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  • Unknown author (EWH, 2018)
    Carbon brushes transfer electric current from the motor housing to the commutator on the motor shaft. The motor housing is stationary. The commutator spins rapidly when the motor is on. Carbon brushes are continuously ...
  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
  • Caulk 
    Unknown author (EWH, 2018)
    Caulk is a sealant. Use caulk to seal gaps and joints for plumbing and construction projects. Caulk prevents leaks. Caulk is used on plastic, wood, tile or concrete. Caulk sets in approximately two hours.
  • Wikibooks Contributors (Wikibooks, 2006)
    Cells are the microscopic fundamental units of all living things. Every living thing has cells: bacteria, protozoans, fungi, plants, and animals are the main groups (Kingdoms) of living things. Some organisms are made up ...
  • Unknown author (WHO, 2005)
    This is checklist for the operation of anesthetic apparatus.
  • Clamps 
    Unknown author (EWH, 2018)
    Hose clamps seal hoses or tubing onto a fitting. Hose clamps prevent fluid from leaking. The hose clamp is tightened around the hose and the fitting. Common types of hose clamps are the Screw Band (Worm Gear), Spring, Wire, ...
  • Unknown author (EWH, 2018)
    Lead acid batteries are used in cars and in electronic instruments. Lead acid batteries provide 6 volts or 12 volts. Lead acid batteries contain lead plates in an acidic electrolyte solution. The lead and electrolytes ...
  • Unknown author (EWH, 2018)
    Light bulb connections can get dirty. Dust, grease, humidity, dirt, and pollution can affect light fixtures and light bulbs. Light bulb connections should be cleaned regularly.
  • Unknown author (EWH, 2018)
    Switches are electrical components used in many machines and equipment. The conductive parts in the switch are called contacts. When the contacts touch, electricity can flow between the contacts. This is generally the ‘ON’ ...
  • Unknown author (2018)
    Many pieces of medical equipment have filters. Ventilators, oxygen concentrators, incubators, and suction pumps all have filters. Cleaning filters is an important part of preventative maintenance. Dirty filters can reduce ...
  • Unknown author (2018, 2018)
    Dirt is a problem for any medical equipment. Light bulbs are found in many types of medical equipment. Bulbs are used in spectrometers and surgery lights. Bulbs must be kept clean for efficient and safe functioning. Cleaning ...
  • Unknown author (EWH, 2018)
    Cleaning medical equipment is an important part of maintenance. You need to know how to clean inside things. Tubing, hosing, collection bottles, and other openings are all common on medical equipment. You already learned ...
  • Unknown author (2018)
    Dirt, dust, and oil collect on a lens with use. Dirt, dust, and oil prevent the lens from working properly. Cleaning lenses is easy. However, if a lens is cleaned improperly, you can scratch and damage it. .A badly scratched ...
  • Unknown author (EWH, 2018)
    Electricity powers medical devices. A connector allows electricity to flow from one electrical component to another electrical component. Connectors may connect a cable to another cable. Connectors may connect a cable to ...
  • Unknown author (2018)
    Rust forms on iron and steel when they are exposed to water. Rust can prevent a machine from working properly. Rust can stop doors from closing and wheels from turning. Rust can be harmful to human health. Rust can be ...
  • Unknown author (EWH, 2018)
    There are many potential reasons a BP apparatus does not function properly. One common problem is blockages in the tube or valve. Valves are inside blood pressure apparatuses. Valves control the pressure in the cuff. ...
  • Unknown author (EWH, 2018)
    Some delicate equipment should not be cleaned using water, brushes, or even soft cloths. Compressed air is a safe way to clean delicate electronics and sensitive equipment.
  • Unknown author (EWH, 2018)
    A gasket is a seal to prevent air or fluid leakage. Gaskets can be many shapes, but gaskets are usually round. Gaskets seal an opening between two surfaces that are similar in shape. A gasket is placed between two matching ...
  • Unknown author (EWH, 2018)
    Leaks occur frequently in plastic or rubber tubes. Leaks prevent the device from providing accurate results. The device cannot create pressure if there is a leak. Suction pumps and blood pressure apparatuses do not function ...
  • Unknown author (EWH, 2018)
    Equipment that uses water may accumulate mineral buildup. Minerals are corrosive to stainless steel. Mineral buildup will reduce the efficiency and lifespan of the equipment. Regular removal of mineral buildup will extend ...

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