Regulatory requirements and accreditation standards, as well as prudent practice, makes it essential to maintain a well-documented safety inspection and testing program to ensure that the healthcare facility's electrically powered medical devices are as free as possible from hazards. Different states and facilities are subject to a variety of requirements from regulatory agencies, accreditation organizations and insurance companies. PBES suggests you confirm with your accrediting affiliations, regulatory agencies and insurance carriers for individual requirements. Following is a BioMed Equipment Safety Inspection & Testing Strategy Worksheet for your review and consideration when developing an equipment management program for your facility.
According to AAMI (Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) a recognized authority in Biomed Equipment Safety Inspections & Testing:
Healthcare facilities should identify, in writing, activities and associated frequencies for maintaining, inspecting and testing all medical equipment on their inventory (CAMH EC.02.04.01 EP4)
Healthcare facilities should establish policies for testing procedures and schedules for patient-care related electrical equipment (NFPA 99 10.5.2.1.1)
Healthcare organizations should document inspection and maintenance of high-risk medical equipment (CAMH EC.02.04.03 EP 2) and non-high-risk medical equipment (CAMH EC.02.04.03 EP 3)
Documentation of testing (and associated repairs and modifications) should include at least the date, equipment identification and indication of passing or failing the requirements (NFPA 99 10.5.6.2.1 AND 10.5.6.2.2)
Different states and facilities are subject to different requirements. PBES suggests you confirm with your accrediting affiliations, regulatory agencies and insurance carriers for individual requirements.
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With our systematic, measurable, and traceable processes we can help your facility avoid the likelihood of equipment-related risks, minimize liability of mishaps and incidents, stay compliant with regulatory reporting requirements and control medical equipment & supply costs.
Our Biomed Safety Inspections & Testing will be performed according to manufacturer recommendations and will satisfy all regulatory agencies including but not limited to (JCAHO, AHCA, OSHA, FDA, NFPA, AAMI, HRS, AAAHC, AAAAPSF, DOH).