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Advantages of Predictive and Preventive Maintenance Programs

Preventive Maintenance Programs for Biomedical EquipmentThere are lots of instances when medical office administrators require the services of a biomedical maintenance technician. If existing equipment breaks down or requires other servicing, a technician is your best option. If existing equipment cannot be repaired and must be replaced, a sales team of new and reconditioned equipment can help you continue providing patient care while maintaining budget restrictions. Loaner equipment opportunities are sometimes available for clinics, offices, and hospitals that hire technicians for preventive maintenance programs.

It is important to consider all of the potential failures, repair needs, and possible replacement dates of all biomedical equipment as part of management services. Older technology and new technology will often have different needs due to the type of services that are required to maintain biomedical equipment according to industry standards and government regulations. A different strategy is often required to ensure that preventive maintenance programs cover all the needs for effective device management. This strategy should include preventive maintenance for older technology and predictive maintenance for newer, high-tech devices.

What Do Preventive Maintenance Programs Do?

Medical practices, dental offices, clinics, hospitals, and specialized surgical centers all rely on preventive maintenance programs to ensure that their biomedical equipment is working safely, effectively and efficiently to provide quality patient care. Regular servicing of biomedical equipment is required by the healthcare industry and through government regulations. Clients who work with Stat Bio-Medical Sales & Service for preventive maintenance with a biomedical maintenance technician gain access to services not offered to non-contract customers. Loaner equipment opportunities and use of our proprietary Client Access Portal helps administrators to stay on top of equipment repair and inspection status for previously, currently, and scheduled service.

Ongoing service contracts are a huge asset to busy practices, clinics, and hospitals. They are designed to help them stay on top of all servicing requirements for improved accuracy and safety to reduce downtime and increase the longevity of all biomedical equipment. In addition, Stat Bio-Medical Sales & Service offers a wide range of other essential services to our clients, including sales and service of new and used equipment, emergency repair services, reconditioning services, and specialized repairs. We also perform instrument sharpening and restoration services for a variety of medical instruments, offer professional upholstery repair to extend the life of exam tables, chairs, and stools, and even perform annual testing and calibrations according to NFPA code 99, OSHA, JCAHO, and CLIA standards.

What is a Predictive Maintenance Program?

The medical industry requires that all biomedical equipment used by health organizations be properly maintained, tested, and calibrated to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of patients, staff, and other visitors. Effective medical device management of new and reconditioned equipment is required to guarantee high-quality patient care. All medical offices must have in place some sort of program that assists them in the maintenance, inspection, testing, and repair of all biomedical equipment in their inventory. These activities should be planned according to the manufacturer’s recommendations or any additional strategies required from a regulated equipment maintenance program.

Older technology devices have different needs and characteristics than today’s high-tech biomedical equipment. As a result, additional activities that are planned according to the manufacturers’ recommendations, along with regularly programmed self-tests, should be scheduled for best results. High-tech devices can be tested against the specifications that are presented by the manufacturer to ensure proper maintenance and calibration based on the frequency of use and the environment in which the equipment that will be used. This is needed to ensure that the devices are operating safely and effectively at all times. As a result, the “predictive maintenance” route is much more appropriate for preventive maintenance programs where new, high-tech equipment is concerned.

Quality, Dependable Services

Regardless of your approach, it is important to work with a team of biomedical maintenance technician and support staff who can meet all of your needs in a timely and efficient manner. You need services for new and reconditioned equipment that you can trust and depend on in an emergency. Service contracts for a preventive maintenance program help busy administrators stay on top of servicing requirements. If you would like to get a FREE quote for our services, including preventive service, emergency services, and loaner equipment opportunities, give us a call toll-free at 1-877-995-1117.