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Medical Equipment Technologies
Course Ref: MET
Duration: 10 Days
This course covers Introductions to, the Principles of and Practical Equipment aspects of the following:
- Biomedical Equipment Electrical Safety including: the Principles of Patient Safety and Electrical Safety Testing.
- Cardiovascular Equipment including: ECG monitoring and diagnostics; Defibrillation, Pacemakers, Pulse Oximetry and Blood Pressure monitoring.
- Physiological monitoring and Infusion Equipment including: Patient monitoring, Foetal monitoring, Apnoea monitoring and Infusion devices.
- Operating Theatre and Surgical Equipment including: Surgical Diathermy, Operating tables, Gas monitoring and Endoscopy.
- Medical Therapeutic Equipment including: Nerve & Muscle Stimulators, Therapeutic Ultrasound, lnterferential Therapy and Shortwave Diathermy.
Who Should Attend:
Learners with a good understanding of biomedical equipment principles, applications and maintenance procedures.
The pre-requisites of the courses are that learners have a sound knowledge of Electronic Engineering either an HNC or equivalent qualification, or equivalent work experience, as the Level 3 courses are both practical and theory based. Minimum age for entry onto the course is 19 years old.
To provide learners with the base knowledge and practical experience needed in order to be able carry out inspection, servicing and repairs of a number of different types of Biomedical equipment in accordance with MHRA guidance, IEC Standards, relevant manufacturers information and the National Occupational Standards for Servicing Biomedical Equipment.
On conclusion of the course the learners will be able to:
- Describe and explain the physiological effects of electricity on the body, electrical safety testing protocols and current legislation requirements for biomedical engineering.
- Describe the techniques used for a range of biomedical monitoring, therapeutic and operating equipment.
- Describe the engineering and functional operation of a variety of biomedical equipment including cardiovascular, physiological monitoring, infusion, operating, surgical and therapeutic equipment.
- Carry out inspection, testing, fault finding and servicing of a range of biomedical equipment in accordance with the relevant legislation, standards and manufacturers information.
On successful completion of the course learners will gain an Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Medical Equipment Technologies.
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Learners should consider enrolling on one of our 3-day equipment specific programmes to provide further focus on particular medical equipment.
Learners should also consider enrolling on the Level 5 Diploma in Medical Equipment Technologies.