You must perform the following checks every 12 months to ensure that
your monitor and accessories are in perfect working order.
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 are listed in the following table. Where there
are national regulations on the qualification of the testing personnel and
suitable measuring and testing equipment, these must be observed.
Replace the batteries
Carry out a mechanical inspection of the monitor
Check transducers, patient modules, cables, connectors
and other accessories for cracks and defects
Carry out the Quick Test as described on page 114
Carry out the Parameter Test as described on page 115
Tasks and Tests
Appendix A - Care and Cleaning