Pre-owned Medical Equipment Does the Job for Less

One practical way hospitals and healthcare facilities can remain operational (and within their budget) is via used or pre-owned medical and diagnostic apparatuses. This is also to prevent the cost of new machines being passed on to patients and keep their expenses to a minimum.

More diversity and flexibility

The use of pre-owned equipment allows the healthcare facility to access a variety of machines, from simple diagnostic tools to advanced surgical equipment. This gives them more flexibility for treating patients, thus increasing their rate of success. Continue reading

How to Choose Your Medical Instrument Supplier

There are a lot of medical device suppliers out there, and they offer different products at different quality and prices. Below are guidelines on how you can choose the right supplier:

Reputation. Perform a background check. A supplier with good reputation usually has a long list of satisfied customers who’ve done business with them for a long time. Check for return and failure rates. And if it’s a new player, it must have at least passed the standards of existing regulatory bodies. Never buy from unlicensed sources. Continue reading

How to Assess What to Buy for Your Hospital

Medical supplies are vital to a hospital’s success, but unfortunately, not all healthcare providers can afford to buy every new piece of equipment that comes out. Which is why before purchasing, healthcare providers must evaluate carefully if a certain medical device is worth procuring or not.

Why Should You Get This Equipment?

Ask yourself why you need this type of equipment. Is it essential in solving an existing health problem? Develop a sense of foresight and determine if this device is truly necessary or if it will become outdated in the near future. Continue reading

Properly Cleaning Reusable Medical Instruments

The threat of the Ebola virus hangs in the air indefinitely, changing the mood of the general public. The need to improve on things that we can control, such as maintaining clean, sterile medical instruments, has become more imperative than ever before—even more so when cleaning reusable medical instruments.

In cleaning medical instruments, the quality of water matters. Washing with tap water is discouraged, since it has a high concentration of minerals which can settle and stain medical instruments over time. Continue reading

Facts about Refurbished Medical Equipment

Refurbished medical equipment are in no way inferior to their brand new counterparts, but there are several important facts you should need to know before buying them.

Different types of refurbishment – Refurbishment has three sub-types, namely visual, parts, and full. Visual refurbishment means that the unit only needs minor cosmetic touches; parts means that several working components have been replaced for better functioning; and full refurbishment means a full-scale overhaul of the entire unit, including its parts and finishing, is necessary. Continue reading

What to Look For in Used Medical Equipment Vendors

Almost no one was spared in the recent economic downturn, not even hospitals and medical facilities. While health care centers may desire to provide high-quality care for their patients, the cost of bringing in brand new medical equipment can make it a difficult challenge.

Fortunately, used medical equipment sales are providing a solution supplying facilities with what they need at reasonable prices. But what should one look for when it comes to choosing suppliers? Continue reading