53 episodes

Join this bearded man on an endless journey through hospitals, surgery centers, and clinics. Keeping medical devices operational while asking the age-old question to hospital staff... did you plug it in? Embark on this quest of service calls and the industry as a whole that leaves me pondering; why the hell do I love my profession so much. Knowledge will be given, occasional grievances will be shared, and laughter will commence! Leave a rating or review and check out the YouTube channel to watch the podcast! Disclaimer: The views and opinions given by your bearded host are solely mine and do not reflect the agenda or opinion of any other entity or affiliate.

Bearded Biomed Chace Torres

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Join this bearded man on an endless journey through hospitals, surgery centers, and clinics. Keeping medical devices operational while asking the age-old question to hospital staff... did you plug it in? Embark on this quest of service calls and the industry as a whole that leaves me pondering; why the hell do I love my profession so much. Knowledge will be given, occasional grievances will be shared, and laughter will commence! Leave a rating or review and check out the YouTube channel to watch the podcast! Disclaimer: The views and opinions given by your bearded host are solely mine and do not reflect the agenda or opinion of any other entity or affiliate.

    Bryant Gets Bearded With It

    Bryant Gets Bearded With It

    Chace and Brian catch up and discuss various topics related to the HTM field. They talk about the importance of networking and building relationships, the benefits of sharing personal stories and experiences, and the value of mentorship and professional conduct. They also discuss the evolving nature of the industry, including advancements in technology and test equipment. Brian shares his plans for expanding HTM on the Line, including a monthly newsletter and interviews with professionals from different areas of healthcare technology management. They emphasize the need for more podcasts and diverse content in the field. In this conversation, They talk about expanding the HTM community, the international reach of the field, and the metrics of their podcasts. They also discuss the importance of humanitarian work and volunteering, as well as the upcoming MD Expo. They share their experiences in the field and the fulfillment they find in their work. They emphasize the need to raise awareness about the HTM field and inspire future HTMs. They also discuss the career opportunities and growth in the industry.

    You can check out more on HTM On The Line at
    https://www.htmontheline.com/
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    • 52 min
    Jojo Brings The Aloha Mojo

    Jojo Brings The Aloha Mojo

    Summary


    In this episode, Chace interviews Jojo Gonzalez, a biomed professional from Hawaii. They discuss Jojo's journey in the field, the impact of environmental challenges on his work, and the importance of maintaining equipment in challenging environments. They also talk about the changes in the biomed field, particularly in terms of cybersecurity and home healthcare. Jojo emphasizes the value of documentation and networking in the industry, and offers advice for young biomed professionals. They also discuss the importance of biomed associations and networking for professional growth. In this conversation, Jojo Gonzalez shares his insights and experiences as a biomed professional living on the island of Hawaii. He emphasizes the importance of building relationships in the industry and regrets not doing so earlier in his career. Jojo and Chace discuss the need to expand the reach of biomed professionals beyond traditional organizations and conferences. They also talk about their favorite and least favorite foods on the island, the challenges of attending conferences, and strategies for dealing with stress and burnout. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the importance of taking care of oneself and maintaining good mental health.
    Takeaways


    Maintaining equipment in challenging environments requires self-sufficiency and building strong relationships with vendors.Cybersecurity and home healthcare are major challenges in the biomed field.Documentation is critical for troubleshooting equipment, justifying replacements, and identifying trends.Networking and involvement in the industry, including joining biomed associations, are important for professional growth and staying updated with the latest developments. Building strong relationships is crucial for success in the biomed industry.Biomed professionals should expand their reach beyond traditional organizations and conferences.Taking care of oneself and maintaining good mental health is essential to prevent burnout.Embracing relaxation and finding ways to relieve stress can improve overall well-being. Watch the video podcast on YouTube
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    • 40 min
    Great Biomeds Have Great Follow Through

    Great Biomeds Have Great Follow Through

    Summary


    In this episode, the host discusses the importance of follow-through in the biomedical technician profession. He highlights the common issue of technicians not completing the entire job, particularly in terms of communication and checking out with the person they are working for. The host emphasizes the need for proper job flow and completion, including scheduling, coordination, and reporting. He also emphasizes the importance of communication in repairs, including gathering information and setting the person's mind at ease. The host stresses the need for technicians to communicate statuses and provide updates, as well as the importance of building trust and rapport with clients. He concludes by emphasizing that a job is not complete until the person is satisfied with the service.
    Takeaways


    Follow-through is crucial in the biomedical technician profession.Technicians should complete the entire job, including communication and checking out with the person they are working for.Proper job flow and completion involve scheduling, coordination, and reporting.Communication is essential in repairs, including gathering information and setting the person's mind at ease.Technicians should communicate statuses and provide updates to build trust and rapport with clients.
    Chapters
    00:38
    The Importance of Follow-Through
    03:00
    Proper Job Flow and Completion
    05:06
    Communication in Repairs
    07:02
    The Importance of Communicating Statuses
    08:30
    Building Trust and Rapport
    09:06
    The Role of Communication in the Biomed Profession
    11:08
    The Job is Not Complete Until the Person is Satisfied
    13:21
    Conclusion
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    • 13 min
    Talking Biomed Carlos Villafane

    Talking Biomed Carlos Villafane

    Summary

    In this episode, Carlos Villafane shares his passion for the field of biomedical engineering and his journey from studying electronics engineering to becoming a biomed. He emphasizes the importance of collaboration and the positive attitude of the biomed community. Carlos discusses the challenges and opportunities in the field and the rewarding nature of being a biomed. He also highlights the importance of mentorship and outreach in the field and the need for more engagement from senior Biomeds. Carlos talks about the Techies Awards and the recognition of influencers in the field. He also discusses the importance of reaching different audiences, including the Hispanic biomed community. Finally, Carlos shares his hobbies and projects outside of work and the exciting future opportunities in the field. In this episode, Chace and Carlos wrap up their conversation by discussing book information and Ollie's milestone of starting to crawl. They also talk about future conferences and the challenges of balancing work and personal life.

    Carlos Links:
    YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@tecnicosbiomedicos

    LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlosvillafane

    Personal Websites:

    www.tecnicosbiomedicos.com

    www.biomedtechnicians.com

    www.techniciansfriend.com

    Chapters

    Introduction and Background
    01:10
    Passion for the Field
    03:14
    Early Experiences and Transition to Biomed
    05:26
    Involvement in the Biomed Community
    06:37
    Positive Attitude and Collaboration in the Field
    08:23
    Growing Interest in the Biomed Field
    13:05
    Importance of Mentorship and Outreach
    14:25
    Challenges and Opportunities in the Field
    17:36
    The Rewarding Nature of the Biomed Field
    20:20
    Common Repairs and Challenges
    24:33
    Silent Heroes in Biomed
    27:05
    Recognition in the Field
    29:40
    Reaching Different Audiences
    33:38
    Importance of the Techies Awards
    36:45
    Different Approaches in Biomed Content Creation
    39:34
    Supporting the Hispanic Biomed Community
    42:19
    Hobbies and Projects Outside of Work
    43:06
    Future Opportunities and Projects
    43:50
    Closing Remarks and Book Information
    44:01
    Ollie's Milestone
    44:36
    Future Conferences
    45:34
    Balancing Work and Personal Life
    46:20
    Appreciation for the Interview
    47:08
    Closing Remarks and Call to Action
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    • 47 min
    Talking Biomed: Growth Of The BMET

    Talking Biomed: Growth Of The BMET

    Summary

    In this conversation, Chace and Ryan Gonzalez discuss various topics related to the biomedical field. They talk about the challenges of organizing biomed societies and engaging Biomeds outside of work. They also discuss the evolution of hospital beds and the challenges of OEM consolidation and support. The conversation touches on the difficulties of in-house biomed programs and the importance of building networks and mentoring. They also explore personal growth and career trajectory, as well as the preparation for leadership positions. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the different types of leaders and the importance of credentials in the biomedical field. This conversation covers various aspects of the biomed industry, including promoting biomed as a career, recruiting challenges, the realities of the job, and the positive aspects of being a biomed. It also discusses the importance of cybersecurity in the medical device industry and the expanding opportunities in healthcare technology management (HTM). The conversation touches on the challenges of fatherhood and how it impacts the biomed profession. The host and guest emphasize the importance of community and provide resources and contact information for further engagement.



    Chapters

    00:00 Introduction and Biomed Societies
    03:28 Challenges of Organizing Biomed Societies
    17:03 Building Networks and Mentoring
    23:16 Preparing for Leadership Positions
    27:45 Navigating Interviews and Answering Questions
    32:07 Different Types of Leaders
    40:08 Investing in Go-Getters
    44:14 The Realities of the Job
    47:19 Positive Aspects of Being a Biomed
    52:28 The Growing Importance of Cybersecurity
    55:08 The Medical Device Industry
    56:42 The Challenges of Fatherhood
    58:26 Managing Work and Personal Life
    01:04:29 Closing Remarks
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician

    The Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician

    I am joined by David Scott & Donald Armstrong to discuss being a Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (CBET). If you are unfamiliar with these two gentleman then I highly encourage you become acquainted. David Scott started his Biomed ways as a 68A via Fitzsimons and was one of the originators of the CABMET CBET Study Group. Donald has held every Biomed position through his career and is a true professional Biomed currently residing as the technical training manager at Renovo. Both of them provide tutelage for the AAMI CBET Study Group. Not to mention they both hold over 65 years of Biomed knowledge. I was honored to sit down and soak up some wisdom. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our field gentleman!
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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

BMETs Lead The Way ,

Beardiful Podcast

This podcast is entertaining and informational. I enjoy the fact you bring important topics to the forefront while at the same time keeping it light and comical. I also commend you on you trying to reach out to future biomeds and educating potential biomeds knowing that our field will be in high demand in the near future. Keep up the great work!

RussDale94 ,

Great podcast

Very knowledgeable

texasgadgetguy ,

Good intention; not so good execution

I give three stars because I believe the host’s heart is in the right place. I just couldn’t get through the second episode as I listened to the host continuously complain about the most rewarding and exciting industry I have had the pleasure of serving. There is so much more to this industry than the minor annoyances of our day to day activities. We are responsible for positive patient outcomes. Instead of complaining about old equipment, why not emphasize that life saving treatments are given, using the equipment that we service, to premature babies until they are ready to go home with their parents who have just faced the most challenging time of their lives?

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