A good strategy to emply during the selection process is to schedule trial service days with all possible vendors. A good surgical instrument repair company will be more than willing to showcase their capabilities and try to earn your business. During this trial it is important that you follow-through these strategies discussed and make your decision based on the value you receive and the level of service provided.
Secondly, you should never over-look the advice that the surgical instrument repair special will give you. You can save a lot of money in the long term by having a speclist giving advice on how to fix your medical instruments yourself. Choosing the right vendor is one of the best decisions you will make, it will be easier on your wallet, save you time and most importantly save you from un-necessary stress and aggravation save you time and prevent any un-necessary stress that may come to be.
1.)Availability: A repair vendor should be around 7 days a week. Most vendors are only available on weekdays (mon-fri).
2.)Changing the finish: German-made surgical instruments are created in 2 varous types of colors;gray (matte finish) and mirror finish (shiny). Matte inish doesn’t produce any glare and is non-reflective & mirror finish will resist staining and have a more smoother look to it. Instruments should be fixed and restored without altering the finish.
3.)Certain medical instruments like needle holders should be only be repaired on on-site.
4.)One Technician: The more technicians’ the better and the more value-added services you receive.
5.)Instrument Tracking: The repair company should `provide this service for the practice.
6.)If your surgical instruments are broken, instead of getting them repaired. You should check the warranty.
7.)Education: Accredited educational programs should be provided yearly by your vendor.
8.)Specialty Instruments: Yes, besides sharpening services, all complex specialty instruments should be done on location.
9.)See if they offer a special for cleaning in bulk, like surgical instrument sets.
10.)Make a tour around the facility to see if their qualified.
11.)Full Range: Besides servicing surgical instruments, a cost effective buisness will service scopes, power equipment and electrical surgical instruments.