Maintaining hospital equipment is a crucial part of keeping patients healthy and safe. There are many types of maintenance approaches that may affect cost, productivity, ROI, and overall efficiency. How does your hospital manage maintenance on medical equipment? Let’s review a few types of routines.
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Now more than ever, it’s important for healthcare facilities to maintain the cleanliness and integrity of their equipment and space.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 25 U.S. hospital patients is diagnosed with at least one healthcare-associated infection. But the good news is that you can control and prevent the spread of infection in your facility.
Feel free to click the links below to read press on EquipSystems. How Low-Level Disinfection Prevents HAIs, Failed Inspections and Morale Issues_ 8 Points From EquipSystems’ Carl Runge and Chris Wilkerson Healthcare Purchasing News 2012 Infection Prevention Services
Bringing a hospital environment from clean to super-clean creates a number of advantages: some of them are obvious, others are more subtle. According to Michael T. Kennedy, Regional Manager for a New England-based hospital cleaning service, one unexpected result of contracting with EquipSystems for a detailed cleaning at a Massachusetts hospital was an increased… Read more »
Hospital staff members who are conversant with Toyota-based Lean philosophy understand the power of the exercise called 5S. This disciplined approach to organization helps workers transform their often-chaotic work areas into useful spaces, and their tools, equipment and inventory always at the ready. 5S is intended to reduce waste, in the form of time… Read more »
Initial Conversation Understand client needs Describe process Address questions Site Visit Tour all patient areas Review proposed work area Understand limitations/preferences Proposal Process Provide multiple service options Develop suggested service schedule Program & Schedule Selection Adjust schedule based on facility preference Service Delivery Communicate to all affected departments Deliver consistent team service (uniforms, branded truck,… Read more »
Reporting & Testing Tags equipment with unique bar codes Records each make, model, and serial number Provides evidence-based results with ATP testing Notes equipment’s department and service details
Replacements & Repairs Extends the life of your equipment Eliminates the need for costly replacements Covers minor repairs including casters and rubber tips Lubricates wheels and other moving parts