General Information

Learning Objectives

Biomed Support Services (BSS) technical training is designed to teach Biomed Equipment Technicians (BMET) and Clinical Engineers (CE) how to install, setup, operate, calibrate, and troubleshoot a variety of electrosurgical generators, including the Force FX™-C, ForceTriad™, Force EZ™, FT10™, FX8™ and LS10™.

Given specific information and guidelines for maintaining this equipment, the students will be able to perform preventive maintenance procedures and rectify ESU generator issues with confidence. Overall, BSS courses allow hospitals to maximize their equipment investment by minimizing equipment down time. More than 60 percent of the class involves demonstrations and practical hands-on laboratory exercises.

Class Size

For optimum instructional effectiveness, classes are limited to 15 students and are filled on a first-come, first served basis.

Training Material

Students will receive a Student Guide and handouts for each generator covered in class.

Knowledge Prerequisites

Course attendees should have a background in electronic engineering technology or biomedical equipment technology. This training is generally offered by technical schools or through military training. Students should know how to operate basic test equipment and know how to remove and replace circuit components. Experience with electrosurgical equipment is especially beneficial.

Class Hours

Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30am. Classes start at 9:00am and end at 4:00pm each day, but the schedule may vary depending on the specific needs of the students.

Items Needed for Class

It is beneficial, but not mandatory, for participants to bring a laptop with a serial port or serial-to-USB adapter. With a laptop, students can establish HyperTerminal communication to the Force FX™-C electrosurgical generator troubleshooting links. A flash drive or other mass storage device is also beneficial.

Course Completion Criteria

Successful course completion is determined via quizzes and laboratory exercises. Students will be awarded a Certificate of Qualification if they fulfill the competency requirements.

Dress Code

We want you to be comfortable and relaxed when you come to class, so the dress code is casual. No shorts, tank tops or flip flops, but jeans are fine.

Meet the Instructor

Dale Munson
Principal Instructor

Dale Munson is an accomplished corporate trainer, writer, and speaker. He has more than 35 years of experience designing training programs that are uniquely targeted to his technical audiences. Formerly with Medtronic, but now the owner of Biomed Support Services, LLC out of Colorado Springs, CO, Dale manages a small group of technical professionals who travel the country providing training courses on a variety of electrosurgical devices.

Dale holds a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Information and Learning Technologies and undergraduate degrees in Business Management and Information Technology. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.