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Instructor-Led Training for Your Staff at Our Facility in Lakewood, CO

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Trima Accel®Automated Blood Collection System Basic 5-Day Technical Training Course for Service/Repair

In this 5-day class, you will learn about basic apheresis technology and methodologies. This class covers the basic computer control operational theories, control circuit theory block diagrams and basic machine theory of operation for the Trima Accel system. Component description and location, as well as removal and replacement topics, are presented. A significant emphasis is placed on learning the software tools to perform diagnostics and control device functions. You will also learn about all Trima Accel system-specific tools and how to use them to perform preventive maintenance and calibrations.

Upon completing this class, you will be able to:

  • Load and unload a disposable tubing set
  • Perform a saline run
  • Troubleshoot machine alarms during the run
  • Troubleshoot basic hardware failures and hardware alarms using service software
  • Perform preventive maintenance on the Trima Accel system

Prerequisites:
Attendees must have a solid electrical/mechanical background with a strong knowledge of personal computers and the ability to navigate in a Microsoft® Windows® environment. Above-average knowledge of Microsoft Excel® is required. Our instructors will not provide Microsoft Excel® training. Attendees must bring a laptop computer to class with the following system requirements:

  • Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1 or Windows® 10 (32- and 64-bit OS for all)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • 1 GHz or higher processor
  • 1 GB of hard drive space
  • 1024 × 768 or higher screen resolution

They must also possess administrator rights allowing them to install the service software and change IP addresses to connect to Trima Accel devices; all other required tools will be provided.

Program dates and locations:
To register for a class, click the date of the program

Training Dates Enrollment Deadline Cost Location
Aug 28–Sept 1, 2017 August 14, 2017 $10,200 Lakewood, CO
Dec 4–8, 2017 Nov 20, 2017 $10,200 Lakewood, CO

Spectra Optia® Apheresis System Basic 5-Day Technical Training Course for Service/Repair

In this 5-day course, you will receive an in-depth description of the theory of operation of the device; machine applications; technical descriptions, including parts, location and identification; service-mode testing and preventive maintenance; and how to troubleshoot the device using service tools.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the flow path of fluid through the machine
  • Describe the intended use of the device
  • Perform a simulated patient run
  • Perform a preventive maintenance procedure on the device
  • Identify the possible causes for an alarm or hardware failure
  • Identify, test, remove and replace faulty components
  • Download, decode and analyze run data files to identify possible device problems

Prerequisites:
Attendees must have a solid electrical/mechanical background with a strong knowledge of personal computers and the ability to navigate in a Microsoft® Windows® environment. Above-average knowledge of Microsoft Excel® is required. Our instructors will not provide Microsoft Excel® training. Attendees must bring a laptop computer to class with the following system requirements:

  • Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1 or Windows® 10 (32- and 64-bit OS for all)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • 1 GHz or higher processor
  • 1 GB of hard drive space
  • 1024 × 768 or higher screen resolution

They must also possess administrator rights allowing them to install the service software and change IP addresses to connect to Spectra Optia devices; all other required tools will be provided.

Program dates and locations:
To register for a class, click the date of the program.

Training Dates Enrollment Deadline Cost Location
May 22–26, 2017 May 8, 2017 $14,000 Lakewood, CO
June 5–9, 2017 May 22, 2017 $14,000 Lakewood, CO
Oct 2–6, 2017 Sept 18, 2017 $14,000 Lakewood, CO
Oct 23–27, 2017 Oct 9, 2017 $14,000 Lakewood, CO
Nov 13–17, 2017 Oct 13, 2017 $14,000 Lakewood, CO

COBE® Spectra Apheresis System Basic 5-Day Technical Training Course for Service/Repair

In this 5-day course, you will receive an in-depth understanding of the theory and operation of the device; machine procedures; technical descriptions, including parts location and identification; preventive maintenance procedures; and how to troubleshoot basic prime and equipment issues.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of blood components
  • List clinical applications for which the COBE Spectra system is used
  • Describe the parts of the COBE Spectra system
  • Load and prime the tubing set
  • Perform a saline run
  • Complete preventive maintenance on the COBE Spectra system and accessories
  • Troubleshoot basic machine alarms and hardware failures using your service material
  • Troubleshoot common (prime) alarms

Prerequisites:
Attendees must have a strong electrical/mechanical background equivalent to an associate degree in electronics. The attendees must complete the pre-class reading assignments and be prepared to pass a quiz.

Dates:
There are no scheduled dates for this class, since it is on demand. Contact North American Technical Support at 877.339.4228 or contact us for scheduling or questions.

Cost:
$11,400.00

Elutra® Cell Separation System Basic Technical Training Course for Service/Repair

This is a self guided PPT training course designed to teach a Cobe Spectra trained technician the differences in design, operation and maintenance between the 2 systems.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between centrifugation and elutriation
  • Load and unload a disposable tubing set
  • Perform a saline run
  • Define the software and hardware features of the Elutra system that are different from the COBE Spectra system
  • Troubleshoot machine alarms during an Elutra run
  • Perform preventive maintenance on the Elutra® Cell Separation System

Prerequisites:
Attendees must have successfully completed the Cobe Spectra Apheresis System Basic 5-Day Technical Training Course.

Dates:
There are no scheduled dates for this class, since it is on demand. Contact North American Technical Support at 877.339.4228 or contact us for scheduling or questions.

Cost:
$1,500.00

COBE® 2991 Cell Processor Basic 5-Day Technical Training Course for Service/Repair

This 5-day technical course covers the theory of operation, applications, component identification, troubleshooting, calibrations and preventive maintenance. Emphasis is placed on providing a well-rounded understanding of the various vintage configurations available with the COBE 2991 cell processor. Coursework includes understanding the hydraulic pump, the centrifuge motor, power distribution, mechanical drives and associated control circuits. Heavy emphasis is placed on learning the preventive maintenance procedures and troubleshooting failures. A brief history of the development of the COBE 2991 cell processor will be presented.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Provide in-depth control circuit analysis
  • Troubleshoot the different vintage COBE 2991 cell processors in the field
  • Perform preventive maintenance on the COBE 2991 cell processor
  • Perform calibration on the COBE 2991 cell processor

Prerequisites:
Learners must have a strong electrical/mechanical background. An understanding of transistor logic circuits; CMOS gate technology, including various flip flops; OR, AND, NOR and NAND gates; and invertors is strongly recommended. The ability to use basic test equipment, such as pressure meters, digital multimeters and tachometers, is necessary for successful completion of the course. Attendees must complete the pre-class readings and be prepared to pass a quiz.

Program dates and locations:
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Training Dates Enrollment Deadline Cost Location
Aug 7–11, 2017 July 24, 2017 $12,000 Lakewood, CO

Terumo BCT reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. Costs are subject to change.

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