Suction Regulator Inspection & Maintenance

Suction Regulator Annual Inspection, Cleaning
and Inventorying Services

Why choose MMHSI Inc. as your suction regulator service provider?

Our primary objective is to aid your hospital in inspecting and maintaining your patient care suction equipment at an economical cost. We are committed to accurately determining your current inventory and verifying operational performances so as to meet manufacturer specifications.

Requirements (Why we perform the program)

  • The primary governing bodies for which this service has been tailored are, JCAHO EC and the NFPA
  • Code of NFPA 99 requires the establishment of a program for both the medical-surgical vacuum piping system and the secondary equipment attached to the medical-surgical vacuum station outlets to ensure the continued good performance of the entire medical-surgical vacuum system.
  • JCAHO Elements of Performance EC.02.04.03 EP1. The hospital documents inspection and maintenance of equipment used for life support that is consistent with maintenance strategies to minimize clinical and physical risk.

Test Parameters (What the program entails)

  1. Flow rates will be checked and verified to ensure proper function of units
  2. Filter changes to (manufacturer specifications); yes, some suction regulators have filters
  3. Intermittent timing units will be performance checked to ensure that “On” and “Off” timing cycles meet manufacturer specification. Adjustment will be made when possible.
  4. Gauges will be tested to ensure that they meet all manufacturer specifications for intermittent and continuous cycles;
  5. Leak tests will be performed to ensure that no vacuum leaks exist either internally or externally;
  6. All available equipment will be inventoried in a formal report
  7. Recommendations will be provided to improve clinical technology

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