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View the document View the PDF document Autoclaves
Resource Description: This article covers the different types of loads an autoclave can be designed for and how each type of autoclave is different, it provides information for testing the different parts on an autoclave, and it covers how to maintain an autoclave to ensure it is safe. It also provides detailed procedures for operating a variety of different autoclaves.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.
UMDNS #: 13746

View the document View the PDF document Basic BMET Toolkit
Resource Description: This is a list of tools neccessary for BMET maintenance.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.


View the document View the PDF document Battery Maintenance
Resource Description: This article covers basic battery safety and some tests that should be performed frequently to ensure a battery is still working correctly. This includes how to clean a battery, how to check the acid levels, and how to check the specific gravity.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.


View the document View the PDF document Blood Pressure Apparatus
Resource Description: This article focuses on the mercury blood pressure apparatus; it covers how to safely maintain the equipment over a long period of time, how to use the blood pressure apparatus, and how to resolve some common problems and clean the apparatus.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.
UMDNS #: 13106

View the document View the PDF document Boiling Water Disinfectors
Resource Description: This article describes regular maintenance that should be performed to keep the equipment safe, and to operate a boiling water disinfector.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.
UMDNS #: 11278

View the document View the PDF document Bottled Medical Oxygen
Resource Description: This article covers the different types of canisters that are used to store bottled oxygen, routine maintenance that should be performed to ensure they are safe, and how to use bottled oxygen from different types of canisters.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.


View the document View the PDF document Care and Safe Use of Hospital Equipment
Resource Description: This is the compelte book "Care and Safe Use of Hospital Equipment." This book covers preparation of systems of hospital equipment and tips for safe use of hospital equipment such as: batteries, medical gasses, operating tables, suction apparatus, refrigerators, and more.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.


View the document View the PDF document Disinfection and Sterilisation of Medical Supplies and Equipment
Resource Description: This article covers the difference between disinfection and sterilization and when each should be used, how to sterilize or disinfect equipment, and how changing altitude affects both disinfection and sterilization.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.


View the document View the PDF document Equipment Acquistition
Resource Description: This article provides a list of factors that should be considered before purchasing new equipment and how to check new equipment before putting it into use.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.


View the document View the PDF document General Principles of Electrical Equipment Maintenance
Resource Description: This article provides maintenance information for sockets and plugs, information on where to place equipment, and information on what to give employees training on. It also gives some advice for how to choose spare parts and what to do with a device that has a broken voltage regulator.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.


View the document View the PDF document Incubators for Babies
Resource Description: This article covers the principles behind incubators for babies, some checks that should be performed on infant incubators and how often to perform them, how to ensure that an incubator is safe, and how to handle some common maintenance problems.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.
UMDNS #: 12113

View the document View the PDF document Management of Maintenance
Resource Description: This article covers how to set up effective communication and record keeping in a maintenance department, how to set up an inventory, and how to train maintenance personnel. It also covers some ethical and legal responsibilities and provides sample documents for record keeping.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.


View the document View the PDF document Operating Room Lamps
Resource Description: This article covers how a few types of operating room lamps work, some routine maintenance and how often to perform it, and how to use them safely.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.


View the document View the PDF document Theatre Equipment: Operating Room Table
Resource Description: This article describes how to operate an operating room table, how often to perform basic maintenance, and how to ensure that an operating room table remains safe.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.
UMDNS #: 13961

View the document View the PDF document Oxygen Concetrators
Resource Description: This article describes the principles behind oxygen concentrators, some basic safety routines that should be performed, and how to safely use and maintain an oxygen concentrator.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.
UMDNS #: 12873

View the document View the PDF document Checking Power Supplies, Plugs, Sockets, Plugs And Spares
Resource Description: This document gives a detailed step-by-step procedure for how to deal with a machine that is fed from a socket and that is not working correctly.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.


View the document View the PDF document Refrigerators:Safe Use
Resource Description: This article covers the operating principles behind two different types of refrigerators, some routine maintenance to perform on both types, and how to use both types of refrigerators.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.
UMDNS #: 17157

View the document View the PDF document Electrical Suction Appartus
Resource Description: This article goes over how to operate a suction machine, how often to perform some routine maintenance, and how to repair some common problems they experience.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.


View the document View the PDF document Vacuum Extractors
Resource Description: This article covers how vacuum extractors are used, how often routine maintenance should be performed, and how to deal with some common problems they experience.
Created By: Muriel Skeet and David Fear. From the Publication: Care and Safe Use of Medical Equipment.
Date of Publication: 1995.
Published by: VSO Books.
Terms of Use: You can NOT modify, distribute, or copy this document. It is for reference only.
UMDNS #: 14317

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