DefibQuantitative Measure

Defibrillator Energy Quantitative Measure


Quantitative Measure (QaM) is data that involves numbers, measurements, or math. Typically, QaM uses any and all test equipment or tools to include but not limited to an electronic balance, a multimeter, an oscilloscope, a ruler, a chemical beaker, a safety analyzer, etc..

The QaM are numbers and are represented by units of measure such as:

  • acceleration: centimeter/square second, foot/square second,inch/square second,kilometer/hour second,meter/square second.
  • length: Millimeters, Centimeters, Inches, Feet, Yards, Meters, Kilometers, Miles
  • flow rate [volume]: liter/minute
  • radiation: rem, rad, sievert (Sv), roentgen (R)
  • density: kg/cubic meter, lbm/cubic foot, lbm/gallon
  • area: square centimeter, square inch, square mile
  • volume: Liters, Fluid Ounces, Pints, Quarts, Gallons
  • mass (weight): Kilograms, Ounces, Pounds, tons
  • temperature: Fahrenheit, Celsius, kelvin
  • energy: Btu, joule, foot pound, horsepower hour, inch pound, watt second
  • pressure: bar, inch of mercury [0 °C], inch of water [4 °C]

QaM is performed and documented during some routine PMs and all calibrations/verification's for every medical device. Armed with both research methods [i.e. Qualitative and Quantitative], you are well on your way to making highly effective and well documented evidence-based maintenance decisions, PMs, Calibrations, and repairs





Qualitative and Quantitative Data

Qualitative and Quantitative Data