UKAS & BSI
UKAS & BSI
Patient Simulator calibration services are available either onsite at a customer's premises or at our Durham based laboratory. Traceable to national standards calibration is available on all makes and models of device, with UKAS calibration available on a limited number of devices.
Patient simulation allows biomedical engineers to check the performance of patient monitors by mimicking the physiological vital signs recorded from the human body by clinicians. Calibration of patient simulators is required on a regular basis and involves checking these instruments against a higher standard of accuracy, this is essential to ensure patient monitors are reading correctly when monitoring the vital signs of patients during treatment and analysis of medical conditions.
Patient simulators are used widely in the NHS, medical device manufacturing and wider healthcare sector by biomedical engineers to test the accuracy and performance of patient vital signs monitors, so it is essential these items are working within specified parameters to ensure product quality and patient safety. In-accurate readings from patient simulators can cause product defects at the manufacturing stage and incorrect diagnosis of medical conditions or treatment.
Calibrationhouse provides a wide variety of calibration services to the NHS, wider healthcare sector and medical device manufacturers across the UK and wider world. Our patient simulator calibration service is one of the most popular because of its value for money and expertise provided by our Seaward Group brand partner Rigel Medical. Calibration engineers are highly trained and use modern test equipment to calibrate patient simulators from several different manufacturers.
There are many different patient simulator types, there are multi-parameter instruments and standalone devices, but all include one or more of the following simulations:
The Calibrationhouse team recommends that all patient simulators are calibrated at least once per year, but this will largely depend on the level of use by each individual customers. Records are kept of calibration dates in order to provide annual reminders for following year’s calibrations. Electronic UKAS or traceable to national standards certificates are provided as part of the calibration price.
Being the first company to launch an electrical safety tester for IEC 601 safety requirements for medical equipment Rigel are a key voice and partner when it comes to developing best practice and standards for the calibration and service of these devices.