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Defibrillator A device that applies a brief electroshock to restore the rhythm of the heart.
Foot Pump A device that artificially stimulates the venous plantar plexus (the large vein located in the foot). It increases blood circulation in bed-ridden patients by simulating the motion produced during walking.
Sequential Compression Device (SCD) A device designed to limit the development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and peripheral edema in immobile patients.
IV Infusion Pump A device that mechanically controls the administration of intravenous (IV) therapy fluids.
PCA – (Patient Controlled Analgesia Pump) A device designed to provide automatic (self) administration of pain medication.
Hypothermia Unit A device that pumps heated or cooled water through a coiled pad to therapeutically raise or lower body temperature. These pads are much larger than hot or cold therapy device pads.
Biomedical Engineering The hospital department responsible for performing safety inspections and function tests on medical equipment. It is frequently abbreviated to “Biomed department” and is also known as the Healthcare Technology Management department.
Preventative Maintenance Service provided to equipment to maintain its proper operating condition by providing planned inspection, and by detecting and correcting failures before they occur.
Repair Procedures used to return equipment to proper operating condition after it becomes inoperative
Central Service The department responsible for decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storing and distributing the medical devices and supplies needed in patient care, especially during surgery
Wound Vac Therapy A device that provides negative pressure wound therapy by using controlled suction to close large wounds and promote faster healing.
Patient Care Equipment Portable equipment used to assist in the care and treatment of patients. Examples include: suction units, temperature management units, infusion therapy devices
Breast pump mechanical device that extracts milk from the breast
Enteral nutrition pump - Feeding Pump a device that provides nutrition to patients who cannot ingest food
Gastric suction a device that aspirates contents of the stomach and intestines
Environmental surfaces Surfaces or equipment that do not contact the patient directly, but may become contaminated during patient care
Julian dating The dating system that uses the number of days that have elapsed in the year
Maintenance insurance a hospital contracts with an insurance organization to manage costs of equipment maintenance
Continuing education records Records kept to provide evidence that an employee has kept current and is aware of new best practices
Negative A biological indicator showing no growth after incubation
Positive A biological indicator showing bacterial growth after incubation
The Joint Commission standards organization that requires preventative maintenance standards be established for patient care equipment
Federal Safe Medical Devices Act of 1990 requires healthcare facilities to report malfunctions that result in serious harm to or the death of a patient
Created by: mrjennings