Whether you are an Accredited Nursing Facility, State Registered Rehabilitation Center, or a Government Funded Hospital Foundation, an Electrical Safety Check on Medical Equipment is mandatory in order to maintain  appropriate Certification.

 

Why You Need an Electrical Safety Check

With insurance liabilities being a daily threat, having your equipment in proper working order and correctly grounded  is essential for your facility’s protection, not only financially, but to protect your reputation and patients. Having out-of-date inspection stickers in plain view is a risk in itself. If you have equipment on a lease or loan program, be sure to keep a regular inspection log. While you may not own the equipment, having faulty apparatus is a reflection on you. We often hear “Safety First”, and that is very important when it comes to Electrical Safety Inspections in Nursing Homes, Rehabilitation Centers and Care Facilities because these subtle things do not go unnoticed.

 

What needs to be checked?

Any Electrical Medical Equipment that is used on or within a patient care area needs to be checked. Having a Checklist will provide an easy guide to ensure your patients are being given the utmost protection while under your care. The following is a simple Checklist, but not limited to equipment that would require an Electrical Safety Inspection at least once a year. This should be performed by a trained technician who will also provide a Report of Certification for your facility. Your Local Biomedical Equipment Service Company will be able to organize this for you as well as a reminder when the next inspection is due.

  Typical Nursing Home Equipment Inspection Checklist

  • Patient Beds & Lifts
  • Patient Vital Monitors
  • Defibrillators
  • Oxygen Concentrators & Ventilator Equipment
  • Rehabilitation & Mobility Apparatus
  • Patient Scales
  • Hydrocollators
  • Physical Therapy Tables
  • Alternating Pressure Mattress
  • Sequential Compression Device

 

  Typical Hospital Equipment Inspection Checklist

  • Exam Tables
  • Operatory & Examination Lights
  • Suction Pump
  • Oxygen Concentrators & Ventilator Equipment
  • Anesthesia Unit
  • Patient Vital Monitors
  • Defibrillators
  • Patient Scales
  • EKG
  • Microscopes
  • Centrifuge
  • Autoclave
  • Ultrasound

 

  Typical Medical Group Equipment Inspection Checklist

  • Exam Tables
  • Exam Lights
  • Patient Vital Monitor
  • Ophthalmic & Blood Pressure Monitor
  • Nebulizers
  • Defibrillators
  • Suction Pumps
  • EKG
  • Patient Scales

 

Where is the Inspection done?

The Biomedical Electrical Safety Check takes place right within your facility. In the event that any equipment is not up to standard or has an electrical issue should be taken out of service immediately. A service call will be booked and repairs will be done on site or in some situations brought to your Bio Medical Service Shop for repair.

 

How To Get Your Equipment Tested

Firstly, contact Your Local Biomedical Equipment Service Company to set up an appointment. As each piece of equipment is tested and approved, it will be stickered by the technician. Once the Electrical Safety Inspection is complete, You will receive an outlined list of all equipment tested with date & readings that will be required for a State inspection.

 

Have a Strategy!

Having properly functioning medical equipment is vital to a smoothly run and organized establishment, and it doesn’t stop there!  A well planned and maintained environment is an incentive for a happy and efficient staff, and consequently restful & reassured patients along with their families. 

On line reviews are enormously influential and need to be taken seriously. One bad review could put your rating in jeopardy. All it takes is a proper Medical Equipment Program set in place and adhered to. Contact Your Local Biomedical Equipment Service Company today – They will do this for you!

 

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