What to do:
Be Respectful. Biomedical equipment technicians have a wide range of expertise, so please be respectful of their knowledge and experience or their willingness to learn.
Be helpful and supportive. The forum is a great place to ask questions and get help from other technicians. Please be helpful and supportive of other members.
Be professional. This is a professional forum, so please stick to professional language and topics.
What Not To Do:
Do not post confidential or sensitive information. This includes patient information, trade secrets, proprietary service documentation, or other information that should not be shared publicly.
Do not post spam or advertisements. This includes links to external websites or products. Any marketing or advertisement must be approved by WSBA and clearly labeled as such.
Do not post duplicate posts. If you have a question, please search the forum to see if it has already been answered. If it’s been more than a year, then feel free to try and get up to date answers.
Here are some examples of how these rules could be applied in real life:
A technician posts a question about how to troubleshoot a malfunctioning piece of equipment. Another technician responds with a helpful answer, providing links to relevant technical documentation.
A technician starts a discussion thread about the latest advances in medical imaging technology. The thread attracts a variety of viewpoints, and all members are respectful of each other's opinions.
A technician creates an unsolicited or unapproved post linking to a website that sells medical supplies. The post is deleted because it violates the rule against posting spam or advertisements.
A sponsor posts a clearly labeled post explaining their new patient simulator product. This was approved and followed the rules, it will remain available for respectful and honest comments, engagement, and feedback.
By following these rules, we can create a forum that is welcoming, respectful, and informative for all biomedical equipment technicians.