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Certification Patrick K. Lynch CBET, CCE, CPHIMS, HIT Pro/PW Global Medical Imaging BMET Board of Examiners – 1982-1997 Chair – BMET Board of Examiners.

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1 Certification Patrick K. Lynch CBET, CCE, CPHIMS, HIT Pro/PW Global Medical Imaging BMET Board of Examiners – Chair – BMET Board of Examiners –

2 TYPES Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET) Certified Radiology Equipment Specialist (CRES) Certified Laboratory Equipment Specialist (CLES)

3 TEAM WORK Volunteers ICC USCC US BMET Board Experts PSI PTC Sponsor AAMI

4 All Time Certified BMETs

5 EXAM CONTENT I.Anatomy & Physiology12 % II.Public Safety in the HC Facility15 % III.Fundamentals of Electronics & Electricity13 % IV.HCT Function & Operation25 % V.HCT Problem Solving25 % VI.Healthcare Information Technology10 %

6 SOME STATS

7 Definition (fromWikipedia) Certification refers to the confirmation of certain characteristics of an object, person, or organization. This confirmation is often, but not always, provided by some form of external review, education, assessment, or audit.

8 Professional Certification One of the most common types of certification in modern society is professional certification, where a person is certified as being able to competently complete a job or task, usually by the passing of an examination.professional certification to assure qualification to perform a job or task.

9 Certification is NOT Licensure Certification does not refer to the state of legally being able to practice or work in a profession. That is licensure. Usually, licensure is administered by a governmental entity for public protection purposes and a professional association administers certification. Licensure and certification are similar in that they both require the demonstration of a certain level of knowledge or ability.licensure

10 Profession-Wide Certification This is intended to be portable to all places a certified professional might work. Of course, this generalization increases the cost of such a program; the process to establish a legally defensible assessment of an entire profession is very extensive

11 Problems with Biomed Certification No one has ever proven that certified BMETs are better than non-certified BMETs. Many employers won’t pay for certification or pay more for certified individuals.

12 Advantages of Certification Extra letters behind your name means a lot to the professionals you work with. Potential employers know you have met a specific minimum level of knowledge. Signifies a willingness to go beyond what many others refuse. When there is a tie for a job or a promotion, it can be the tie-breaker.

13 Qualifications Education Experience required to test for Candidate Experience required to test for Full Certification AAS-Biomednone2 years AAS-Electronics1 year3 years none2 years4 years US Militarynone2 years

14 The Test 150 questions All multiple choice 4 hours allotted to complete the test Can have non-programmable calculator only.

15 Will I Pass? If you are recently out of school.... If you have lots of work experience....

16 Test Preparation AAMI Study CD Iphone CBET App CABMET study class Old questions collected by various BMETs Self-directed study from textbooks, etc. Local Study Group

17 Renewal Every 3 years (because professional development isn’t regularly spaced) Must keep a journal Must report activities related to keeping your Biomed skills current 6 different categories Must have a total of 15 points in at least 2 or more categories

18 Renewal I. Formal Courses (max 10 points)

19 Renewal II. Publishing / Presentations (max 10 points)

20 Renewal III. Professional Societies (max 10 points)

21 Renewal IV. Self Study (max 10 points)

22 Renewal V. Working in the Field (max 4.5 points)

23 Renewal VI. Miscellaneous (max 10 points) Catch-all for very unusual stuff Board assesses what counts and for how much

24 WHAT’S IN THE FUTURE New Certification for Healthcare Technology Managers Monitor the field for a possible certification in Information Technology

25 CONTACT the ICC ICC 4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 301 Arlington, VA Phone:

26 Thank you, For a copy of this presentation, Go to Register as an individual member (no charge) Download it for free. OR me: Patrick Lynch


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