A webinar on ‘Testing and Calibration of Biomedical Equipment’ was organized by the Biomedical Engineering Department, MVJCE. The Resource Person was Mrs. Sindu M G, HOD – Biomedical Engineering Department, NIMHANS, Bangalore. The event was attended by students of Medical Electronics Department, MVJCE, and faculty from various departments.
The following topics were covered at the webinar:
Mrs. Sindhu opened the session by giving a brief introduction about the recent technological advancements in the Biomedical field, like IOT-based medical equipment and the demand for Biomedical Equipment Technicians (BMT) in the present world. She went on to speak about the Purpose and Goal of Quality assurance, the importance of calibrating Medical Equipment, the comprehensive range of test equipment available to cater to all the requirements of a hospital, Electrical safety and Electrical safety standards.
Quality assurance (QA):
This includes healthcare technology planning, asset management / equipment control, preventive and corrective maintenance / repair, education and activities directed toward improving medical device related patient safety.
Purpose and Goal of QA:
The purpose of Quality Assurance is to ensure the quality, safety and effectiveness of medical devices, improve clinical effectiveness, reduce patient risk and improve patient confidence.
The goals are safety, accuracy and readiness for patient use. Achieving efficiency plays a vital role for patient safety. Testing and calibration of medical equipment is important to ensure quality and safety standards.
Importance of Calibration of Medical Equipment:
Introduction to Electrical Safety:
Electrical safety is of paramount importance in best practices of quality assurance of medical devices. Electric shock can cause disruptions during healthcare procedures resulting in injury or death.
Electrical Safety Standards:
Electrical isolation techniques are utilized to reduce the current flowing to the patient to minimal levels, even at line-voltage. Some basic electrical safety tests:
Some Pictures from the Webinar:
Outcomes of the Webinar