Q: Is there a benefit to getting a flu shot? Does your hospital require Biomeds (HTM) professionals to get a flu shot? Do you get one voluntarily? A: Flu shots here are required, even for HT... Read more
Q: What are the test equipment devices every Biomed should have to be able to perform his/her duties? What are your suggestions? A: I would start with electrical safety, defib, esu, and nibp... Read more
Q: We are looking at taking an active role by working with our nurses to help them learn how to use the equipment and how to address common problems. Can anybody offer some tips? Has anybody... Read more
Q: Not trying to stir the pot, but I just received a call from our surgery department, and they asked me what “politically correct” term they should use instead of “slave monitor.” Apparentl... Read more
I had a question for those BMETs and managers who are already in the field. I am soon to graduate with an associate of science degree in biomedical engineering technology and have the opport... Read more
I have a request from a director on record storage of service reports. How long should the service records be kept? The device in question has been out of service for 7 years and has been re... Read more
Who out there is using the Alaris/Carefusion 8000 Series IV pumps with the model 8100 pump-modules? I am curious to know if other users are having problems with the door hinges breaking on t... Read more
Looking for some out of the box strategies for tracking and locating our temporary pacemakers. Any best practices or pitfalls you are willing to share would be appreciated. Read more
Q: Who is in charge of purchasing parts for repairs at your facility? Do the biomeds order the parts themselves or do they have to go through somebody else at the hospital to get parts order... Read more
I was asked by administration to reach out and see how other institutions handle off-hours coverage or do you run two or three shifts of support? Any information or opinions are appreciated. Read more
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