Medical Device Management. Avoiding the Problems. Buy a good computer software system There are numerous systems available for the monitoring and maintenance of equipment This is the easy bit. What do you do before you issue equipment?
Medical Device Management Avoiding the Problems
Buy a good computer software system There are numerous systems available for the monitoring and maintenance of equipment This is the easy bit
What do you do before you issue equipment? What systems have you got in place to make sure that the equipment you purchase is safe and does what is says on the tin
How do you decide on a piece of equipment? Is it new on the market You have used it for years Only professional staff can decide Only the budget holder can decide If somebody likes a particular item we purchase it
how do we make sure that the equipment we are supplying really meets the needs of the end user ? Who do you involve in the purchase of equipment?
Professional staff Delivery/collections driver Warehouse/Maintenance Budget manager The end user Is it a standard piece of equipment? Is it a special piece of equipment
Specialist piece of equipment Is it a bespoke one off How do know it will meet the end users needs Have you tried other options
Statement of case Review after 6 months Professional Advisory Group Carers and Users Group
Standard Equipment How often do you review What about new equipment on the market Who does the training
Managing Medical Devices in the Community ~ Pathway Assess Consult Standard Equipment Equipment Continues to Meet needs Of clients Professional staff Warehouse staff Drivers Fitters Budget holder PAG/CUG Maintenance schedule Review/ feedback No longer Meets clients needs Special Equipment One off bespoke Can recycle
Now that we have all these systems in place what do we do? Use an appropriate monitoring system Easy peasy
Avoiding the problems • Thank you for listening • Any Questions ??