Top-to-Bottom Exam Table™ Assessment Checklist

Best practice in patient safety recommends medical exam tables to be inspected on a regular, scheduled basis. Rips, holes, frays, stains and worn parts all create environments ripe for harboring bacteria, increasing the risk of cross contamination, and putting patients and staff at risk.

According to the AHA 2018 Estimated Useful Lives of Depreciable Hospital Assets, it is recommended for patient and clinician safety that exam tables are replaced every 15 years.

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Assessment Checklist

We’ve put together this handy checklist to help clinicians to thoroughly inspect their exam tables to ensure they are intact, clean and safe for patient use.

We call it the UMF Medical Top-to-Bottom Exam Table™ Assessment Checklist.

It’s designed to take the guesswork out of inspections and give your clinic a professional assessment process that lists inspection dates, table condition and actions required.

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It happens more than you think

It’s estimated that infections cost the healthcare industry $10 billion a year. That’s before COVID-19!

Infectious pathogens can be spread from secretions, excretions and blood of infected patients and are easily spread by sneezing, coughing, and touching surfaces. Pathogens can remain active on surfaces long after the point of contact.

Rips, holes, frayed stitching, fabric abrasions and worn or damaged knobs and table bases all increase the risk of spreading infectious pathogens as they make it harder to keep exam tables thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

It’s important to inspect your exam tables on a regular basis to avoid putting your staff and patients at unnecessary risk.

Download UMF Medical’s Top-to-Bottom Exam Table assessment Checklist