Weekend? Did I sleep too long last night (or better still, wake up in the Magic Kingdom)? I wish!
Thanks for that input, George (and long is OK ... by me, at least). And surely all that effort deserves a plug
(it's a nice approach)!
I'll quickly take your paragraphs one-by-one, if I may:-
1) Perhaps. But there have been many
examples of gouging
when it comes to selling parts!
2) Indeed. Sadly, we have more than our fair share of Jobsworths here in the UK.
3) Yes. Biomeds are generally Good Folk ... who often "try too hard" (to please, and all the rest). There has always been far too much focus on cost and/or "saving money". We should be looking at other ways of measuring and presenting the value of biomed services (as has been said on here over, and over again)! In short, biomed should be presented as a Quality Service (that is, one that meets the needs - in technical support terms - of the clinical users).
4) Yes. Agreed. "Finger trouble" = more training required! But at least the users there have (presumably) reported (what they believed to be) faults in order to have all those Work Orders raised:- I see that as a Big Positive.
5) Nice one. I recommend everyone to download that .pdf (and critique
it if need be)! Meanwhile, can I précis
it down here to that well known cry:- RTFM
6) Yes. In my experience it has always
been like that. It's always be easier to simply "blame the kit", and the present day "No Blame Culture" hardly helps. You know, "Lessons Shall Be Learned" and all that [censored]! On the other hand, safeguarding patient safety is what Biomed is all about.
7) As I may have mentioned before, sometimes (often?) biomeds need to be, shall we say, assertive
- and never be afraid to Take the Bull by the Horns as and when required!
But what about Evidence-Based (and its close associate Risk-Based) PM, George ... do you go for that?