Biomedical Equipment Training & Repair Service

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Biomedical Equipment Training & Repair Service

To address the dilemma of donated medical equipment sitting idle in healthcare facilities, MedShare invests significant time and resources in a state-of-the-art biomedical equipment training and repair service that provides the safest and highest quality medical equipment to our beneficiaries.

Medical technology is essential for safe and effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. It is vital for healthcare facilities to have functioning medical equipment that is safe, reliable, and available for diagnostic procedures, therapy, treatment, and monitoring of patients.

MedShare’s Biomedical Equipment Training & Repair Service focuses on providing quality, functional medical equipment — including biomedical engineering training — to those in need. We focus on the principles of quality donations and sustainability to include:

  • Healthcare equipment donations that benefit the recipient to every extent possible;
  • Donations of equipment respecting the wishes and authority of the beneficiary, and conforming with World Health Organization’s guidelines, government policies and administrative arrangements for the recipient country;
  • There are no double standards in quality. If the quality of an item is unacceptable in the U.S., it is also unacceptable as a donation;
  • Effective communication between the donor and the recipient, with all donations made according to plan;
  • Ongoing sustainability service that trains end-users, biomedical technicians and engineers in the operation, maintenance and servicing of medical equipment.

MedShare’s Biomedical Engineering Department follows the Principles and Guidelines of medical equipment donation as instituted by the World Health Organization.

The Challenge:   

Medical equipment has become a fundamental part of modern healthcare delivery, enabling screening, prevention, diagnostics, treatment and palliative care. Donations of critical medical equipment are essential in helping health systems in developing nations treat more patients successfully, but only if medical staff are trained on how to use and repair equipment.

The Opportunity:

  • Ensuring that health facilities have quality biomedical technology and that the staff is trained in how to use and repair it.
  • Increasing health system capacity to treat and care for patients
  • Strengthening health systems in under-resourced countries so they are able to effectively treat and care for patients;
  • Saving lives in medically underserved communities;
  • Helping communities replace outdated and non-functional biomedical equipment with quality products

 

 

Our Strategy:  

As medical technology becomes increasingly complicated to operate and repair, the need for highly trained medical technicians is fundamental for hospitals and clinics worldwide. MedShare’s Biomedical Equipment Training & Repair Service has an immediate and significant impact on strengthening and sustaining global health systems.

MedShare has a team of professionally trained biomedical engineers and technicians who service all medical equipment before delivery. Additionally, we send biomedical engineers to various countries to provide hands-on training to end-users, engineers, technicians and healthcare professionals.

In addition to the overseas needs assessments that MedShare provides, we work closely with local universities in metro Atlanta to provide hands-on training to over 2,500 students enrolled in Georgia Institute of Technology, DeVry University, Chattahoochee Technical College.

Did You Know?  

  • As much as 40% of donated medical equipment in developing nations sits idle, according to a report on global health technology published by the medical journal of The Lancet and by the Imperial College of London.
  • Countries in the developing world have little money, underdeveloped infrastructure and few workers to find appropriate solutions — like voltage compatibility and training — to use donated equipment.
  • Through MedShare’s Biomedical Equipment Training & Repair Service, over 1,500 technicians and end-users have been trained on how to operate, repair and service donated medical equipment.
  • Through MedShare’s Biomedical Equipment Training & Repair Service, comprehensive training for healthcare professionals has occurred in 16 countries on over 2,500 pieces of donated medical equipment delivered worldwide.
  • Most of MedShare’s deliveries include 20 to 30 pieces of life saving biomedical equipment that are selected by the recipient hospital, clinic or health post.