Clinical engineering equipment is often one of the most expensive things for a healthcare facility to maintain. The consequences of machine failure can range from inefficiency to a compromised patient, so it’s important to make sure every machine is working at its best level. Here are a few tips on how to make sure your machines run smoothly for as long as possible:
- Plan ahead: Consider future growth and machine usage. Will your expectations change over the next five years? How can you mitigate machine aging?
- Review: Review equipment brand, vendors, and delivery to ensure that the distributor will get your equipment/parts to you in a timely manner if a machine needs to be replaced or repaired. You can also look at reviews from other users or speak with an expert to get their opinions.
- Departments: Try to keep department staff as informed as possible about what is going on with the machines. It is important for them to know whether or not the medical equipment is safe to use or not.
- Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance checks to make sure all equipment is running properly. Taking this preventative step will decrease the risk of a machine faulting.
There are a lot of preventative measures you can take to manage clinical engineering maintenance. However, one of the most important will always be to have a proficient team in place that can provide quality service. If you are in need of assistance with your preventative maintenance routine, or if you need to hire a team of experts to maintain your clinical engineering department contact us at (210) 495-1950 or email us at email@example.com.