Teaching Tool For The Anesthesia Machine

The VAM (virtual anesthesia machine) website is a well known resource for anesthesiology machine simulation. Developed at the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida it provides a number of free simulations on subjects related to anesthesiology and pharmacokinetics.  More advanced teaching tools are provided for a nominal fee. As many engineers, researchers and educators … Continue reading Teaching Tool For The Anesthesia Machine

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Medical Device Industry Feedback Series #1: Feedback from Experienced Engineers – Orthopedics

Recently I caught up with Joe Zuzula, Marketing & Sales Manager at Orchid Orthopedic Solutions. A former Quality Control Manager he offered this advice to up and coming biomedical engineers. "1. Students should get hands on experience during their college education. 2. Most students have the wrong expectations about an engineering job. They expect to … Continue reading Medical Device Industry Feedback Series #1: Feedback from Experienced Engineers – Orthopedics

Teaching real world concepts in a virtual environment

I chose what I thought was a relatively simple topic for my first teaching moment project. The concept of a sterile field is used to explain one of the important ideas in aseptic technique. Every BMET needs to be aware of it whenever they are in an active surgical suite. Aseptic techniques are methods used … Continue reading Teaching real world concepts in a virtual environment