The national accreditation board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers (NABH ) is a part of the Indian quality council. It is set-up to establish and operate accreditation programs for healthcare organizations.

NABH Standards update every 5 years, the latest one was released in 2020 as its fifth edition. Accreditation from NABH holds a higher value in the Indian healthcare ecosystem.

The standards provided in the NABH document ranges from Operation, maintenance, Personnel hiring to Facility management.

Values of NABH Standards

Credibility: Provide credibly and value-added services

Responsiveness: Willingness to listen and continuously improving services

Transparency: Openness in communication and freedom of information to its stakeholders

Innovation: Incorporating change, creativity, continuous learning, and new ideas to improve the services being provided

Objectives of NABH Standards

· Accreditation of healthcare facilities

· Quality promotion: initiatives like Nursing Excellence, Laboratory certification programs (not limited to these)

· IEC activities: a public lecture, advertisement, workshops/ seminars

· Education and Training for Quality & Patient Safety

· Recognition: Endorsement of various healthcare quality courses/ workshops

NABH Standards for medical gas pipeline system in Hospitals

Medical gas pipeline systems are used in Hospitals for easy and efficient usage of Medical gases for clinical purposes. To setup, a medical gas pipeline clicks the link below and enquire or call  7348852143 for further assistance.

What is medical gas pipeline system?

There will be a centralized system of gas storage which will supply gases to different areas of the hospital according to the need. Since using high-pressure cylinders of medical gases proved to be unsafe and costly. The majority of the hospitals have shifted to a centralized system in which pressure can be monitored and controlled much efficiently.

There are varieties of Medical gases depending on various functions of healthcare; we’ve listed below the major types of gases of the medical gas pipeline system.

Medical gas pipeline system according to NABH Standards for NABH Accreditation

According to NABH 5th edition, chapter 8: Facility management system, it is said that to achieve NABH standards hospitals are obligated to provide medical gases and vacuum systems along with safe water and ventilation.

NABH Standards specify commitments, core objectives, and achievements to be met to achieve their standards.

Article FMS.6 provides us with a detailed guide to achieve standards regarding the Medical gas pipeline system

Standard FMS.6

The organization has a programme for medical gases, vacuum and compressed air

Objective elements,

CommitmentaWritten guidance governs the implementation of procurement, handling, storage, distribution, usage and replenishment of medical gases
CorebMedical gases are handled, stored, distributed and used in a safe manner
CommitmentcThe procedures for medical gases address the safety issues at all levels
CoredAlternate sources for medical gases, vacuum and compressed air are provided for, in case of failure.
CommitmenteThe organisation regularly tests the functioning of these alternate sources
CommitmentfThere is an operational, inspection, testing and maintenance plan for piped medical gas, compressed air and vacuum installation.

There is an exclusive ISO Standard, ISO 7361-1:2007 which specifies installation, operation, and maintenance of Medical gas systems.

If you want to set-up a medical gas pipeline system in your hospital you can contact 7348852143 for further assistance.

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