It is important for every HTM department to have a set of clearly developed goals. Goals establish direction for your department and provide an operational framework for all employees. There... Read more
I learned to drive on my brother’s 1942 Ford and my first car was a twelve year old 1948 Pontiac. Since that time, I have owned and rented many cars that were made by various manufacturers Read more
Recently, there have been news articles describing how people have managed to hack implanted pacemakers and infusion pumps. The pacemaker article told how students at the University of South... Read more
In the course of our careers, we sometimes find ourselves in situations where we are frustrated by one of our vendors. Maybe they consistently miss critical delivery schedules, overprice pro... Read more
Regardless of who is servicing patient care medical devices in your hospital, you have an obligation to assure that all corrective maintenance, planned maintenance and operational testing is... Read more
Hospitals are amazing and satisfying places to work. Although there are many career choices for people like us who have technical skills, I am convinced that none is more rewarding than work... Read more
In a recent New Yorker article entitled “The Engineer’s Lament”, Malcolm Gladwell wrote about the issues sometimes faced by engineers. In the article, he says: “There is an old joke about an... Read more
It is estimated that over 80% of hospitalized patients receive Intravenous (IV) Therapy. A major problem associated with this therapy is IV extravasation or infiltration. It occurs when an I... Read more
Nurses, physicians and other caregivers rely on the devices in your inventory to assure the best possible outcomes for their patients. When these devices are out of service for extended per... Read more
According to the Gallup Organization, “In 2014, Americans say nurses have the highest honesty and ethical standards. Members of Congress and car salespeople were given the worst ratings amon... Read more
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