When it comes to medical equipment in LTC, we know failures happen – and usually at the worst possible times!
Broken or under-performing equipment can lead to disruptions in patient care, safety concerns, and even financial setbacks.
Rather than fix every issue as it happens, there’s a cheaper, easier way: preventative maintenance.
In this blog post, we share how a good preventative maintenance program works, and exactly what you as a healthcare facility get.
Like regular servicing for your vehicle, preventative maintenance is the routine maintenance/servicing of capital equipment to reduce the chances of failure or downtime.
It can be scheduled annually or semi-annually depending on your needs.
The main advantages of preventative maintenance are cost savings and reducing the burden on LTC teams.
Enrolling in annual or semi-annual preventative maintenance offers the following benefits:
A common misconception is that the manufacturer will provide services after the sale if you need it. This is simply not true.
In fact, for most capital items like beds, ceiling track lifts, and even bathing tubs, you need to find source a third-party service partner. This includes things like:
Look for a factory authorized service provider like SFI Medical Equipment Solutions. A quality vendor should be experienced working routinely on the specific brands, makes, and models in your facility.
Preventative maintenance programs are designed to maintain the functionality and safety of your capital equipment.
During your annual or semi-annual visit, one of our experienced technicians will assess (note: this list is not exhaustive):
At SFI Medical, we offer full preventative maintenance solutions for the following brands:
Our services adhere to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards. This means that your equipment will receive maintenance that aligns with the manufacturer’s recommendations, helping to prolong its lifespan and maintain its performance.
Each piece of equipment is assigned a unique bar code. This allows us to track and manage the maintenance schedule for every item efficiently.
To get started with a preventative maintenance program for your facility, here are the steps:
At SFI Medical Equipment Solutions, we’re dedicated to supporting healthcare facilities in providing the best possible care to their patients. Contact us today to learn more about how we can partner with you to keep your equipment in top-notch condition.
SFI Medical is proudly Canadian owned and operated and we serve long-term care facilities nationwide. If you’re ready to get started with preventative maintenance, contact our technical team to book a service call today.