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Annual Testing Requirements for Boston Biomedical Equipment

Annual Testing Requirements Biomedical EquipmentIn addition to providing quality Massachusetts service and repair, Stat Bio-Medical Sales & Service offers annual medical equipment testing services. We work to help our clients with compliance with NFPA 99 and other essential annual testing requirements. Our team of highly trained and certified technicians provides annual safety and performance testing, along with annual calibrations of equipment. We do this to ensure that our clients are meeting all legal obligations defined in NFPA 99 standards and other record-keeping requirements.

Detailed Medical Equipment Testing

The data that we provide to support required annual testing requirements include accurate documentation of testing, repairs, and servicing. Our extensive knowledge and understanding of these requirements help us to include essential details needed for compliance. The documentation provided regarding medical equipment servicing and testing needs to include details regarding what was tested and whether it performed successfully.

Our records retention policy is designed to coordinate with the healthcare facility to work in conjunction with record-keeping requirements. Regulations for record-keeping are determined by local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, for how long the records need to be maintained. Annual electrical safety testing, performance testing, and calibrations are part of our commitment to meeting annual testing requirements for our clients.

Beyond Standard Requirements

The services that we provide at Stat Bio-Medical Sales & Service exceed the standards required by NFPA 99 and other industry regulations. Medical equipment testing isn’t just something that a healthcare provider does to stay compliant. They also do it to ensure that safety of employees and patients. Our services are designed to exceed the standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).

It is important to understand that these regulations are designed to establish criteria for levels of healthcare services or systems based on risk. They include risks to patients, staff, and even other visitors within the healthcare facility. The goal is to minimize hazards related to fire, explosion, and electricity. Some of these requirements address areas such as the installation, inspection, testing, maintenance, performance, and safe practices. This includes not just healthcare facilities, but also safe practices for the materials, equipment, and any other appliances, including those that require the use of medical gas and vacuum systems.

What Biomedical Equipment is Included in NFPA 99?

Our Massachusetts service and repair team can assist with all medical equipment testing, servicing, and calibration of biomedical equipment. All new electrical appliances and equipment designed for use in a patient care facility will fall under the NFPA 99 requirements. This requires ongoing annual testing requirements and medical equipment servicing throughout the lifetime of the equipment. This is true even with equipment that is custom built-to-order, experimental, or still being developed. It all must maintain a degree of safety that is at least equal to NFPA 99 requirements.

Some of the equipment and appliances included under NFPA 99 consists of anything that is permanently corded or fixed equipment. Portable equipment transported or conveyed for patient purposes also falls under NFPA 99. There are also requirements for the performance of safety inspections for testing the cord and measurement of ground-wire resistance for all electrical appliances and equipment used within the patient care area of the facility. There are requirements based on the method applied, which meter is used, and when the tests are performed.

Satisfy Your Annual Testing Requirements

You can count on the services provided by our Massachusetts service and repair shop to assist you in satisfying your annual testing requirements. In between the annual calibration, servicing, and testing, we also provide a broad range of medical equipment servicing. Medical equipment testing is an important responsibility for hospital administrators and practice managers. The policies and protocols established by the healthcare facility regarding electrical appliances and equipment are dictated by NFPA 99. Stat Bio-Medical Sales & Service can help your Greater Boston healthcare facility with safety, maintenance, and compliance. Give us a call toll-free at 1-877-995-1117 to speak with one of our agents about annual testing requirements or service and repair.