COVID-19 Technical Resources & Industry News
If your shop has unique tips or process improvements you are using to support your hospital in the fight against Covid 19. please share with us by sending an email to Treasurer@bmet.org.
"Pandemic-Approved Professional Education" Because AAMI had to cancel it's Exchange event this year, they have launched an AAMI Summer Learning Series, which consists of seven tracks encompassing 36 live webinars. (posted 7/21/2020) Read More
A Medical Device Maker Threatens iFixit Over Ventilator Repair Project,iFixit has built a comprehensive online database of repair manuals for ventilators and medical equipment to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. Last week it received a letter claiming copyright infringement.(article from Motherboard, Posted 7/20/2020) Read More
Shopping Discounts for COVID Healthcare Workers!
Some businesses are offering discounts for healthcare workers who support the COVID-19 effort. This includes BMETs! An example of one of these businesses is REI (outdoor equipment): Here's the info you need:
REI (Recreational Equipment Inc): Link
(Important Note: The WSBA, as a non-profit & non-political organization, presents information about the Right to Repair but is not officially endorsing any political activity regarding this issue. Individuals are welcome to weigh in on this matter using the letter provided at this link. Click here.
"Repairing Ventilators that can save Coronavirus patients shouldn't be a business Decision", Opinion piece, Market Watch (posted 5/7/2020) READ ARTICLE
An Inside Look At Sterile Processing During a Pandemic. 24X7 article. READ ARTICLE
Additional Ventilators May Pose a Risk to Hospital Gas Systems. The article also contains a downloadable medical gas calculator. Read Article
Ventilator Manufacturers Form Ventilator Training Alliance, Create Educational App Ventilator manufacturers Dräger, GE Healthcare, Getinge, Hamilton Medical, Medtronic, Nihon Kohden, and Philips have partnered with Allego to create a mobile app that frontline medical providers can use to access a centralized repository of ventilator training resources. Read More
24X7 News Article-"New York Repair Techs Want Access to Ventilator Manuals, Schematics". Read More
Ventilator Maintenance Procedure: Puritan-Bennett model PB840. Click here to access 21 minute video.