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Benefits of a Medical SFF Cart

5 Benefits of a SFF Cart

One of the most common things that medical facilities are looking for when it comes to their medical carts is versatility. While some facilities need all the bells and whistles that come with our full-sized carts, others need something that can be used in a variety of spaces, can maneuver around tight patient rooms, and take up less of their precious storage space.

That is where our medical SFF cart comes in!

What Is an SFF Cart?

SFF is an acronym that stands for Small Form Factor. Our DataCart™ Small Form Factor carts put an emphasis on user comfort, safety, and mobility while creating an overall smaller footprint. These factors give our customers the same purpose larger medical carts offer but with small cart benefits.

Benefits Of Medical SFF Carts

There are many benefits to choosing a Small Form Factor medical cart for your facility including:

Smaller Size

As the name suggests, the small form factor carts are smaller than some of our other powered medical carts. This overall small size leads to some of the other benefits we are going to talk about in a moment, but that smaller size is a benefit in its own right.

A smaller medical cart is more beneficial because of how it looks to a patient. Larger medical carts can be intimidating to a patient, depending on the situation. When a medical professional arrives with a larger cart filled with many accessories, the patient might believe that something is significantly wrong. Smaller carts have a better overall eye appeal that can surprisingly make a patient feel more at ease.


Ability To Navigate Into Tight Spaces

One of the more direct benefits of the size of small form factor carts is how easy they are to move around. As you probably already know most medical facilities lack space. Whether it is in the hallway, in storage, or in each patient room, space is something that comes at a premium.

While you might love to have a standard medical cart, it might be more beneficial to a tight office space to invest in an SFF cart. Small form factor carts allow you to have almost all the benefits of a larger cart all while gaining maneuverability.

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Smaller Footprint

Optimizing the space you have available without compromising on the necessary components of a medical cart is important. So being able to have a cart that takes up less storage space sounds amazing, doesn’t it? That’s what the medical SFF cart is here to do! The cart itself is approximately 40% smaller than a standard cart.

The smaller footprint gives you more spacing options that may not have been available before. Having small form factor carts could mean more organization, more room for other accessories, and even capitalizing on multiple SFF carts to replace larger medical carts.


Your medical staff has to do enough heavy lifting during patient care. They don’t also need to worry about pushing around a heavy medical cart. This lightweight cart design ensures that it won’t end up being a burden on your staff.

Our small form factor carts weigh from a range of 30-45 pounds, making them extremely easy to move around. Now just because they are lightweight doesn’t mean that they aren’t sturdy. Our USA manufacturing ensures that even our small carts can hold up in the harshest conditions.

The Medical SFF Cart Size Makes It Attractive To Telemedicine

One of the areas that we are seeing all these advantages of the SFF cart being used is telemedicine. Being able to have a patient visit a specialist in another facility or country is an incredible thing we can accomplish with modern technology. All the benefits we mentioned above – maneuverability, lightweight, smaller size, smaller footprint – make this task drastically easier, allowing patients to have a wider range of medical resources that would otherwise be limited without technology.

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Who is the SFF Cart Designed For?

The SFF cart wasn’t designed with just one facility in mind. Many facilities looking for quick maneuverability and compact sizing could benefit from the flexibility a small form factor cart has to offer including:

  • Patient triage
  • Nursing facilities
  • ICU
  • Ambulatory/outpatient areas
  • Operating rooms
  • Med/Surgery
  • and many more!

Can small form factor carts help you in your facility? If so, we’d love to chat! Contact us today and let’s see how we can create a custom solution built just for you!