The benefits of using refurbished medical equipment are extensive. As we’ve outlined in our blog — affordability, reliable/trustworthy products, and eco-friendly are among some of the top perks.
Once you’ve made the decision to take advantage of leasing or purchasing refurbished medical equipment for your practice, the next step will be to procure them… taking into consideration budgets as well as preferences.
The following are key areas you should evaluate when making those important decisions.
What exactly is considered ‘refurbished’ equipment?
First things first is understanding what exactly refurbished means.
Refurbished medical equipment is classified as used healthcare devices, restored by the manufacturer or an expert in repair; the final product is an as-good-as or sometimes better than the original unit’s condition, per the manufacturer (OEM) specifications.
The refurbishment method may be different depending on the type of equipment and its condition, but invariably it should include:
- Thorough inspections
- Replacement of worn down parts
- Cosmetic preservation
- Testing equipment
How can I guarantee that the equipment was adequately refurbished?
When investigating a piece of refurbished medical equipment, there are many questions you should get answered, including whether or not the company has extensive experience in this industry.
- How long has the business been operating?
- What type of technicians refurbish each unit?
- Does the business have expertise in a certain type of equipment?
- Is there any type of warranty or a company promise in place on the refurbished equipment?
In other words, become very familiar with who is behind the equipment before acquiring it.
How much money do you want to invest in this equipment?
Establish a budget to spend on the device. The beauty of a refurbished piece of equipment is that you can enjoy quality, without the hefty price tag. Refurbished equipment is generally marked down anywhere from 30 to 70 percent less than brand new equipment.
What aspects do I prefer about our current equipment?
If you are replacing an existing piece of equipment within your business, you’ll want to evaluate characteristics that you enjoy about it.
- Do you like the way the equipment functions?
- Is the maintenance/upkeep relatively easy?
- Is the cleaning process free of headaches?
Or, you can lower the learning curve of new technology, as well as reduce disrupting workflow processes, by simply choosing to get a more recent model of the medical equipment you already have, but it has been refurbished.
Partnering with the pros
Auxo Medical is a small business that provides personal service, along with several benefits that larger medical suppliers offer. Our refurbished and reconditioned medical equipment is second to none, and our service is something we are incredibly proud of.
We provide medical equipment and services to ambulatory surgery centers, hospitals, laboratories, private physician practices, and more. We have the expertise to provide the equipment you need, the reliability to build a lasting relationship, and the responsiveness and services you need and deserve.
Over the years, we’ve developed our refurbishing processes that address both the cosmetic and functional sides of each unit. We refurbish a wide range of equipment, from patient monitors to infusion pumps, surgical tables, electrosurgical units, and anesthesia machines.