Education

Friday, September 10

 

8:30-9:45 a.m.

Carol Davis-SmithNew & Improved – Using standardized CMMS data to make smarter HTM decisions (Part I)

Carol Davis-Smith, President, Carol Davis-Smith & Associates, LLC

This is a two-part presentation. The first part will report out the completed AAMI 2021 initiative to recommend “standardized” Work Order Types for use with all CMMS platforms. Participants will be encouraged to bring examples of their data to the session. The presenter will work with attendees collectively and individually.

Mark CookseyNHC Clinical Engineering-Improving Patient Care Through ISO 13485

Mark Cooksey, Medical Device Quality Engineer, Norton Healthcare

Norton Healthcare’s leadership recently departed from The Joint Commission’s intermittent compliance-based approach to a more systematic approach to quality through accreditation from DNV-GL, an ISO-certified company. Learn why Norton Healthcare leadership chose to seek ISO 9001 certification and why NHC Clinical Engineering (CE) agreed to be one of the first in-house biomedical service organizations in the U.S. to seek ISO certification through ISO 13485.

10-11 a.m.

Carol Davis-SmithNew & Improved – Using standardized CMMS data to make smarter HTM decisions (Part II)

Carol Davis-Smith, President, Carol Davis-Smith & Associates, LLC

The is a two-part presentation. The second part will be an interactive workshop that will illustrate how the recommended Work Order Types can be used to enable key areas of HTM support functions. Participants will be encouraged to bring examples of their data to the session. The presenter will work with attendees collectively and individually.

Julio CastroHow to Use the Latest Technology to Speed Through Your PMs with Greater Accuracy and Simplicity

Julio Castro, Regional Sales Director, Pronk Technologies

The class will discuss the new technologies available to create and run your PM procedures electronically utilizing wireless connectivity from test equipment to automate, streamline and capture a detailed electronic report of all your service work. See how to easily archive/transfer that information to a wide range of databases to reduce the administrative overhead biomedical engineers face today.

gresch-mcgearyKeys to Succession Planning in HTM

Danielle McGeary CHTM, PMP, Vice President of Healthcare Technology Management, AAMI and Alan Gresch, Vice President, Healthcare Strategy, Accruent

Effective succession planning for all positions within your department will help ensure continuity of high-level service and leadership year after year, as well as create maximum staff engagement and retention. This session will review:

  • the Succession Planning Guide created by the Healthcare Technology Leadership Committee;
  • the concepts that went into its development; and
  • real-life examples of how a career ladder and a comprehensive succession plan will take your team to another level.

2-3 p.m.

Updates to the Medical Device Servicing Community

Dave Francoeur, Senior Vice President Marketing and Sales, Tech Knowledge Associates

Please join us for a lively and informational discussion where we will address several issues affecting the HTM field in the foreseeable future. Top on the agenda will be right to repair and updates to servicing and re-manufacturing as well as the Medical Device Servicing Community’s response to FDA initiatives initiated by MITA and sponsored by FDA. This session will also examine the impact 24 colleges closing, which is expected to result in a shortage of 4,000-6,000 technicians in the next 5 or so years.

Larry FennigkohThe Realities and Irrelevance of Medical Device Leakage Currents

Larry Fennigkoh, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Despite the early ignorance and misinformation that gave birth to the “electrical safety” movement, the routine measurement of medical device leakage currents continues to be an integral part of routine and periodic device inspections within many HTM programs. As this session will reveal, and based upon both AC circuit principles and the combined, highly unlikely events that must exist before any shock hazard presents itself, the routine measurement of device leakage current can be safely eliminated.

Network Security for Biomeds

Robin N. Faut, MIT, CBET, Biomedical Equipment Technician, Advent Health, Shawnee Mission

A basic understanding of IT network security. Topics include network security devices, terminology, hacker strategies and methods and IT basics to make the hackers work harder, and where IT security has issues with medical devices. This is a fundamental seminar and a starting point for understanding IT network security.

3:30-4:30 p.m

How UHS Optimized HTM Cybersecurity Management

Chris Nowak, CBET, CHP, CSCS, Senior Director, UHS of Delaware and Priyanka Upendra, Senior Director of Customer Success, Asimily

In this session, learn from Universal Health Services the various strategies used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of cyber risk management of medical equipment. This session will allow attendees to gain a better understanding of key strategies and tactical plans used in the selection, implementation and continuous improvement thereby improving the overall security posture of medical equipment.

Network Basics for General Biomeds

Robin N. Faut, MIT, CBET, Biomedical Equipment Technician, Advent Health, Shawnee Mission

A basic understanding of IT networking and how it works for biomeds. Topics will include IPv4 addresses and masks, IPv6, VLans, DHCP and network devices. This is a fundamental seminar and a starting point to fully understand IT networks and improve the ability to talk with IT network administrators.

Tim Cordes and Danielle McGearyHTM in a Box-HTM Career Opportunities / AAMI’s BMET Apprenticeship Program

Tim Cordes, CBET, Perioperative C.E. Supervisor, University of Kansas Medical Center and Danielle McGeary CHTM, PMP, Vice President of Healthcare Technology Management, AAMI

One of AAMI’s core strategic initiatives is to help increase the Healthcare Technology Management (HTM) personnel pipeline. “HTM in a Box” is one of many efforts. With the deficit of qualified candidates in the hiring pool combined with the ageing work force, promoting the HTM field is now more important than ever. AAMI has created the tools to make promoting HTM easy! “HTM in a Box” is a free resource designed to eliminate the prep work required to present at local schools.

The BMET Apprenticeship is a two-year hybrid program that combines education and up to 6000 hours of paid, on-the-job, competency-based learning. This apprenticeship program will bring structure to that process and contribute to a solution for bridging the current skill gap in the field for entry-level employees.