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.

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.

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.”

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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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 ...

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Introducing Heartbeat, a series of articles promoting Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society members in action. In the following day, we will publish articles to showcase the different initiatives and endeavors by ACCES members or groups of Clinical Engineers across Atlantic Canada.

If you have any articles to submit, please forward them to our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or any other member of the Executive Team. Our contact information can be found at https://accesociety.org/contact-us.

The Spring 2020 Newsletter is out. You can view the web browser version by clicking on the "Read More" button.

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.