Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Medical Engineering, Raghib Isfahani Institute of Higher Education, Isfahan, Iran

3 Medical Image & Signal Processing Research Center, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: Considering the importance of the role of medical equipment in critical situations such as the current situation and the coronary heart disease pandemic, therefore, this study was conducted to determine and identify the factors affecting the management of medical equipment in crisis situations.
Methods: The present study was conducted as a mixed qualitative and quantitative study in 2020 in Tehran province. The target population of the quality department consisted of all university professors and experts in the field of accident management and medical equipment engineering, and the target population of the quantitative sector consisted of managers and experts active in public and private medical equipment companies.
Results: 60% of the participants were men, 46.6% of the participants were in the age range of 31 to 40 years and 47.5% of the participants had a master's degree. Structural validity assessment was performed using heuristic factor analysis. KMO index was 0.971 and Bartlett test was significant (p <0.05). All six components approved in the content validity section explain and determine more than 77% of the variance related to the purpose of the study, ie the management of medical equipment in the event of a corona crisis, based on the mathematical model.
Conclusion: In this regard, appropriate instructions should be provided first and localized uniform protocols should be communicated to the whole unit, from the same reference and at a certain time.

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