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Medical Equipment Maintenance Training
- Medical equipment is designed to aid in the diagnosis, monitoring or treatment of medical conditions. These devices are usually designed with rigorous safety standards. The medical equipment is included in the category Medical technology.
- Charges for the purchase of equipment used in providing medical services and care. Examples include monitors, x-ray machines, whirlpools.
- any medical equipment used to enable mobility and functionality (e.g. wheel chair, hospital bed, traction apparatus, Continuous Positive Air Pressure machines, etc.).
- The process of maintaining or preserving someone or something, or the state of being maintained
- The provision of financial support for a person's living expenses, or the support so provided
- The process of keeping something in good condition
- alimony: court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated
- means of maintenance of a family or group
- care: activity involved in maintaining something in good working order; "he wrote the manual on car care"
- The action of undertaking a course of exercise and diet in preparation for a sporting event
- education: the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"
- The action of teaching a person or animal a particular skill or type of behavior
- (trained) shaped or conditioned or disciplined by training; often used as a combining form; "a trained mind"; "trained pigeons"; "well-trained servants"
- activity leading to skilled behavior
Manual on the Management, Maintenance and Use of Blood Cold Chain Equipment
The blood cold chain is a series of interconnected activities involving equipment, personnel and processes that are critical for the safe storage and transportation of blood from collection to transfusion. Breaks in the cold chain happen for many reasons, such as equipment that does not meet standards of quality and safety, is unsuitable for blood storage, or is not properly maintained or repaired.
The major items of blood cold chain equipment are refrigerators, freezers and transport boxes. Temperature monitors are essential during storage and transportation, and alarms are fitted to storage equipment to alert users should the temperature deviate from the acceptable range. There are many other cold chain devices and accessories such as standby generators and voltage regulators.
The World Health Organization (WHO) promotes the adoption in countries of a comprehensive life cycle approach to blood cold chain equipment that comprises: planning and decision-making, acquisition, installation; preventive maintenance, care and repair; monitoring of performance and use, and decommissioning.
Selection and acquisition of blood cold chain equipment were covered extensively in the publication The Blood Cold Chain: Guide to the Selection and Procurement of Equipment and Accessories. In that Guide, WHO provided blood bank managers, procurement agencies and manufacturers with a description of, and minimum performance specifications for all the essential equipment needed for the efficient storage and transportation of blood and blood components.
This new, complementary publication concentrates on the later stages of the life span. Detailed explanations, illustrations and standard operating procedures provide all users of blood cold chain equipment with information on how to receive, install, operate, maintain and monitor the equipment. Preventive maintenance and rational use prolongs the life of the equipment, significantly decreases safety risks and reduces replacement costs. Activities and exercises are offered to make the information as relevant as possible for the reader.
Blood cold chain managers are encouraged to adapt the information in this manual to personalize training materials for their staff. The manual may also serve colleges that train technical staff who will work in blood banks, and act as a resource to familiarize refrigeration engineers with the special requirements for blood cold chain in a hospital setting.
The ultimate objective of the WHO Blood Cold Chain Project is to increase the availability and provision of safe blood to all populations.
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Maryland National Guard Adjutant General Brig. Gen James A. Adkins hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for the new readiness center (armory) for the 224th Area Support Medical Company.
“This is truly a 21st Century facility for our 21st Century Citizen Soldiers,” said Adkins at the October 17 ceremony.
First developed by the Army in 1955 as the barracks area of a Nike Missile Battery, the new facility includes nearly 29,000 square feet of space for the training and administrative support of the 224th Area Support Medical Company.
The 224th was most recently mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March, 2008. While deployed, they provided emergency medical care at facilities located throughout Iraq. They returned to Maryland in February of 2009.
In addition to the drill hall, there are administrative areas, equipment storage areas, classrooms, a physical fitness area, a kitchen, a family support office, a maintenance training work bay, an area for virtual and constructive training simulation systems, locker rooms and other support areas.
One of the environmental and energy conservation features of the project is a geothermal well system to reduce both heating and cooling costs, the first such system in an Armory in Maryland. This system includes 30 wells over 400 feet deep.
060606-N-9076B-162 Jolo, Philippines (June 06, 2006) - Crew members assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Five (HSC-25), perform scheduled maintenance during a break from flight quarters on board the U.S. Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Mercy has already visited Zamboanga, Philippines, where its crew had treated several thousand patients. The ship is on a five-month deployment to South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Mercy's medical crew will provide general and ophthalmology surgery, basic medical evaluation and treatment, preventive medicine treatment, dental screenings and treatment, optometry screenings, eyewear distribution, public health training and veterinary services as requested by the host nations. Mercy is uniquely capable of supporting medical and humanitarian assistance needs and is configured with special medical equipment and a robust multi-specialized medical team that can provide a range of services ashore as well as aboard the ship. The medical staff is augmented with an assistance crew, many of whom are part of non-governmental organizations that have significant medical capabilities. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Photographer's Mate Don Bray (RELEASED)
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