• Biomedical / Clinical Engineering Week 2014

    Clinical Engineering Week 2014

    Let's Celebrate!!!

    May 18-24th, 2014

     

    ACCES would like to salute the Biomedical and Clinical Engineering professionals of Atlantic Canada for their dedication and commitment to those we serve.  As Healthcare Technology Professionals we provide valuable services to support the clinical demands of our new Healthcare Environments.

    To mark this important week, ACCES will be running a photo contest!

  • Thank You from a Retiring President

    On May 9th, at the midpoint of the Saint John conference at our Annual General Meeting, I officially retired as the President of ACCES. The past 7 years have been a roller coaster of challenges and exciting triumphs, for the original foundation committee, and then the new Executive Board of the Society.  I leave the post with a lifetime worth of great memories and a sense of tremendous accomplishment. We have created a healthy and vibrant organization where nothing existed before.

  • 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.

  • CMBES Resources

    CMBES (The Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society)

    Has many material many materials useful for celebrating Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Week on thier website.

    Click here to be taken to thier website.

  • Biomedical / Clinical Engineering Week 2013

    altLets Celebrate

    May 19-25

    ACCES would like to salute the Biomedical and Clinical Engineering professionals of Atlantic Canada for their dedication and commitment to those we serve. As Healthcare Technology Professionals we provide valuable services to support the clinical demands of our Healthcare environments. To mark this important week ACCES has been distributing new standup banners to many biomedical departments in Atlantic Canada. The banners are 33 X 78 inches and come with sturdy aluminum stands. They make a great tool to display. It also describes our profession and the services we provide to our healthcare organizations.

  • 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.

  • ACCES Profiled in TechNation

    ACCES was profiled in the October 2012 edition of TechNation with circulation of ~25,000.  This profile article provides a good overview of our organization. TechNation is a US publication dedicated to Biomedical Engineering. It is a informative Biomed Publication with both a hardcopy and an online version of the magazine available.

    Click here to see the Article on the techNation website.

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  • Clinical Engineering Week Materials

    The ACCES executive has been working with members to provide support for Clinical Engineering Week activities. Whether your planning cake in the cafeteria at breaks, contests, or lobby displays we hope the tools described in this article are helpful!

    These free banners posters and Quiz and available via download service. You do not need to be a member of ACCES or have an account on this website however, you will need to provide your name and a valid Email address. Members of ACCES that are logged into the website can directly download these materials by clicking here.

  • The Winners Are 2012

    Congratulations go to the Clinical Engineering Week 2012 contest winners;

    1. Western Health Biomedical Engineering – Newfoundland
    2. Region 6 Facilicorp Biomedical Engineering – New Brunswick
    3. Central Region HANS Clinical Engineering – Nova Scotia
    4. Northern Region HANS Clinical Engineering – Nova Scotia

    We had several teams submit more than one picture, same poster some of the same people at different locations. While we applaud the effort and appreciate the additional pictures the judges decided in all fairness these should be considered one entry. In this way every team that participated got a prize, what could be more fair then that!

    Each department will receive a $200 dollar cheque From ACCES In January of 2013 to be used for next year’s Clinical Engineering Week activities. Many thanks to those that participated. It is nice to see CE professionals proudly displaying their many contributions to healthcare and their achievements!

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  • Clinical Engineering Week 2012 Contest

    Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Week has taken place May 21-25 2012. To help our members and other Biomed departments promote this week ACCES devolped a free standing posters, and other materials.

    You can still access these materials by clicking here.

    ACCES also ran a contest that was opento departments in Atlantic Canada. To enter the contest, departments sent us pictures with thier team beside a banner (encluding names!) suitable for publication on our website.  The teams will be entered in a random draw for one of six prizes of $200. The $200 prizes will be sent to lucky winners in January of 2013 to help you fund and promote CE week next year!

    The contest is now closed to any further entries.

    Pictures submitted are shown below. If you do your math, you will see the chances of winning are very good, and involves littlerandomness

  • Clinical Engineering Week 2013 Contest

    Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Week has taken place May 21-25 2013. To help our members and other Biomed departments promote this week ACCES devolped a free standing posters, and other materials.

    You can still access these materials by clicking here.

    To help prompt Clinical Engineering week ACCES ran a contest that was open to any group in Atlantic that used the free standing ACCES created banner during CE week. To enter the contest required a submission of a picture of your team beside the banner and thier names.

  • Clinical Engineering Week 2012 Contest

    Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Week has taken place May 21-25 2012. To help our members and other Biomed departments promote this week ACCES devolped a free standing posters, and other materials.

    You can still You can still access these materials by clicking here.

  • What is HTM

    Health Technology Management, a new moniker for Biomedical and Clinical Engineering departments.

    Admittedly, when I first ran across this acronym my thoughts where, “Great just what this field needs, another name”. If not being able to decide if we where Biomedical Departments or Clinical Engineering Departments wasn’t bad enough lets start calling our field something altogether different.

    After attended a recent AAMI sponsored webinar HTM Leadership. I had to rethink the whole subject.

  • AAMI Resources

    AAMI’s Technology Management Council (TMC) sponsers the National HTM (Health Technology Management) Week.

    This AAMI webpage list some resources for Health Technology Management Week

    AAMI stands for Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, and is dedicated to advancing safety in medical technology.

    HTM (Health Technology Management) is a new name being adopted by many progressive Biomed/Clinical Engineering Departments see this article for more information.

  • Letter from the President 2011

    The cornerstone for ACCES was laid in November of 2006. We began with a meeting of interested CE professionals hosted in Moncton. This visionary group became the foundation team which launched regional discussions in 2006. These conversations evolved and grew through 2007. The 2008 spring conference in Newfoundland was followed by our incorporation as the Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society in the late summer of 2008.

  • 2012 Conference Announcement

    It’s official! ACCES17 / CMBES35 Joint Conference 2012 will take place in Halifax from June 19th to the 22nd. This will be a joint conference with the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society and Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society held at the Westin Hotel near Pier 21.

  • Letter from the President 2010

    The Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society (ACCES) officially came to exist in April 2008. 

    As ACCES’s first president I am pleased to have the opportunity to recognize the efforts of the many volunteers who worked behind the scenes for those first 18 months before our official launch. Without their support and vision this would not have been possible.  I would especially like to thank the team in Moncton, and particularly Paul Auffrey for his dedication and determination which launched and continually delivered the Moncton Biomedical Conference for more than a decade.

  • Clinical Engineering Week 2011

    The staff at Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital celebrated Biomed May 22nd to 28th.

    As part of Biomed they set up a the following display outside the Cafeteria.

    Special Thanks to Mike Smith and Zandra Rubinger.

  • Clinical Engineering Week 2008

    A Great Success

    The first ever national Clinical Engineering week was announced by the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES) this past winter. The week is intended to recognize the biomedical engineering technologists, technicians, clinical engineers and other medical technology professional that uniquely serve Canadian healthcare and patients. The inaugural week dates, March 1-8, were chosen to coincide with National Engineering week.