Many of the QI® Services offerings relates to areas in which international and local standards as well as local regulations are relevant. While standards and regulations do differ from country to country the ambition of Linde Healthcare is to continuously develop best practices in these areas. For Linde Healthcare best practices means compliance with applicable standards and regulation as well as benefiting form the knowledge and experience reflected in standards and regulations that may not necessarily be applicable in a specific country as well as knowledge and experience gained in co-operation with partners and customers throughout the world.
Managing medical gases demands control, expertise and coordination throughout the healthcare facility to ensure high standards of safety, reliability and efficiency. At the same time, the classification of medical gases to pharmaceutical products brings high demands on clinical, administrative, pharmacy and engineering staff in meeting new regulations and standards.
Failure in the quality of the delivery of medical gases can have very serious implications on a healthcare facility and its patients. Operating procedures to be applied have been defined in several international and national Standards, for example ISO 7396, NFPA99. As a result, more and more facilities are implementing hospital-wide audits to review the risks of their pipe line systems, and their compliance with the Standards. Inspection authorities are taking an increasingly strong line on compliance. Insurance companies are following suit, setting higher insurance premiums if the correct standards are not applied.
As a partner who understands the realities of healthcare, Linde Healthcare is ready to help you achieve best practice. We’ll assist you in assessing and improving the system design, supply, handling and maintenance of gases in your facility. Our QI® Services portfolio stretches across the medical gas chain, backed with highly skilled and helpful Linde Healthcare staff. Our enterprising approach means solutions adapted to just your needs. Linde Healthcare is active in more than 50 countries, delivering products, therapies and services to hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, emergency and home care. We understand the demands around the manufacture, delivery, storage and use of gas-enabled solutions, and stay fully apprised of pharmaceutical trends and legislation.
As a partner with the experience and knowledge to deliver a full range of services, we will support you in saving precious resources while raising your levels of supply reliability, safety, efficiency and compliance with medical gas standards and regulations.
So you can secure your best performance, from every standpoint.