With the recent merger of the Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics departments, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal now offers its clinical staff a centralized department for purchasing medical equipment. Dr. Robert Apardian has been appointed to lead this new team as Chief of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics.
Dr. Apardian explains that the Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics Department leverages the expertise of physicists, engineers and technicians to serve all clinical programs in the CIUSSS. The physicists work with physicians and technologists, while engineers provide clinical support services and act as a bridge between clinicians and technology. “Our team will help to break down barriers between programs so that we can work together to research the right piece of equipment according to evidence-based practices,” he says.
This team composition also allows the Department to modify equipment when necessary, for instance, as with a trolley for dispensing medication. By fixing a laptop to the top of the trolley, the person administering the medication would bypass the steps of going to a desktop computer to look at the patient file and returning to the trolley to prepare the dosage.
To better serve West-Central Montreal staff, the Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics Department have centralized all requests for medical equipment repairs. To submit a request, call 514-340-8222, extension 25553.
Learn more about Dr. Robert Apardian on the intranet under CIUSSS > Leadership > Multidisciplinary Services.