The course is ideally suited for those with basic knowledge in biomedical engineering and hospital operating theatre equipment. This course is designed to bridge the gaps that often occur between academic knowledge and skills with the requirements of the actual work place. Learners will gain a good grasp of the physiology related to theatre equipment. This will enable them to be confident and fully understand the principles of operation of the life supporting and surgical equipment in an operating theatre. The course will enable learners to perform all the required maintenance, safety testing and performance testing of equipment used in an operating theatre.

This course is aimed at new entrants and existing technical staff to the healthcare sector who are involved in maintaining theatre related equipment.


To provide participants with a good understanding of the principles of life support theatre equipment, its applications and maintenance procedures.


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe medical electrical safety with reference to IEC 60601 & IEC 62353
  • Describe the principles and applications of surgical diathermy 
  • List hazards and alarm functions associated with surgical diathermy units  
  • Describe human respiratory physiology and requirement for anaesthesia and patient ventilation
  • Differentiate the modes / types of mechanical ventilation
  • Perform maintenance, safety testing and performance testing on a surgical diathermy unit, patient ventilator and anaesthetic equipment using the appropriate test tools
COVID-secure measures

Following a review of the new government guidance we want to reassure you that the essential training booked at Eastwood Park for the coming weeks is going ahead as planned.

We are operating a COVID-secure environment and will be seeking the co-operation of everyone attending to strictly adhere to these arrangements throughout their stay and we will continue to carefully monitor the situation.

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