How to Measure a Capacitor with an Oscilloscope.

October 30, 2014

Contributed BCy: mjlorton

I go through a practical exercise myself to measure the value of a capacitor with an oscilloscope.

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Measure Capacitors and Inductors with an Oscilloscope and some basic parts

Contributed By: w2aew

This video shows how to measure the value of unknown capacitors and inductors using your oscilloscope and a simple pulse generator. There are many ways to do this, but this video focuses on just two basic techniques.

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Revised Joint Commission Standards

October 29, 2014

For Medical Equipment

Published on October 17, 2014 in 24×7 Magazine

By Arif Subhan, MS, CCE, FACCE

On March 31, 2014, the Joint Commission added a new element of performance (EP 24) to the primary medical equipment standard EC.02.04.03 for “deemed status” hospitals. This requirement was intended to go into effect on July 1, 2014.1 This additional requirement was in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) memo dated December 20, 2013 (S&C 14-07-Hospitals), which had relaxed some of the restrictive policies on preventive maintenance of medical equipment.2-4 The term deemed status is described in a previous CCE prep article.4

According to the Joint Commission, however, the CMS was of the opinion that this additional EP did not bring the Joint Commission standards in line with the CMS requirements for deemed status hospitals. Consequently, the Joint Commission has expanded and added EPs in the two main Joint Commission standards EC.02.04.01 and EC.02.04.03. The previously approved EC.02.04.03, EP 24, has been removed. These updated requirements went into effect on July 2, 2014.

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CE-IT Town Hall Online Meeting / Webinar

October 28, 2014

Time To Build An Integrated Medical And

Information Technology Service Management Standard

FREE Online Meeting / Webinar

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 12:00 Noon Eastern

In the past decade, most professionals in Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) and in Healthcare Information Management/Technology have come to accept the reality of medical and information technology convergence. In fact, convergence of medical and information technologies is occurring at a near exponential rate. One of the greatest challenges for healthcare organizations today is how can they take what have long been disparate support functions (HTM & IT) and effectively integrate those functions in a manner that adequately supports the new converged technologies.

This session suggests how the industry can adopt and adapt existing standards (like ISO 20000-1 and ITIL v3) to develop a new MITSM standard that would serve as an effective roadmap for HTM and IT collaboration … and establish define a common nomenclature . This session further discusses how this roadmap could then serve as a guide for the development and adoption of best practices.

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Reduce Dependence On Maintenance Agreements

October 27, 2014

How To Enlist The Support Of Your Hospital’s Administrators And Department Heads

Technation’s FREE Webinar Wednesday Presentation:
October 29, 2014 @ 2:00 pm Eastern

If you have been frustrated with your attempts to convince hospital department heads and administrators to reduce their dependence on expensive maintenance contracts, this webinar is for you! Frank will provide you with the tools, a logical plan, and a step by step process to help change people’s minds and achieve your objectives.

Key points will include:
- The impact of technology on hospital operations
- The power of information
- Manufacturers maintenance agreement profit margins
- Securing administrative support
- Understanding and working with department heads
- The role of insurance
- The nuts and bolts of managing the program
- Using data to expand your range of services

Featured Speaker:
Frank Magnarelli
Clinical Technology Management
John Krieg
MD Publishing

CLICK HERE to register online for this event.

Pentagon Preps Ebola ‘Strike Team’

October 27, 2014

CNN NEWS – October 21, 2014 – Pentagon officials say they are preparing a 30-person “Quick-Strike Team” that can treat Ebola patients in the United States.

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CNN Report YouTube video.


Something Different On Friday

October 24, 2014

How To Prevent An iPhone ATM PIN Code Hack

So here is what  the hackers are using to find out your pin code for the credit/debit card you just used to pay for your shopping.


Very clever exploit.  As you guessed it doesn’t work on metal key pads, as the heat dissipates too fast, but most chip and pin devices are rubber/plastic so these would be vulnerable to this sort of attack.

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DVD or CD Player Service

October 23, 2014

Contributed By: RonL2524

How u do a Quik service on most dvd,cd,mp3 disk players.most players are not worth fixing if this procedure doesn’t get them going again-too much trouble to troubleshoot or align considering the cost of a used replacement.1st time i did this mostly “one handed”-lol-(gotta get a camera mount for my smart phone-ha!). done boatloads of these over the years and have aprox 95% success rate getting them going again-dont forget to check the drawer belt or gears and clean the turntable. Sharp mod# bd-hp21u

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YouTube video.


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