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chapter 20

TermDefinition
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. It increases blood circulation in bed-ridden patients by simulating the motion of walking
Sequential Compression Device A device designed to limit the development of deep vein thrombosis, and peripheral edema in immobile patients
Infusion Pump A device that mechanically controls the administration of IV therapy fluids
Patient Controlled Analgesia Pump A device designed to provide self administration of pain medication
Hypothermia unit A device that pumps heated or cold water through a coiled pad to therapeutically raise or lower body temperature
Continuous Passive Motion Device Device that treats synovial joints following surgery or trauma
Feeding pump A device that provides nutrition to patients who cannot ingest food because of recent surgery or because digestive organs do not function properly. Also called Enteral nutrition pump
Wound VAC Therapy Unit A device that provides negative pressure wound therapy by using controlled suction to close large wounds and promote faster healing
Biomedical Engineering The hospital department responsible for performing safety inspections and functions tests on medical equipment.
Outsourcing Transfer of control of a hospitals equipment management system to an external entity.
Preventative Maintenance Service provided to equipment to maintain it in proper operating condition by providing planned inspection and by detecting and correcting failures before they occur.
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 that is used to assist in the care and treatment of patients.
Load control number Label information on sterilization packages, trays or containers that identifies the sterilizer, cycle run and date of sterilization
Julian Date The Julian day or Julian day number is 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 of the execution of a process.
Vailidation 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
Created by: shikkachi