Types and approaches to Maintenance of Medical Equipment:
There are two types of maintenance:
- Corrective Maintenance (or Repair):
o This is done to take corrective action in the event of a breakdown of the equipment.
the equipment is returned repaired and calibrated.
This work is done in a planned way before repair is required and the scheduled time for the work circulated well in advance. It involves cleaning, regular function / safety tests and makes sure that any problems are picked up while they are still small.
The choice of approach for Preventive and Corrective Maintenance depends on the complexity of equipment.
Maintenance by in-house trained engineers
- o The majority of the problems are relatively simple and can be corrected by a trained technician.
Simple repairs and inspections are less costly when done this way.