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Medical Mission Trips 101

As a biomed, bringing your talent to a developing world hospital that is struggling for sound medical equipment can be an intensely satisfying experience. For those who are thinking about making a medical mission trip to the developing world for the first time, partnering with an organization that can help prepare supplies and contacts is key to a successful experience.

“Minnesota Nice” Patient Monitoring: Steve Ziegenhagen, Gopher Medical

Husband and wife team Steve and Cathy Ziegenhagen founded their Minnesota-based company Gopher Medical in 2012. Focused on patient monitoring equipment, the third-party vendor specializes in a range of Philips and GE solutions. Steve recently spoke with 24×7 about starting his own company, the most in-demand features in patient monitoring equipment, and what steps biomeds can take to improve value at their facilities.

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James Mazurek: Leader, Diplomat, and Team Player

James Mazurek, a biomed for more than 30 years and a veteran of the US Air Force, has had a long and storied career, culminating in his selection in May as the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation’s 2015 BMET of the Year. Mazurek’s colleagues say he willingly shares his experience and expertise to serve as a mentor to junior biomeds.

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New Therapy System Delivers Nitric Oxide Produced from the Air

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new efficient, cost-effective method of producing nitric oxide from the air by an electrical spark. The system could be beneficial for treating adults with pulmonary hypertension and infants suffering from persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).

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GE Healthcare Prepares to Meet Megatrends

With more than a century behind it, GE is looking ahead to determine how to position itself for its next 100 years. For GE Healthcare, that means facing the same issues as the rest of the healthcare industry, including declining reimbursements, increased patient volume, and an aging workforce.

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Shining a Light on Medical Laser Training and Repair

The repair and maintenance of medical lasers can play a significant role in a typical biomedical technician’s duties. But vague regulatory guidelines are causing confusion about who is qualified to maintain the equipment and which procedures should be followed.