HTM Discussion Group

Scheduled Maintenace Inspections

  • 1.  Scheduled Maintenace Inspections

    Posted 06-11-2019 16:11
    This weekend I had the pleasure to attend the AAMI Exchange.  I attended a session on Saturday titled "Best Practices of Multi-Hospital System-Based HTM Programs", was surprised by what the panel presented, which leads to my question.  What percentage of your medical device inventory has a schedule preventive maintenance?

    Jovo Acamovic
    Manager / Biomedical Engineering
    Froedtert Health
    Milwaukee WI
    (414) 805-7042

  • 2.  RE: Scheduled Maintenace Inspections

    Posted 06-12-2019 19:06
    For non-imaging I think we were around 25-30% of the equipment was routinely inspected. Your AEM should drive this with data from your CMMS. We were able to eliminate patient monitoring, pulse oximeters, thermometers, etc from routine maintenance.

    David Braeutigam, MBA, CHTM, CBET, ITIL
    Braeutigam Enterprises LLC
    PO Box 202125
    Arlington, Tx 76006