Just like everything else in life, your car, your house, even yourself, regular maintenance is required to ensure everything is operating as it should be.
This becomes even more critical for medical equipment, because these devices are used to provide quality care to patients. While recommended by OEMs, our data has indicated that the required number of PMs are not always being completed on an annual basis for multiple devices across Canadian hospitals.
The following are our top 5 reasons for why PMs should be done:
1. Ensures optimal performance
The best way to know if your equipment is operating the way it was designed to is with periodic checkups that ensure it is meeting performance and safety specifications.
2. Helps ensure patient safety
This is a no brainer. The last thing you want to happen is for a medical decision to be made from a device that is out of calibration or is providing wrong information.
3. Increases patient throughput
Also a no brainer. The longer the equipment is functioning, the more patients can be helped.
4. Reduces downtime
When a device breaks down, waiting for parts and service can sometimes take a long time. Periodic checkups can significantly reduce major delays in providing patient care.
5. Increases equipment longevity
Medical equipment is extremely expensive. With budget reductions and cost-cutting policies playing a greater role in healthcare department budgets, proactively keeping devices running at their optimum performance reduces the possibility of a device from going out-of-service
How CMEPP Can Help?
We are changing the way PM scheduling is currently being done, so that hospital staff can focus more on patient care. Through the CMEPP program, you can be assured that PM’s are being scheduled and completed as required.
For more information, please contact us!
Phone: 1-833-78-CMEPP (26377)