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Re: drager savina 300 service manual Malcolm 7 hours ago
For entegreci,Illy, & Hinggar, I've sent you a "we transfer" link containing the Savina files.

Malcolm.
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Medical Equipment Management Jump to new posts
Re: Equipment Management Strategies for transformation Huw 9 hours ago
This webinar will be held once again on Wednesday 28th October 2020

Equipment Management Strategies for Operational Transformation

When:
Wednesday 28th October 2020

Speaker:
Dr John Sandham, EBME Chairman

Synopsis
The complexity and size of the life sciences industry in the UK is often underestimated, and is much larger than many people realise.

The life sciences industry employs 248,400 people in the UK. Approximately 127,400 (51% of the industry total) are employed in the Med Tech sector comprising the Core Med Tech and the Service & Supply segments.

Dr. Sandham discusses management responsibilities, and how to ensure organisational leaders understand that medical equipment assets are inextricably linked to their longer-term operational efficiencies and clinical outcomes.

https://www.ebme.co.uk/seminar/webinar
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Professional Issues Jump to new posts
Re: Global CE Day John Sandham 10 hours ago
Ha ha. I wish!
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Technical Assistance Jump to new posts
Re: M1026A RS 232 protocol and Settings Diego de Jesus Gonzalez Beltran 10 hours ago
Hi Malcom

Thank you very much
I'll try

Have a great week
Stay Safe too
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Test Equipment Jump to new posts
Measuring the voltage output of a diathermy Howard 16/10/20 8:49 AM
How many engineers have to measure the voltage output of a diathermy during a PM procedure?
One manufacture now asks engineers to measure the output of the diathermy under load and obtain the Vpeak to peak voltage.
It difficult enough measuring the power output, but measuring the voltage has certain interesting issues. Not only are very high voltages involved, around 2,500 volts but the waveform is asymmetrical, its not biased 50/50 around zero volts.
The engineer has to also consider the output of the diathermy is not ground referenced, it floats, as most F type diathermy do. This means that a very expensive Tek probe costing £3100 has to be used with a good scope. Taking the vPeak-peak voltage and dividing it by two does not seem to get the right values.

How many EBME test the diathermy using a probe, Do EBME actually have the probe.

There is an alternative way, take a look at the white paper https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6722787618913845249 Datrend vPad-RF

We are really interested in hearing how many departments use which method, and follow the service manual methods....
Thanks
H
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Spare Parts Jump to new posts
Spare GE FM monitor mounts? brompton 15/10/20 12:39 PM
Hi Fellow Biomeds
Hope you are all coping with wave 2.

I'm hoping that someone out there might have some unwanted GE FM monitor mounts that allow you to clip the monitor on for transport purposes. Part number M1043105.
GE have doubled the price, so Id rather not have to pay this amount. If you even have any old ones you might be getting rid of I would be interested so long as they are in one piece.

Thanks
Richard
Royal London ACCU
0203 59 40302
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Free discussion Jump to new posts
Re: Air intake hazard from COVID-19 MikeX 13/10/20 4:20 PM
The link is already in the original post under the word "paper".
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Free discussion Jump to new posts
UVC light & robots - A summary Alf 13/10/20 1:06 PM
In the last 6 months across social media, one particular technology that has been generating attention is UVC light and UVC robots. Through these exchanges, the effect of Ultraviolet-C light, it is safe to say has been somewhat exaggerated, sometimes beyond any science and practicality.

Due to the application of some fantastic sales and marketing strategies, the technology went from the ability to kill a virus in 20 minutes in a highly protected environment to be able to kill a virus in seconds, with no harm to humans. Unfortunately, this excitement does not come without a negative impact on the global fight against COVID-19.

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength (UVC, commonly referred to wavelengths between 200 – 280 nm) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions.

Actually UVC kills viruses, proven to be an effective method of killing microorganisms, however when evaluating the use of UVC disinfection in public spaces, it comes with its own set of problems and considerations:-

UVC robots may not be able to be used practically in public areas to kill microorganisms effectively.
Safety requirements, accidently circumvented, disregarded or not understood, present a potential hazard to people.
Exposure times required to kill a virus at a long distance at times makes it impractical.

Recommendations:-

Organisations continue to clean and sanitise public areas with a chemical solution. UVC does not replace chemical sanitisation, UVC disinfection augments existing effective processes.
In general, remember that UVC requires long exposures with the appropriate system - if exposure is long enough to kill a virus, it’s also harmful to you

Healthcare professionals and researchers have already shown how UVC can kill microorganisms—its use has to be combined with a chemical cleaning process, with the appropriate UVC exposure time and with the appropriate safety protections. UVC solutions that do not meet those criteria are not only ineffective, they also add barriers to our real fight against COVID-19.

I would say that the right equipment used correctly will certainly enhance any infection prevention regime.

Some good peer review and useful information follows:-

(1) Evaluation of an Ultraviolet C (UVC) Light-Emitting Device for Disinfection of High Touch Surfaces in Hospital Critical Areas (Beatrice Casini & al, 2019) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6801766/

(2) Comparison of UV C light and chemicals for disinfection of surfaces in hospital isolation units. (Andersen BM & al, 2006) https://europepmc.org/article/med/16807849

(3) UV Sterilization Robots – The Latest Infection Prevention Technology in Disinfecting Operating Rooms (Meditek) https://www.meditek.ca/uv-sterilization-robots-infection-prevention-technology-operating-rooms/

(4) About UVC (Klaran) https://www.klaran.com/klaran-university/about-uvc

(5) Ultraviolet radiation (Canada Occupational Health and Safety) https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/phys_agents/ultravioletradiation.html

(6) Office of risk management – UV exposure limits (University of Ottawa, 2020) https://orm.uottawa.ca/my-safety/em-radiation/uv/exposure-limits

(7) Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections with the UV Disinfection Robot (Blue Ocean Robotics) http://www.uvd-robots.com/

(8) IUVA COVID-19 FAQ (International UV association, 2020) http://iuva.org/iuva-covid-19-faq

(9) Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraviolet_germicidal_irradiation
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