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View the document View the PDF document Antistatic Equipment and Apparatus
Resource Description: This article covers the hazards of static electricity, some requirements for antistatic materials, and how to test if a potential antistatic material meets these requirements.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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View the document View the PDF document Autoclaves, Ovens, Incubators, and Water-baths
Resource Description: This article covers how to properly use, inspect, and clean autoclaves, hot-air ovens, incubators, and water baths.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 13746

View the document View the PDF document Balances
Resource Description: This article covers how both mechanical and electrical balances work, how to verify that each type of balance is working correctly, and how to properly maintain a balance.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 10261

View the document View the PDF document Batteries
Resource Description: This article gives background information on types of batteries and the chemical reactions that drive them. It also gives some more detailed information on lead and nickel-cadmium batteries and how to safely use them.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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View the document View the PDF document Blood Pressure Machines (Sphygmomanometers)
Resource Description: This article gives a detailed description of each of the three types of blood pressure machines commonly used in hospitals, including how to operate and properly maintain them.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 13106

View the document View the PDF document Breathing Machines: Oxford Bellows, Penlon Bellows
Resource Description: This article covers two different types of breathing machines, how to operate each one, and how to deal with some common problems they experience.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 15613

View the document View the PDF document Cell Counters: Basic Principles
Resource Description: This article covers some of the important principles behind cell counters and how they make the cell counter function correctly, and some common errors that can be encountered with cell counters and how to fix them.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 18631

View the document View the PDF document Centrifuges: Basic Principles
Resource Description: This article covers the principles behind centrifuges, how to correctly set up and run a centrifuge, and how to maintain, service, and calibrate a centrifuge.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 10778

View the document View the PDF document Common Disinfectants
Resource Description: This article covers some common disinfectants, how much to dilute them for use, important characteristics of each disifectant, and potential applications for each one.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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View the document View the PDF document Maintenance and Repair of Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging, and Hospital Equipment
Resource Description: This is the compelte book Maintenance and Repair of Laboratory, Diagnostic imaging, and Hospital EquipmentReapi
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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View the document View the PDF document Electrocardiograph Machine and Stethoscopes
Resource Description: This article shows how to check if an electrocardiograph (ECG) is safe for use, covers some common faults with ECG machines, and shows how to test for leakage.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 11407

View the document View the PDF document Electrode Equipment
Resource Description: This article covers the basic uses of electrodes, equations that can be used to model their physical behavior, and how pH meters are used. It also gives information on how to set up a pH meter and some good tips for maintaining electrodes.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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View the document View the PDF document Flame Photometers: Basic Principles
Resource Description: This article covers how flame photometers are used, the principles behind them, how to correctly install and operate one, and how to properly maintain a flame photometer.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 18255

View the document View the PDF document Gas Cylinders and Gasses
Resource Description: This article provides some background information on gas cylinders, information on how to ensure a gas cylinder is safe to use, and special precautions that must be taken with some hazardous gases.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 16501

View the document View the PDF document Infant Incubators: Basic Principles
Resource Description: This article covers how infant incubators are used, some general maintenance that should be performed, and how to both clean and fully disinfect an infant incubator.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 12113

View the document View the PDF document Laryngoscopes: Basic Principles
Resource Description: This article provides information on how laryngoscopes are used, how to determine what must be replaced on a broken laryngoscope, and how to fix the broken component.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 12293

View the document View the PDF document Microscopes: Basic Principles
Resource Description: This article covers the principles behind microscopes, how to clean the various components, precautions to take in hot climates, and some basic maintenance tips.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 12536

View the document View the PDF document Operating Table: Basic Principles
Resource Description: This article covers how to use an operating table, the purpose of the components on an operating table, and how to maintain an operating table.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 13961

View the document View the PDF document Ophthalmoscopes and Otoscopes: Basic Principles
Resource Description: This article describes the various parts of ophthalmoscopes and otoscopes, some common problems they experience, and how to perform some basic maintenance on them.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 12815

View the document View the PDF document ANAESTHETIC AND RESUSCITATION EQUIPMENT 3. Turn on the incubator, and leave it to heat...
Resource Description: This article describes the principles behind an oxygen entrainment system, how to maintain some different types of oxygen entrainers, and essential safety warnings.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 12452

View the document View the PDF document Anaesthetic Apparatus Parts: Checklist
Resource Description: This is a checklist that covers the parts of an anesthetic apparatus and explains how each individual part should be examined to ensure safe usage.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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View the document View the PDF document Photometers: Basic Principles
Resource Description: This article covers the differences between several types of photometers, it goes over each component in detail, and it covers how to safely use and maintain a photometer.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 15165

View the document View the PDF document Pipettes and Auto Pipettes: Basic Principles
Resource Description: This article covers some different types of pipettes, how to use them in a laboratory setting, and how to perform some calculations that may be necessary when pipetting.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 15663

View the document View the PDF document Refrigerator: Basic Principles
Resource Description: This article covers the operating principles behind two different types of refrigerators, how often to perform routine maintenance, and how to repair some common problems.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 17157

View the document View the PDF document Stethoscope: Basic Principes
Resource Description: This article goes over how stethoscopes are used, some different types of stethoscopes, and what to do with a stethoscope that is not functioning correctly.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 13750

View the document View the PDF document Suction Apparatus: Basic Principles
Resource Description: This article goes over the four main types of suction machines used in hospitals and how to safely maintain and repair them.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 10208

View the document View the PDF document Suggested Tools, Instruments and Machinery for a Maintenance unit in a District Hospital
Resource Description: This is a list of suggested tools and equipment for a hospital maintenance department based on how many technicians, electricians, workshops, and stores are present in the hospital complex.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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View the document View the PDF document Surgical Diathermy Machine
Resource Description: This article provides some background information on surgical diathermy, common types of diathermy machines, and how to perform maintenance on them.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 11490

View the document View the PDF document Systems for Continuous-flow Anaesthesia
Resource Description: This article covers how continuous-flow anesthesia machines work, it gives detailed directions for servicing and maintaining a flowmeter unit, and it covers how to service a rotameter tube on a continuous flow anesthesia machine.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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View the document View the PDF document Testing Anaesthesia Machines
Resource Description: This article provides a detailed procedure for servicing anesthetic machines and ventilators, it also gives instructions for checking the various parts of ventilator bellows, a ventilator controller, and absorbers, and it gives a detailed guide for using a pressure regulator.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 10134

View the document View the PDF document Ultrasound Equipment: Basic Principles
Resource Description: This article covers the physical principles behind ultrasound equipment, how to accurately use ultrasound equipment, and how to deal with some common problems they experience.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 14278

View the document View the PDF document Vaporizers for Anaesthesia
Resource Description: This article provides a detailed maintenance guide for three different ypes of vaporizers; the Oxford miniature vaporizer (OMV), the Epstein-Macintosh-Oxford (EMO), and Boyle’s ether vaporizer.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 10134

View the document View the PDF document Water Purification System
Resource Description: This article goes over different techniques that can be used to purify water and the advantages and disadvantages of each technique.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 23425

View the document View the PDF document The WHO Basic Radiological System (WHO-BRS)
Resource Description: This article covers the necessary specifications for an x-ray machine, how to safely operate an x-ray machine, preventative maintenance for x-ray machines, and it also contains information on battery powered x-ray generators.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 13267

View the document View the PDF document X-Ray Diagnostic Equipment
Resource Description: This article covers the various pieces of equipment that may be necessary to take x-rays, basic maintenance that should be performed in an x-ray department, and how to deal with some common problems that may occur with an x-ray machine.
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Date of Publication: 1996.
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UMDNS #: 13267

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