Equipment Rails Introduction
Originally introduced in the 1970s and installed in thousands of hospitals in North
America, the Fairfield rail system used to be the de facto standard of equipment management. Now, Lifespan Healthcare offers a new standard: new and improved accessory and headwall products that go well beyond the original Fairfield rail system. To help older facilities preserve their original investment, the new Lifespan rail system is designed to be seamlessly compatible with most of the old Fairfield installations. Our seasoned designers, engineers and product specialists–with decades of collective experience in equipment management–continue to create new solutions to equipment management challenges based on their understanding of caregiver tasks and user needs.
Equipment and components originally sold under the
Fairfield brand is still in use in many facilities.
These installations are generally compatible, and original
components can, in most cases, be used with current
Lifespan rail systems that are integrated in free-standing,
wall-mounted and mobile products. Many of the retro-compatible
existing Fairfield systems date as far back as the 1970’s
— a tribute to our philosophy of combating obsolescence.
Our rail and accessory product line is frequently updated
and expanded to include new products. We always appreciate
descriptions of the problems our customers would like
solved, or any product
suggestions you may care to share with us.
Lifespan Healthcare offers two types of rails. Light
duty rail for use on equipment where a support structure
is available, and heavy duty rail for all other installations
such as on walls. All rails feature a white laminate
insert. Custom color inserts are available to match
a facility’s decor. Rails can be ordered in
any increment from 1 ft to 10 ft. Several
types of adaptors are available to make existing equipment
compatible with the Lifespan Healthcare rail system.
Note: most existing Fairfield components may be transferable
to new rail installations.
Our rail-based gas management solutions allow hospital
rooms with inadequate gas supply to be brought up to
code with minimal disruption and cost.
These accessories are fully rail-compatible and permit
IV poles and IV hangers to be placed almost anywhere
near a patient.
Brackets, shelves and articulated arms help users to
place monitors where they can be seen and reached.
Waste and sharps containers can be strategically located.
Storage and presentation of diagnostic tools, disposables,
gloves, tissues, supplies and other frequently-used
items is always a problem in crowded patient rooms.
Our assortment of shelves, baskets and specialty containers
keep the patient area organized and neat.
These accessories are intended to solve some of the
other needs near the patent’s bedside.