Making a Device Active

This topics describes the steps to follow in a scenario where a system device manager receives a department request for one new device, or receives a device to replace one turned in for repair or RMA, or has repaired a device that now needs to be returned to a department.

To make a device active:

  1. Remove a device from your stock.
  2. Complete steps 1 to 5 in Beginning to Manage Devices.
  3. Update fields in the Add/Edit Device dialog box:
    1. In the Label field, enter the label information from the physical label on the device. See Labeling Devices for recommendations on how to label devices.
      Note: Labels must be unique. If you want to use the same label as a device that has been retired, you must change the Label field for the retired device first. You can prepend the label of the retired device with the string "RETIRED-" or "RET-".
    2. Click the Select button to the right of the Owner field to select the group who will own the device. Generally, the owner of the device is a department group.
    3. Click the Select button to the right of the Site field to select the site where the device will be located.
      For instance, there could be a global group called Respiratory Therapists, however the device being assigned will be physically accounted for at a specific physical site, such as General Hospital. If your facility does not use sites, keep the default value of Global.
    4. In the Status field, select "Active" from the drop-down list.
    5. Check the Shared Device? box if the device will be shared among a group of users rather than assigned to a specific person.
    6. In the Notes field, enter today’s date, notes indicating the device is being sent to the Group Device Manager and why, and your initials.
    7. Click Save.