Medical Equipment Maintenance: User Maintenance Checklist Autoclaves / Sterilizers Mobile App
The Medical Equipment Maintenance: User Maintenance Checklist Autoclaves and Sterilizers mobile app is intended to be a guide for the medical equipment user to carry out basic maintenance tasks.
How does it work?
As most equipment problems are either simple or user-related it is the aim that the better care and regular maintenance enabled by this manual will have a significant positive effect on the delivery of healthcare. The maintenance tasks are placed in daily and weekly checklists. This will help in planning time for them to be carried out. In most cases, for daily tasks the beginning of the working day will be best, but any time will suit as long as the job is done. For weekly tasks, it may be easier to allocate a different day for each type of equipment, to spread the load through the week. A simple timetable with the person responsible can be used as a reminder.Sterilization is the killing of microorganisms that could harm patients. It can be done by heat (steam, air, flame or boiling) or by chemical means. Autoclaves use high pressure steam and sterilizers use boiling water mixed with chemicals to achieve this. Materials are placed inside the unit for a carefully specified length of time. Autoclaves achieve better sterilization than boiling water sterilizers.