Ultrasound Machine Maintenance for Private Practitioners
Unlike large hospitals, most private practices don’t have the need or luxury to have an engineer or team on staff to check and service equipment daily. Instead, it is up to the medical staff and management to notice when equipment is failing. Being aware of the state of the equipment is vital to ensure a functional and safe service for your patients. Here are the tops tips on ultrasound machine maintenance for private practitioners.
Ultrasound Machine Maintenance
1. Extend Your Service Warranty
On the administrative side of ultrasound machine maintenance for private practitioners, we recommend extending the service agreement of your equipment if possible. Most machines come with a 1-year warranty, but some companies will give you the option to extend that warranty to two to five years.
If your service warranty has expired, there are third party companies that can provide repair services on your device that may be more cost efficient than working with the manufacturer. At CSAT Solutions, our team of experts are able to provide high-quality and efficient repairs that will return your ultrasound machines to peak performance.
2. Teach Staff Awareness Procedures
On the practical side of ultrasound machine maintenance, your medical staff is the ones who come in contact with your equipment every day. Therefore, we recommend teaching your staff how to check the equipment before each use by implementing a mini-checklist. This list should include:
– Check cables are properly plugged in
– Check cables for fraying, tears, or other signs of wear
– Ensure cables are not twisted, pulling, pinching, or kinking
– Check transducers for cracks or cuts
– Check for cracks in the probe
If your staff notices a problem, CSAT offers a wide range of equipment repair services to protect your team and increase the longevity of your ultrasound machines.
3. End of Shift Wipe Down
To complete your ultrasound machine maintenance at the end of the day, you want to ensure that all machines are properly turned off and wiped down to increase the longevity and cleanliness of the device. However, make sure that the cleaning solutions align with what is recommended in the user manual.
Contact CSAT Medical
Has your service agreement run out, or isn’t up to par with your expectations? Are you taking action to ensure your equipment is always running 100%? If you answered yes, we at CSAT Medical are here to help. Please contact us today for more information on our preventive and repair services for medical equipment like ultrasound machines.