Medical Equipment Maintenance Programme Overview
WHO Medical device technical series
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241501538 ISBN-10   
Order Number    19300264 Format    Paper Back
Price    CHF    15.00 / US$    18.00 Developing countries:    CHF    15.00
English     2011        92   pages
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WHO and partners have been working towards devising an agenda, an action plan, tools and guidelines to increase access to appropriate medical devices. This document is part of a series of reference documents being developed for use at the country level. The series will include the following subject areas:
. policy framework for health technology
. medical device regulations
. health technology assessment
. health technology management
. needs assessment of medical devices
. medical device procurement
. medical equipment donations
. medical equipment inventory management
. medical equipment maintenance
. computerized maintenance management systems
. medical device data
. medical device nomenclature
. medical devices by health-care setting
. medical devices by clinical procedures
. medical device innovation, research and development.

These documents are intended for use by biomedical engineers, health managers, donors, nongovernmental organizations and academic institutions involved in health technology at the district, national, regional or global levels.

An effective medical equipment maintenance programme consists of adequate planning, management and implementation. Planning considers the fi nancial, physical and human resources required to adequately implement the maintenance activities. Once the programme has been defi ned, fi nancial, personnel and operational aspects are continually examined and managed to ensure the programme continues uninterrupted and improves as necessary. Ultimately, proper implementation of the programme is key to ensuring optimal equipment functionality.