As the medical equipment maintenance profession moves away from the mechanics of technology and places more emphasis on the management of technology, today’s biomedical technician needs a broader range of skills. Are education programs keeping pace?
The CMS now allows alternatives to manufacturer recommended PM intervals for many types of devices. In response, The Joint Commission has added a new element of performance (EP) for deemed-status hospitals.
In the previous installment of ICC Prep, we took a look at the basic structure and function of cells in the human body. In this article, we will examine how cells form new cells and review possible CBET exam questions about this process of cell division.
In this installment of CCE Prep, author Arif Subhan details the three main steps to becoming a certified clinical engineer: the application and preparation process, the written exam, and the oral exam.
In this column, author John Noblitt reviews some of the most basic elements of cell anatomy and physiology that biomeds may encounter on the CBET exam.
The Department of Communication Studies at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has announced a new doctorate program in health communication. The new PhD program will begin in the fall of 2014.
AAMI has updated and expanded its online collection of sample healthcare technology management (HTM) documents. Provided to the association by clinical engineering departments from across the nation, the documents can be used as best-practice models.
Patient safety is one of the topics in the certification in clinical engineering (CCE) examination under the area of "Risk Management/Safety." This section of the exam makes up about 10% of the CCE examination questions.
As more and more biomedical engineering departments are being asked to bring their knowledge and experience to the table, it is becoming apparent that the traditional training and curriculum may be due for an upgrade as well.
The thyristor, or four-layer diode, is not used in most newer electronic circuits today, but you could very well encounter a question or two on the CBET exam where a knowledge of thyristor basics would be very useful.