Every medical equipment must undergo an electrical safety test at regular intervals to ensure the safety of patients and healthcare professionals. It has a direct impact on the effectiveness of the treatment. It is an evident necessity. A few considerations in this regard are as follows:
1. Though medical equipment areequipped with appropriate safety measures, they are prone to damage especially due to damage to insulation and grounding wires. Similar situations cause the current to leak which can result in accidents. Major effects may include respiratory arrest, fibrillation, etc.
2. Human nerve cells communicate by transmitting as well as receiving tiny electrical impulses. When the current overloads the nervous system, victim suffers from a condition called frozen on the circuit.
3. Negligence in maintaining electrical safety of medical equipment could be a cause of respiratory arrest and fibrillation. Prolonged tetanus might prevent a person from breathing. The muscle in the ribs needs to contract and relax to breathe. Inability to do the same might lead to a hypoxic state and irregular heartbeat. This could be a very critical condition in which the victim is likely to develop stroke. Thus, a small amount of current has the ability to cause fibrillation.
4. Here isa series of technical standards for the safety and effectiveness of medical equipment, set by governing bodies. Besides, there are legal requirements for medical equipmentformulated by insurance policy providers. Regular inspections must be carried out by the certified team in line with these regulations. These inspections include planned preventive maintenance and also electrical risk assessment. In this regard, providing appropriate electrical safety training to the healthcare staff is important.
Electrical safety is a shared responsibility between Manufacturers, Healthcare Staff including Doctors, Surgeons and others, especially those who use equipment, and Biomedical Engineers. Medinnova, one of the trusted refurbished medical equipment suppliers in India, considers it a privilege to play an active role in facilitating safe healthcare by providing advanced, prompt and comprehensive planned preventive maintenance support that leads to significant savings as well. To know more about a medical equipment company in India that provides quality-driven planned preventive maintenance and emergency repairing assistance, call on +91 95121 06062 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.