Ashland, Ky. – King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) team member Chris Boyle, of the Bio-Medical Engineering Department, recently became certified as a bio-med equipment technician. Boyle is a 10-year employee of the medical center.
The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), founded in 1967, is a unique alliance of more than 6,000 members united by the common goal of increasing the understanding and beneficial use of medical instrumentation.
Certification for bio-medical equipment technicians is a formal recognition, following a comprehensive examination, that individuals have demonstrated excellence in theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the principles of bio-med equipment technology.
In today's healthcare market, the need for a work force knowledgeable in the operation, the underlying principles, and the safe application of bio-medical equipment is of paramount concern to hospitals and companies, says John Crance, coordinator of KDMC Bio-Medical Engineering. “Certification demonstrates a significant commitment to competence in this career,” he said.
The KDMC Bio-Med Department is responsible for: 1) the electrical safety program for the medical center; and 2) tracking and maintaining all clinical equipment for KDMC.
To learn more about employment opportunities at King's Daughters, visit KDMC Careers.
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