Healthcare facilities are held to high standards and must ensure that the that their patients receive the best care while following standards set forth by federal guidelines. Whether it’s long-term care, hospitals, urgent care facilities – CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Software) makes sure the work is documented in a simple and easy to use format.
Since patient safety is of the utmost importance, a CMMS program allows your facility to know when there is an issue with a piece of equipment which can help ensure that patients are not susceptible to injury from faulty equipment.
Preventative maintenance is an area that is especially important. With CMMS, you can set up preventative maintenance work orders so that your equipment is always taken care of. For instance, if you have a machine that has parts that have to be oiled on a regular basis, this is something easily set up to be done at its scheduled time – whether daily, weekly, monthly, and so on. The same thing goes for something as simple as changing out air filters, which helps keep circulation in the facility as well as removing debris and toxins in the air. These may seem like simple things but they make a world of difference when it comes to facilities that house or see patients who may be ill or susceptible to illness.
There are numerous codes and compliancy matters that facilities must adhere to and with proper implementation and management, it is possible to keep compliant easier.
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Keeping up with inventory and assets is another area that a CMMS program can help maintain. Knowing what pieces of equipment you have, what is working, and where it is at makes everything run more smoothly because you have data on any issues with equipment or if something is in a certain location. Without knowing what needs to be maintained, repaired, or upgraded you cannot run your facility as easily and when it comes to the lives of patients, you have to have everything in place.