How to Select New EVS Equipment

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How To Select New EVS Equipment

Environmental service experience, detailed cleaning processes, and the right EVS equipment are essential for sanitizing hospitals. With the right experience and tools, you can keep your hospital environment clean as per the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Observing these requirements reduces infections and creates a hygienic environment.

Why You Need the Right EVS Equipment

To offer consistently high-quality healthcare services, you should maintain quality assurance protocols, exclusive technology tools, and multitiered infection prevention programs. You can only achieve this in your facility by selecting the right healthcare technology solutions (HTS).

According to the Patient Empathy Project, the No. 1 fear of many people entering hospitals has been acquiring an infection, often caused by cross-contamination and a dirty environment. EVS staff ensures the healthcare facility maintains a clean and safe environment to create excellent patient experiences. 

Consider the following factors when choosing new equipment. 

Equipment Durability

It is vital to select EVS equipment that can withstand your daily tasks without breaking down after a few months. Before buying new equipment, share the idea with reliable support groups in the industry, your colleagues, and even the associates who use the equipment. They may have the right experience and knowledge about the best durable equipment to consider. 

Another way to make an informed decision about an EVS product's durability before buying is by checking online reviews and ratings.

Product Warranty

Technical support is critical because such equipment requires regular servicing and repair. Ensure you read the warranty policy's terms and conditions to understand whether the vendor or the manufacturer is responsible for fulfilling the warranty. Choose a vendor with a specialization delivery model.

Consider equipment with a reasonable warranty coverage period. Additionally, confirm whether the warranty caters for replacement parts, servicing labor, or both. Prioritize the sellers with products from manufacturers that allow the extension of the service warranty.

Comparison Analysis

Nowadays, thanks to platforms such as Amazon, Facebook, and YouTube, it is possible to see (even from the comfort of your office or home) how the equipment works practically, even before deciding to buy.

For accurate comparison analysis, it would be best to watch as many demonstrations as possible before choosing any EVS equipment. You may need to ask vendors to refer you to some of their partners to learn more about the equipment.

Return on Investment (ROI)

EVS equipment often has ongoing costs beyond the initial purchase. Regular maintenance may be necessary, which could require fees for parts and labor. Therefore, choose equipment that enables you to achieve an ROI within the shortest duration.

The availability of skilled staff to use the equipment can also affect its ROI. A poorly trained associate may fail to utilize the equipment correctly or leave it unused.

Lease or Purchase

Technology is continually changing. As a result, you may end up buying equipment that becomes obsolete after a short while. For this reason, it is often better to lease certain equipment that is likely to get outdated soon.

When healthcare facilities are clean and sterile, the clinical staff, patients, and their families feel safe and comfortable. When looking for the best EVS equipment to buy, choose the latest technology that offers the fastest ROI without becoming obsolete. 

Written by: Crothall