This file contains default PM (preventive maintenance) parameters for device types. The intent is to give facilities a means of scheduling PM inspections for a given device type (defibrillator, transformer, electrical generator, etc) without having to explicitly edit the record of each individual piece of equipment. If the PM parameters in the EQUIPMENT file (File 6914) do not agree with the corresponding PM parameters in this file, the information in the EQUIPMENT file will take precedence.
.01name(+)0;1FREE TEXTBA category of devices that receive the same frequencies and types of preventive maintenance inspections.
.5synonym1;0MULTIPLE6911.02A multiple field intended to allow for selection of Equipment Categories in more than one way. For example: the Equipment Category of 'ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH' would probably have 'EKG' and 'ECG' as synonyms. A MNEMONIC cross-reference of the entire Equipment Category File by this SYNONYM field will insure that SYNONYM's are found along with NAME's during any look-up.
1responsible shop4;0MULTIPLE6911.01 Any shop having maintenance responsibility for this item should be entered here. The principal use of this field is in generating preventive maintenance worklists. If there is no RESPONSIBLE SHOP, the item will be ignored by the PM module.
2lockout required?0;2BOOLEAN0:NO
ACOSHA requires employers to have energy control procedures in place to ensure that employees do not attempt to service a piece of equipment for which unintended energization, start up, or release of stored energy is possible and could cause injury until the equipment is isolated and rendered inoperative. If this field in the Equipment Category File is set to YES,
Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards require that a "separable inventory" be maintained of devices that are of interest to the JCAHO. If this flag in the Equipment Category File is set to 'YES' then all equipment added under that category will have its individual JCAHO field set to 'YES'.

Referenced by 1 types

  1. EQUIPMENT INV. (6914) -- equipment category