2022 CE Week

It’s that time of year again. During the week of May 15th-21st, 2022, Biomedical/Clinical Engineering departments coast-to-coast will climb out from the basements of their respected hospitals to be honoured and celebrated for the annual National Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Appreciation week. ACCES will once again be participating in the festivities with our annual photo contest.

The Winter 2022 Newsletter is out. You can view the web browser version by clicking on the "Read More" button.

LinkedIn

The rumours are true, ACCES has joined social media with a LinkedIn account. Our official handle is “Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society” – you can connect with us here: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/atlantic-canada-clinical-engineering-society-073937222

Gary Slaunwhite

Gary Slaunwhite was CMBES’ 2021 selection for the Outstanding Biomedical Engineering Technologist award. Gary is currently employed in the Clinical Engineering department of the IWK Health, in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a Biomedical Engineering Technologist, Team Lead.

The Spring 2021 Newsletter is out. You can view the web browser version by clicking on the "Read More" button.

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Hi ACCES, the first thing I would like to do is wish everyone a happy National Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Appreciation Week. Once again you may not be sharing your celebration with others in your facilities but do take the time to sit back and reflect on last years achievements.

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Hello ACCES, the first thing that I would like to say is Happy New Year to everyone and let us hope for a better 2022 than 2021, although we have started out on the wrong foot.
Unfortunately, once again the ACCES25 conference had to be cancelled. It was a tough call...

2020 CE Week winning submission IWK

Biomedical and Clinical Engineering departments across Canada are celebrating the National Biomedical/Clinical Engineering Appreciation Week on May 16 - 22, 2021. As part of the celebrations, ACCES is once again launching a photo contest to all its registered members in Atlantic Canada.

IWK Clinical Engineering Department – IWK Health Center

Clinical Engineering departments across Atlantic Canada celebrated the National Biomedical and Clinical Engineering Week last year from May 17 - 23. As part of the celebrations, ACCES launched its annual photo-contest to registered members.

Camera with ACCES Logo

Now that we discussed this upcoming photo contest for CE week in 2022, it’s only right we announce the winners from the 2021 photo contest, which took place during the week of May 16th – 22nd, 2021. The criteria were pretty simple, snap a picture of your department’s version of celebrating the CE week activities/celebrations – with the ACCES logo visible in the photo.

CMBES

The Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES) Annual Conference is the premier event for biomedical engineering professionals in Canada. Mark your calendar for May 11th-13th 2021. The themes for this year are:

  • COVID Response Innovation
  • Medical Device Development
  • ...

The Winter 2021 Newsletter is out. You can view the web browser version by clicking on the "Read More" button.

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ACCES and the Canadian Board of Examiners invites all Engineers to get certified in Clinical Engineering this year.

The ACCES Mission Statement is “to support Clinical Engineering professionals working in Atlantic Canada. We strive to develop and promote opportunities for continuing education, personal growth, sharing of experience, adoption of standards of practice, and certification. We will represent our members to government and promote the profession within the health care community.”

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Clinical Engineering in New Brunswick had some Covid-19 related task, but the pandemic didn’t stop healthcare from moving forward in the Province.

Clinical Engineering assisted in the opening of a new OR expansion at Moncton’s George Dumont University Hospital Center and the deployment of new patient bedside monitors in late 2020. 

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When the government of New Brunswick declared a state of emergency on March 19th, 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Service New Brunswick (SNB) Clinical Engineering (CE) reviewed their infection control policy with the help of both Regional Health Authority’s (RHA) infection Control teams. As a result of this review, Clinical Engineering identified an important gap ...

Clinical Engineering Society Of Ontario

CESO 2021 Annual Conference will be offered this year virtually February 8 - 12 from 12:00 - 3:00 pm EST.

The full program and the registration page can be found at www.ceso.on.ca.

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 For those that know or have worked with New Brunswick’s Natalie Boudreau, you can easily see that she is a driven individual focused on moving Clinical Engineering to the forefront of patient safety through technology.

Natalie was recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers Geoscientist New Brunswick (APEGNB) ...

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Hello ACCES, I am personally looking forward to 2021 and glad to have 2020 in the books with all the life changing events that it has brought to each of us.

We have just lived through one of the toughest years in our life. We all have been affected by the pandemic in one way or another ...

CMBES

The Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES) Annual Conference is the premier event for biomedical engineering professionals in Canada. Mark your calendar for May 11th-13th 2021. The themes for this year are:

  • COVID Response Innovation
  • Medical Device Development
  • ...

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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:

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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.