Biomedical inspection tests ensure your equipment is working within the acceptable safety standards set by manufacture guidelines and these entities.
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation:
The AAMI standards program consists of over 100 technical committees and working groups that produce Standards, Recommended Practices, and Technical Information Reports for medical devices.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration:
With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing AAMI standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
Texas Department of State Health Services:
This Department is about improving the health, safety, and well-being of Texans through good stewardship of public resources, and a focus on core public health functions. DSHS goals are to improve health through prevention and population health strategies. Their work is a reference for medicaid and medicare services.
A Bio-Medical Safety Inspection helps prevent the hazards of using defective or improperly grounded electric medical equipment.
Time, Temperature & Pressure Check
Diagnosis of timeouts and cycles taking too long.
Temperature & PSI pressure tested for standard compliance.
Spore test for bacteria growth.
We offer haul away and fix your device technician services.
Electrical Ground & Leakage Testing
Safety Grounding and Leakage Testing:
During a Bio-Medical Inspection, the “electrical leakage” in that ground wire, is measured and tested to regulation standards. With annual tests, patient harm by shock can easily be avoided, and that is why these inspections have become institutionalized. For equipment, installed or hardwired into the building, leakage current shall be tested prior to installation while the equipment is temporarily insulated from ground. The leakage current from frame to ground of hardwired fixed equipment within critical patient care areas should not exceed certain milliamperes with all grounds lifted. For portable equipment, chassis leakage current cannot exceed standard microamperes. This is measured with an electrical safety analyzer.
Ground Fault Outlet (GFCI) Testing
GCFI outlets are often installed in a physician’s rooms and patient areas. GCFI monitors the ground current and interrupts the power when the ground current exceeds 6mA. These are tested with a GFCI tester to insure they trip as they are designed to.
Electrical Outlet Tension Testing
Electrical Tension testing is a test on the outlets that are with-in the physician and patient care areas. This test permits that outlets have a retention force that meets the requirements.
Centrifuge & Microscope Safety
Rotation Tests & Cleaning:
RPM of centrifuges are tested for frequency of rotation upon any service. Microscope cleanings are administered with each inspection. Keeping your medical equipment properly maintained and tested for safety is our combined mission for physicians and labs.
These are consistent standards and tests performed during a ValueRite Bio-Med Inspection to add to your patient and client safety.