The manufacturer of all medical equipment routinely establishes a regular maintenance schedule that customers need to be able to accomplish in order to ensure that their system is running properly. These maintenance requirements ensure tests are run to ensure that certain linear accelerator parts are all functioning well. The same is true for oncology equipment parts.
Importance of doing regular proper maintenance
When the equipment you are operating is designed for diagnosing a wide range of serious injuries, illnesses, and diseases it is extremely important that they are working optimally at all times. To be sure that all of your machines are properly maintained you should read all of the documentation that comes with each machine and pays close attention to any section that lists regular or scheduled maintenance.
8 Steps Involved in Quality Preventative Maintenance Plans on Medical Equipment
#1 Get the key people in your organization on board with the plan
– In order for any maintenance plan to work you need to be sure that you have all of your people on board with your plan.
#2 Discuss your goals for the plan –
Be sure to discuss all of your goals for the program with everyone to be sure everyone understands them.
#3 Do an initial inventory of all the equipment needing to be maintained –
You should a complete inventory of all of the equipment that will be part of your plan.
#4 Make decisions on the plan you wanting to follow –
Make final decisions on how the plan will be carried out.
#5 Read through all of the equipment manuals –
It is important to know as much about the machinery as you possibly can before you get started.
#6 Schedule long-term maintenance plan –
Set up a long-term maintenance plan that covers all of the vital systems of the equipment.
#7 Schedule short-term maintenance plan –
Set up a short-term plan that covers a more basic look over of the system.
#8 Train your people –
Before you set your plans in motion you want to be sure that all of your people are all on the same page and ready to carry out the mission.
For some medical facilities this type of maintenance on each piece of equipment requires a special department within the organization. For others it is more cost effective to outsource medical equipment maintenance and repairs to a company that specializes in the repair of medical equipment and parts needed for complex repairs on large scaled equipment such as linear accelerators, CT scanners, and a variety of radiation oncology equipment.
Learn more about Radparts and the variety of services and parts they offer to repair medical equipment including: linear accelerators parts, CT scanners parts, linac parts, and radiation oncology equipment at www.radparts.com. To contact one of our medical equipment repair specialists for parts or service call toll free 877.704.3838 for 24/7/365 support.