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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety$
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Elizabeth Haxby, David Hunter, and Siân Jaggar

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.001.0001

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Equipment management

Equipment management

(p.251) Chapter 28 Equipment management
An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety

Stephen Squire

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses equipment management in the healthcare setting, which has a major impact on patient safety. Equipment management involves the selection, procurement, installation, training for use, maintenance, and replacement of an organization's equipment fleet. Equipment standards are set out by statutory bodies including the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO), and the Department of Health (DH).

Keywords:   medical equipment management, healthcare practice, patient safety, healthcare organizations

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