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Dimension Vista® System Weekly/Monthly Maintenance Online Training

Weekly and monthy maintenance tasks include cleaning and inspection of various components for the efficient performance and management of the instrument. This clinical laboratory training qualifies for continuing education units (CEU).

Congratulations. You have completed the Dimension Vista® Weekly and Monthly Maintenance Online Training course. Listed below are the key points that have been presented.  Take time to review the material before you proceed to the final quiz.  Note: Remember to wear safety glasses when performing maintenance procedures. In this course, you have learned how to: Identify Weekly Maintenance Tasks Clean Reagent Residue on Baseplate Clean the area around Reagent Arm 1 and Reagent Arm  2 as needed using a damp cloth. Inspect IMT Module  Locate the IMT Sample Port.  If salt crystals are present, clean as needed using a damp cloth. Record these tasks electronically on the Weekly Maintenance Log. Identify Monthly Maintenance tasks Perform the Monthly tasks in the following order:           Inspect IMT Peristaltic Pump Tubing for flattened areas Clean Reagent Flex Inserts Clean Sample/Reagent Drains Clean Aliquot Probe Tip Replace Air Filters Clean Aliquot Waste Chute Note: Perform these tasks using the following supplies: Flex Inserts, air filters, drain brush long slender tool, gauze and alcohol prep pad. Monthly Maintenance Tasks: Inspect Peristaltic Pump Tubing Locate the IMT Peristaltic Pump, lift the pump lid and inspect the tubing between the collars for flattened sections. Note: If tubing is flattened and needs to be replaced use the procedure for replacing IMT Peristaltic Pump Tubing located in the iGuide. Clean the Reagent Flex Inserts After you remove the R1 and R3 inserts, clean, then dry and store the inserts in the Spare Parts Kit. Clean the Drains Use only the drain brush included in the Spare Parts Kit. Follow the dialog instructions using the diagram of the drain location in the Maintain Probe screen. Clean Aliquot Probe Tip Use an alcohol prep pad to clean the aliquot probe tip below the guard.  Replace Air Filters Replace the four instrument air filters. After you remove the filters, clean off the accumulated dust with water or a vacuum cleaner, store in Spare Parts Kit. Clean Aliquot Waste Chute                                     Locate the Aliquot waste Chute. Clean using a damp cloth Record these tasks electronically on the Monthly Maintenance Log Navigate to System>Daily Log>Monthly Maintenance Log. Select the task and  the X in the completed column will change to a checkmark along with the date and user who performed the task. Notes: Determine which model of Dimension Vista System you have in your lab: 500/1000T  or 1500/3000T Monthly Maintenance procedures will differ on how many drains the instrument has and which inserts to clean It is recommended to perform the procedures in the listed sequence for efficient time utilization Reference the iGuide for the complete detailed procedural instructions   Select Next to continue. Identify monthly maintenance tasks Identify weekly maintenance tasks Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to: Select Next to continue.   Weekly Maintenance for the Dimension Vista® System includes the following tasks: Clean Reagent Residue on Baseplate Inspect the IMT Module Record the Weekly Maintenance Log TIP: Refer to the iGuide for details on how to perform each maintenance task.   Weekly maintenance Learn about the weekly maintenance tasks. Checklist TitleChecklist TypeChecklist ContentClean BaseplateHTML Select each checkbox to learn more about the Weekly Maintenance. Clean Baseplate: Select the Operation Icon, then Pause to pause the instrument. Release the center interlock and lift the center lid. Locate the baseplate and clean the area around Reagent Arms 1 and 2 as needed using a damp cloth. Close lid and reset instrument. Inspect IMT ModuleHTML Inspect IMT Module: Select the Operation Icon, then Pause to pause the instrument. Release the left and center interlock, lift the left and center instrument lids, and locate the IMT Module area. Gently lift up the rectangular latch on each side of the aliquot holder to release the aliquot plate cover. Set the cover aside on a flat surface. Locate the IMT Sample Port. If salt crystals are present around the port, clean as needed using a damp cloth. Reinstall the aliquot plate cover, close lid and reset the instrument.  Weekly Maintenance LogHTML     Weekly Maintenance Log: Record on the Weekly Maintenance Log after completing the tasks. A green checkmark indicates completion within expected time frame. When complete, select the X in the upper-right corner to close the window and continue.   Perform the procedures in sequence: Inspect IMT Pumping Tubing Clean Flex Inserts R1, R3, and R2 Clean Drains Clean Aliquot Probe Tip Clean Air Filters Clean Aliquot Waste Chute Warning: Follow standard laboratory procedures for protection of eyes and skin from biohazards and chemicals when performing maintenance procedures.     Improve Workflow of Monthly Maintenance Procedures Learn about improving the workflow of performing monthly maintenance procedures Improving the Workflow of Performing Monthly Maintenance Procedures It is recommended when performing monthly maintenance procedures to complete them in the a specific sequence.  Doing so helps to improve the workflow by saving time in the lab. Pause the system Open the Lids Inspect IMT Pump Tubing Close Lids Navigate to software procedures following the instructions in the dialogs Clean Flex Inserts Clean Drains Clean Aliquot Probe Tip Clean Air Filter Clean Aliquot Waste Chute Record all Monthly Maintenance Procedures one time in the Electronic Log Note:  When the system temperature is recovering, perform steps 9 & 10.  When complete, select the X in the upper-right corner to close the window and continue.       Welcome to the Dimension Vista® System Weekly and Monthly Maintenance Online Training course. Performing scheduled maintenance tasks will ensure instrument reliability. Select Next to continue. Clean the Aliquot Probe Tip to prevent the build up of sample. Supplies Needed: Alcohol Prep Pad Long Slender Tool Clean Aliquot Probe Tip Learn how to clean the Aliquot Probe Tip. Checklist TitleChecklist TypeChecklist ContentSecure SuppliesHTML Select each checkbox to learn more about cleaning the Aliquot Probe tip. Retrieve the Alcohol Prep Pad from your Lab Supplies and a long slender tool from the Spare Parts Kit.     Navigate to Clean Aliquot Probe TipSimulationInstructions:If media does not automatically start, select the play arrow to begin.Flash File:/content/generator/Course_90003993/Vista_Navigate_to_Clean_Aliquot_Probe_Tip_demo5_9/Vista_Navigate_to_Clean_Aliquot_Probe_Tip_demo5_9.swfHTML5 File:/content/generator/Course_90003993/Vista_Navigate_to_Clean_Aliquot_Probe_Tip_demo5_9/index.htmlPDF File:Clean Aliquot Probe TipHTML   Select the play arrow to begin the video.   Select Finish and RecordSimulationInstructions:If media does not automatically start, select the play arrow to begin.Flash File:/content/generator/Course_90003993/Vista_Part2_Navigate_from_Finish_Clean_Aliquot_Probe_Tip_to_Log_demo5/Vista_Part2_Navigate_from_Finish_Clean_Aliquot_Probe_Tip_to_Log_demo5.swfHTML5 File:/content/generator/Course_90003993/Vista_Part2_NavigatefromFinishCleanAliquotProbeTiptoLogdemo5_HTML5/index.htmlPDF File: Clean the Air Filters to prevent the build up of dust. Supplies Needed: Replacement Air Filters from the Spare Parts Kit Clean Air Filters Learn how to clean air filters on the Dimension Vista System. Checklist TitleChecklist TypeChecklist ContentSecure SuppliesHTML Select each checkbox to learn more about cleaning the air filters. From the Spare Parts Kit, retrieve 4 air filters.  Replace Air FiltersHTML   Select the play arrow to begin the video.   Record on Monthly Maintenance LogHTML Record the completion of this procedure in the Monthly Maintenance Log.   When complete, select the X in the upper-right corner to close the window and continue.    Clean the Aliquot Waste Chute to prevent build up of sample. Supplies Needed: Damp cloth or gauze Clean Aliquot Waste Chute Learn how to clean the Aliquot Waste Chute Checklist TitleChecklist TypeChecklist ContentSecure SuppliesHTML Select each checkbox to learn how to clean the Aliquot Waste Chute. To clean the Aliquot Waste Chute, you will need a damp cloth or gauze.  Clean Aliquot Waste ChuteHTML   Select the play arrow to begin the video.  Record on Monthly Maintenance LogHTML Record the completion of this procedure in the Monthly Maintenance Log. When complete, select the X in the upper-right corner to close the window and continue.    Clean the Drains to prevent the build up of sample and reagent. Supplies Needed: Drain Brush Long Slender Tool Note:  On a Dimension Vista 500/1000T System clean the 6 drains.  On the Dimension Vista 1500/3000T System you will clean 9 of the drains. They include the Aliquot, IMT, Reagent Preparation, Sample 3 and all 5 reagent drains.  Clean Drains for 1500/3000T Learn how to clean drains on the Dimension Vista System 1500/3000T Instruments. Checklist TitleChecklist TypeChecklist ContentSecure SuppliesHTML Select each checkbox to learn more about cleaning drains. From the Spare Parts Kit, retrieve the drain brush and a long slender tool.  Navigate to Clean DrainSimulationInstructions:If media does not automatically start, select the play arrow to begin.Flash File:/content/generator/Course_90003993/Vista_NavigatetoCleanDrains_HTML5_800x600_9/Vista_NavigatetoCleanDrains_HTML5_800x600_9.swfHTML5 File:/content/generator/Course_90003993/Vista_NavigatetoCleanDrains_HTML5_800x600_9/index.htmlPDF File:Clean DrainsHTML   Select the play arrow to begin the video.   Select Finish and RecordSimulationInstructions:If media does not automatically start, select the play arrow to begin.Flash File:/content/generator/Course_90003993/Vista_Part2_Navigate_from_Finish_Clean_All_Drains_to_Log_demo5/Vista_Part2_Navigate_from_Finish_Clean_All_Drains_to_Log_demo5.swfHTML5 File:/content/generator/Course_90003993/Vista_Part2_NavigatefromFinishCleanAllDrainstoLogdemo5_HTML5_rev/index.htmlPDF File: Clean Drains for 500/1000T Learn how to clean drains on the Dimension Vista System 500/1000T Instruments. Checklist TitleChecklist TypeChecklist ContentSecure SuppliesHTML Select each checkbox to learn more about how to clean the drains. From the Spare Parts Kit, retrieve the drain brush and a long slender tool.     Navigate to Clean DrainSimulationInstructions:If media does not automatically start, select the play arrow to begin.Flash File:/content/generator/Course_90003993/Vista_Navigate_to_Clean_Drains_demo5/Vista_Navigate_to_Clean_Drains_demo5.swfHTML5 File:/content/generator/Course_90003993/Vista_Navigate_to_Clean_Drains_demo5_HTML5_700x525/index.htmlPDF File:Clean DrainsHTML     Select the play arrow to begin the video.  Select Finish and RecordSimulationInstructions:If media does not automatically start, select the play arrow to begin.Flash File:/content/generator/Course_90003993/Vista_Part2_Navigate_from_Finish_Clean_All_Drains_to_Log_demo5/Vista_Part2_Navigate_from_Finish_Clean_All_Drains_to_Log_demo5.swfHTML5 File:/content/generator/Course_90003993/Vista_Part2_NavigatefromFinishCleanAllDrainstoLogdemo5_HTML5_rev/index.htmlPDF File: Inspect the IMT Peristaltic Pump Tubing for flattened areas between collars to ensure the proper IMT Pump rate. Supplies Needed:  Long Slender Tool   IMT Peristaltic Pump Tubing Learn about inspecting the IMT Peristaltic Pump Tubing. Checklist TitleChecklist TypeChecklist ContentSet System to Pause StateHTML   Select each checkbox to learn more about  how to inspect the IMT Pumping Tubing. Before performing any procedure ensure the system is set to a Pause status, by selecting Operation>Pause  Perform InspectionHTML     Select the play arrow to begin the video.  Record on Monthly Maintenance LogHTML When complete select the X in the complete column and a check appears along with the date and the user who performed the task.   When complete, select the X in the upper-right corner to close the window and continue.     Clean the Flex Inserts to prevent the build up of reagent. Supplies Needed: Water Paper Towel or gauze Long Slender Tool Flex Inserts Note:  On a Dimension Vista 500/1000T System only clean the Reagent Arm 1 and 2 Flex inserts.  On the Dimension Vista 1500/3000T System clean the Reagent Arm 1, 2, and 3 Flex inserts.  Clean Reagent Flex Inserts for 1500/3000T Learn how to clean Reagent Flex Inserts for 1500/3000T Instruments. Checklist TitleChecklist TypeChecklist ContentSecure SuppliesHTML Select each checkbox to learn more about cleaning the Flex inserts. From the Spare Parts Kit, retrieve the replacement Flex inserts for R1 and R3 and a long slender tool.   Pause System and Navigate to Maintain ProbesHTML Before performing any procedure ensure the system is set to a Pause status, by selecting Operation>Pause.  Following System Pause, navigate to Advanced>Diagnositics>Maintain Probes and select Clean Flex Inserts from the Action Menu.  Remove and Replace Flex® Inserts for R1 and R3HTML   Select the play arrow to begin the video.   Move Reagent Arm 2 to access Flex® insert 2HTML   Push Reagent Arm 2 out of the way to loosen the R2 Flex® insert thumbscrew.  Remove, Clean, and Replace Flex® Inserts for R2HTML   Select the play arrow to begin the video.  Record on Monthly Maintenance LogHTML When complete select the X in the complete column and a check appears along with the date and the user who performed the task.   When complete, select the X in the upper-right corner to close the window and continue.     Clean Reagent Flex Inserts for 500/1000T Learn how to clean Reagent Flex Inserts for 500/1000T Instruments. Checklist TitleChecklist TypeChecklist ContentSecure SuppliesHTML Select each checkbox to learn more about cleaning the Flex inserts. From the Spare Parts Kit, retrieve the replacement insert for R1 and a long slender tool.  Pause System and Navigate to Maintain ProbesHTML Before performing any procedure ensure the system is set to a Pause status, by selecting Operation>Pause. Following System Pause, navigate to Advanced>Diagnositics>Maintain Probes and select Clean Flex Inserts from the Action Menu.  Remove and Replace Flex® Inserts for R1HTML   Select the play arrow to begin the video.   Move Reagent Arm 2 to access Flex® insert 2HTML   Push Reagent Arm 2 out of the way to loosen the R2 Flex® insert thumbscrew.  Remove, Clean, and Replace Flex® Inserts for R2HTML   Select the play arrow to begin the video.  Record on Monthly Maintenance LogHTML When complete, select the X in the complete column and a check appears along with the date and the user who performed the task.   When complete, select the X in the upper-right corner to close the window and continue.