Each healthcare facility has a unique needs and protocols. You want to provide the highest quality of care, but you also need to spend your money efficiently. When it comes to patient monitoring, you can buy new or you can save by buying refurbished patient monitors.
Refurbished equipment has been reconditioned, upgraded, and returned to manufacturer standards. It has been testing and serviced by qualified technicians to make sure everything is in working order. While it may not carry the factory warranty, most refurbishing companies will offer limited warranties. It will cost less than buying new, but look new and do the same job.
When it comes to patient care, nobody wants to cut corners. However, you can save some money while still maintaining the highest standards with refurbished patient monitors.
Do you really need upgraded equipment with the latest technology? Are you replacing equipment that is outdated or has outlived its usefulness? If so, you may want to think about buying new patient monitors. However, you may also be able to find the latest equipment that has been refurbished. Sometimes people over-buy, or find that business conditions change, and they no longer need that piece of new equipment they just bought. Buying refurbished patient monitors, or other refurbished medical equipment, may be a perfect solution for your needs.
In some cases, your staff may prefer refurbished patient monitors over newer models, especially if they match what you already have in your facility. This may eliminate the time and need to train and learn new equipment.
Do Your Research
Before buying any piece of medical equipment, it is important to do your research and determine your needs. Patient monitoring equipment is no different.
- How much space do you have for patient monitoring equipment?
- What parameters and standards do you need to meet?
- Do you need remote access?
- Do you need remote alarming?
When purchasing any refurbished medical equipment for your facility, make sure it has FDA approval and has been certified by a qualified biomedical technician that it is in good working order.
Only Buy From Reputable Companies
One of the key factors in your decision to buy any refurbished medical equipment should be the quality of the company selling them. You will want to make sure they have been in business for at least 5 years, have a strong reputation in the industry, and will support their products. If you’re unsure, don’t hesitate to ask for references. You can’t afford to do business with people that don’t have the same high standards you have.