Whether your students are looking to become a Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET), or are simply taking a Human Physiology course in high school. Heathkit's Life Sciences series provides the fundamental knowledge of the technology behind the biology. This series offers the fundamental principles for biomedical equipment and a variety of physiology technologies. Preparing students for both the technology and healthcare industries.
Biomedical equipment technology is one of
today's most in-demand industries for job recruiters. Hospitals, laboratories
and other healthcare facilities continue to look for skilled technicians who can
inspect, calibrate, maintain and repair a variety of biomedical equipment.
Individuals with a biomedical technology background are finding good
compensation, benefits and job growth in their field.
Heathkit's Biomedical Instrumentaion course provides students with the basic principles of the circuitry behind the biomedical equipment. Through a series of hands-on exercises and measurements students develop an understanding of human physiology and the biomedical instrumentation that records the measurements. (More Information)
Provide your students with a solid introduction to human physiology with Heathkit’s Human Physiology course. This course offers the unique PowerLab® LabTutor® System, which integrates hardware, software and experiments into a comprehensive laboratory for students. While the PowerLab® captures the data from the hands-on experiments, the LabTutor® software provides scientific background information and step-by-step instructions for each experiment, as well as data analysis and student submission reports. All of this allows students to concentrate on human physiology principles, rather than spending time on equipment and software set-up. Just plug in the transducer or electrode and students are ready to start the experiment.
MODEL #F1V through F6V Series
Ground and Power Outlets
The F1V through F6V Series Ground and Power Outlets come in many different configurations of Panel Mounted Grounding Receptacles and Power Receptacles which can be found on the attached data sheet. Shown are some examples of available configurations.
MODEL #GN-4160 Series
Ground and Power Outlets
The GN-4160 Series Ground and Power Outlets come in a variety of configurations of Panel Mounted Grounding Receptacles and Power Receptacles which can be found on the attached data sheet. Shown are some sample GN-4160 Series set-ups.
MODEL #F1V-SLR-3S through F8V-SLR-3S
These Ground Outlets are Hospital Grade and configured from One to Eight Gang Ground Outlets with 1 to 8 Ground Receptacles. (F4V-SLR-3S is shown) See data sheet for specifics.
MODEL #SLC Series
Pin Plug & Grounding Lug Cord Assemblies
The Hampden SLC Series are Hospital Grade Pin Plug & Grounding Lug Cord Assemblies configured with a Pin Plug on one end and a Grounding Lug on the other end of either an 8', 10', 12' or 15' cord. See data sheet for specifics. Shown is a typical Cord Assembly.
MODEL #SLCX Series
Pin Plug & Clip Cord Assemblies
The Hampden SLCX Series Hospital Grade Pin Plug & Clip Assemblies configured with a Pin Plug on one end and a Clip on the other end of either an 8', 10' 12' or 15' cord. See data sheet for specifics. Shown is an example of a typical cord assembly.
MODEL #ALP Series
Angle-Cap Plug and Grounding Lug Cord Assemblies
The Hampden ALP Series are Hospital Grade Angle-Cap Plug and Grounding Lug Cord Assemblies which are configured with an Angle-Cap Plug on one end and a Grounding Lug on the other end of either an 8', 10', 12' or 15' cord. See data sheet for specifics. Shown is an example of a typical Cord Assembly.
Socket Receptacle (U/L)
U/L Hospital grade Socket Receptacle.
Pin Plug (U/L)
U/L Hospital grade Pin Plug
Heavy Duty Pin Plug
Hospital grade Heavy Duty Pin Plug.
Hospital grade Grounding Lug. (Cord shown with SL-3SQ on one end and SLP-3PR on the other)
Heavy Duty Grounding Lug
Hospital grade Heavy Duty Grounding Lug.
Socket Plug (U/L)
U/L Hospital grade Socket Plug
Hospital grade Angle-Cap Plug
Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET)
What is a BMET?
§ A Biomedical Equipment Technician (sometimes also referred to as Biomedical Engineer Technician) (BMET) inspects, calibrates, maintains and repairs diagnostic, monitoring, therapeutic and life-saving medical equipment
Where are BMETs employed?
§ Healthcare facilities
§ Medical equipment manufacturers
§ Contract service providers (third-party organizations)
Who do BMETs work with?
What is the job growth outlook for BMETs?
§ As medical technology continually advances and evolves, the need for technicians who understand the equipment (and who can service, maintain and install it), continues to rise as well. A growth of 21-34%, in the engineering field, is projected through 2010.
What is the average starting salary for a BMET?
§ $25,000 - $50,000
What is the average senior level salary for a BMET?
§ $50,000 - $80,000
Is there a certification for BMETs?
§ Yes. The Board of Examiners for Biomedical Equipment Technicians, operating under the direction of the United States Certification Commission (USCC) and the ICC, maintains the certification programs for biomedical equipment technicians (CBET)
What are the eligibility requirements for certification?
Applicants must meet ONE of the following minimum eligibility requirements…
§ Associate’s degree in biomedical equipment technology and two-years full-time BMET work; OR
§ Associate’s degree in electronics technology and three years full-time BMET work experience; OR
§ Four years full-time BMET work experience
What is the content of the CBET exam?
§ Anatomy & Physiology 13%
§ Safety in the Heatlhcare Facility 17%
§ Fundamentals of Electricity,
Electronics, and Solid-state Devices 20%
§ Medical Equipment Function &
§ Medical Equipment Problem Solving 27%
What are some schools currently using for training?
o Currently, schools with BMET programs are using old medical equipment as training aids
o Solution ---Heathkit’s BIS-100 equipment will offer a repeatable training device that allows students to analyze the measurement circuitry of nine (9) medical instruments
Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation –
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