What Technicians Provide Wheelchair Repairs?

What Technicians Provide Wheelchair Repairs?

Medical equipment repair technicians service wheelchairs and other items such as imaging equipment and defibrillators, according to Study.com. Medical equipment repair technicians typically have an associates or bachelors degree in biomedical engineering or technology. Some also pursue additional certification through the International Certification Commission for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technology.

Licensed and certified technicians service power wheelchairs and motorized scooters, repairing motors, wheels, controllers and electric components, notes WSR Wheelchair & Scooter Repair. In addition to repairs, medical equipment technicians provide maintenance and parts replacement for power wheelchairs.

Medical equipment technicians also service manual wheelchairs, but owners often perform simple repairs and maintenance as well, according to SpinLife. Tightening loose nuts and bolts, inspecting the wheelchair frame's integrity and lubricating bearings and moving parts help prevent the need for repairs.

Medical equipment technicians work for clinics, wholesalers, hospitals and electronics businesses, using computers and various tools to troubleshoot and repair medical apparatus, explains Study.com. Some

technicians specialize in radiology or lab equipment, and others obtain a general certificate. Required skills include manual dexterity, mechanical analytical skills and experience with hand tools and a multimeter. Medical repair technicians may work long hours, and travel is often a part of the job.