Figure 1-11. Screen-film contact mesh.
This is a must! Every time a piece of equipment is tested, results must be
documented. There are some standard forms available. Most are locally devised and
produced. This information is necessary to prove that you have made the test, to show
the repairman what your test results have been, and to establish a historical log of both
your activities and the performance of the equipment.
Anytime a test indicates problems with the equipment, a retest for verification is
necessary before you call for a biomedical repairperson or a contracted service
representative. After the machine has been repaired, you must test it again.
This is one of the first activities you will want to establish in a quality assurance
a. The results of the evaluation provide a "baseline" (minimum) performance
level for the equipment.
b. An evaluation identifies problems that may exist with the equipment
c. The evaluators then decide which actions to take to improve the situation.