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Mac’s Safety Space: When equipment retires ...

Hospital Safety Insider, February 10, 2011

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I was doing some work recently when I came upon an interesting situation. During the course of the building tour, we came upon a couple of syringe pumps that had been due for inspection in January, 2010, so they were a little past due. Of course, these devices were in a variety of locations: a staff locker room, a cabinet in a soiled utility room, and one (at least at the time of my visit) was hiding in plain sight, right next to the only one of these beauties that had an up-to-date inspection. So, we contacted the folks in clinical engineering who gathered up the offending items and whisked them away for preventative maintenance (PM). So far, no really big deal, but here's where things got a little interesting.

Find out more about equipment retirement at Mac's Safety Space.



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