List some possible modifications/outcomes that could occur if your chosen piece of equipment were modified in such a way to violate these guidelines.

As a Biomedical Equipment Technician, you will be faced with many situations where you are repairing a piece of equipment and might see another way to reassemble or adjust something on the unit.

Remember, this is not allowed! Each piece of equipment has been FDA approved down to the most specific detail in regards to proper function and patient safety. Any unregulated modification of equipment is strictly prohibited and against FDA guidelines and regulations.

To start this discussion:

  • Choose any piece of medical equipment you would like
  • List some possible modifications/outcomes that could occur if your chosen piece of equipment were modified in such a way to violate these guidelines.

Be sure to explain:

  • Why you think a BMET might find it appropriate to modify a piece of equipment in this way.
  • Why this is wrong and a possible alternative solution.