We label the leads with the smae number as the equiment for example: 75234, all staff have been trained not to swop leads.

we refuse to accept or PPM equipment without the correct mains lead. They get reported to nurses forum, matrons forum, director of nursing, medical devices group. we ahve occasional missing of the leads. but the system does work.

Our Chief Executive has a personal interest in manangement of medical quipment and supports the department. I am accountable to him.

I also do regular ward round with the matrons and discuss issues with staff and point out non-conformities.

all seems to work very well.
get your chief executive involved and don't woffle to him, just give him the facts.
alex