Just like any other machine you own, your C-Arm also requires some maintenance. While this can be useful in avoiding unexpected machine breakdowns, it can also help extend the machine lifetime in the long run. Properly cared for and maintained C-Arms often last longer. As evident as it may seem, the importance of preventative maintenance is still undervalued by many.
Preventative maintenance is a must for any machine if you are looking to use it for more than just a handful of times. And even more so for devices that are used on humans and animals for medical purposes. The radiation also makes its importance pretty obvious. All in all, preventative maintenance on your C-Arm is vital. And more importantly, it must be done by qualified engineers and technicians according to OEM guidelines. Unqualified personnel tampering with equipment parts can even lead to rendering warranties void.
But that does not end your responsibility. Cleaning your C-Arm, on the other hand, is a job that your team can handle. Due to frequent use for many patients and such, the tendency of dirt and dust being accumulated in C-Arms is high. Therefore, cleaning your C-Arm regularly is essential. For that, you may need to wear personal protective equipment and use disinfectant to clean the surfaces. Also, make sure to clean any dirt accumulated on the wheels and their wells.
Last but not least. Caring for the cables of your C-Arm can be tricky yet important. More often than not, many have to get their cables repaired or replaced mainly due to misuse. By avoiding certain don’ts, it is possible to minimize the frequency of such replacements. Don’t just pull the cable from its end when unplugging it. Unplug it carefully from the socket itself. Also, don’t use the cables to maneuver the C-Arm. There are handles fitted for precisely that purpose. Also, as for all cables, don’t run over them more frequently than is completely necessary. With these don’ts in mind, your cables will actually be grateful for avoiding misuse.
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