Evergreen conducts annual medical gas system testing and inspection on time and without disrupting your facility’s day-to-day patient care and other important responsibilities. Our qualified technicians understand how to work in health care environments and have plenty of experience to back up their knowledge. With the requisite technical training, Evergreen techs perform annual medical gas inspections that improve your systems’ safety and regulatory compliance while ensuring that your equipment performs properly and efficiently.
Given how crucial this equipment is for ensuring proper patient care, annual medical gas system testing is essential. Not only does medical gas testing look for leaks and other issues that may affect performance, but it’s also required for regulatory compliance and mitigating liability concerns. When it comes to maintaining your medical gas system, annual testing should never be overlooked.
Careful Testing of Piped Medical Gas Systems
Our medical gas testing service complies with The Joint Commission (TJC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) and Compressed Gas Association (CGA) standards. We inspect and test the following:
- Master and area alarms
- Zone valves
- Patient outlets and inlets
- Source Supply equipment
- Purity/contaminant testing for gaseous contaminants, medical air dew point and solid particulates
Reports and Documentation
After testing, we provide you with the comprehensive documentation that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and TJC require. You receive a report that includes a detailed equipment/component inventory listing each item’s manufacturer, model and system type; NFPA code references; clear inspection results showing every deficiency; recommended actions to correct deficiencies; and a clear distinction between items that require repair now versus issues that are grandfathered and need be addressed only during future renovations.
Are Annual Medical Gas Systems Testing & Inspections Required?
NFPA requires regular inspections and testing for piped medical gas systems. The NFPA 99 is the most respected document in the United States with regards to these procedures, as all 50 states have adopted it. As a result, facilities throughout the country typically adhere to the recommendation for annual checkups.
CMS and TJC require a risk assessment using codes and manufacturer recommendations in order to determine the frequency of testing and inspections.
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