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National Data Gathering on Medical Equipment Reliability

The Clinical Engineering Specialist Interest Group (CE SIG) of IPEM is launching the second phase of a data collection exercise to form the basis of a national body of evidence for reliability of medical equipment.

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When Sep 01, 2013 12:00 AM to Dec 31, 2013 12:00 AM
Where Online participation
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Contact Phone 02392286000 Extn 3787
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Clinical Engineering Specialist Interest Group (CE SIG) of IPEM is launching the second phase of a data collection exercise to form the basis of a national body of evidence for reliability of medical equipment. You can participate by gathering data to feed into this national study and benefit from the output in relation to Equipment Management. Data collection official start date is 15th July 2013 and continues for 12 months. However, participants can join us later in the process and for a period of time more convenient to them.

 

You may recall that some time ago there was a call for participants to take part in a pilot study to gather evidence on which judgements could be made to alter maintenance/equipment check depth and intervals. The first phase is now complete with results presented at MPEC 2012 in Oxford and a report published in the March 2013 issue of the IPEM Scope magazine.

 

The CESIG has now hugely improved the data collection template for easier data entry and data validation for consistency.

 

To encourage as many participants in this larger study as possible we have restricted our desired data collection to 4 categories:

 

-          Infusion Devices (volumetric and syringe pumps)

-          Multi-parameter Patient Monitors (i.e. not including spot check monitors)

-          Defibrillators

-          Ventilators and Anaesthetic machines

 

We would encourage each participant to choose a category and model(s) relevant to their area and on a monthly basis review all repair jobs associated with the equipment and translate the data into the data gathering template.

 

Any participation will be acknowledged in any resulting presentation or publication.

 

Please contact us for further details and a copy of the data collection template if you are interested in knowing more about this study before you join.

 

We are looking forward to having you on board for this exciting study with potential outcomes that may change the way we as clinical engineers do business!!!

 

CE SIG

 

Contact Details:

 

Hamid Reza Zolfagharinia

Email: CESIG_STUDY@IPEM.AC.UK

Tel: 02392286000 Extn 3787

Registration form available upon request

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