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Center of Medical Engineering

Overview

Our division is the central point of management for all medical devices at the NCCHD. We currently maintain around 2,700 different kinds of medical devices, such as infusion pumps, syringe pumps, and pulse oximeters. We check the performance of medical units on a regular basis to safeguard against accidents and faults. Similar safety checks are carried out for the annual inspection.

Center system

Our clinical engineers mainly work in operation rooms, the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and the dialysis room. Aside from on-ward maintenance, our staff also manages the distribution of medical units across the hospital. We are also exclusively licensed to operate an artificial heart-lung pump during incidences of cardiac arrest.

Center policy

We cooperate with nurses, medical professionals, and medical staff who use medical units in order to provide safe and high-quality medical care, and to meet the high expectations of our patients and their families. We hold conferences to educate staff on the appropriate usage of medical equipment to ensure inspection standards are met and operations are performed successfully.

Contents of work

Device management

We inspect all of the respiration units at the NCCHD, including high frequency oscillatory ventilators (HFOV). In the instance of unit failure, we assess the apparent causes and judge how best to prevent future failure.

Clinical work

We manage extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) at the PICU, nitrogen monoxide inhalation therapy at the NICU, and blood dialysis therapy for infants. We also support patients using respiratory equipment at home to ensure safe and appropriate use of equipment, and help patients to cultivate a comfortable environment to use treatment at home.