Conquest Imaging has issued a press release announcing pre-approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the AAMI Credentials Institute (ACI), for its 2018 training calendar.
“After seeing the recent growth (108 percent from previous year), I knew our quality training program was significantly impacting BMETs across the country,” explains Senior Director of Technical Services Jim Rickner. “Now that AAMI has approved our courses, we can easily offer a way for CBETs to keep up their credentialing requirements while providing a vetted, quality training option for any BMET.”
ACI Certification for the Biomedical Equipment Technical (BMET) certification is a formal recognition by the AAMI Credentials Institute that individuals have demonstrated excellence in theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the principles of biomedical equipment technology. Once certified, continuing education credits can be obtained to maintain certification, and keep biomedical technicians and engineers up to date on the latest technology.
The ACI award qualification process includes evaluation of all curriculums, course materials, syllabi and testing. ACI’s pre-approval program awarded Conquest Imaging’s training courses with Category IV CEUs as follows:
- Ultrasound Bootcamp – 40 CEUs
- Toshiba Aplio Series – 16 CEUs
- Philips iU22/iE33 or Philips EPIQ 5/7 – 16 CEUs
- GE Logiq E9/Vivid E9 or GE Voluson E8/E10 – 16 CEUs
- Siemens S2000/SC2000 – 16 CEUs
- Ultrasound Basics or Multivendor Accreditation PM/DICOM – 8 CEUs
Also, Conquest Imaging recently announced the acquisition of Acoustic Imaging Solutions (AIS), an Indiana-based company providing ultrasound solutions to the health care industry.
The purchase of Acoustic Imaging Solutions will enhance the portable system repair capabilities Conquest provides to health care facilities nationwide. By purchasing AIS, Conquest Imaging will be offering their customers depot repair for their SonoSite systems beginning January 2018. Furthermore, immediate qualified field service engineering support is acquired to help provide ultrasound maintenance and repair to health care facilities in the Midwestern United States.
“This acquisition complements our portable ultrasound offering by allowing us to seamlessly provide direct portable depot repair for SonoSite systems that are no longer supported by the manufacturer,” Conquest President and Co-Founder Mark Conrad said. “With this ability, hospitals and imaging centers have a choice to extend the life of their SonoSites allowing them to service their patients with the same system, which lowers their expenses and total cost of ownership,”
In addition to Conquest Imaging’s GE and Philips portable depot repair capabilities, in January, they are adding the SonoSite 180/180 Plus, SonoSite Titan, SonoSite MicroMaxx, SonoSite M-Turbo, SonoSite SII and Sonosite S Series.