International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Biomedical Instrumentation | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023 | Rating: 5.6 / 10

Finding Scope for Implementing Correct Strategy for Maintenance of Medical Equipment Using Failure Database

Shirish N Gandhare | Pramod Kumar [30] | Supriya Narad | Tarachand A Madankar

Abstract: Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this research is to develop a framework for deciding the maintenance strategy of medical equipment in hospitals, with the aim of enhancing their functionality. The focus is on the equipment used in the diagnosis of various diseases in patients. This research is particularly relevant during a pandemic, as the availability and precision of medical equipment are crucial requirements for hospitals. Background: Medical equipment plays a vital role in diagnosing diseases and treating patients. Inadequate healthcare services can have negative effects on hospitals' income, and the unavailability of equipment can hinder the treatment and livelihoods of individuals, especially in developing countries like India. Methodology: The research proposes the use of a Preventive or Scheduled Maintenance Management System to design the framework. This system will be developed using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Failure Mode Effect Analysis will be utilized to categorize failures and assess risks in order to minimize the criticality of medical equipment. Contribution: The study aims to measure the importance of medical equipment and its usability after implementing different maintenance practices adopted by organizations to improve their service. By developing this framework, the research contributes to the effective management of medical equipment maintenance. Findings: The classification of medical equipment based on usage and departments can help categorize their functionality and importance. By analyzing the failure database of medical equipment over a three - year period (2019 - 2021), it is possible to identify frequently failed equipment. The implementation of scheduled maintenance can result in a reduction in failure rates and an increase in the availability of medical equipment. Recommendations: for Researchers this research opens up opportunities to design a framework for making maintenance decisions, prioritizing repairs, and ensuring the timely availability of medical equipment for healthcare practitioners. Impact on Society: Healthcare units provide essential services to society, and accurate diagnoses with proper investigations are crucial for human well - being. Inadequate services can hinder the growth of health organizations and negatively impact people's lives. Therefore, the research aims to contribute to improving healthcare services and overall societal well - being. Future Research: Future research could focus on implementing Failure Mode and Effect Analysis and using computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) based on technologies like Python or Industry 4.0. These advancements could further enhance the maintenance strategies for medical equipment.

Keywords: Maintenance techniques, Maintenance strategy, Medical Equipment, Maintenance Framework, Essential Medical Equipment

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,

Pages: 2421 - 2428

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