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5 highlights from Medical Equipment Safety Symposium

Being the first of its kind to be held in Vietnam, and examples of best equipment usage by FV Hospital being demonstrated, were just some of the highlights from FV Hospital’s MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SAFETY SYMPOSIUM, which ran from 21st to 25th October, 2019.

1. FIRST TIME SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZED IN VIETNAM

The symposium, organized by FV Hospital, for the first time in Vietnam, focused on the key message; “Safety in Practice, Quality in Service”. The programme brought together representatives from the Department of Health, users of such medical equipment from hospitals, FV’s Executive Board, and many experts from prestigious medical equipment companies across the world. Such companies are partnered with FV Hospital, and they include; Phillips, GE, Olympus, Siemens, B Braun, and Draeger.

Joining the programme, invited guests were informed about new updates on technology and had the opportunity to ask questions about related equipment.

2. FV HOSPITAL DEMONSTRATES ITS USE OF  NEW GENERATION EQUIPMENT

The symposium provided an opportunity for experts from brands to introduce new features, information about equipment operation and optimal maintenance techniques of the medical equipment.

In addition, during the event, experts and representatives of the medical equipment companies showed that FV Hospital owns a number of new generation medical equipment. These include; Senographe Pristina Mammography System (GE), respiratory monitoring system and ventilator – Critical Care Ventilation Evita V500 (Dräger), soft and rigid endoscope system – FO endoscope with NBI technology – Narrow Banding Imaging (Olympus), among others.

3. MANAGEMENT AND USE OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT PROCESS AT FV

During the symposium, FV Hospital shared about their own process of management and operation of medical equipment when initially applied. The basic procedure consists of 3 steps: establishing appropriate procedure; identifying and managing risks; and analysing shortcomings, collecting data and implementing improvements.

According to Mr Monojit Mitra, Facility Director of FV Hospital, procedure establishment includes selecting and purchasing equipment, checking when buying new equipment, and implementing the installation and maintenance plan. These steps are very important for the hospital in ensuring that the highest standards are compiled to and the quality requirements are met. In addition, to further ensure this, staffs are educated and trained to follow the exact procedure established.

Furthermore, risk management in all procedures is an integral part of medical device management. Searching and analysing risks and establishing management practices are always checked and are guaranteed to be implemented regularly.

Finally, collection, analysis and improvement of data are the basis for the hospital to identify where improvements are needed. At the same time, analysis of the performance of the equipment, engineers or supportive performance of a supplier are also applied.

Such a detailed process of managing and operating medical equipment is a commitment of FV to ensure patients are provided with safe, effective and high quality health care.

4. REWARDS PRESENTED TO THE DEPARTMENTS WHO USE THEIR EQUIPMENT MOST EFFECTIVELY

Also, as part of the week’s events, rewards were presented to the departments  who use and maintain their equipment most effectively by representatives of the medical equipment companies. The awards were as follows:

  • Best Department for the Use of Scopes – Gastroenterology & Hepatology – awarded by Olympus
  • Best Department for the Use of Equipment – Medical Ward – awarded by Philips
  • Best Department for the Use of Pumps – ICU – awarded by B Braun
  • Best Department for the Use of Ultrasound – Obstetrics & Gynaecology – awarded by GE
  • Best Medical Equipment User Department – Overall – Paediatrics Ward – awarded by ECRI
  • Rewards awarded by FV Hospital:
    • Best Department for Managing Operating Errors and Best Department for Documentation of Medical Equipment – Physiotherapy
    • Best Department for Managing Equipment Accessories – Operating Theatre
    • Best Department for Installation of New Equipment – Imaging
5. VARIOUS ACTIVITIES

After the symposium, for the entire week, many games and prize-givings on medical equipment were organized in the main lobby of the hospital.

Through these activities, FV doctors and staffs had the opportunity to test their knowledge and enhance their understanding in complying with the regulations on safety medical equipment use to ensure they bring the best service to patients.

The presenters came to the stage to receive flowers from Ms. Pham Thi Thanh Mai – COO of FV Hospital

Mr. Monojit Mitra – Facility Director of FV Hospital gave the flowers to the representatives from sponsors including Philips, GE Healthcare and C.P.V

Guests took photos at the event

Rewards were presented to the departments in FV Hospital who use their equipment most effectively

Activities at the booth

Activities at the booth

Activities at the booth