Preventative Maintenance for Medical Devices
Medical devices are a critical component of the health care industry. Every day, doctors, nurses, and lab technicians utilize these tools to provide optimal care to their patients. However, when a medical device fails, it becomes a burden for the whole facility. Required safety standards, increased efficiency, and minimized costs are the top three reasons why CSAT recommends preventative maintenance for medical devices.
Reason #1: Required Safety
The healthcare industry and government have stringent regulations placed on medical equipment to ensure patients’ and staff’s safety at all times. Both governing bodies require annual testing, calibrations, and servicing of the equipment to ensure that it is performing at peak performance. By scheduling preventative maintenance for medical devices, you are not only adhering to the required regulations, but you are taking action to secure the safety of your patients and staff.
Reason #2: Increased Efficiency
Regular preventative maintenance for medical devices increases efficiency on two levels. First, well-maintained machines perform better than those irregularly serviced. Second, when a machine fails, it creates a hiccup in your entire facility and disrupts the regular flow of efficiency.
Take a moment to think about what has to happen when a machine fails. When a machine fails, patients receive delays in care, the machine has to be removed from the treatment room, a substitute has to be found, repairs or replacement requests must be made, there is an extended downtime waiting for repairs or replacement, technicians must be escorted and monitored, and so much more. By practicing preventative maintenance for medical devices, you drastically decrease the chances of failure and all that inefficiency in your medical facility.
Reason #3: Minimized Costs
Medical equipment is a multi-billion-dollar industry in the USA. Given the materials and technology involved in creating these machines, it makes sense why medical equipment is so expensive. The cost of emergency repairs or equipment replacement is much more costly than regularly scheduling maintenance for your devices. You can save your facility thousands of dollars a year by scheduling preventative maintenance.
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