Medical Equipment (ME) EOC Inspection

ME 1. Medical equipment is clean and in good repair?

What is the likelihood to harm a patient / staff / Visitor?
Is the problem…

ME 2. Preventive maintenance inspection stickers/tags:▪ Present and legible?▪ Within the required inspection interval?▪ Include date inspected and next inspection due date?

What is the likelihood to harm a patient / staff / Visitor?
Is the problem…

ME 3. Area staff are familiar with medical equipment inspection stickers/tags and can describe how they know if equipment is safe to use?

What is the likelihood to harm a patient / staff / Visitor?
Is the problem…

ME 4. Emergency resuscitation carts (code/crash carts):▪ Secured▪Plugged in to an emergency power source▪ Inspection & test logs documented & maintained current▪ Staff aware of proper inspection and testing procedures▪ Consumables supplies within expiration date ranges

What is the likelihood to harm a patient / staff / Visitor?
Is the problem…

ME 5. Staff can describe the steps to take in the event of medical equipment malfunction or failure?▪ Remove equipment from service ▪ Apply failure tag/label to equipment▪ Notify Supervisor / Central supply▪ Perform emergency clinical interventions as necessary

What is the likelihood to harm a patient / staff / Visitor?
Is the problem…

ME 6. Medical Equipment plugged into a red outlet while not in use? R- series Defib...IV Infusion Pumps...ECG Machines...Suction Machine...Patient Vital Signs machine

What is the likelihood to harm a patient / staff / Visitor?
Is the problem…

ME 7. Clean medical equipment is segregated from dirty and is properly stored according to facility policies and procedures?

What is the likelihood to harm a patient / staff / Visitor?
Is the problem…

ME 8. Do you have any additional comments? If so, please add them here.

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.