Why broken down medical equipment is a serial problem for nurses
Locating the serial number to report a broken machine is impossible for anyone without the agility of an ape and the eyesight of a peregrine falcon
If I ruled the world, every day would be the first day of spring. And I would also guarantee this: that every manufacturer of large static medical equipment would ensure the machine’s serial number was writ large somewhere visible.
You know what it’s like – something goes horribly wrong with your scanner, for example, and the first thing you are asked, when reporting its possible demise, is the serial number. All our serial numbers are written down somewhere, but under duress, which is always when we need it, the information has mysteriously disappeared.
'Can’t someone just come and look at it?' you cry, trying...
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