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View the document View the PDF document Test and Fix Broken Wires within Cables
Resource Description: This document contains a detailed description of how to fix broken wires in cables, including the difference between cables and wires, how to identify and fix different wires and cables, and some preventative maintenance.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Building and Using a Continuity Tester
Resource Description: This article gives a basic overview of continuity testers, how to build a continuity tester, and how to use one in a circuit. It also provides some calibration tips and preventative maintenance.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Desoldering
Resource Description: This article talks about when desoldering may be necessary, the procedure for desoldering using various pieces of equipment like desoldering braid, solder suckers, and solder picks, and some preventative maintenance for soldering irons.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Heat Shrink Tubing
Resource Description: This article gives some information on when heat shrink tubing may be used, the safest and most effective way to apply it, and some basic preventative maintenance.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Selecting Electrical Wire
Resource Description: This article gives some basic information on the properties of electrical wire such as wire size, wire type, insulating material, and wire material. It also gives a procedure for selecting wire and some preventative maintenance for wires.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Soldering and Soldering Irons
Resource Description: This article talks about when to use solder, how to apply solder to a solid wire, a stranded wire, and a printed circuit board, and some preventative maintenance for a soldering iron.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Proper Use of Electrical Tape
Resource Description: This article gives some background information on electrical tape, how to identify when electrical tape is needed, and how to apply electrical tape
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Wire Nuts Usage and Selection
Resource Description: This article discusses when to use wire nuts, how to select and apply the correct wire nut to different types of wire, and preventative maintenance for circuits using wire nuts.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Broken Cable Housing
Resource Description: This article discusses how to identify when a cable housing is damaged and how to construct a new cable housing from PVC pipe and copper pins.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Cleaning and Identifying of Electrical Connectors
Resource Description: This article gives some background information on electrical connectors, how to identify when a connection may need to be cleaned, and how to clean both male and female connectors.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Loose Electrical Connectors
Resource Description: This article shows the difference between a loose and working connector, how to identify a loose connector, and how to tighten a loose connector.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Pin Replacement in Electrical Connectors
Resource Description: This article discusses how to identify when a pin is bent or broken, how to replace a broken pin using a variety of different sources of metal, and some tips to extend the life of pins in electrical connectors.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Strain Relief for Electrical Cables
Resource Description: This article discusses the importance of strain relief for cables, how to use a variety of materials to create strain relief systems, and how to use the pull test to determine the effectiveness of the strain relief.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document ECG Cables
Resource Description: This article talks about how to identify a electrocardiography cable that is not working, how to create a new ECG cable and test it for common problems, and some limitations of this process.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document ECG Electrodes
Resource Description: This article gives some basic information about electrocardiograph electrodes, how to identify when an electrode must be replaced, and how to make new ECG electrodes from scratch.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Shielded Cables
Resource Description: This article discusses how to identify when a cable must be replaced and how to make a simple shielded network cable.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Temperature Probe Cable
Resource Description: This article discusses how to identify if a temperature probe cable is not working correctly, how to fix a cable that no longer works, and how to make a new temperature probe cable.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Replacing Heating Elements
Resource Description: This article gives some background information on electrical heating elements, how to identify if a heating element must be replaced, and how to correctly replace a heating element.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Replacement of Temperature Sensing Devices
Resource Description: This article gives some background information on common temperature sensing devices, how to identify when one must be replaced, and how to install a new temperature-sensing device.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Cleaning High Temperature and High Intensity Bulbs
Resource Description: This article covers some types of bulbs and how to identify when they must be replaced. Additionally it contains instructions on how to clean bulbs safely and effectively.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Cleaning Bulb Connections
Resource Description: This article shows when a light bulb connection should be cleaned, and provides instructions for how to clean them safely and effectively.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Electrical Rewiring and Mechanical Adapatations
Resource Description: This article covers when to replace a light bulb fixture, instructions for selecting the correct fixture and installing it, and some general safety warnings.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Replacing Analog Meters
Resource Description: This article gives some background on ammeters and their use, how to identify when an ammeter has stopped working correctly, and how to replace the broken ammeter.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Light Bulb Replacement: Incandescent, Fluorescent, and LED
Resource Description: This article covers when to replace the bulbs in equipment, how to identify and install the correct replacement bulb, and some preventative maintenance.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Cleaning Electrical Switch Contacts
Resource Description: This article provides some general information on electrical switches, the correct way to identify if a switch needs replacement, and a procedure for installing a working switch.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Replacing Electrical Switches
Resource Description: This article covers the different types of switches that one would use in devices and how to identify the correct switch for a certain device.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Tools for Adjusting Bolts and Screws
Resource Description: This article talks about the difference between screws and bolts, how to identify different types of screws, and the best tools and techniques for installing them.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Drilling Holes
Resource Description: This article gives some background information on drills and the different types of bits they use, how to choose the correct drill, and procedures for drilling with a variety of different types of drills in different materials.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Epoxy: How to Use
Resource Description: This article covers when to use epoxy, how to safely mix and apply the epoxy, and some preventative maintenance for pieces of equipment that have been epoxied.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Loosening Frozen Nuts
Resource Description: This article covers what a frozen nut is, how to identify when one must be removed, a detailed procedure for removing one, and some maintenance that can help prevent frozen nuts.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Hammer and Nails: How to Use
Resource Description: This article covers when to use a nail to attach two pieces of material together, how to safely use a hammer, and some basic maintenance for equipment that contains nails.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Selecting Replacement Screws
Resource Description: This article covers a variety of screws that may be found in medical devices, and provides a detailed procedure for selecting and installing a replacement screw.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Soldering Brass and Copper Tubes
Resource Description: This article covers some basic background information on solder, when to solder brass or copper, how to safely solder either of the two.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Super Glue: How to Use
Resource Description: This article provides some background material on super glue and its capabilities, when to apply super glue to equipment, how to safely apply it, and what to do if super glue gets on the skin.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Tightening Nuts
Resource Description: This article covers how nuts, washers, and bolts are used together, how to identify when these pieces need to be tightened, and how to tighten a loose nut with a wrench.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Working With A Welder
Resource Description: This article provides some background information on welding and when it should be used, types of welds and weld joints, and how to prepare metal for welding.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Wall Anchors: How to Use
Resource Description: This article provides some background information on wall anchors and when they should be used, and gives instructions on how to install a wall anchor.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Zip Ties: How to Use
Resource Description: This article talks about zips ties and some applications they have for different devices, gives instructions for how to use them in each scenario, and shows how to remove a zip tie so it can be reused.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Sphygmomanometer: How to Use
Resource Description: This article gives information on how to operate a blood pressure (BP) apparatus and stethoscope together, when a BP apparatus may need to be repaired, and instructions for repairing a broken BP apparatus.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document ECG Calibration
Resource Description: This article provides some basic information on electrocardiographs, when they should be calibrated, and instructions to perform this calibration.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Non-Invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP) Machine
Resource Description: This article provides some basic information on non invasive blood pressure machines, how to determine if it needs maintenance or calibration, and how to calibrate the machine if needed.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Oxygen Concentration Measurement
Resource Description: This article describes the function of an oxygen concentrator, and how to check the level of oxygen in the concentrator safely.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Scale Calibration
Resource Description: This article describes some different types of scales, how to identify when a scale needs to be repaired or calibrated, and how to calibrate some different types of scales.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document How to Train Hospital Staff
Resource Description: This article provides some tips on how to effectively train hospital staff in an effective manner, and some different methods that have been successful in training staff.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Ventilator Calibration
Resource Description: This article covers the three basic modes of ventilations, when to calibrate ventilators, and how to calibrate a ventilator for pressure, volume, and flow.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Mechanical Casing and Hinges
Resource Description: This article covers the basics of hinges, how to identify a wide variety of hinges, how to install a strap hinge, and some general safety tips.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Latches, Locks, and Interlocks
Resource Description: This article talks about the difference between a lock, a latch, and an interlock, how to identify different types of latches, it gives a procedure for installing a hasp, and it gives some precautions for installing latches.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Panels, Doors, and Lids
Resource Description: This article covers the difference between panels, lids, and doors, when a barrier must be repaired or replaced, and how to construct new two and three dimensional barriers.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Cleaning with Compressed Air
Resource Description: This article covers when compressed air should be used to clean delicate equipment and electronics, how to prevent electrostatic discharge, and how to use a variety of sources of compressed air.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Cleaning with a Damp Cloth
Resource Description: This article covers how to identify if a piece of equipment has collected dirt or debris, how to identify the best solvent to use for different materials, and how to dispose of these solvents.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Cleaning the Inside of Equipment
Resource Description: This article covers how to find out if the inside of a piece of equipment needs to be cleaned, and how to clean inside of small equipment such as tubes.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Cleaning a Lens
Resource Description: This article covers how to determine if a lens needs to be cleaned or replaced, how to clean a lens that is dirty, and some solvents that can be used in cleaning lenses.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Rust: How to Identify and Remove
Resource Description: This article tells the reader how to identify rust or a piece of equipment that may have rusted, how to clean rust off of equipment, and some preventative maintenance to prevent rust.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Using a Thin Penetrating Oil
Resource Description: This article covers what penetrating oil is and some basic applications, how to select the correct type of penetrating oil, and how to apply penetrating oil correctly.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Greasing or Oiling for Preventative
Resource Description: This article gives some functions performed by lubricants, the difference between oil and grease, and a procedure for applying the correct lubricant to different pieces of equipment.
Created By: Maintenance. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Unfreezing Frozen Joints
Resource Description: This article covers how to identify and fix frozen joints in both doors and windows.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Tightening Loose Motor Systems
Resource Description: This article covers how to check if a motor has come loose from its mounting system and instructions for how to tighten that loose mounting system.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document How to Identify and Repair a Bent Motor Shaft
Resource Description: This article covers some common causes of bent motor shafts, signs that a motor may have a bent shaft, and instructions for how to inspect a motor for a bent shaft.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Motors: Loosen, Tighten, Low Power
Resource Description: This article covers how to tell if some components in a motor need to be tightened, and how to go about resolving that issue.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document The Lovejoy Coupling
Resource Description: This article gives some brief background on lovejoy couplings, how to tell if one is broken, and the best way to deal with a broken lovejoy coupling.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Identifying Worn Belts and Glazing
Resource Description: This article covers some of the different types of damage a belt may acquire and how to inspect a belt for these different types of damage.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Carbon Brushes: Filing Down
Resource Description: This article gives some basic information on carbon brushes, how to identify when a carbon brush must be repaired or replaced, and instructions for how to replace a brush that is no longer working.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Creating a Shim for a Motor
Resource Description: This article covers how shims are used in motors, when a shim is necessary to keep a motor running, and how to install a shim in a motor.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Spring Adjustment
Resource Description: This article covers how springs in a motor fail and how to determine when they must be replaced, it also gives instructions for how to adjust a spring so it can continue to be used.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Spring Repair
Resource Description: This article covers how to identify when a spring may have broken or needs to be replaced, how to determine if a replacement spring is necessary, and it gives instructions for how to replace a broken spring.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Brush frozen away from commutator (Cleaning)
Resource Description: This article covers how brushes can wear out and it gives instructions for how to either replace the brush with a new one or clean it.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document How to Identify and Treat Squealing/Grinding/Overheating/Foreign Objects
Resource Description: This article covers some common problems motors experience such as noise, vibration, and over-heating, how to identify and fix these problems, and some routine maintenance for motors.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document How to Fix: Arcing Grooves in Gommutator with Emery paper
Resource Description: This article covers what happens to motors when arcing occurs, some other common causes of this damage, and how to use emery paper (sandpaper) to eliminate arcing.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Using a Lathe to Eliminate Arcing
Resource Description: This article covers what happens to motors when arcing occurs, some other common causes of this damage, and how to use a lathe to eliminate arcing.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Replacing Motor Oil
Resource Description: This article covers what oil does inside of motors, how to determine when lubricant must be applied and the correct lubricant, and gives instructions for how to add more oil to a motor.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Repacking Bearings
Resource Description: This article covers how bearings are used in motors, it gives instructions on how to clean bearings effectively, and it covers some preventative maintenance for bearings.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Identifying and Repairing a Sheared Key
Resource Description: This article talks about the function of a shaft key in a motor, some common ways that shaft keys become sheared, and how to identify some common symptoms of a sheared key.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Reducing Motor Vibrations
Resource Description: This article discusses why vibration can be a problem in a motor, how to inspect a motor for a source of vibration, and some common sources of vibrations and how to repair them.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Setting Screws with Loctite or Superglue
Resource Description: This article covers the role of set screws in motors, how to identify when a set screw is no longer working properly, and how to repair a set screw with the correct adhesive.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Cleaning Valves and Tubes
Resource Description: This article covers how valves in blood pressure apparatuses can become blocked and how to identify when they need to be cleaned; it also gives instructions on how to remove a blockage from a blood pressure apparatus.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Descaling Mineral Buildup
Resource Description: This article covers mineral building in equipment, including how to recognize it, how to remove varying levels of mineral buildup, and some preventative maintenance.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Routing to Clear Blockage in a Tube
Resource Description: This article covers a wide range of different clamps that could be used on equipment, how to both recognize the correct clamp for each situation, and how to properly install each type of clamp.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Hose Clamps: How to Use
Resource Description: This article explains how to identify and use os eclamps in plumbing.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Fitting Pipe Adapters
Resource Description: This article covers how adaptors are used with pipes of different sizes, when to use an adaptor, and how to deal with some common problems of adaptors.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Hose Barb & Hose Clamp
Resource Description: This article gives some background information on hose barbs and hose clamps, how to identify when a hose clamp requires maintenance, and how to properly install a hose clamp.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Threaded Pipe Connectors
Resource Description: This article covers the different types of pipe adaptors that are commonly found, how to choose the correct pipe adaptor, and how to install that adaptor.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Cleaning Filters
Resource Description: This article covers some different types of filters, how to determine if a filter is clean or dirty, and instructions for cleaning a range of filter types.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Disc Filter: How to Create
Resource Description: This article covers how to determine if a piece of equipment must have a filter replaced, and how to create a new disc filter.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Filter Subsitution and Replacement
Resource Description: This article covers how to determine if a piece of equipment must have a filter replaced, and how to choose and install a correct substitute filter.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Cutting Tubes
Resource Description: This article discusses why leaks must be removed from tubes, shows how to identify leaks in BP apparatuses and suction pumps, and how to correctly cut the tubes to remove the leaks in both of those pieces of equipment.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Epoxy: How to Use in Plumbing
Resource Description: This article covers how to identify where a leak is occurring on a suction machine that is not working properly, and how to apply epoxy to stop that leak.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Finding Holes in Tubes
Resource Description: This article covers different types of hole that can develop in tubing, and how to properly search a piece of tubing for a hole.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Melting as a Technique to Repair Tubes
Resource Description: This article introduces the technique of melting to fix holes in tubing, covers when to use melting and when to use different techniques, and provides instructions for how to seal a leak with melting.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Rubber Patches to Repair Tubes
Resource Description: This article covers when it is appropriate to use rubber patches on a tube, and how to effectively use rubber patches or rubber cement to seal a leak.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Super Glue as a Technique to Repair Tubes
Resource Description: This article covers when it is appropriate to use super glue on tubing to repair a leak, how to safely apply super glue to a leak, and how to deal with super glue that has touched the skin.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Using Tape to Reapair Tubes
Resource Description: This article covers how to identify leaks in BP apparatuses and suction pumps, when it is appropriate to use electrical tape to fix leaks, and how to apply this electrical tape.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Sealing Autoclave Doors
Resource Description: This article covers the basics of sterilizers and autoclaves, how to identify when the seal on one of these machines needs to be repaired, and a procedure for either replacing or repairing a broken gasket.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Caulk: How to Use
Resource Description: This article covers the basics of caulk, how to identify when it is appropriate to use or replace caulk, and provides instructions on how to remove old caulk and apply a new layer.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Gasket: How to Create
Resource Description: This article goes over the basics of gaskets and their functions, how to identify and replace a gasket that has failed, and some preventative maintenance for gaskets.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Identifying and Using an O-Ring
Resource Description: This article goes over the basics of O-rings, how to identify when an O-ring must be replaced, and it provides instructions for choosing and installing a replacement O-ring.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Jars and Lids for Suction Machines
Resource Description: This article covers how suctions machines are used, how to identify when they need maintenance, and provides detailed instructions for replacing suction machines with a wide range of different replacement parts.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Building a Batttery Charger
Resource Description: This article covers some common types of rechargeable batteries and how to identify when they need to be charged, how to calculate how much the battery needs to be charged, and how to set up a circuit that will safely charge the battery.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Cleaning Lead Acid Batteries
Resource Description: This article goes over the basics of lead acid batteries and provides a procedure for safely cleaning a lead acid battery to ensure it continues to function.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Identification of Leaking or Corroded Batteries
Resource Description: This article covers battery shelf life, how to identify when a battery has begun leaking and needs to be replaced, and a basic procedure for safely inspecting and replacing old batteries.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Replacing Batteries with Wall Transformer
Resource Description: This article covers how a wall transformer can replace batteries, how to identify which wall transformer is compatible with certain equipment, and a basic procedure for attaching a device that uses batteries to a wall transformer.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Substituting Primary Batteries
Resource Description: This article covers some basics of batteries including the different types of batteries one can purchase, how to identify when a primary battery needs replacement, and how to select the correct replacement if an exact match is not available.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Substituting Rechargeable Batteries
Resource Description: This article goes over how different types of rechargeable batteries work, how to identify when a rechargeable battery needs to be replaced, and a basic procedure for replacing rechargeable batteries with both primary and rechargeable batteries.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Identifying a Blown Fuse
Resource Description: This article provides some basic information on different types of fuses, how they fail, and a procedure for identifying when a piece of equipment has a blown fuse.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Fuse Substitution
Resource Description: This article provides some basic information on fuses, how to identify the correct replacement for a blown fuse, and how to create a temporary replacement for a blown fuse.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Fabricating Power Cords
Resource Description: This article covers some basic information on power plugs and cables, including how to determine if a cable is broken and how to build an extension cord.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Adding Proper Grounding
Resource Description: This article covers how why electrical devices are grounded and how to test if a ground connection is faulty using either a multimeter or an incandescent bulb.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Outlets and Plug Variations
Resource Description: This article covers some different types of plug and wall outlets, some ways to determine if a plug or cable is broken, and how to test a wall outlet using a multimeter.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Diagnosing Regulator Problems
Resource Description: This article provides some basic information on how voltage regulators are used and how to use a multimeter to test a device that is not working for a broken voltage regulator.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Adapting and Replacing Regulators
Resource Description: This article provides some basic information on how different types of voltage regulators work and how to replace a voltage regulator that has stopped working.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Adapting A Wall Transformer
Resource Description: This article gives some background information on wall transformers, how to decide when a wall transformer needs to be replaced, and how to determine the correct replacement wall transformer and install it.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Diagnosing a Transformer that Needs to be Rewound
Resource Description: This article gives some background information on transformers, how to identify when a transformer is not working correctly, and how to determine if a transformer must be rewired professionally.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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View the document View the PDF document Voltage Conversion Transformer Replacement
Resource Description: This article gives some background information on voltage conversion transformers and how to determine when a voltage conversion transformer must be replaced.
Created By: Robert Malkin's Developing World Healthcare Technology (DHT) Laboratory. From the Publication: Biomedical Technician Assistant (BTA) Skills.
Date of Publication: 2011.
Published by: DHT Lab, Duke University.
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