Take Part In Our Survey: COVID-19 and medical device shortages

Are hospitals still facing medical device challenges in the wake of COVID-19? New research aims to find out how hospitals are coping...

At the height of the pandemic, there was a huge surge in demand for medical devices – such as ventilators, monitoring equipment, defibrillators, syringe pumps and infusion pumps. 

As the NHS prepares for a possible second wave, how are hospitals coping with the demand for vital medical device supplies? Have hospitals been diverting equipment from other departments during the height of the COVID crisis and, as we return to elective surgery and a ‘new normal’, will there be enough supplies to go around for all departments, while ensuring demand is met during future spikes in Coronavirus? 

In addition, do hospital teams have the volumes of consumables required to maintain these vital devices? As some teams have been forced to rely on donations of non-standardised equipment, due to critical shortages, are we now faced with a clinical engineer’s worst nightmare? 

The Clinical Services Journal is seeking answers to the above as part of a major reader survey and is inviting your participation in a short two-minute questionnaire. (Please be assured that the survey is completely anonymous.) Click here to take part.

The findings of the survey will be published in the coming weeks…