CE WEEK CELEBRATION REPORT:
FOSTERING UNITY AND CREATIVITY THROUGH ENGAGING ACTIVITIES
By Sreekala Kuzhikkattipurath
During CE Week, our department organized a week-long celebration dedicated to Clinical Engineering (CE). From May 14th to May 20th, we came together to foster teamwork, ignite creativity, and honor our collective passion for the field. Let’s explore the highlights of this unforgettable event!
The festivities commenced on May 15th with a thrilling game called “Guess the Number.” Using Mentimeter, we challenged ourselves to estimate the number of components in an uploaded image. The enthusiasm and participation were overwhelming, creating an atmosphere filled with excitement and friendly competition.
On May 16th, we delved into the captivating world of puzzles with “Let’s Play Sudoku.” Armed with pen and paper, our team members enthusiastically embraced the intricate Sudoku grids. The response to this task was remarkable, as individuals wholeheartedly immersed themselves in solving the puzzles. The sense of accomplishment and shared joy that followed fostered a strong sense of collective achievement among our participants.
The following day, May 17th, we engaged in a captivating visual challenge called “Spot the Difference.” This activity involved presenting two seemingly identical images from the Chalmers Hospital ICU along with a random image. This exciting activity not only heightened their observational skills but also provided an opportunity to appreciate the meticulous details that can make a significant difference in our work.
As CE Week progressed, we shifted our focus to introspection on May 18th with the activity titled “What Do You Like Most About CE ?”. This interactive session created a space for team members to openly express their thoughts, share their experiences, and highlight their personal connections to the field of clinical engineering. The activity served as a meaningful platform for appreciating the diverse perspectives and unique stories of our colleagues, fostering a profound sense of unity and admiration for the invaluable work we collectively undertake. Let us now explore some of the inspiring thoughts shared by our esteemed colleagues:
The pinnacle of CE Week arrived on May 19th with “The Mega Quiz.” The atmosphere buzzed with anticipation as we tested our knowledge and quick thinking. The quiz encompassed a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from medical equipment and their inventors to the intricate connections between signals and human anatomy. This spirited competition not only showcased the depth of our collective expertise but also fueled our passion for continuous learning, resulting in an unforgettable day of fun and friendly rivalry.
Yet, the celebration did not end there! Throughout the entire week, our department engaged in the grand activity called “Scrap to Sculpture.” Guided by our collective creativity, we transformed discarded electronic parts, cables, and components into awe-inspiring works of art. Each team poured their heart and soul into crafting unique sculptures, showcasing their ability to find beauty and innovation even in unexpected materials. These stunning sculptures not only showcased our team’s exceptional talent but also conveyed profound messages through their intricate designs. Allow us to present the sculptures, accompanied by their captivating explanations, as a testament to the immense creativity and ingenuity within our department.
“The “CE Flyer.” Our inspiration behind the model is that we find planes astounding and we think they will always be cool no matter what our age. Really, we are all still just big kids here in CE and love to tinker. We disassembled some old video tower components that were being discarded to assemble our creation. A fan from an obsolete light source is the plane’s propeller and two broken otoscope handles are the planes dual guns. Sydney Moores, (our tech mastermind behind the model) has never been on an airplane. Now working with CE, he will get that opportunity, when this coming October when he attends a dialysis training in Toronto. Our message is “Always aim for the skies and you will go places in life.” Another famous quote of mine stolen from Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right,” emphasizes how much attitude determines success or failure. This is true for most projects you take on and certainly for technology initiatives.”
CE Week proved to be an unequivocal success, leaving us with cherished memories of laughter, collaboration, and a reinvigorated sense of unity. As we reflect upon this joyous celebration, let us carry the spirit of CE Week in our hearts throughout the year. Let us continue to collaborate, innovate, and inspire one another, working together for the betterment of patient care and the continual advancement of our profession. Until the next CE Week, may we always treasure the memories and achievements, continuously striving for excellence in everything we do.