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Course Ref: CAR
Duration: 3 Days
This course covers introductions to, Principles of and Practical Equipment aspects of the following: ECG monitoring and diagnostics, Defibrillation, Pacemakers, Pulse Oximetry and Blood Pressure monitoring.
Who Should Attend:
The course provides an excellent grounding for medical engineering staff involved with the servicing and maintenance of cardiovascular equipment.
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 basic knowledge and practical experience needed in order to be able to carry out inspection, servicing and repairs across a variety of cardiovascular pieces of biomedical equipment in accordance with the National Occupational Standard.
On conclusion of the course the learners will be able to:
- Describe and explain the physiological effects of electricity on the body and heart.
- Describe the techniques used for pulse oximetry and blood pressure monitoring.
- Describe the engineering and functional operation of cardiovascular equipment.
- Carry out inspection, testing, fault finding and servicing of cardiovascular 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 award in Servicing Cardiovascular Equipment.
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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.