THE QUEENS MEDICAL CENTER
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Prevention and causes of bed alarm Failure.
- Make sure the Scale of the bed is working
properly. I Bed alarm rely on the Scale weight movement. If there is
a problem of the scale alarm will not work properly.
- Our Stryker bed comprises of so many confusing
wires and cables. Power cord for the Bed. Power cord for the
mattress Xpert and Clinidyne. Communication cable from the Splitter
if it's not
connected to the bed. Nurse call does not work. Make sure that the
pendant cable (A) and bed cable (B) to the bed is both secured to
- If the bed is change to any other bed except
Stryker. Staff must plug the provided dummy plug to the plug that
supposes to go to the bed to make the circuit close. Failure to
connect them together call light and alarm does not work.
- From the time alarm is activated on the bed it
takes about 1 to 2 seconds to appear on the monitor in the nurse’s
station. Every other room is not the same.
Photos that we always find as the most
common problems of alarms failure.
||This are the most common issues that we see during our
routine check up of our beds ON 6/2011. The cable going to the bed is
hanging on top of the splitter it's not connected to the bed.
other most common reason is....When the "nurse call pendant" was
requested for repair, The person doing the replacement do not care
to secure back the cable. If the
cable is not secured to the wall. The tendency of the splitter
harness becomes loose causing an alarm failure, staff will call
back then they put wedge in
between the splitter to make a good contact. It will solved the
problem temporarily but it will create a bigger problem later.
If the cable to the Pendant keeps moving again the
harness becomes very loose. As a result a the whole alarm system
is short circuited and therefore we need to replaced the
Splitter, the Nurse Call Pendant in some cases it will effect
the Board in the Bed Scale.
Everything could be prevented with the Cooperation and
implementation of correct usage from the user of the Bed and the
person trying to fixed the communication who most likely is
causing a bigger part of the failure because of lack of
enthusiasm to bring screw driver to put back the
secured clips to the wall.
PM Checklist of all QMC
Equipment: The link below
are the recommended procedure checklist given by the manufacturers from
every equipment manual. The checklist procedure is copied exactly,
however the hard copy of the Preventive Maintenance and Performance Log
was modified to a more effective way to our troubleshooting needs.
PM Checklist for Stryker Bed with Zoom
PM Checklist for Stryker Bed Med/Surg No Zoom
PM Checklist Stryker Stretcher Model SM 204
PM Checklist Transport Stryker Stretcher Model ST
PM Checklist Affinity Birthing Bed
PM Checklist OB GYN Stretcher
PM Checklist Hillrom Model 1130, 1135
PM Hillrom Transtar Stretcher
PM Checklist Midmark Exam Tables
PM Checklist Ritter Exam Tables
11, PM Checklist Amsco Surgical Tables
12, PM Checklist OSI Fracture Tables
13, PM Checklist Steris Eye Gurney
14, PM Checklist Hill Adjustable Exam Table
15, PM Checklist Hausman Exam table
Stryker Repair Scene Video Slides