Health care technologies are assets that directly affect quality of human lives. They represent considerable investment and in many cases have high maintenance costs. It is important, therefore, to have a trained staff and a well-managed maintenance program to keep medical equipment in a health care facility operating reliably and safely and available for use when needed for diagnostic procedures, therapy, treatment and monitoring of patients. An effective maintenance program prolongs the useful life of the equipment and minimizes the cost of equipment operation.
IMEC is pleased to offer medical equipment training and maintenance services ranging from onsite modular courses to long-distance training and other customized programs. IMEC training courses are available to cover all major health care technologies, including those provided in IMEC Medical Suites.
IMEC begins with an assessment of the facility's medical equipment maintenance capabilities including inspection and preventive maintenance as well as corrective maintenance. Once the maintenance program is established, it is essential to manage the program in an effective and economical manner. Therefore, IMEC provides a comprehensive medical equipment management program for each facility.IMEC training programs are flexible in content and length and can be offered throughout the year.
As of today, IMEC's Biomedical Equipment Training programs for clinical engineers and technicians have extended to 19 countries and over 520 students. IMEC instructors have over 35 years of experience and are recognized leaders in providing high quality training programs that meet the specific needs of health care facilities around the world. All instructors hold degrees in biomedical sciences, engineering or related fields. Training is available on site anywhere in the world or remotely via video conference or webinar.
The Biomedical Equipment Training Program consists of 3 major stages shown in the image below.
(1) In the first stage, IMEC faculty will visit the health care facility to understand the range and complexity of medical equipment used in the institution and then assess the knowledge level of the biomedical engineering staff to understand their needs and find any gaps in their knowledge base.
(2) Once a baseline is established, IMEC develops a personalized Medical Equipment Training program that fits the institution's needs. Training programs are available in basic, intermediate and advanced levels.
(3) Trainings are offered on-Site or long-distance. Comprehensive training programs can be delivered over three years in multiple modules; however training modules can be provided separately or in shorter lengths based on the facility's needs and budget.