Press Release: Discover Why Regular Balance Testing Is Critical to Accuracy with a Free Guide from METTLER TOLEDO
Environmental changes, wear and tear, and non-apparent damage can disrupt balance performance. And while regular in-house testing can help detect non-conformance, some organizations skip this important verification to save time. Learn why this can be a mistake—and how to test quickly and accurately—with our free April download.
Greifensee, Switzerland—April 1, 2019—Routine lab-balance testing is essential to uncover malfunctions and eliminate inaccuracies that would otherwise go undetected until the next service visit. It can be particularly important in medicine, as two university clinics in The Netherlands have discovered.
Operating scissors. Learn how routine balance testing performed at intervals matched to your process risk help you ensure accuracy without damaging productivity. Download the easy-to-follow guide from METTLER TOLEDO today.
The clinics chose METTLER TOLEDO precision balances to ensure patients do not leave the hospital with foreign objects in their bodies. If you have never considered this possibility, researchers say 4,500 to 6,000 incidents of this type occur annually in the United States alone.
To avoid these unwelcome incidents, clinic techs weigh each set of surgical instruments before and after surgery. All instruments are accounted for before the patient leaves the operating room, enhancing patient safety.
In the past, techs tracked instruments manually, which was time-consuming and reduced operating-room availability. Now, each instrument is coded and tracked by balance software, providing a complete data set on every surgical procedure.
Tracking ensures compliance. However, accuracy is assured through regular balance testing. Building quality into the operating room’s process from the beginning has helped staff eliminate calibration surprises and ensure patient safety.
To help you build quality into your processes, METTLER TOLEDO has prepared easy-to-follow materials which outline how to test, how often to test, and which weights to use. The free guide, “Routine Testing of Lab Balances: How to Do It Correctly,” is available in April as part of our 2019 e-calendar series.
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METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. METTLER TOLEDO also holds top-three market positions in several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection and other end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging and holds a leading position in certain process analytics applications. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at www.mt.com
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