Fake News, Alternate Facts and Legends in CE

James Fedele, Director of Biomedical Engineering, UPMC Susquehanna and Binseng Wang, Director, Quality & Regulatory Affairs - WRP32 Management, Inc.

James Fedele, Director of Biomedical Engineering, UPMC Susquehanna and Binseng Wang, Director, Quality & Regulatory Affairs - WRP32 Management, Inc.

Saturday, October 7
10–11:15 a.m.

This will be an engaging and instructive session. The audience will be divided into two groups to compete for best answers to a series of 10-15 questions regarding the management and maintenance of medical equipment. By analyzing the answers, the speakers will prove with facts and data which of the audience answers are actually myths or misconceptions instead of truths. The lessons learned will allow the audience to use the right methods to maintain equipment safe, while minimizing costs, and complying with accreditation standards. This entertaining process will increase audience participation and enhance retention of the key concepts and methodologies.

 

ACI Certification Update: Recertification Policy and BMET Exam Updates

Saturday, October 7
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

This session will present the updates and changes to the new recertification policy for CBET, CRES, CLES, and CHTM certifications through ACI. This session will also discuss updates to the BMET exam content outlines determined by a recent job task analysis. This update will inform certified individuals, as well as interested candidates, of the new developments to the exam as well as the overall scope of the designations.

Sherrie Schulte, CAE, Senior Director of Certification, AAMI

Sherrie Schulte, CAE, Senior Director of Certification, AAMI

What is the True Cost of a Repair?

Tom Fischer, President, Select Biomedical

Tom Fischer, President, Select Biomedical

Saturday, October 7
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

This presentation will address the following:

  • The different repair models and how they became “best practices”
  • What is the revenue model and how does the biomed/equipment have an ROI component
  • 5 easy steps to how biomeds can transition
  • Know your costs vs. your revenue
  • Adding another key metric – cost, TTR and ROI

How to Deal with the Top HTM Issues of 2017

Saturday, October 7
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

This will be an interactive session that addresses many issues including the pending retirement of aging HTM professionals and the shortage of schools for the profession and asks, “What are you doing for succession planning?” Meanwhile, new mandates on 100 percent PM completion require strict documentation of AEM programs and the ongoing complexities of IT and HTM relationships continue to be an issue. Additional topics to be addressed are how to handle project management, how cybersecurity is changing how we connect devices and new solutions for this problem. And, finally, how having a strong relationship with your C-Suite is more important than ever.

Douglas Dreps, Director Eastern Regional Clinical Engineering, Mercy Health

Douglas Dreps, Director Eastern Regional Clinical Engineering, Mercy Health

Calibration Services in a Critical Environment

Amanda Moser, Marketing Manager, Spectrum Technologies, Inc.

Amanda Moser, Marketing Manager, Spectrum Technologies, Inc.

Saturday, October 7
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

This is an overview of calibration fundamentals that focuses on proper calibration practices and methods, traceability, determining specifications and auditing. Attendees will learn about the basics of a calibration system (certified and uncertified), the traceability chain, industry accepted calibration methods and laboratory practices, and vendor auditing techniques.

Demonstrating Ultrasound and Probe QA Utilizing Various Accrediting Organization Standards

Matt Tomory and Ted Lucidi

Matt Tomory and Ted Lucidi

Saturday, October 7
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Are you just beginning to support diagnostic ultrasound? Have you attended several system training classes, but still struggle with assessing image quality or transducer performance? Are you aware of what the various accreditation boards require of you as a service engineer as well as the sonographer? Both the AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine) and ACR (American College of Radiology) have specific criteria for assessing both image quality and system and probe performance. This session will provide best practices for the roles and responsibilities of the key personnel involved in an in-house QA program for diagnostic ultrasound. We’ll highlight criteria for QA programs and you will learn how to assess image quality using a tissue mimicking phantom. Actual verifications will be performed live using an ultrasound system, probes and phantom. The goal is that you will feel confident with maintaining industry standard for ultrasound within your facilities.

Troubleshooting Techniques and Tips for the Voluson E10

James Rickner, Global Director of Training, Conquest Imaging

James Rickner, Global Director of Training, Conquest Imaging

Saturday, October 7
10:00–11:15 a.m.

This presentation will introduce the new GE Voluson E10 as it comes off the manufacturer’s warranty. This system is a favorite with sonographers and is rapidly being introduced into many hospitals and clinics. There will be a demonstration on how to back up the configuration, as well as a hands-on training showing how to access key portions of the system. Preventative maintenance procedures will also be addressed.

Cybersecurity Profiling: Understanding the role it plays within your medical device inventory

Will Moore, Director of Jump Team Services, The InterMed Group

Will Moore, Director of Jump Team Services, The InterMed Group

Saturday, October 7
10:00–11:15 a.m.

This session will provide an overview to staff who maintain medical devices to ensure they are aware of the potential risk associated with cybersecurity.

Performing a PM on the Medtronic/Covidien Valleylab FT10 Generator

Saturday, October 7
10:00–11:15 a.m.

This presentation will begin by reviewing ESU terminology and history then will show a path for testing power output, cross coupling, HF leakage, REM with data management and traceability. A hands-on demonstration will be available for those interested.

Jack Barrett, National Business Development Manager and ReBecca Adkins, CBET, Rigel Medical

Jack Barrett, National Business Development Manager and ReBecca Adkins, CBET, Rigel Medical

Career Advancement for Biomedical Professionals…Tricks, Tips and Tactics

Terrance Lackey, CBET, Project Manager, Mitchell Planning

Terrance Lackey, CBET, Project Manager, Mitchell Planning

Saturday, October 7
10:00–11:15 a.m.

From newly trained to seasoned biomedical professional with a technical mindset, it’s often a challenge to get that first job or promotion. In this presentation, Terrance Lackey will discuss various tricks, tips and tactics to move your career to that next level by assessing, planning, taking action and achieving your goals. One tip may be all it takes to make all the difference.

Keynote Presentation from the Joint Commission

Kathy Tolomeo is an engineer for the Department of Engineering at The Joint Commission. In this role, Tolomeo provides standards interpretation, reviews survey reports, conducts intracycle monitoring conference calls, and serves as faculty for educational programs.

Ms. Tolomeo joined The Joint Commission in 2013 with 12 years of experience in health care in facilities management as a safety manager/officer. In addition to leading environment of care and life safety committees, she has been responsible for overseeing several construction projects, including a 100,000+ square foot addition, multiple process improvements and efficiency initiatives related to regulatory compliance, life safety code management, risk assessments, environmental monitoring, hazardous materials and waste, security, and customer service.

Grounding & Bonding and Its Impact on Safety and Equipment Performance

Ed Weiss, Power Quality Engineer, Applied Power Quality Solutions

Ed Weiss, Power Quality Engineer, Applied Power Quality Solutions

Friday, October 6
9:45–11:00 a.m.

At the end of this session, the attendee should understand:

  • The basic concepts of grounding and bonding (G&B) and how they can adversely impact equipment operation
  • Understand the differences between earthing, equipment grounding and equipment bonding
  • Identify common symptoms that indicate G&B problems
  • Solution categories
  • The concept of selecting the right solution for the right circumstances

New Trends in Interoperability

Friday, October 6
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

This course provides an introduction to interoperability of medical devices to hospital information systems such as electronic medical records (EMR), clinical decision support systems, and computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS).

Vickie Snyder, Healthcare Technology Management Consultant, and Rich Sable, Manager of Clinical Engineering, St. Francis Medical Center

Vickie Snyder, Healthcare Technology Management Consultant, and Rich Sable, Manager of Clinical Engineering, St. Francis Medical Center

Practical Project Management for Clinical/Biomedical Engineering

Gregory Goll, Clinical Engineering Supervisor, McLaren Macomb

Gregory Goll, Clinical Engineering Supervisor, McLaren Macomb

Friday, October 6
11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Participants will get a basic understanding of the structure of project management, the importance of components involved in project management and the roles of different members when working on a project. Additional topics will include the importance of project closure, common issues that can occur during execution of a project and strategies to adapt to these issues.