The next edition of CSA Z32 Electrical safety and essential electrical systems in health care facilities is now available for public review until October 31, 2020. It is expected to be published in 2021. Here is a link to review the proposed new edition: https://publicreview.csa.ca/Home/Details/3934
Many changes have been integrated into the document including:
- changing delayed vital to 1 minute (previously 2 minutes);
- more detailed HCF class definitions;
Depending on how you marked your calendar, Atlantic Canada is in the 10th week of dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic. During this ordeal Clinical Engineering departments throughout our four provinces were tasked to help prepare our healthcare facilities for the influx of pandemic patients. We were involved with establishing COVID Care Areas within the hospitals, prepping or sourcing extra equipment, assisting with External Clinics used to conduct testing, and ensuring that our healthcare community was prepared to meet this challenge. Each province has experienced the effects on COVID differently, but with our help we were ready for what ever came our way.
In this article of the Heartbeat Covid-19 series, we will focus on Prince Edward Island's response to the Pandemic.
Clinical Engineering assisted in establishing a multi-level treatment approach to their Emergency Rooms. From a Triage Trauma level, to multiple levels of Critical Care, to the final level deemed Safe and Secure.
In this article of the Heartbeat Covid-19 series, we will focus on Nova Scotia's response to the Pandemic.
Equipment needs in the Central Zone was initially a whirl wind as the pandemic spread across the country and the United States. Working closely with colleges in Logistics
Continuing our Heartbeat Covid-19 series, in this article we will focus on Newfoundland and Labrador's response.
Newfoundland and Labrador experienced similar challenges as other healthcare facilities across Canada. One well established service that Eastern Health would improve upon was the Virtual Care area.
We know there has been a lot of work and extra efforts required of Clinical Engineering teams throughout Atlantic Canada. You may know of your efforts inside your own province, but we thought this would be a great avenue to share some other experiences.
Exceptional work of our Clinical Engineering teams meant that we were prepared for the worst
ACCES is proud to announce its 2020 bursary recipients: Jesse Hare, son of ACCES member Eddie Hare (Nova Scotia); and Corey Smith, son of ACCES member Michael Smith (New Brunswick).
Biomedical and Clinical Engineering departments across Canada are celebrating the National Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Appreciation Week on May 17-23, 2020. As part of the celebrations, ACCES is once again launching a photo contest to all its registered members in Atlantic Canada.
To the Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Community,
The ACCES Board of Directors and ACCES25 Organizing Committee have been closely monitoring and evaluating the global situation with COVID-19. We’ve been assessing the weight and implications of multiple risk factors as the situation evolves, and have decided to postpone the ACCES25 Educational Seminars and Trade Expo, which was scheduled from April 29 to May 1, 2020, in Moncton, NB.
2019 CE Week Photo Contest Winners
Clinical Engineering departments across Atlantic Canada celebrated the National Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Week last year from May 19-25. As part of the celebrations, ACCES launched its annual photo-contest to registered members.
Working as a Clinical Engineering Technologist at the Saint John Regional Hospital (SJRH), Jontaylor Estey is one of those people who seems to always have multiple projects on the go. In his own words: “I try to lead quite an eventful life, and the story keeps unravelling…”
On the evening of June 13th, during the banquet dinner for the 2019 ACCES Annual Educational Seminar and Trade Expo, a clinical engineering professional from Atlantic Canada, Sean Nobles, was recognised for having distinguished himself through his hard work, exceptional service, technical skills, and dedication to the clinical engineering profession.