Dental Clinic Case Summary

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Q4) How do you to test the following equipment is functioning correctly prior to use and how can you tell when it does not? What action would you take if the equipment failed?
a) Dental chair
We are testing chair practically every day when we are switching chair on. If the chair is not moving we checked the main switch on the side at the bottom, if the pressure is on in bottle with water for procedures and if the switch over the table with computer is on. If all is on and chair is still not working, we let know our lead nurse as soon as possible and she will contact DGB company who does maintenance and repair for our dental surgery. Dental chair is tested on annual bases and records of the testing or repairs are kept in folder on the reception.

b) Aspirator
We are testing aspirator practically every day when we start. We lift aspirator and if it 's not working we check if a suction pump is on or if the switch over the table is on. If all is on and aspirator is still not working, we let know our lead nurse as soon as possible and she will contact DGB company who does maintenance and repair for our dental surgery. Aspiration unit is tested regularly once a year and records of this are kept in maintenance folder on the reception. Filters are removed and cleaned
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If the tank is not working, we should check if its plug in, fuse switch is not off, if the generator is on or if the generator is not overheating. If there is low power or loss of cleaning action, we should let the tank degas for at least 15 min. To establish level of ultrasonic activity in the bath the foil test should be carried out. Strip of foil is suspended into various location of tank for around 1 min. It should not touch base of the tank. Once removed there should be visible even distribution of perforations on the surface of the

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