The Biomedical program performs safety inspections, preventative maintenance, and repairs all 1,600 pieces of patient-related medical and dental equipment at the Maniilaq Health Center and in each of the ten village clinics. Biomedical also assists in acquiring and tracking medical equipment, provides training on proper use of equipment, and assists in the recall of hazardous equipment.
Dietary provides consultation to patients in need of developing specialized diets that will promote health and medical treatment. The Nutrition department works closely several departments of the Maniilaq Association, including menu planning for the hospital cafeteria. Services are provided by a registered dietitian.
Environmental technicians maintain the Maniilaq Health Center and all off-site facilities. In addition to the appearance of Maniilaq facilities, Environmental Services disinfects surfaces to adhere to Infection Control criteria for the protection of patients, visitors and staff against infection and disease.
Environmental Services and Infection Control
These departments strive for quality control of spread of infectious diseases, ongoing training and awareness.
Under supervision of a dietician, Nutrition Services provides patients, staff, and visitors with three daily meals, as well as snacks and other nourishment to inpatients. Nutrition Services employs a five-week menu schedule to ensure a variety of choices and proper nutrition for patients and personnel. The staff dietician provides nutrition counseling to inpatients and outpatients as well.
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