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Originally written for TechNation, Expert Advice, January 5, 2022.

ReNew Biomedical, located in Jackson, TN, has been servicing and repairing life-saving medical equipment since 2014. ReNew is determined to keep the already stretched thin nurses, doctors, and first responders equipped for whatever comes next. Now, they are committed to training new technicians to meet the medical field’s ever-growing demands for equipment repair and service.

The ReNew Biomedical Training Academy is an official partner with AAMI and the Federal Department of Labor to certify CABTs and CBETs. AAMI supports HTMs and is the institute that sets the standard for credentials in the biomedical technician field. These new technicians are educated by seasoned professionals in their field in the classroom and then work side-by-side with them while they are on the bench.

People from all walks of life have joined the academy, from military veterans to high school and college graduates. Every skillset brings something unique to the Biomedical Technician role each individual fills.

Along with their biomedical AAMI certifications, ReNew Biomedical is also ISO 13485:2016 certified:

“ISO 13485 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS) specific to the medical device industry. Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide medical products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.” – International Organization for Standardization.

While expecting high standards for technicians and those who train them, ReNew holds itself to the same quality of excellence. Earning ISO 13485 certification has given another reason for companies like Vyaire and Eitan Medical to make ReNew their authorized service center!

As of 2021, ReNew has graduated two classes of Biomedical technicians and looks forward to certifying many more. The 5-year goal of the ReNew Academy is to create 45 certified, employed HTMs. However, the journey for our graduates is far from over. They will continue to mentor future HTMs as certified Journeymen.

What responsibilities do these CABT and CBET’s have? Here’s a quick glance from AAMI:

CABT
According to AAMI – A certified associate in biomedical technology is an individual new to or planning to enter the HTM field and looking to earn an entry-level certification to kick-start their career. In a work setting, this professional will be responsible for scheduled technology maintenance, supporting senior technicians, incoming/routine inspections on new equipment, and minor troubleshooting. Characteristics of a CABT include but are not limited to: strong communication skills, problem-solving abilities, resourcefulness, strong time management skills, technology insight, highly motivated, and resilience.

CBET
According to AAMI – Healthcare technology management professionals who desire a CBET certification are expected to have experience in a wide range of electromechanical devices, computers, networks, and software used in healthcare delivery. Generally, candidates desiring this certification may work for medical device manufacturers, hospitals, clinics, home healthcare providers, medical device repair companies, regulatory bodies/agencies, and software manufacturers – such as EMR or device integration providers.

ReNew is proud to train future biomedical technicians who will go on to help those who help others. To learn more about this career-defining program, or apply for a spot in the Training Academy, click here.

Jacob Beals
January 11, 2022
Writer, ReNew Biomedical

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