- Safety: You should always be striving to provide your patients & residents with the safest possible healthcare experience. Medical equipment that undergoes regular, proper maintenance is significantly safer for patients and medical staff alike. If your equipment gets inspected and maintained, you can reduce potential issues long before they ever become a hazard or liability.
- Economics: Preventative maintenance for your medical equipment can save you a lot of money in the long run. Replacing equipment or having to make emergency repairs is typically much more expensive than having routine maintenance and repairs performed. Don’t put of spending repair money until something must be taken out of service.
- Professionalism: While this consideration is not quite as important as the other two, it’s still something to keep in mind. If you are constantly having problems with medical equipment or devices because you are not making maintenance and repair a priority, you are going to come across as very unprofessional and have to deal with the inefficiencies or substandard care that can result from those equipment failures. Patients and residents will in turn be more likely to tell friends and family members to recommend your facility. You can avoid serious damage to your reputation by keeping your equipment in safe operating condition.