Congratulations! You have just purchased your refurbished C-Arm, CT, MRI, Cath/Angio, Rad room or other piece of medical imaging equipment and now you’re waiting to have it delivered and installed so you can start using it. You’ve selected technicians that know the modality in general, but they are not familiar with THIS manufacturer’s version of the equipment so you figure that you need applications training.
That’s a great idea, but hold the phone for a minute! Unfortunately, your purchasing department does not want to cover the expenses to train your techs on top of the capital equipment they just shelled out for. You’d rather not have that money come out of your budget either, but your technicians MUST know how to use the equipment. What do you do?
The first thing you should do is make sure you get a clear gauge on your techs’ knowledge. How much do they really know? You may need full-blown applications training, but you might also be able to get what you need from a system demonstration of use.
“But what’s the difference?” you may ask. That’s an exceptionally relevant question and, coincidentally, the crux of the rest of this blog post.