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CMIA 2015 Symposium

January 15, 2015

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The California Medical Instrumentation Association (CMIA) is dedicated to the promotion, education and information exchange of the state’s clinical biomedical engineering community.

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2014 Surgical Services Summit Improving Quality, Patient Experience and Financial Performance December 8-9, 2014, Green Valley Ranch Resort | Spa | Casino, Las Vegas NV

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RSNA 2014

November 30, 2014

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The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is an international society of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals with more than 53,000 members from 140 countries across the globe.

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GNYDM 2014

November 28, 2014

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Welcome to the 90th Annual Greater New York Dental Meeting! We invite you to participate in one of the largest Dental Congresses in the world.

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HTMA MW 2014 Symposium

October 25, 2014

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The Healthcare Technology Management Association of the Mid-West (previously Kansas City Biomedical Society) is made up of Technicians, Engineers and Managers in the Clinical Engineering field with an interest in the future of Healthcare Technology....

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MD EXPO Orlando Fall 2014

October 1, 2014

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MD Expo Orlando Fall 2014 When: October 1 - 3, 2014 Where: Orlando, FL

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Image: 31st Annual Biomedical Associations of Wisconsin Conference and Vendor Show

We are pleased to announce, and look forward to your participation in the 31st Annual Biomedical Associations of Wisconsin Conference and Vendor Show.

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Image: Virginia Biomedical Association 21st Annual Meeting

For 21 years the VBA has had continued success with creating a sense of community for biomedical, clinical engineering and imaging service professionals in the Virginia area. Our annual event offers avenues for developing valuable relationships.

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Image: 2014 North Central Biomedical Association Conference

North Central Biomedical Association September 9 – 12, 2014 Rochester, MN

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CEAI Conference 2014

August 20, 2014

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Clinical Engineering Association of Illinois - The Clinical Engineering Association of Illinois is a regional professional society whose members support healthcare organizations across the state of Illinois and adjacent regions.

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Image: GBIS Technical Conference & Equipment Workshop

GBIS Technical Conference & Equipment Workshop August 15-16, Atlanta Southern Regional Medical Center, Emory Healthcare Network Member, Riverdale, GA

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CABMET Symposium 2014

August 15, 2014

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2014 CABMET Symposium August 15th & 16th, 2014 The Symposium will be at Children’s Hospital Colorado (13123 East 16th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045).

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AHRA - August 10-13, 2014

August 10, 2014

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AHRA’s 42nd Annual Meeting and Exposition will be held August 10-13, 2014 at the Gaylord National, Washington, DC. Nearly 1,000 imaging leaders and 200 exhibitors will attend this premier educational event for radiology administration.

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FIME 2014

August 6, 2014

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FIME 2014 When: August 6 – 8, 2014 Where: Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Convention Center

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Image: MedWrench Surpasses 20,000+ Registered Users!

I am extremely pleased to announce that MedWrench has surpassed 20,000+ registered users!

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Image: Tips on how to become your hospital's customer service leader

In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog I want to highlight some survey responses from TechNation’s “How to Become Your Hospital’s Customer Service Leader” webinar presented by Frank Magnarelli.

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Image: New Category Added to MedWrench!

In today's edition of the MedWrench blog I would like to touch on a few updates to our website. We are very happy to announce that we recently added the CMMS Software category to our site.

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Image: The Growth of Medical Based Applications for Smart Devices

In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog I wanted to touch on the subject of medical apps and the ever increasing number of them available at your disposal.

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Image: Mike Tonkinson Wins AAMI 2014 Giveaway

In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog, I would like to officially announce Mike Tonkinson as the winner of our AAMI 2014 giveaway. Mike will be receiving free travel and board to the MD Expo Orlando on October 1-3, 2014.

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Image: Memorial Hospital Now Hiring a Biomed Equipment Specialist!

Memorial Hospital has an immediate opening for a Biomed Equipment Specialist. The Biomed Equipment Specialist provides medical, imaging, and clinical laboratory support services.

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Image: MedWrench Recaps our Trip to the AAMI 2014 Conference!

In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog I want to recap our amazing trip to Philadelphia for the AAMI 2014 Conference!

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Image: HTM Week Contest Winner Announced!

I would like to congratulate Rick Trexler from BluePearl Veterinary Specialty & Emergency on winning a FREE lunch for his department! See below for details on our winner!

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Image: Intermed is Now Hiring an Ultrasound Sales Representative

The Ultrasound Sales Representative identifies meets with and uses their technical, organizational and customer knowledge to generate new customers for Intermed Ultrasound.

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Image: InterMed is Now Hiring a Biomedical Engineer - Level 2

Responsible to work independently in providing repairs and preventative maintenance for hospital clients’ BioMedical equipment. This position is required to maintain records, document results and coordinates outside resources for repairs.

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Image: Intermed is Now Hiring a Biomedical Engineer - Level 1

As a Junior BMET this position works under close supervision of a Biomedical Engineer Technician. The position is primarily responsible for preventative maintenance, repairs, and safety testing. Usually less than 4 years experience.

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Image: MedWrench Q&A Blog with Hobie Sears from Trisonics!

In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog I would like to highlight some tips from Hobie Sears, Senior Territory Manager at Trisonics Inc. Today, we mostly talked about the importance of System Backups which will be detailed below.

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MedWrench Reminder

May 13, 2014

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In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog I want to briefly remind our users about the upcoming giveaway.

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Image: All Imaging Systems is Seeking Experienced Ultrasound Repair Technician/Engineer

All Imaging Systems Seeking Experienced Ultrasound Repair Technician/Engineer for troubleshooting, repair and servicing.

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Image: MedWrench Q&A Blog with Christopher Turner from C&C Medical Solutions!

In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog I would like to highlight my brief Q&A session with Christopher Turner, owner of C&C Medical Solutions, Inc.

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Image: Medical Specialties Distributors is now Hiring a Field Service Technician!

Job Title: Field Service Technician Status: FT Non-Exempt Dept: Biomedical Services Supervisor: Biomedical Services Supervisor

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Image: Medical Specialties Distributors is now Hiring a Director of Biomedical Services!

Job Title: Director, Biomedical Services Status: FT Exempt Dept: Operations Supervisor: VP, Operations

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Updates from MedWrench!

April 29, 2014

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In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog I want to talk about upcoming Events and Expos that we will be attending, upcoming contests for HTM week, and give aways at the upcoming AAMI show in Philadelphia.

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Image: Draeger is Now Hiring a Field Service Technician!

YOUR TASKS Provide direct field service to ensure prompt and immediate solutions to customer problems in the field while maximizing profitabiity and customer satisfaction.

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Image: Draeger is Now Hiring a Service Technician!

YOUR TASKS Install, monitor and remove interlock devices from program participant's vehicles. Duties include care mechanic skills (wire identification, soldering, etc.), electrical systems training and troubleshooting associated with these tasks.

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Image: Draeger is Now Hiring a Service Technician - Pittsburgh, PA

YOUR TASKS The purpose of this position is to repair all Draeger Safety gas detection and respiratory products in accordance with current level of training and length of work experience.

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Image: MedWrench Q&A Blog with Frank Watts from Medical Imaging Technologies

In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog I would like to highlight my brief Q&A session with Frank Watts, Service Engineer at Medical Imaging Technologies.

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Image: MedWrench Surpasses 18,000+ Registered Users!

I am extremely pleased to announce that MedWrench has surpassed 18,000+ registered users!

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Image: Exciting Updates from MedWrench!

In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog I would like to congratulate our winners of the “Join 5” contest for the month of March. MedWrench appreciates your participation and we hope you enjoy your t-shirt. Wear it with pride!

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Image: The Future of "Smart" Medical Devices

Recently, I was reading an article posted on Sioux City Journal entitled “Smart Infusion Pumps help prevent medication errors” and it got me thinking, when exactly will “smart” devices become completely commonplace.

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Image: Soma Technology, Inc. is now hiring a Regional Sales Director – Biomedical and Imaging Equipment

Working full-time from our Bloomfield, Connecticut headquarters, self-motivated achievers will thrive in our unique sales environment, leasing or selling biomedical, imaging, surgical, OR and other types of equipment.

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Image: Soma Technology, Inc. is now hiring a Parts Coordinator – Biomedical and Imaging Equipment

Reporting to Vice Presidens of Salas and the Director of Operations, this position is key to the purchasing, buying and inventory control of equipment parts. Some sales and customer serviceare helpful.

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Image: Soma Technology, Inc. is now hiring a Sterilizer Technician I

To accurately test, inspect, troubleshoot and refurbish medical sterilizers & boilers

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Image: Soma Technology, Inc. is now hiring a Biomedical Engineer – Recent Grads Welcome

Working in a bright workspace with collaboration, mentoring and communication, you will be tasked with inspection, calibration and repair of biomedical equipment.

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Image: Soma Technology, Inc. is now hiring a Medical Equipment Mechanic – Recent Auto Tech Grads Welcome

Hands on responsibility for overseeing and assuring proper repair and maintenance during the refurbishing process. To setup and adjust assigned equipment with responsibility for quality in restoring the equipment to it’s original EOM specifications....

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Image: Hematology Defined and Centrifuge Preventative Maintenance Tips

In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog, I would like to talk about hematology and centrifuges. This blog will aim to define hematology as well as provide some general preventative maintenance tips. See below for an in depth look at hematology and

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Image: Exciting News and Updates From MedWrench!

MedWrench Update: The Join 5 contest is off to a great start! So far we are getting good results, but if you still want the chance to win a FREE MedWrench t-shirt, you better hurry and bench 5 items!

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Image: Soma Technology, Inc. is now hiring a Full Time Biomedical Bench Engineer (Level 1)

For nearly 20 years Soma Technology, Inc., headquartered in Bloomfield, CT, has specialized in outfitting entire healthcare facilities with high-quality new and refurbished medical equipment.

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Image: PM tips for Medical Contrast Injectors!

Contrast media injector systems, though rarely touted as the most coveted piece of equipment in their department, play a vital role. They introduce observable substances at specific locations throughout the human body.

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Image: MedWrench Reaches 17,000+ Registered Users

I am pleased to announce that MedWrench has reached 17,000+ registered users! We continue to grow and are now adding roughly 600 new users per month. The MedWrench team could not be more excited!

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Image: MedWrench Q&A Blog with Josh Glas from PhiGEM Parts!

In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog I would like to highlight my brief Q&A session with Josh Glas, President at PhiGEM Parts. As always, Josh was very helpful and informative. Thanks again Josh for sharing your expertise!

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Image: MedWrench Blog: A Recap of our Trip to IBS 2014

MedWrench had a great trip to Indianapolis for the 2014 IBS Annual Conference. It was a great opportunity to visit with our sponsors such as Integrity Biomedical, Trisonics, Fluke Biomedical, Maull Biomedical, Axess Ultrasound..

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Image: MedWrench Blog: Utilizing the "My Bench" Feature

First and foremost, I would like to thank those of you who took the time to fill out the questionnaire. It was very beneficial for MedWrench to see the main demographic that our site consists of, as well as pinpoint some concerns for moving forward....

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Image: MedWrench Reaches 16,000+ Registered Users

I am pleased to announce that MedWrench has reached 16,000+ registered users! MedWrench continues to establish itself as a popular, go-to online resource for answers, information and interaction on medical equipment.

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Image: Updates from MedWrench: What to expect in the New Year!

In today’s blog, I want to highlight some exciting news from MedWrench for the New Year. As 2013 comes to a close, MedWrench is turning our focus towards what we can do to make our site even better/more useful in 2014!

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Image: MedWrench Q&A Blog with Christopher Turner from C&C Medical Solutions!

In today’s edition of the MedWrench blog I would like to highlight my brief Q&A session with Christopher Turner, owner of C&C Medical Solutions. Chris was kind enough to take a few minutes to chat with me so I cannot thank him enough for his...

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Image: Updates from MedWrench for the Month of December

In today’s blog, I want to highlight some exciting news from MedWrench for the month of December! As 2013 comes to a close, MedWrench has some exciting news to share with our followers!

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Image: Maintaining Your Electrocardiograph Machine

In today’s blog we are going to highlight Electrocardiograph Machines (EKG’s). For those who are not familiar with EKG machines, I will give a brief rundown of the basic functions of an electrocardiograph.

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Image: MedWrench Reaches 15,000+ Registered Users

I am pleased to announce that MedWrench has reached 15,000+ registered users!

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Image: Poor Image Quality Help from Trisonics!

In today's blog we are going to highlight another biomedical/clinical engineer tip from Trisonics! This blog is geared towards asking the right questions when trying to troubleshoot errors with your broken ultrasound equipment.

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What's on Your Work Bench?

November 8, 2013

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MedWrench and TechNation want to see what’s on your workbench for a special section in TechNation Magazine! There is no need to tidy up your bench, we want to see the real deal! In return, you could win a FREE LUNCH for your department!

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Image: A look at the Top 7 Signs That You Should Service or Replace Your Centrifuge

In today’s blog, we are going to go over Lab Manager’s “Top 7 Signs That You Should Service or Replace Your Centrifuge.” Like any piece of equipment, a centrifuge requires regular servicing in order to maintain a fully functional machine.

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Image: Basic Tips for Beginner Biomedical Engineers

In today’s blog we are going to highlight some basic tips from Trisonics for new biomedical engineers. According to the biomedical engineers at Trisonics, “there are many tips and tricks that are helpful to know when you are just starting out.”

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Image: MedWrench's Returns from MD Expo Nashville 2013

MedWrench had a very successful show at MD Expo Nashville 2013. It was not only a great opportunity to meet and talk with our end users, but it was also excellent to see our sponsors!

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Image: Preventative maintenance tip geared towards tightening power supply screws on Sequoia Backplane Assembly

As hospital budgets tighten and we are all asked to do more with less, here is one quick tip we can all do possibly eliminate intermittent lock-ups or diagnostic failures on your aging Acuson Sequoia systems.

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Image: MedWrench Reaches 14,000+ Registered Users

I am pleased to announce that MedWrench has reached 14,000+ registered users!

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Image: Preventative maintenance tip geared towards power supply records

In today's blog we are going to highlight a biomedical/clinical engineer tip from Trisonics! This is a general preventative maintenance tip that can be applied to all ultrasound systems.

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Update Concerning "My Bench"

September 6, 2013

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For those users who utilize the “My Bench” feature on MedWrench, you may have noticed that your My Bench profile looks different as of late. There are now more filter and update options available.

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Image: Quantitative Tests and PM tips for Autotransfusion Units

In today’s blog we are going to take a break down quantitative tests for autotransfusion units. In addition to the quantitative tests, we will share a few preventative maintenance tips for the system as well.

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Image: Helpful Tips for the GE Healthcare LOGIQ 9

In today’s blog we are going to continue with the preventative maintenance theme. Below you will find a tip from the Biomedical/Clinical Engineers at Trisonics concerning GE Healthcare’s LOGIQ 9 ultrasound system.

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Image: August Appreciation Month Week 4 Contest Update

Hey MedWrenchers! Unfortunately, August Appreciation Month is coming to a close. To show our appreciation to our users, MedWrench is going to run one last contest starting August 23 and running until August 31.

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Image: August Appreciation Month Week 3 Contest

Hey MedWrenchers! I wanted to take a quick minute to update you about our newest contest for August Appreciation month. For week three of August Appreciation Month, MedWrench is running yet another contest.

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Image: Tips on How to Increase Uptime for Your CT Scanner

In today’s blog we are going to take a look at an article by Block Imaging concerning maintenance tips that will increase uptime for your CT scanner.

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Image: Review to WIN A $50 Gift Card- August Appreciation Month

For week two of August Appreciation Month, MedWrench is running yet another contest. Review your medical equipment on MedWrench and become automatically entered to win a $50 gift card to Best Buy!

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Image: Controlling Repair and Maintenance Expenses on Surgical Scopes

In today’s blog, we are going to take a look at a few tips that can help healthcare administrators ensure that advanced technologies are available to surgical staffs when needed.

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August Appreciation Month

August 8, 2013

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Throughout the month of August, MedWrench will be offering specials for advertisers in addition to running contests for our users!

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Image: Common safety tips for C-Arm machines

After researching preventative maintenance, how to extend the life of a C-Arm machine and safety tips, we have comprised a list of guidelines/tips to ensure your safety when working with a C-Arm machine.

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Image: MedWrench Reaches 13,000+ Registered Users

I am pleased to announce that MedWrench has reached 13,000+ registered users!

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Image: Exciting News From MedWrench!

In today’s blog, I would like to inform our users and advertisers about our upcoming “August Appreciation” month. Throughout the month of August, MedWrench will be offering specials for advertisers in addition to running contests for our users!

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Image: Tips on How to Field Test Ultrasound Transducers From Conquest Imaging

In today’s blog, we are going to go over some tips from Conquest Imaging’s Matt Tomory. Moving forward, a common theme you will often see in our blog is preventative maintenance tips for medical equipment.

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Image: How to Adjust an Acuson Sequoia CRT Monitor

Have you ever replaced your CRT monitor because it looked fuzzy? According to the engineers at Trisonics, next time you should try to adjust it first before exchanging it out.

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Image: Join 5 in June Contest Winner Announced!

MedWrench is excited to announce that Thomas F. of New Jersey has won our Join 5 in June contest! For his efforts, Thomas has won a Kindle Fire!

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Image: Exciting News From MedWrench!

In today’s blog, I want to recap our recent updates to MedWrench. After putting in a lot of thought and hard work, MedWrench launched our newest feature, the Bulletin Board.

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Image: Biomedical/Clinical Engineer Tips for the GE Healthcare LOGIQ 9

In today’s blog, we will get some more tips from the Biomedical/Clincial Engineers at Trisonics! Today's tips are in regards to the GE Healthcare Logiq 9.

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Image: The Importance of Bone Densitometry

It should come as no surprise that bone mineral density cannot be assessed accurately without the use of a Bone Densitometer.

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Image: Biomedical/Clinical Engineer Tips for the Philips iU22 and iE33 Machines

In today’s blog, we will get some tips from the biomeds at Trisonics! Today’s tips are for two Philips ultrasound systems, the iU22 and the iE33.

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Image: Blue Ox - Leading distributor of medical equipment for the private practice and hospital markets!

Blue Ox Medical Technologies, LLC, a new MedWrench sponsor, is a leading distributor of medical equipment for the private practice and hospital markets. Blue Ox specializes in diagnostic imaging devices, software, and technical consumable products.

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Image: 3 Things You Should Know Before Buying Refurbished Equipment

Before addressing things you should know before buying used or refurbished equipment, I feel that it is important that I address why this option has become an increased necessity as of late.  Health insurance companies seem to be constantly

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Image: Prolonging the Life of Your Nuclear Medicine Equipment

Despite the notion that OEM’s are consistently decreasing the life cycle of their machines, hospitals and other health care facilities are steadily trying to prolong the life of their equipment.

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Image: Tips for Buying a Linear Accelerator

When buying a linear accelerator, it is important to plan carefully to ensure the maximization of investment dollars while still providing patients with quality treatment options.

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Image: Exciting News From MedWrench!

Finally, the time has come to unveil our biggest update to MedWrench this year! After updating the FDA Alerts, we decided to create an entirely new tab on MedWrench called the Bulletin Board that we will be launching at AAMI.

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Image: MedWrench Reaches 12,000+ Registered Users

I am pleased to announce that MedWrench has reached 12,000+ registered users!

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Image: Social Media is Here to Stay!

Not only does social media give marketers a voice and a way to communicate with customers and potential consumers, but it also personalizes your "brand" and helps you to spread your message in an extremely relaxed and conversational way.

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Image: MedWrench is ready for AAMI!!

In eleven days, MedWrench will make their way to AAMI in Long Beach, California!

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Image: Healthcare Technology Management Week

Biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) and clinical engineers will join healthcare technology professionals from across the country in observing Healthcare Technology Management Week, May 19–25, 2013.

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Image: How to Choose a Pulse Oximeter

A finger pulse oximeter is a small, hand-held medical device used to measure both the oxygen saturation of a patient's blood as well a patient's heart rate.

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Image: SEO+PPC=SEM    Simple math or a complex formula? How to use Internet Marketing to increase your bottom line.

It is crucial for companies to engage their clients and prospects through the Internet, social media and email campaigns; while continuing to brand through printed magazines, mailers and more.

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Image: How to Combat Banner Blindness to Make Your Digital Advertising More Effective

Animated, rotating, pop up, flashing, blinking banner ads are cluttering and confusing most Internet sites to the point their effectiveness has been lost. Users are developing “banner blindness,” exiting out of ads or ignoring them all together.

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Image: Preventative Maintenance Tips for Blood Pressure Monitors (Invasive)

Blood pressure monitors (Invasive) are most commonly used in special care units, emergency departments, operating rooms, cardiac catheterization laboratories; often included as a component of physiological monitoring systems.

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Image: Exciting News from MedWrench!

In the last couple of months, MedWrench has worked hard to make our site more user-friendly. We have directed our current focus towards site improvements and new features that we feel will make MedWrench the ULTIMATE go-to website.

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Image: Importance and Differentiation of Online Marketing Campaigns

In today's day and age, both online marketing campaigns and company branding are vital to your company's success. The web continues to explode and along with it so do the advertising opportunities.

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Image: Preventative Maintenance Tips For NIBP Monitors

In order to perform preventative maintenance on you NIBP (Non-Invasive Blood Pressure) Monitor you will need the following equipment: Electrical Safety Analyzer, NIBP Analyzer.

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Image: How do you know your digital advertising campaign is successfully branding your company?

Here are a few reasons MedWrench is quickly becoming one of the top digital advertising solutions for medical equipment companies

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Image: MedWrench Adds New Equipment to Heart-Lung Bypass Unit Category

With over 11,230 registered users, and an average of 32,000 monthly visitors, MedWrench continues to establish its popularity as the go-to resource for medical equipment answers, information and manuals.

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Image: Risk Reduction Strategies for Infusion Pumps

Performance problems have occurred across all types of external infusion pumps in a variety of clinical settings. The problems are not specific to one certain infusion pump manufacturer.

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Image: Upcoming Changes to MedWrench!

MedWrench is excited about some upcoming changes that are in the works! With new ideas being introduced daily, we are very confident that a big, yet positive, change is on the way!

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Image: Important Guidelines for Operating a Centrifuge

There are a few pertinent guidelines for operating a centrifuge, even a small one. Following these guidelines can help to prevent damage to the centrifuge as well as possible serious injury to you and others.

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Image: MedWrench Reaches 11,000+ Registered Users

I am pleased to announce that MedWrench has reached 11,000+ registered users!

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Image: Transducer Care Tips from an Ultrasound Tech Expert

In today's blog we are going to examine the care of transducers/probes/scan heads and get some tips from ultrasound tech expert, Matt Tomory.

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Image: How to Properly Maintain Your Ultrasound Machine

Maintaining your ultrasound machine is vital for continued and accurate use in patient diagnostic testing.

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Image: An In-Depth Look at Fluke Biomedical's ESA615 Electrical Safety Analyzer

Thanks to the ESA615, the medical device quality and safety professionals can now test to the newest safety standards in just minutes using this all-in-one automated test tool. That is pretty impressive, huh?

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Image: Trends in the CT Injector Market

In a recent article published on TechNation concerning trends in the CT injector market, biomed experts Nick Hersman and Stephen Maull give their advice on everything from navigating an evolving market to managing maintenance of evolving technology....

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Image: Preventative Maintenance Tips for Anesthesia Unit Ventilators

Before beginning preventative maintenance inspection, carefully read the manufacturer’s instruction and service manuals. Preventative maintenance varies with different models as well as different manufacturer's.

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5 Cool Facts About EKG's

March 5, 2013

Image: 5 Cool Facts About EKG's

An electrocardiogram, often referred to as an EKG or ECG, is a lot less intimidating than it may sound. An EKG is simply a test of your heartbeat. Every time your heart beats, an electric wave travels through the heart, which causes it to pump blood....

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Image: Does Lack of Sleep Directly Increase My Chances of Getting Sick?

Does lack of sleep directly increase my chances of getting sick? Yes, research shows that lack of sleep can directly affect your immune system.

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Image: The Refurbishing Process:  Technical Refurbishment VS Cosmetic Refurbishment

When deciding on whether to purchase new, used, or refurbished medical equipment, it is always a smart play to do some research before making any drastic purchasing decisions.

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Image: Preventive Maintenance Tips for Ultrasound Systems

In order to keep your Ultrasound System equipment at peak performance and increase uptime of your machine, regular Preventive Maintenance is crucial. ALL ultrasound systems need regular Preventive Maintenance performed by trained technicians.

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Comparing CR Systems

February 12, 2013

Image: Comparing CR Systems

Since there are so many different Computed Radiography systems out there currently, it can be hard to know which one is best for your facility. Researching all these models can prove to be an extremely time-consuming task.

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Image: Hazards and Safety of Vaporizers

An anaesthetic vaporiser is a device that is typically attached to an anaesthetic machine which delivers a given concentration of a volatile anaesthetic agent.

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Image: Preventative Maintenance Tips for Pulse Oximeters

Like any other piece of medical equipment, a pulse oximeter requires routine maintenance and tests to ensure that the machine is functioning properly. Here are 4 main tips for preventative maintenance.

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Image: Anthony Davila Wins Free Google Nexus 7!

As promised, one lucky MedWrench user was rewarded a FREE Google Nexus 7 for his participation in our survey. Anthony Davila of Chittenango, NY won a free Google Nexus 7 for his contribution.

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Image: Another milestone reached for MedWrench: 10,000+ users!

I am pleased to announce that MedWrench has reached 10,000+ registered users! With new features and updates to the community, MedWrench continues to establish itself as a popular, goto online resource.

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Image: How will the market for defibrillators evolve in the next five years?

How will the market for defibrillators evolve in the next five years? How will that affect service of the equipment?

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

January 29, 2013

Image: Thank You to Our Sponsors!

As MedWrench continues to grow, so does our list of sponsors. MedWrench is currently on the verge of breaking the 10,000 registered users mark, and we could not be more excited about it.

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Image: Are There Any Potential Benefits to Leasing Medical Equipment?

Changes to healthcare coupled with the cost of starting up a new healthcare business and keeping up with constantly changing technology can be both intimidating and extremely expensive.  For most startups, medical equipment leasing is an option

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Image: How Much Effect Will Siemen's New Consulting Services Have on Health Reform?

According to an article recently published by Medical Dealer Magazine, Siemens Healthcare is now offering Strategic Consulting solutions for accountable care in order to help hospital and health system customers meet health care reform

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Image: Calling all MedWrench users! TechNation needs your help!

Our friends over at TechNation need your support. Please click the link below to take a brief, anonymous survey and tell us how your work environment, boss, salary, and more compare to other biomeds.

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Image: 4 reasons to subscribe to the MedWrench newsletter today!

Every week MedWrench sends out a newsletter to our subscribers. Within the newsletter, subscibers can find trending news about OEM’s, ISO’s, and new equipment/products. Here are 4 reasons to subscribe to the MedWrench newsletter today!

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Image: Registration for MD Expo Spring '13 - DC is now open for attendees!

The MD Expo Spring will take place in Washington, D.C. this year on April 2-4. Registration for the MD Expo is now open for attendees!

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Image: Who Kicks the Most Ass in the Medical Industry?  Biomeds do!

In today's highly technical and rapidly changing medical field, saving lives not only depends on the expertise of doctors and nurses, but also on the proper functioning of sophisticated biomedical equipment.

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Image: An Inside Look on OR TODAY, TechNation, MEDICAL DEALER, and 2013 Buyers Guide

An Inside Look on OR TODAY, TechNation, MEDICAL DEALER, and 2013 Buyers Guide

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Image: Summit Imaging - An Ultrasound Company with a Serious Technology Niche

Summit Imaging, a sponsor of our Ultrasound Systems category, offers the simplest, most cost-effective ultrasound repair solution that minimizes downtime and saves money.

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Image: Three Important Facts about Refurbished Medical Equipment

Not all medical supply companies are currently buying and selling used equipment. Some only sell new equipment; however, there is an increasing number that are selling refurbished equipment because of its recent rise in demand.

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Image: The New and Improved Surgical Light Category!

We recently updated the surgical light category. You can now browse through the products by filtering out certain attributes, using the left menu toolbar, or you can brose through the entire selection.

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Image: Congratulations to Kaylee McCaffery on her two year anniversary with MedWrench!

The original "MedWrench Guru," Kaylee McCaffery, is celebrating her two year anniversary with the company! Congratulations and happy anniversary!

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Image: Another milestone reached for MedWrench: 9,000+ users!

I am pleased to announce that MedWrench has reached 9,000+ registered users! With new features and updates to the community, MedWrench continues to establish itself as a popular, go-to online resource for answers, information and interaction on

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Image: The Usefulness of Mobile Medical Apps for Doctors and Patients Alike

There is an abundance of medical apps popping up all over both the App Store and the Android Market. Not only are doctors incorporating them into their daily practices in order to be more effective and efficient, but patients are also using them

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Image: FDA Asks for Safer X-rays in Order to Minimize Kids’ Overexposure to Radiation

In May the FDA sent out a series of recommendations to all the manufacturers of radiation-producing medical scanners. All the manufacturers of X-ray imaging machines have been requested to consider the safety of pediatric patients.

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Image: VendorVisor.com - Get Reviews and Advice on the Leading Medical Equipment Sales and Service Companies

Medical Dealer has launched a new resource for you to rate and review the medical equipment sales and service companies you use daily!

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Image: Facts about Anesthetic Awareness

Anesthetic awareness can be defined as a condition that occurs when a patient can recall their surroundings or an event while under general anesthesia. Sometimes patients can even recall pain or pressure from surgery.

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Image: Preventative Maintenance Tips for Surgical Tables

Today’s surgical tables are more innovative and versatile than ever before. Here are a few daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly procedures to keep in mind during your scheduled PM for surgical tables.

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Image: Watch us GROW! MedWrench has New Features, New Resources and a New Employee!

Since our launch in 2010, MedWrench has been excited to see our communities, categories and users grow! MedWrench is quickly establishing its popularity as the go-to resource for medical equipment answers, information and manuals.

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Image: Preventative Maintenance Tips for Vital Sign Monitors

Vital sign monitors play a key role in patient care by displaying heart rate, breathing rate and blood pressure on a computer monitor. Here are a few functional verifications to keep in mind during your scheduled PM of vital sign monitors

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Image: Word Play: The debate over terms in the equipment aftermarket

Remanufactured. Refurbished. Reconditioned. What's the difference, right? Let's revisit the March 2011 Medical Dealer article, Word Play, to see what the law says

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Image: Another milestone reached for MedWrench: 8,000+ users!

With new features and updates to the community, MedWrench continues to establish itself has a popular, goto online resource for answers, information and interaction on medical equipment.

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Image: Welcome to all of our new MedWrenchers from the MD Expo Fall!

MedWrench participated in the 2012 MD Expo Fall this past week in Las Vegas, NV. We enjoy every opportunity to meet and greet our users and sponsors, and this trip was no exception!

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KOPP Development is Hiring!

October 1, 2012

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Kopp Development Inc. – The leading manufacturer of ferromagnetic detectors for MRI safety, is looking for independent sales representatives who have access to Radiology-MRI departments.

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Image: Preventative Maintenance and Quality Checks for Electrosurgical Units

It is advised to following any specific procedures or schedules laid forth by the manufacturer, but here is a list of a few qualitative test that should be included.

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Image: MedWrench is getting ready for VEGAS BABY!

In two weeks the MedWrench crew will make their way to the MD Expo Fall is Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Image: Preventative Maintenance Tips for Radiography Equipment

Ever since Rontogen discovered X-rays in 1895, radiography has become one of the most important and frequently used diagnostic tools for the medical industry. For this reason, it is important to keep radiography equipment in excellent condition.

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Image: Register for the MedWrench Community Review at the upcoming MD Expo in Las Vegas!

MedWrench Sales Advisor Jayme McKelvey will lead an in depth look into using MedWrench as a problem solving resource to find answer, exchange ideas and get documents needed to do your job successfully at the upcoming MD Expo in Las Vegas, NV.

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Image: Medical imaging equipment industry expected to see great growth over the next few years

Imaging equipment is one of the largest segments of the medical equipment industry, and is a portion poised to experience great growth over the next five years.

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Image: Preventative Maintenance Tips for your Anesthesia Machines

Anesthesia machines and vaporizers play a key role in surgical settings; therefore, it is important this equipment is inspected regularly to make sure it will function properly. Here are some tips for preventive maintenance.

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Image: Benefits of gamma camera rentals: from start-up assistance to interim solutions to keep your practice running smoothly

Find out who can benefit from nuclear gamma camera rentals, and what the benefits of renting a camera would be.

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Image: Back From Fun in the Sun at AHRA Orlando 2012

MedWrench spent August 12th - 15th participating at the annual AHRA Conference and Expo. The 40th annual meeting and exposition was hosted at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, FL.

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Come See Us at AHRA 2012!

August 10, 2012

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We are excited to be attending AHRA 2012, August 12-15th at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL.

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Image: Quality Care Tips for Ultrasound Transducers

Ultrasound transducers are the most often damaged, and the most expensive replacement part of an ultrasound system. Here are some simple tips to help with quality control for your transducers

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Image: Have a Heart! Part II of Preventative Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Electrocardiograph Beating.

Regular and thorough preventative maintenance should be preformed, being sure to inspect all aspects of the equipment, accessories and attachments. Here are a few tips to include in your preventative maintenance routine.

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Image: Preventive Maintenance Tips for Your Warming Units

Warming units are used to heat blood and intravenous solutions before administering them to patients, so it is important to ensure all areas of your warming unit are function properly. Here are some tips to help.

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Image: Tips and Tricks to help with your Preventative Maintenance for your Ultrasound Systems

Since the importance of the ultrasound system industry is always growing, we think it is as important to continually update you with tips and tricks to help with your preventative maintenance schedules.

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6,000 Strong

June 28, 2012

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MedWrench has reached 6,000+ members!

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Image: How to Safely Sell Medical Equipment

Consider the following before selling your used laboratory equipment:

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Image: A Few Tips and Tricks to Find the Information You Need on MedWrench

Here are a few tips you should keep in mind when posting a questions or discussion on MedWrench to ensure you receive the information you are looking for.

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Image: As the Face of Healthcare and Medical Devices Evolve, so Does the Role of the Biomed.

As more and more healthcare facilities move toward Electronic Health Records (EHR), medical devices are becoming more technologically sophisticated. The contemporary Biomedical Engineer has to include a few additional tools in his belt.

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Image: Preventative Maintenance Tips for CT Scanners

CT scanners are used on just about every area of the body to identify medical issues. With such an important and expensive piece of equipment, medical facilities often employ a comprehensive quality control program.

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Image: AAMI Conference and Expo in Charlotte, NC, a Great Success!

MedWrench participated in the 2012 AAMI Conference and Expo this past weekend in Charlotte, NC. We enjoy every opportunity to meet and greet our users and sponsors, and this trip was no exception!

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Image: Your Next Cup of Coffee is on Us!

We are offering a $5 Starbucks gift card to everyone that visits VendorVisor, and post 3 or more reviews for companies you're currently using.

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Image: Rate and Review MedWrench on Vendor Visor to Win!

WIN A $25 BEST BUY CARD! Rate & review MedWrench on MD's Vendor Visor to enter the drawing. Winner announced tomorrow at 4:30pm ET!

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Image: Have a Heart! Follow These Preventative Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Electrocardiograph Beating.

Having heart for your EKG and ECG machines include a rigid preventative maintenance schedule. Here are a few tips to keep your electrocardiograph equipment operational.

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Image: MedWrench Will Kick Off a Contest to Win a Kindle Fire at the Annual AAMI Conference & Expo June 2nd-4th

MedWrench will participate at the annual AAMI Conference & Expo in Charlotte, NC from June 2nd through 4th. We will host booth 135. While at the conference, MedWrench will kick off our next contest!

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Image: Preventative Maintenance Tips for Your Ultrasound Equipment

Routine preventative maintenance checks should be scheduled for your equipment. During these exams your equipment should be cleaned and inspected for proper functionality and any signs of damage.

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Image: MedWrench reaches another milestone!

I am pleased to announce that MedWrench has reached 5,000 members!  With new features and updates to the community, MedWrench continues to grow.  The MedWrench team would like to thank all of our members for your continued support and for

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Image: Are Your Field Service Engineers Fully Equipped to Maintain Your Clients?

While maintaining client’s medical equipment is their main focus, the Medical Field Service Engineer is also on the front line of ensuring and continuing customer satisfaction.

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Image: Infuse Your Infusion Pumps with Dependability and Endurance

In the healthcare setting, time is often vital. That is why healthcare practitioners rely on medical equipment to compensate  for their long list of responsibilities. Infusion Pumps take on the responsibility of delivering fluids at a set

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Image: Keep Your Nuclear Medicine Equipment Running Longer

While it seems OEMs are consistently decreasing the life cycle of their nuclear medicine machines, facilities are trying to stretch the life of their equipment. Here are some tips to help extend your equipment.

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Image: A Focus on Surgical Tables!

With the operating table being the centerpiece of surgical procedures, there are many types of surgical tables available that assist with keeping the patient in the best position possible for the procedure.

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Image: Preventative Maintenance and Common Problems with Contrast Media Injector Systems

The average lifespan of Contrast Media Injector Systems typically runs from 5 to 7 years; however, with regular preventative maintenance the life of a contrast media injector system can be extended.

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Image: CMS- Leading Provider of Diagnostic Imaging Equipment!

Complete Medical Services, a sponsor of our Bone Densitometer category, is a leading provider of refurbished diagnostic imaging equipment.

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Image: MedWrench Breaks NEW Records!

I am pleased to announce that MedWrench has reached 4,000 members! With new features and updates to the community, MedWrench continues to grow.

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Image: The Key Role of Patient Monitoring Systems

Patient monitoring systems are an important aspect in the assessment of a patient's illness or condition. Continual evaluation of specific parameters of a patient's health allows healthcare providers the ability to determine and treat diseases more

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Image: MD EXPO SPRING 2012: April 11-13

The MD Expo Spring in Ft. Lauderdale, FL is only weeks away! You can view all the latest products and technology offered by attending exhibitors. MD Expo is also providing educational seminars for all that register. Plus, it's a great place to

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A focus on C-Arms

March 9, 2012

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The C-Arm, an imaging scanner intensifier aptly named for its design, has become known as a highly adaptable resource for a variety of surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Since their introduction into the medical community over five decades ago

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Image: New MedWrencher, New Communities, and New Updates!

As the new employee at MedWrench, I have spent the majority of my first few days becoming acclimated with the site’s aesthetics, learning the different category listings, and mastering the ins and outs of website maintenance.

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Image: Rigid Endoscopy Service and Repair

We have all heard the saying ‘Time is Money.’ This saying is crucial in the OR. If equipment goes down during a procedure, the hospital could lose substantial amounts of money. Because of this, it’s important to ensure that equipment used in the

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Image: Centrifuge Preventative Maintenance

There are various types of centrifuges, depending on the size and sample capacity. Whether your lab is using a low speed, high speed, ultracentrifuge, or any other type, it is important to have your centrifuge on a routine preventative maintenance

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ESU Safety

February 15, 2012

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Electrosurgical Units (commonly referred to as ESU’s) are used for precise surgical cutting and coagulation at the incision.  ESU’s are commonly used in the operating room, delivery, and outpatient surgical centers. 

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Image: What could be the Aftermath of the New GE and AlphaSource Parts Agreement?

In a recent article published by Medical Dealer Magazine, I learned that AlphaSource would now be the sole source for GE’s non-imaging service parts to the NDO segment.

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Image: The New My Bench Communities are Here!

It’s been a long time coming, but the NEW MedWrench communities are here! The web team has worked hard on this project and it has been worth the wait!

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Re-Conditioned Beds

January 26, 2012

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In today's economy, many hospitals cannot afford new hospital beds and stretchers.

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Image: MedWrench Reaches 3,000 Members!

MedWrench reached another milestone! We are now 3,000 members strong!

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Image: Autoclave Preventative Maintenance

Maintaining your autoclave by keeping it clean from bacteria, grime, and other debris is very important. There are a few tips you can follow to make sure your autoclave stays up and running.

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Image: Trends in Ultrasound Equipment

With ultrasound technology continually improving, experts are seeing more and more trends arise in the ultrasound equipment market. From a recent TechNation article, experts discussed what they believe to be the biggest trends in ultrasound.

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Image: Purchasing New vs. Used Medical Equipment

Technology is constantly changing in the medical industry. Which means that hospitals and clinics, when in the market for medical equipment, must decide whether to buy new or used.

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MD Expo Does it Again!

December 14, 2011

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Orlando provided the sunshine, sponsors provided the beer, and more than 300 attendees filed through the halls of the Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort at the 2011 MD Expo this October.

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Image: Plans for 2012...Do You Have Any?

I cannot believe that the year is almost over and we are only a month away of ringing in the New Year. I can't help but to reflect on the past year and how much MedWrench has grown and where I hope it will go in 2012.

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Do You Review?

November 16, 2011

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Before making purchases, I always do my due diligence. Sometimes I seem to do a little too much research by visiting multiple sites and reading review, after review, after review.

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Image: Welcome to the MedWrench Blog!

MedWrench is the go-to resource for medical equipment information, discussions, resources, news, videos, and more!

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About the Authors

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Kaylee McCaffrey

MedWrench

I'm your official Go-to MedWrench Guru! I make sure the site stays up-to-date. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to send me over a line. Enjoy the site!
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Jonathan Payne

MedWrench

I am the Media Manager for MedWrench. I manage both MedWrench's and our client's marketing and social media campaigns. In addition to these responsibilities, I also blog and help to make sure the site stays up to date!

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