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Understanding Preventive Maintenance for Patient Temperature Management

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Aug 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Maintaining normothermia in the operating room is key to positive clinical outcomes. 

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance versus Repairs of Temperature Management Systems

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Apr 13, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Temperature management systems control patient temperatures within a narrow range. The most common application of these systems is to maintain normothermia while patients are in the OR to minimize perioperative adverse outcomes. Other applications include deliberate hypothermia used during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and localized heating and cooling therapy.

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance

Equipment Downtime in the NICU, What is the Cost?

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Mar 8, 2018 11:00:00 AM

As healthcare costs and insurance coverages continue to be volatile, not-for-profit and government, as well as for-profit hospitals, continue to seek ways to lower expenses without compromising patient care. Equipment maintenance and downtime can be targeted by managers and supervisors in every department as areas that can be more cost-effective.

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Why Invest in Preventive Maintenance Service for Patient Temperature Management?

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Sep 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Data was accumulated during a nine-year study of elective surgical cases. For those of us who work in or manage operating rooms, the results were stunning:

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Topics: Patient Temperature Management, Preventive Maintenance

Determining the Economic Value of Preventive Maintenance in Hospitals

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Aug 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Every preventive maintenance program is tailored to protect patients, keep equipment in good working order to maintain reliable operation, reduce the risk of injury to end users and avoid costly, unscheduled repairs. A factor which is critical to healthcare facilities is the cost of maintenance vs. the cost of downtime.

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Equipment Downtime in the OR: What is the Cost?

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Aug 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about boiler rooms or surgical theaters, hypotheses regarding the causes of equipment downtime are not industry-specific. Debates about preventive maintenance (PM) are equally generic:

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Topics: Preventive Maintenance

*This article is intended for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice or as a substitute for the medical judgment of a physician in evaluating patients. For more information, please review the information sources referenced in this article. For more information on CSZ, please visit our website or call us at 1-800-989-7373.