22nd Annual ACCES Educational Seminars & Trade Expo
Save the Date!
May 17-19, 2017
The Evolution of Clinical Engineering: Adapting to Todays’ Healthcare
Message from ACCES President
Hello ACCES Members,
For those who do not know me, my name is Brett Fraser and I am currently into my first term as President of ACCES. Working closely with the ACCES Executive Committee, I am eager to try and make ACCES a more informative community for Biomeds (Clinical Engineering Technologists and professionals), not only in Atlantic Canada, but to any members or non-members interested in the Society. I believe it is very important for us to answer the question “what is the benefit of being an ACCES member”.
ACCES Membership Update
Hello and Greetings to everyone out there in the ACCES Biomed Community,
We are pleased to provide the following ACCES Membership update. As of today, October 23rd, we currently have 118 active members in our society. Our membership is currently composed of 59 from NB, 37 from NS, 9 from NF, 5 from PEI and 4 members spread across Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan. This is about the number we had last year but I anticipate there will be a few more “late” arrivals showing up as well.
Western Region HANS Celebrating CE Week 2016
Every year in May, Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Week is celebrated in healthcare institutions across Canada, as a recognition of the hard work and valuable contributions made by biomedical/clinical engineers, technologists and technicians.
This year was no different, and many Clinical Engineering departments across Atlantic Canada engaged in celebrations and activities, with our classic celebratory style: lots of cake!
ACCES wanted to take the time this year to recognize Western Region HANS, whose Clinical Engineering staff came together in celebrations for the young, the not so young, and the very young!
Mike, Come in……..Over
This month’s Spotlight features Mike Smith from the Fredericton Area. Although Mike didn’t always live in the area as he was originally born in Goose bay, Labrador in 1963. At the age of three though he packed up (or his parents did) and the family moved back to Fredericton, their home city.
Certification for Biomedical Technicians and Technologists in Atlantic Canada
The International Certification Commission provides formal recognition for Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Technology. Certification as a Biomedical Engineering Technician or Technologist (CBET) demonstrates excellence in theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the principles of biomedical equipment technology and the underlying physiologic principle, and the practical, safe, clinical application of biomedical equipment. His/her capabilities may include installation, calibration, inspection, preventative maintenance, repair, modification, design and development of general biomedical and related technical equipment, and in equipment control, safety and maintenance. It also demonstrates a strong commitment to your professional career.
Lift Load and Accessories Available
The Health Association Nova Scotia (HANS) Clinical Engineering Service is pleased to announce we are now able to offer our Lift Load Mark III and accessories for sale to other CE groups. We have been developing the product for more than 3 years, in conjunction with Stantec Engineering and Quality Machining, and it is now a mature and professional platform and warrantied for a full year from time of delivery. We have 5 of these in service with our teams and have just shipped our first system and accessories to the Regina General Hospital.