Breathe Clean with Pipeline Protection
The beauty of respiratory therapy is that it’s now fully mobile and can be used by either the patient or the therapist when they arrive at your home. This means that no matter the state of the patient, they can still receive the regular medical treatment they need in order to have a certain quality of life.
To make sure the patients are getting the highest quality of air, this equipment needs to be cleaned regularly. The regular use of chemicals and cleaners though means that the pipes that are part of the equipment can deteriorate over time. In order to evaluate how well the equipment is standing up, you need to analyze these parts carefully. Since this is a well-known procedure throughout the medical field, there are ways to protect these pipelines.
Considering that it doesn’t take much for a small leak to cause medication to be lost during the next use, the first step is to protect the equipment by storing it properly. Next, make sure only the approved cleaners are used on this equipment, so the warranty won’t be voided and the manufacturer will stand behind the promised life of the machine. You can ensure that your patients always get the right amount of medication by running regular tests on the equipment before you use it on the patient.
As a medical professional or therapist, you can do all these steps by setting up a regular routine with each visit you make. For the therapists who are assigned the same patients repeatedly, this should be easier since they can anticipate what their work day will look like and account for the cleaning/testing time. Typically, these individuals receive the necessary tools and equipment to do this from the company that hired them, with the exception of those entrepreneurs who work in their own business in this field. If a medical professional does work on their own, they can actually claim these expenses on their taxes.
As long as the therapist remembers that their first priority is to protect the breathing treatments and quality of life for their patients, then the most important thing is covered. If you are consistent with taking care of your equipment, replacing parts as necessary and helping patients, then all of this will work together to allow you to do the work you love. This kind of preparation will prevent you from experiencing legal troubles if one of your patients suffers injury from an improper treatment.
By learning as much as possible about the equipment beforehand, you’ll understand what the protection techniques are, what equipment is necessary and how much time it takes.