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Re: Technical competency framework robcully Yesterday at 11:51 AM
I am putting together an internal framework that we can apply to our staff so I'm looking for examples that people may have in place within their own organisations so that I can possibly apply to ours as this is quite a specialised field so finding existing ones to give me a base to wok from has been difficult.

Any help would greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Modernisation (Formerly, Controls Assurance) Jump to new posts
Re: Technical competency framework John Sandham Yesterday at 09:11 AM
Hi All,
There are some interesting resources here:
https://www.iheem.org.uk/CPD
and here:
https://www.engc.org.uk/professional-development/

I have had a number of meeting over the past year with Pete Sellers, CEO of IHEEM, to look at how the EBME Website can collaborate with IHEEM to raise the profile of EBME technicians and Engineers, and use the IHEEM CPD platform for the benefit of our community. This has been slowed down by covid, but is still ongoing work the the EBME Website is doing on behalf of our members.
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Modernisation (Formerly, Controls Assurance) Jump to new posts
Re: Technical competency framework Neil Porter Yesterday at 09:03 AM
Hi

Are you looking for documentation that will allow you to be accredited?



Neil
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Modernisation (Formerly, Controls Assurance) Jump to new posts
Re: Technical competency framework robcully Yesterday at 08:06 AM
Hi all, I am in a similar position to this. Does anyone have an example of a competency framework that I could have a look at please. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Technical Assistance Jump to new posts
Philips Holter Software atari 11/07/20 11:46 AM
Hi there,
Does anyone have a Philips Holter Software 3.0 CD? I need to reinstall the computer, but I can't find it. (I only found the 3.03 upgrade CD)
Thanks if anyone can help.
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Biomed Databases Jump to new posts
Re: Free Database Software Geoff Hannis 10/07/20 7:03 PM
Which (what) software are you interested in, Kuman?

Do you mean this?
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Re: Free Database Software kuman pisavadia 10/07/20 1:45 PM
Hi Geoff

can i have software please

many thanks
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Spare Parts Jump to new posts
Ventilator Carts Neoteny 09/07/20 1:11 PM
Good afternoon peeps.

We have been let down massively by a supplier and thought I would try here.

I am looking for 5x Ventilator carts for Covidien 840 Ventilators.

If anyone has any or knows of any, please drop me an email.

davidblackwell@nhs.net
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Service Manuals & Schematics Jump to new posts
Biocare iM12 JohnBad 09/07/20 11:42 AM
I have a pacient monitor iM12 from Biocare a Chinese based company and I can't find nowhere the user maintain or factory mantain password. Does anyone knows these default password? I can't set time and date to this damn monitors!
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Biomed Databases Jump to new posts
Re: Asset Management with Multiple Customers sp00k 08/07/20 8:04 AM
We use e-rram.co.za for all our 300+ sites globally (Approximately 48000 devices). it's web based and works for QA, BME, estates etc.

I've sent you a PM if you want to get in touch then I can arrange access for you to the demo site if you want to test it for your needs.

Anyone else who would like to take a peek and play around with it, just let me know.
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Technical Assistance Jump to new posts
Re: Thermometers validation Geoff Hannis 07/07/20 9:06 PM
First of all, and in each case (manufacturer, model) I would consider the claims made by the manufacturer - that is, how accurate are they supposed to be?

Then I would check a batch at a time; after figuring out a reasonable test based upon what I had available, I would compare them all (and bin any that I found outside of some sort of "standard deviation").

But there again, to be honest, I always had a soft spot for the traditional mercury thermometer.
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Re: Thermometers validation michal1 07/07/20 7:53 PM
Just check for start, as these devices are rather low cost. Nevertheless they still require quality check.

Is there an often issue that more professional thermometers like Braun and Welch Allyn require calibration for regular annual PM?
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Re: Thermometers validation Geoff Hannis 07/07/20 5:20 PM
A good question; and one not easily answered - I doubt that there's an easy "one size fits all" solution.

Did you see this earlier post?

For reference:-

1) Welch-Allyn
2) Voltcraft

To be clear, when you say "validate" do you have in mind "check" (as in, good enough for acceptance testing, and (or) regular PM), or "calibrate" (as in, following repair)?
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Professional Issues Jump to new posts
Re: Hospital Dress Codes Geoff Hannis 07/07/20 4:54 PM
Trews? Were you with a (Lowland) Scottish regiment, then, Malcolm?

... long socks ... hose tops! Get some in, Mate!

Even back in my day we used to encounter other armoured regiments on "scheme" wearing sensible clothing. Even the Life Guards (IIRC) used to wear polo necks under their coveralls. But for some perverse reason, "our lot"* wanted to continue the traditions of the Second World War (I may have mentioned before that our QM had in fact crossed the Rhine in 1945 in his Daimler Dingo). Although I noticed that by "Gulf War One", they had at last adopted brown T-shirts under their coveralls.

Happily, a lot of the things we were always trying to implement (as in "get approved") back in my time have now come to pass; decent boots, "regimental" T-shirts, helmets that you could actually run in (although the Para ones were OK in that regard) and so forth. Hopefully, the tools and test equipment is a lot better, too.

Meanwhile, at the BMH's we used to wear "barrack dress" (usually Trousers, Lightweight back in the day), with "shirts, hairy" and Jersey, Heavy Wool during winter months, covered by a white "Lab coat" when out on the Wards (as per the policy of DEME(A) at the time). Luckily, things were generally a bit more relaxed in warmer locations (such as Hong Kong). No shorts in the hospitals, though!

* Mente et Manu
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Technical Assistance Jump to new posts
Re: F&P 850 Humidifier Error code E20 ari-malk 07/07/20 2:57 PM
E20 Error code.

If you catch the "E20 error" early you might find C49 and C48 are causing the fault, they are light blue 47uf 50v electrolytic capacitors which sit next to the large reservoir capacitor, probably leaky, usually they are slightly discoloured.

Check associated components as I have seen burnt up transistors and resistors when things have gone too far.

Hope you find this useful.
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Service Manuals & Schematics Jump to new posts
Re: Vitalograph Alpha 6000 spirometer JohnBad 07/07/20 2:11 PM
I have the same issue, did anyone find the damn password for service menu?
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Professional Issues Jump to new posts
Re: Hospital Dress Codes Malcolm 07/07/20 12:01 PM
Yo Geoff, cant remember how it came about....but only used to wear those cotton short sleeved greyish-biege

shirts; green coveralls....thats what happens when you deciede to repair big tanky things ;-)).

As for those [censored] "anklets" at least you could crap yourself in relative comfort.

Although I must admit I was one of the few having to wear long trews in Cyprus, hats off to the RAF for the shorts!!!! (even with long socks)
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Thermometers validation michal1 07/07/20 8:58 AM
Hello
I wanted to purchase devices do validate thermometers - contact, infrared/tympanic and non contact (pyrometers).
Can someone advise me what testing equipment is decent for that pupose (in two dimensions : price and quality...)

I was thinking about these devices:
Welch Allyn 9600 plus - maybe there is something more flexible and less expensive?
VOLTCRAFT IRS-350 - maybe there is something more accurate and more medical-oriented?
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Professional Issues Jump to new posts
Re: Hospital Dress Codes Geoff Hannis 06/07/20 2:19 PM
Ah, nice one. Maybe if you regrew your moustache, you could go for the Albert Einstein look, then, John.

Myself, I seem to be tending towards becoming a doppelgänger for Josey Wales.

Actually, it's the roughest I've looked in 53 years - but it could become the "new normal".

Maybe the Dress Code now needs to include some form of head-dress. A hair-net, for example

Or better still, perhaps the time has now come for us all to wear theatre "blues"*, cap and all. We used to wear that gear in one place I worked, and I quite liked the idea (mainly as it seemed to allow us to wander about anywhere in the hospital unchallenged, and unhindered).

* Other colours may be available.
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Professional Issues Jump to new posts
Re: Hospital Dress Codes John Sandham 06/07/20 1:51 PM
I agree about polo shirts Geoff, short sleeved, collar - smart enough. My 'lockdown barnet' is not coming out in public. I look like 'Doc Brown' off 'Back to the Future'.
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Re: Hospital Dress Codes Geoff Hannis 06/07/20 12:40 PM
Oh yes, we always enjoyed looking so smart in our green coveralls* (with boots, beret, itchy shirts ... and polished black '37 Pattern webbing belts - and those [censored] "anklets").

Uniforms are OK ... just as long as they are practical, and suitable for the job(s) at hand.

As mentioned before, I like the "designer polo shirt" approach; preferably with an open breast pocket (and logo if required). Practical, and smart enough for our line of work. I also like dark "cargo" trousers (that is, with lots of pockets).

Short sleeves ... no ties!

Meanwhile, John ... how's your "lock-down barnet" looking?

* At least these didn't have the company name and (or) logo emblazoned across the back - no doubt many who have worked in the Middle East will remember seeing (and perhaps, wearing) those.
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Professional Issues Jump to new posts
Re: Hospital Dress Codes John Sandham 06/07/20 12:27 PM
Being smartly dressed gives an air of professionalism, uniforms can also do that (says the ex-RAF veteran) :-)
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Out of Hours Jump to new posts
Re: Another hello Kevjrey 05/07/20 4:01 PM
Thanks guys :-)
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Biomed Databases Jump to new posts
Re: Asset Management with Multiple Customers Geoff Hannis 05/07/20 11:57 AM
The initial challenge when starting out at any new project is to establish exactly what it is the client wants.

Many of us must have spent many (hundreds) or hours of wasted time in developing a "solution" only to hear "that's not what we had in mind" ... and then, of course, "can you make it do [such and such]"?

Myself, I have always "encouraged" prospective clients to be a bit more disciplined in their approach. In fact I used to insist on a written "spec" from them - even if it was just a one-liner. If a reasonable "spec" (or mission statement) could not be agreed, I used to walk away (and often did); life's too short.

Basically, if they don't have much of a clue what they actually want, how can anyone expect a successful outcome? No, it can only lead to wasted effort, disappointment and (often) resentment. Not a good place to be (for either party).

So, I believe it would be much better (constructive) if, when thinking about setting up, or moving to, a new CMMS folk spent a half-hour or so coming up with their own list of what they want from such a system, before asking around to see if their wish-list is attainable, whether off the shelf or as a new undertaking.

A few years ago I had an email from a guy (in Mongolia, of all places) saying "can you make it web-based"? - as if that would only take a few days of work. When I posted back "what exactly do you want it to do"? I never heard from him again.
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Re: Another hello Huw 05/07/20 11:40 AM
Welcome aboard Kev, good to have you here. smile
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