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Title: A Study On Current Maintenance Policies And Practicesfor Critical Medical Equipmentin A 250 Bedded Multispecialty Hospital
Authors: Dixit, Sheetal K.
Keywords: School of Health Systems Studies
Rekha Dubey
Multispecialty Hospital
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: This study examines the Current Maintainance Policies and Practices for Critical Medical Equipments ( CME) in a 250 bedded multispeciality Hospital. The work has examined the effectiveness of CME maintenance management policies and practices used by a 250 bedded multispeciality hospital. The conceptual framework was designed to study the following six variables: 1. Current Maintainance Policies 2. Types of maintenance services 3. Standard Operating Procedures 4. Types of Problems encountered 5. Relationship between problems encountered and type of maintainance services 6. Relationship between problems encountered and end users Research objective 1. To study about trends and patterns of failure of Critical Medical Equipments 2. Identify causes for failure of Critical equipment 3. Examine the impact of Critical Medical Equipment Failure on Patient Care Methodology The study focuses on the maintenance policies ,practices, patterns and causes of failure of the following selected critical medical equipment 1. Anaesthesia Workstations 2. Defibrillators 3. Electrosurgical Cautery Machines 4. Ventilators 5. Multiparameter Monitors 6. Dialysis Machines Break down records,Maintainance records and Complaints of the above equipment was noted for a period of three months from January to March 2017. Biomedical Engineers, Maintainance crew and End Users were interviewed. For instance ,in case of the Anaesthesia Workstation, the deputed Biomedical Engineer, the Anaesthesia Technician and the Anaesthesia Resident were interviewed.
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