Derek Lashua, Marketing Director for Spectrum Surgical Instruments/STERIS Specialty Services, shares with Healthcare Purchasing News the benefits of taking a proactive approach to preventive maintenance of surgical assets.
“Spectrum has demonstrated that over time healthcare facilities experience reduced repair costs with instruments lasting longer when they are properly maintained,” said Lashua. “As hospitals gain an understanding of the financial aspects of a successful maintenance program, they are also able to more effectively address budgeting issues. Couple preventive maintenance with education and you further fortify the program resulting in increased patient safety, more satisfied surgeons and the reduced likelihood of readmissions due to hospital-acquired infections. It’s a win/win, with the additional benefit of a more knowledgeable and educated Sterile Processing and Surgery staff.”
Regularly monitoring surgical instrument performance for minor issues can also help facilities save money before major repairs are needed or the purchase of new instrument replacements.
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