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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.
SCD A device designed to limit the development of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and peripheral edema in immobile patients.
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.
Outsourcing Transfer of control of a hospital’s equipment management system to an external entity.
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.
Accreditation A voluntary process by which an organization measures the quality of its services and performance against nationally recognized standards
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
Procedure Area An area within the healthcare facility that conducts invasive and minimally-invasive procedures requiring instruments, supplies and equipment
Load Control Number Numbers and/or letters by which a specific group of products can be traced to a particular manufacturing or sterilization operation.
Julian Date The number of days that have elapsed since January 1 of a specific year
Monitor To systematically check or test to control the concentration of a specific ingredient or the execution of a process. Or to watch, observe, listen to or check something for a special purpose over a period of time
Validation Procedures used by equipment manufacturers to obtain, record and interpret test results required to establish that a process consistently produces a sterile product
Verification Procedures used by healthcare facilities to confirm that the validation undertaken by the equipment manufacturer is applicable to the specific setting