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Patient Care Equipment
Management
Chapter 18
Learning Objectives:
  Discuss the responsibilities of Central Service Technicians for
managing patient care equipment
...
Patient Care Equipment
 Portable (mobile) equipment that is
used to assist in the care and
treatment of patients. For exa...
Dangers of Ineffective
Equipment Management:
 Improperly cleaned equipment poses an
infection control threat
 Improperly...
Biomedical Engineering Department
 The hospital department responsible for
performing safety inspections and
function tes...
Equipment Responsibilities
 Central Service
 Dispense
 Track
 Retrieve
 Clean/Decontaminate
 Reassemble
 Store
 Bi...
Preventive Maintenance
 Periodic inspections scheduled according to equipment manufacturers’
recommendations
 Biomed mai...
Biomed Repairs
 Central Service Technicians should also route
equipment to the Biomed Department when it is
visibly damag...
Basic Types of
Patient Care Equipment
 Pages 364-366 in the
Text provide
information about
common types of
patient care
e...
Handling Soiled (Used)
Patient Care Equipment
 All Patient Care
Equipment that has
been dispensed must
be considered
cont...
Cleaning
Patient Care Equipment
 Follow Manufacturer’s
Instructions
 Pay close attention to
Detail
 During the cleaning...
Managing Inoperative
Patient Care Equipment
 Identify and Tag
Damaged or
Nonfunctioning
Equipment and Route it
to the Bio...
Preparing Patient Care
Equipment for Use
 Equipment should be
stored “ready for
use”
 Add disposable
accessories, check ...
Storing
Patient Care Equipment
 Clean, assembled equipment
should be stored in a clean,
secure, designated location
 Som...
Tracking
Patient Care Equipment
 Equipment can be
tracked Manually or
with a Computerized
program
 Tracking Systems are
...
Tracking Systems Should
Provide Information, such as:
 Current location of the equipment
 Patient charging information (...
Procuring New and Additional
Equipment
Meeting Patient Needs
The Need for New and
Additional Equipment
 New Technologies
 Increased Need
(patient volume)
Equipment Purchase
 Determine the need for specific equipment
 Identify the type (model, style, and brand)
 Budget for ...
Equipment Lease
 Determine the need for the equipment
 Contract with the manufacturer or leasing company
to lease (use) ...
Equipment
Rental vs. Leasing
Equipment rental is usually done on
a short term basis, leasing is for a
longer term
Equipment Rental
 Facility identifies immediate need for
equipment (usually because of high demand
or special needs of a ...
Manufacturer’s Loan
 Manufacturer agrees to provide equipment to
a healthcare facility at no charge
 That is usually dep...
Central Service’s Role in Managing
Patient Care Equipment:
 Provide Safe, Clean,
and Complete
equipment
 Maintain the
av...
Equipment
Repair and Maintenance
Keeping equipment safe, functional,
and ready for use
Preventive Maintenance (PM)
 Service provided to
equipment to
maintain it in proper
operating condition
by providing plan...
Repair
 Procedures used to
return equipment
to proper
operating
condition after it
has become
inoperative
Outsourcing
 The transfer of
control of a
hospital equipment
management
system to an
external entity
Maintenance Insurance
 Allows a hospital to retain control of its
own equipment
 Hospital contracts with an external
ins...
Proper
Equipment Management
 Ensures the
availability of safe
and functional
equipment
 Supports quality
patient care
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Chapter 18 patient care equipment management

  1. 1. Patient Care Equipment Management Chapter 18
  2. 2. Learning Objectives:   Discuss the responsibilities of Central Service Technicians for managing patient care equipment   Identify the purposes of commonly-used patient care equipment.   Identify handling requirements and concerns for common patient care equipment:  Cleaning equipment  Managing inoperative equipment  Preparing equipment for use  Storing equipment  Tracking equipment   Describe the differences and explain advantages and disadvantages of purchase, lease, rent, and loan options for patient care equipment   Review other basic patient care equipment concerns: maintenance and repair and outsourcing
  3. 3. Patient Care Equipment  Portable (mobile) equipment that is used to assist in the care and treatment of patients. For example, suction units, heat therapy units, IV infusion pumps, etc.  Must Be:  Readily available when needed.  Safe  Functional  Free from Soil  Must be managed effectively
  4. 4. Dangers of Ineffective Equipment Management:  Improperly cleaned equipment poses an infection control threat  Improperly assembled equipment may delay treatment  Inaccurately tracked equipment can delay treatment and/or cost the facility money if it has to rent additional equipment to replace “lost” equipment
  5. 5. Biomedical Engineering Department  The hospital department responsible for performing safety inspections and function tests on medical equipment  Commonly abbreviated as “Biomed Department”
  6. 6. Equipment Responsibilities  Central Service  Dispense  Track  Retrieve  Clean/Decontaminate  Reassemble  Store  Biomedical Department:  Perform Safety Inspections  Perform Function Tests  Make Repairs
  7. 7. Preventive Maintenance  Periodic inspections scheduled according to equipment manufacturers’ recommendations  Biomed maintains detailed records on routine checks, repairs, and other important information regarding each piece of equipment  Equipment is inspected and dated with Preventive Maintenance (PM) stickers  Central Service Technicians should not dispense equipment when the PM sticker indicates it is due for an inspection
  8. 8. Biomed Repairs  Central Service Technicians should also route equipment to the Biomed Department when it is visibly damaged or when it has been reported as defective
  9. 9. Basic Types of Patient Care Equipment  Pages 364-366 in the Text provide information about common types of patient care equipment handled by Central Service Technicians.
  10. 10. Handling Soiled (Used) Patient Care Equipment  All Patient Care Equipment that has been dispensed must be considered contaminated and cleaned, even if it does not have visible soil
  11. 11. Cleaning Patient Care Equipment  Follow Manufacturer’s Instructions  Pay close attention to Detail  During the cleaning process perform a visual inspection. Look for:  Cracked or Frayed Cords  Broken Components  Damaged or missing electrical prongs  Etc.
  12. 12. Managing Inoperative Patient Care Equipment  Identify and Tag Damaged or Nonfunctioning Equipment and Route it to the Biomed Department  Do Not return to service until the unit has been checked
  13. 13. Preparing Patient Care Equipment for Use  Equipment should be stored “ready for use”  Add disposable accessories, check or replace batteries, etc.
  14. 14. Storing Patient Care Equipment  Clean, assembled equipment should be stored in a clean, secure, designated location  Some equipment has special storage requirements, such as connection to an electrical outlet to ensure that batteries are fully charged when the item is dispensed
  15. 15. Tracking Patient Care Equipment  Equipment can be tracked Manually or with a Computerized program  Tracking Systems are discussed in detail in Chapter 19 (pages 371-376)
  16. 16. Tracking Systems Should Provide Information, such as:  Current location of the equipment  Patient charging information (if applicable)  Information about usage and trends  Usage
  17. 17. Procuring New and Additional Equipment Meeting Patient Needs
  18. 18. The Need for New and Additional Equipment  New Technologies  Increased Need (patient volume)
  19. 19. Equipment Purchase  Determine the need for specific equipment  Identify the type (model, style, and brand)  Budget for its purchase  Incorporate into the system  The facility owns the equipment
  20. 20. Equipment Lease  Determine the need for the equipment  Contract with the manufacturer or leasing company to lease (use) the equipment for a specified period of time  At the end of the lease period, the facility has the option to return the equipment and obtain newer technology or purchase it
  21. 21. Equipment Rental vs. Leasing Equipment rental is usually done on a short term basis, leasing is for a longer term
  22. 22. Equipment Rental  Facility identifies immediate need for equipment (usually because of high demand or special needs of a specific patient)  The facility contracts for a short term rental from an equipment rental company
  23. 23. Manufacturer’s Loan  Manufacturer agrees to provide equipment to a healthcare facility at no charge  That is usually dependent on a commitment from the facility to purchase equipment components such as tubing, pads, sleeves, etc.
  24. 24. Central Service’s Role in Managing Patient Care Equipment:  Provide Safe, Clean, and Complete equipment  Maintain the availability of equipment by coordinating workflow
  25. 25. Equipment Repair and Maintenance Keeping equipment safe, functional, and ready for use
  26. 26. Preventive Maintenance (PM)  Service provided to equipment to maintain it in proper operating condition by providing planned inspection, and by detecting and correcting failures before they occur
  27. 27. Repair  Procedures used to return equipment to proper operating condition after it has become inoperative
  28. 28. Outsourcing  The transfer of control of a hospital equipment management system to an external entity
  29. 29. Maintenance Insurance  Allows a hospital to retain control of its own equipment  Hospital contracts with an external insurance group to insure the costs of maintaining equipment
  30. 30. Proper Equipment Management  Ensures the availability of safe and functional equipment  Supports quality patient care

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