By: Steven J. Yelton, P.E.
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
In my position as a professor in a biomedical engineering technology program, I often hear the following questions: What can I do to update or enhance my skills as a biomedical equipment technician (BMET)? What can I do to attain a promotion? What skills am I missing? I’m a biomed; what’s all this talk about healthcare technology management (HTM)?
The days of getting called only when something is broken are over … I hope. Modern departments deal with healthcare technology management, meaning the entire equipment life cycle—from needs assessment, to disposition when the device no longer does the job, and everything in-between.
As a working BMET, you need to make sure that you have the skills or competencies that can keep you in step with the needs of your employer. What are these skills or competencies? AAMI is helping to provide the answers with two valuable resources: Core Competencies for the Biomedical Equipment Technician and a “career ladder” for HTM professionals.
CLICK HERE to read the entire post on the AAMI Blog.
CLICK HERE to obtain the Core Competencies Document.