Cleaning and Sterilizing Medical Equipment

When you’ve acquired a batch of refurbished medical equipment for your practice, such as Stryker’s osteosynthesis devices, great care and research are needed to keep them in top operational condition. This involves cleaning them up and sterilizing them thoroughly. Continue reading

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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 Develop a sense of foresight and determine if this device is truly necessary or if it will become outdated in the near future.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

Classifications of Medical Equipment

If you want to buy used or refurbished medical equipment, be sure that you know what they are and how they can be used for your practice. Knowing what you need is a vital step to ensuring that your used equipment purchase is well worth it. For one, keep in mind that your choices mostly fall into any of these categories:

Diagnostic

As the classification implies, diagnostic medical equipment are those that aid primarily in the diagnosis of ailments. These include monitoring or imaging machines like X-Rays and CT scanners. Other examples include sphygmomanometers, pulse oximeters, and stethoscopes. Continue reading

Facts Surrounding Refurbished Medical Equipment

Refurbished medical equipment have been attracting much attention in the medical industry as more clinics, hospitals, and practitioners are realizing the many different advantages they offer. Since there are still doubts and apprehensions in the minds of many, here are a few facts that will provide guidance and valuable information on prospective buyers. Continue reading