Routine electrical safety testing remains a given at most hospitals around the country, but that might soon be a thing of the past, says Matt Baretich, PhD, author of the AAMI Electrical Safety Manual, 2015: A Comprehensive Guide to Electrical Safety Standards for Healthcare Facilities. Along with offering practical tips, charts, and resources, the volume highlights some important but under-publicized changes to NFPA 99, the safety code governing healthcare facilities.
Sun Valley, Calif.-based Pronk Technologies has launched Safe-T Sim, an automated electrical safety analyzer that company officials say is the smallest on the market. What’s more, they say, onboard automated test sequences can be tailored to match the facilities’ preventive maintenance and service protocols—actions that improve efficiency and speed.
In this article, Greg Alkire, vice president of sales and marketing at Sun Valley, Calif.-based Pronk Technologies, sits down with 24x7 Magazine to discuss how innovation—and a little out-of-the-box thinking—led to the creation of Pronk and why HTM professionals are now being tasked with more responsibilities than ever before.
Imtmedical, based in Buchs, Switzerland, has debuted the CITREX H3 gas flow and pressure gauge. The CITREX H3 offers all functions required for a precise testing of ventilators and other medical devices and can measure pressure, flow, temperature, and—with an optional O2 sensor—oxygen concentration.