Brigham and Women's
Job Action Sheet Biomedical
Engineering Unit Leader
ENGINEERING UNIT LEADER
Position Assigned To: ______________________________
medical equipment in operable condition and assist in rearranging
the distribution of medical equipment to meet emergent needs.
appointment from Logistics Section Chief.
____ Read this entire Job Action Sheet and review organizational
____ Put on position identification vest.
____ Obtain briefing from Logistics Section Chief.
____ Establish communications with --Situation-Status Unit Leader
and Emergency Treatment Area Supervisor to get an assessment
of equipment needs related to clinical area activities.
____ Establish Biomedical Engineering Disaster Headquarters.
____ Establish communications with Biomedical Engineering staff.
____ Survey Biomedical Engineering staff availability.
____ Call in Biomedical Engineering staff as appropriate.
____ Survey equipment availability (see below for potential
areas) and complete Equipment Availability Log*.
____ Notify sister institution (BWH 617-732-8889), to alert
them to the disaster status in the event that extra assistance
____ If necessary, establish videoconferencing communication
with sister institution to facilitate quick communication.
medical equipment in operable condition.
____ If necessary, gather available medical equipment to prepare
____ Help distribute or redistribute medical equipment to meet
emergent needs; document in the Equipment Movement Log*.
____ Deploy technical staff to support clinicians in the use
of the medical equipment such as setting up the equipment, ensuring
that appropriate cables and accessories are available, and training
in general operation if required.
____ If phones become overloaded, deploy a technician to the
Emergency Department, or any other area where assistance is
required, to help as necessary and report back any developing
requirements for medical equipment.
____ If necessary, arrange to borrow equipment from other institutions
____ If necessary, arrange to rent medical equipment.
____ Continually brief the Logistics Section Chief with updates.
____ Stay in contact with Situation-Status Leader and Emergency
Treatment Area Supervisor to obtain updates.
____ Make arrangements with Dietary for nourishment if needed.
____ Make arrangements with Environmental Services if accommodations/mattresses
will be required for overnight stays.
all staff, volunteers and patients for signs of stress and inappropriate
behavior. Report concerns to Psychological Support Unit Leader.
Provide for staff rest periods and relief.
____ Other concerns:
to existing HEICS forms.
Areas to Survey for Available Medical Equipment
- Equipment Services
- Biomedical Engineering Spares/Loaner Pool
- Spare ICU Monitors
- Operating Room/Induction Rooms
- Empty Beds
- Cath Lab