Medical equipment plays a vital role in healthcare; however, when it’s not properly used or maintained, it also can cause harm.
In many instances, patient injuries occur because of assumptions about who may use, calibrate, modify, or repair equipment. Injuries also might arise from training gaps that don’t address pre-use testing, preventive maintenance, malfunction reports (and incident reports), and repair procedures.
A commitment to safety is an essential element of any process related to the use of medical equipment — whether the medical equipment is purchased, rented, borrowed, or leased.
- Facilitator: Francine Umutesi
Discover the different components of the MEMMS
system. MEMMS is a system that manages
medical equipment, the use of spare parts, and corrective and preventive medical
equipment maintenance in all health facilities. In this course, you will learn
about the significance of MEMMS, how to record data on available equipment and
spare parts, and the maintenance (corrective and preventive) of equipment. You
will also be able to describe how to access and customize MEMMS reports.