Creating a work order to repair critical equipment after a failure is not an option when that equipment is a necessary component of patient safety. There are no viable alternatives to preventative maintenance inspections. Managing medical equipment lifecycle from acquisition to end-of-life is more then a simple task assignment. Compounding the management of inspection processes within a critical infrastructure requires coordination, ensuring unconditional and timely compliance.
Preventative maintenance's primary goal is to maximize up-time by keeping operational
equipment in a productive state. Staying on top of maintenance tasks requires personnel to perform prescribed detailed
inspection tasks in compliance with standards
as dictated by equipment manufacturers.
Staying on top of maintenance tasks prevent unplanned equipment downtime while eliminating potential risks to patient safety. It is the coordination of Preventative Maintenance Scheduling that, while potentially complex, helps simplify tasks thereby making PM attainable.
Preventative Maintenance offers a number of important benefits including (but not limited to)