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Biomedical Engineering

This is the application of engineering principles and methods to define and solve problems in Medicine and Biology. Biomedical engineers are of service to people and they apply advanced technology to the problems of health care delivery. They can be found in industrial health care, academic, private laboratory and government settings. The biomedical engineers typically work in a team environment that may include physical scientists, engineers, clinicians and life scientists.The maintenance of medical equipment is essential to ensure that it function correctly and efficiently and ultimately to ensure proper clinical management of patient. It is therefore, important that adequate standards of maintenance are achieved. Yet some countries more than 60% of bio medical equipment is not use because of lack of facilities for maintenance and repair. These problems have no simple solution and their implications are far wider than those associated with the maintenance of an individual piece of equipment. The aims of maintenance are to ensure that equipment attains the standard performance characteristics set by the hospital, the manufacturer's specifications, and the clinical requirements. It should be carried out on a preventive basis rather than after a breakdown. A major breakdown is a sign that the maintenance and servicing programmes have failed.

Biomedical engineering has emerged as a medium of combining medicine engineering to provide materials, tools and techniques to advance health care research, diagnosis and treatment.

    Engr. V. O. Adebimpe.
    H.O.D Biomedical Engineering.