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Equipment Etching
#73747 01/11/18 4:55 PM
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Hi I wonder what other libraries use to identify their equipment when missing. We have asset labels and the devices serial numbers but have seen Trust’s using uv label systems or marking the case with the Trust’s name using a laser. It’s just that all stickers can be removed from missing machines and would like a better way to identify them as ours to community or external Trust’s

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Jamesant #73748 01/11/18 6:02 PM
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But do you ever see them again? think

If so, the manufacturer's serial number should suffice in identifying the equipment as yours (assuming, of course, that your records include the serial number)!

Another method I have seen (and have sometimes used myself) is to make some internal markings (or labelling) inside each unit when next opened up (for battery changes, repairs, or whatever).

But all such efforts are futile if you never actually lay hands on the equipment again (which is the usual case, in my sad experience). frown

Meanwhile, how did you get on with GS-1?


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Jamesant #73750 02/11/18 4:34 PM
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Hi we keep the serial numbers on Emis E-mat but was looking at a way to make the equipment more identifiable if the asset number stickers are removed. I did spot an Alaris GH on eBay and it had kings hospital equipment library laser etched in to the casing which I thought was a good idea. The GS-1 barcoding is still an on-going issue, we have involved the trusts IT team as we will need it integrating with the Emis Health System we use...wheels really do turn slow

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Jamesant #73751 02/11/18 11:16 PM
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Spotted in on eBay? That worked OK, then. whistle


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Jamesant #73753 05/11/18 11:35 AM
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😂

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Jamesant #73759 06/11/18 3:00 PM
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Hi
I use stuff from selectamark.
They print the stencils and then you use some gel thay gets painted over the stencil and voila, blue fingers and etched assets.


MrsT - I'd never loose anything if it wasn't for other people!
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Hilary #73760 06/11/18 3:11 PM
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As an aside, Selectamark also offers an Asset Management System. smile


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