About this Program

These three Biomedical Equipment webinars are a great refresher for seasoned biomedical technicians or an excellent foundation to prepare for the CBET exam.  You can take one, two or all three webinars based on your continuing education or exam review needs. 

These webinars discuss the complicated maintenance and management of medical devices, and their often direct and deliberate electrical fluidic, pneumatic, or mechanical connections to patients.  The webinars will cover the electrical basics, design and function of electronic devices used in healthcare, and patient machine connections unique to many of them. You will learn circuit behavior and component fundamentals, and hospital electrical distribution systems.  In addition, clinical applications, safety, and any intrinsic hazards associated with the devices will be addressed. 

The topics covered in these webinars include:

Biomedical Equipment Webinars

  • Electrical Components and Distribution Systems
  • Diagnostic Devices
  • Therapeutic Devices

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of these webinars: attendees should have a working knowledge and understanding of:

Electrical Components and Distribution Systems Webinar

  • DC and AC circuit concepts, laws, and their applications.
  • Behavior and function of resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers.
  • Biophysical transducers, amplifiers, and filters.
  • Hospital electrical safety and distribution systems

Therapeutic Devices Webinar

This webinar covers the basic operation, clinical use, general maintenance needs, and intrinsic hazards and safety issues with:

  • Infusion pumps
  • Ventilators
  • Defibrillators
  • Electrosurgical units
  • Intra-aortic balloon pumps
  • Infant incubators & radiant warmer

Diagnostic Devices Webinar

This webinar covers the basic operation and clinical use and application of:

  • Vital signs monitors (ECG, blood pressure, temperature measurements)
  • Telemetry
  • Pulse oximetry
  • X-ray
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Ultrasound


In-person and live webinar options

Fundamentals of Biomedical Equipment:

Electrical Components and Distribution Systems Webinar

  • Electrical and electronic circuit behavior and component functions
    • DC and AC current
    • Voltage
    • Resistance
    • Power
    • Energy
    • Circuit laws and theorems
    • Passive components
  • Transducers, amplifiers, filters and the measurements
    • Biopotential signals
    • Temperature
    • Blood pressure
    • Cardiac output
  • Hospital electrical distribution systems
    • Wiring methods and codes
    • Isolated power systems
    • Ground-fault circuit interrupters
    • Device leakage currents

Therapeutic Devices Webinar

  • Therapeutic devices
    • Infusion pumps
    • Ventilators
    • Defibrillators
    • Electrosurgical units
    • Medical lasers
    • Intro-Aortic balloon pumps
    • Infant incubators and radiant warmers

Diagnostic Devices Webinar

  • Diagnostic devices
    • Vital sign monitors
    • Telemetry
    • Pulse oximetry
    • X-ray
    • Fluoroscopy
    • Ultrasound
    • Nuclear medicine


Who should attend?

Biomedical Technicians

Program Faculty

Meet your presenter(s)

Larry Fennigkoh

Larry Fennigkoh


Dr. Larry Fennigkoh is currently an adjunct professor within the biomedical engineering program at the Milwaukee School of Engineering where he has taught a variety of courses in human physiology, engineering design, biomechanics, biostatistics, and electrical circuits.

Prior to joining MSOE full-time in 1998, Dr. Fennigkoh spent 22 years working in three different hospital systems managing in-house clinical engineering and HTM programs.

In 2017 Dr. Fennigkoh was inducted into the American College of Clinical Engineering’s Hall of Fame in recognition of his pioneering work in developing a medical device inventory inclusion algorithm that significantly reduced the maintenance and regulatory burden for many hospitals throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Fennigkoh also has considerable forensic engineering and expert witness experience associated with medical device-related patient injuries and deaths. He brings many examples and lessons learned from these cases into his courses.

Dr. Fennigkoh received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and the Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Wisconsin / Milwaukee. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer and certified in clinical engineering.


Accredited training programs

AAMI Credentials Institute Credit Information

AAMI Credentials Institute

An application for 3 credits has been filed.


Convenient payment options available

AudiencePriceEarly PriceMember PriceMember Early Price
Biomedical Technician$69.00$65.00$62.00$59.00

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Early Pricing Guidelines

Qualifying 'Early' registrations must be made at least 4 days in advance for the program.

Cancellation Policy

Webinars less than 8 hours of credit

Refunds, minus a $15 processing fee, will be granted for cancellations received at least 3 days prior to the program. Cancellations received within 3 days of the webinar will receive a credit toward a future MTMI program, minus the $15 processing fee. No refunds will be made after the webinar starts. MTMI reserves the right to cancel any scheduled program because of low advance registration or other reasons. MTMI’s liability is limited to a refund of any program tuition paid. WEBINAR ATTENDEES that cannot log in due to unsolvable technical issues beyond their control will be eligible for a full refund.