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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 217-220

Preventive maintenance of medical equipment in Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan, Iran 2013


1 Medical Engineering, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Hospital Management, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3 Medical Equipment Management, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
4 Health Services Management; Research Affairs, Isfahan Neurosciences Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
5 Health Services Management, Health Management and Economics Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Sahar Vesal
BS, Expert of Health Services Managment and Research Affairs, Isfahan Neurosciences Research Center, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2347-9019.130738

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Introduction: The role of medical devices is increasing every day. So, researchers of this study attempted to help managers and employers by introducing latest medical equipment states and implementing a scientist and accurate method in P.M. for medical equipment. Materials and Methods: This research is an analytical descriptive study and has been performed cross sectional. All medical equipment owned by Alzahra medical center are used in this study by counting method. In this research, we processed 1520 medical equipment, and finally added 1000 medical equipment into P.M. system. We categorized the equipment into 83 categories in 4 categories: Capital/Vital/Scarce/Versatile. In the second stage, we designed a specialized checklist for every category. Finally we completed P.M. instructions for all of the devices based on device's catalogues and biomedical expert's information. Results: Alzahra hospital had 992 pcs equipment consist on: Capital and sensitive (7 pcs)/Vital (11 pcs)/Scarce (49 pcs)/Versatile (636 pcs)/Vital and Scarce (2 pcs)/Scarce and Capital (13 pcs) Vital and Versatile (194 pcs)/Capital and Versatile (17 pcs)/Vital and Capital and Versatile (38 pcs). Status of P.M. system is: Versatile 36%, Scarce 36%, Vital 66% and Capital devices 51%. Discussion: The total of status of P.M. system is Less than 70% comparison of good condition. One of our big achievements in this research was collecting and conducting P.M. for 532 biomedical equipment in 19 types and 28 brands. We conducted these P.M. for Alzahra Medical center and it's exist for their staff and operations.


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