To ensure the Veterans Home’s medical equipment is maintained as prescribed by the equipments’ manufacturers, the Veterans Home should take the steps necessary to ensure the medical equipment inventory, on which maintenance activities are based, is accurate.
The Veterans Home stated it has completed an inventory update involving the contractor, the nursing service, the property department, and plant operations, the latter of which is the contract monitor. In addition, inventory is now periodically reviewed with service area managers and compared to the revised inventory submitted by the contractor. (2010-406, p. 28)
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