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Have a Heart! Follow These Preventative Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Electrocardiograph Beating.

Having heart for your EKG and ECG machines include a rigid preventative maintenance schedule. Here are a few tips to keep your electrocardiograph equipment operational.

Wed May 30 2012By Jayme McKelvey

Having heart for your EKG and ECG machines include a rigid preventative maintenance schedule. Below are a few tips to keep your electrocardiograph operational.

  • Make sure the equipment is turned off and unplugged.
  • Begin cleaning from the top of the machine and work down
  • Wipe pieces with mild soapy water, and thoroughly dry with a sterile clothe.
  • Use a 3:1 solution of rubbing alcohol and water to disinfect surfaces that have come in contact with any infectious or bodily fluids.
  • Check to make sure all cables, knobs, keys and controls are functional.
  • Check under your control panel for remnants of gel, fluids or debris. Swab keys with cleaning solutions.

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