It's been an issue for at least thirty
five years! It's really about human psychology and peopleís assumed and presumed status in relation to others (ie, the perceived pecking order, and the "Iím not doing that!" syndrome). Some people have always been too proud to do the shitty jobs, and now that nursing is a degreed profession, I can only see the situation getting worse.
Filling in forms is one thing, but maybe the real answer is (as John Sandham has mentioned) to promote the new career of Equipment Cleaner!
Perhaps the biomed shop of the 21st Century should comprise not only clinical engineers and biomedical technicians, but Equipment Trainers and Equipment Cleaners as well. These last two posts to be funded by Nursing, seeing as though they are too busy (or elevated) to take care of these important functions themselves. How about that?