Choosing Better Medical Equipment

Caring For Your New Veterinary Monitors

In order to provide care to the clients of your veterinary clinic, you will need an assortment of sophisticated diagnostic devices. Monitors can be among the most commonly used pieces of equipment that you have, and this can make it important to be aware of what steps should be taken to ensure your new monitors last for as long as possible.

Clean The Monitor After Each Day

At the end of each day, the monitors should be thoroughly cleaned. This is necessary to ensure that they are free of dust and other items that can potentially compromise the ability of the monitor to function. For example, dust can work into the interior of the monitor where it can degrade the electronic components. Additionally, the dust can make it difficult to accurately read the text on the screen.

Protect The Monitor From Common Damages

There are many damages that can occur to your new monitors. Electrical surges are a common and particularly devastating type of problem. These surges can cause the monitor to be destroyed as it can melt the internal components of it. Preventing this damage will require the monitors to always be connected to surge suppression systems when they are plugged into outlets. Tripping over the cords of the monitor is another source of damage that should be avoided. This will require keeping any excess length of the monitor's cords organized. Doing this may require a few more moments to set up the monitor, but it can avoid losing it due to an avoidable accident.

Calibrate The Monitor

Periodically, the monitors should be calibrated. This calibration will ensure the monitor's software is correctly interpreting the signals that it is receiving from the sensors on the patient. The calibration steps can vary from one type of monitor to another. In addition to following the calibration schedule recommended by the owner's manual, you should also perform this work whenever you notice anomalous behavior from the monitor.

Document This Equipment With Your Insurance

Your veterinarian practice will have invested a considerable amount of money in having enough monitors to meet its needs. Unfortunately, some people will make the critical mistake of failing to properly document the equipment with the insurance company. If this mistake is made, it may prove to be more difficult than necessary to file a claim in the event the equipment is damaged or stolen. Often, documenting this equipment will involve submitting pictures of the equipment to the insurance, but each insurance carrier will have its own rules concerning this type of documentation.

For more help, contact a company like Lu Tech Veterinary Industries, Inc.