20, 2005


better yet, type aluminum clipboard into froogle.
posted by Lockeownzj00 at 9:47 AM on June 20, 2005


You think I haven't done that? I want one like Brigitte's!
posted by cillit bang at 11:06 AM on June 20, 2005


it's not like there's a Uniform Hospital Committee Of The World that decides what all proper medical facilities will use. Hospitals and clinics, like everyone else, have purchasing people who look at their needs, look at what's out there, and choose something that'll work for them.

Worth repeating. Our local labour & delivery ward, for instance, uses tool carts from Canadian Tire (something like Home Depot) to hold surgical tools in the ORs because they have lifetime warranties, are built to last, and are substantially cheaper than the surgical equivalent. A creative use of a limited budget , I'd say.

cillit bang:
Unfortunately it wasn't clear - espcially when you said "I want a proper medical one if possible" that it was the particular style from ER that you wanted. The ones they use on ER might even just be props and not actual medical grade (though I'd be surprised).
posted by raedyn at 11:47 AM on June 20, 2005


My first comment! Your Google-fu is not strong :-) just kidding!
posted by manilamd at 7:52 PM on June 21, 2005


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