Organised by IPEM's Clinical Engineering Special Interest Group in collaboration with IHEEM and NPAG
Clinical Engineering is a wide ranging profession and those new to the profession often take time to adapt to the hospital environment and the many equipment types and hence testing regimes which forms the fundamental basis of their work.
Although apprenticeship programmes are now available for this profession, very little exists in terms of affordable training events for those whom recently joined the profession.
IPEM, in collaboration with IHEEM and NPAG feel it is important to provide training and education opportunities for new medical device maintenance staff, and this event aims to bridge the gap between the technical work undertaken and the clinical setting.
Where we are Today?
Tuesday 18th September 2018, Wolverhampton Racecourse
The event programme will focus on updating delegates on issues which are particularly pertinent today. Several presentations are about further developing agenda items raised during last year’s membership period.
Both the Clinical Engineering (CE) Best Value Groups and annual conference are well established. Each year new Trusts have joined and are geographically well dispersed within the NHS. With more and more budget restraining issues the Departments need to support the flow of information from devices into digitised Patient Records to improve efficiency and safety.
Items need to be tracked and always available for efficient usage. Trust Boards need assurance that equipment is being managed effectively. Departments also need to ensure they are appropriately accredited for the service provided.