Maintenance and Performance Assurance
Chapter 18 - Maintenance and Performance Assurance
Where there are national regulations on the qualification of the testing
personnel, and suitable measuring and testing facilities, these must be
You must perform the following checks every 12 months to ensure that
your monitor and accessories are in perfect working order.
Failure on the part of the responsible individual hospital or
institution employing the use of this equipment to implement a
satisfactory maintenance schedule may cause undue equipment
failure and possible health hazards.
Before using any transducer, patient module, adapter cable or other
accessories, you should inspect it carefully to ensure that all its
components, such as the housing, cable, and connector are in good
condition. If any part is broken or damaged you should not use it.
Every 12 months, you must carry out a series of preventive maintenance
tasks and performance assurance tests. These ensure that the monitor
continues to perform at its best, and reduces the possibility of failures.
The tasks to be carried out, their sequence, and the estimated time to
complete each one is given in the following table:
Replace the batteries.
Tasks and Tests