Biomedical Equipment: Repairing and Maintaining Biomedical Devices
Maintaining and troubleshooting sophisticated medical instruments is not an easy task. In order to deliver effective care, the technician requires the knowledge of different aspects of biology and engineering. The different devices work in so many different ways and the literature about repair and troubleshooting is often hard to come by. It can be quite frustrating to search for solutions every time the operator encounters a problem. There is added pressure because the availability of medical devices is critical for therapeutic and diagnostic care. The longer a device stays out of operation, the slower the hospital would be able to deliver care to the patients.
This course has been designed by the interdisciplinary collaboration of both TU Delft biomedical engineers as well as the local expertise of the medical technicians of the Nick Simons Institute in Nepal to help new and emerging biomedical engineers/technicians working in low-income hospitals to care for biomedical equipment.
Who should attend?
- Basic undergraduate-level knowledge about electromagnetic circuits.
- Basic higher secondary school understanding of physics and math.
- Basics of anatomy and physiology
- Basic physical phenomena driving biomedical devices
- The need for proper and effective maintenance
- The need for swift and efficient troubleshooting
- maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of diagnostic instruments. (Patient monitors, X-ray, and digital radiography)
- maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of diagnostic instruments. (Ultrasonography, Otoscope)
- maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of therapeutic instruments. (Ventilators, Oxygen concentrators)
- maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of therapeutic instruments. (Electrosurgical units, suction machines, anesthesia machines, Operating Theatre lights)
- maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of laboratory instruments. (autoclave, centrifuge, analyzer and colorimeter)
- maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of laboratory instruments. (microscope, haematometer, electrolyte analyzer, incubator water bath)
Course delivery details
This course is offered through Delft University of Technology, a partner institute of EdX.
4–6 hours per week
- Verified Track -$50
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- Understand the basics of a variety of commonly used diagnostic, therapeutic and laboratory instruments
- Effectively maintain, troubleshoot and repair biomedical instruments
- Sharpen the skill set of troubleshooting a biomedical instrument in a short period of time
- Reduce the repair time and cost by using effective proven strategies and practices
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