THE second Global Clinical Engineering Day is being marked with a series of events around the world – and IPEM members are playing their part.
Clinical engineers around the world are celebrating on 21 October, a date which commemorates the first International Clinical Engineering and Health Technology Management Congress, which was held in Hangzhou, China, two years ago.
On 21 October, the Global Clinical Engineers website will feature interviews with members of the clinical engineering community, highlighting associations from around the world and streaming videos to showcase various clinical engineering roles and functions.
The day, which serves as an opportunity to recognise the important contributions clinical engineers make to improving health, is being hosted by the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering’s Clinical Engineering Division, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and clinical engineering associations across the world.
A number of IPEM members are taking part in this year’s Global CE Day from across the UK, with their presentations streamed live on the website on the day.
IPEM Fellow Dr George Dempsey, chair of IPEM’s Engineering Advisory Group and Head of Clinical Engineering and Physiological Sciences at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Belfast, will present a short video on the work of a clinical engineer in gait analysis.
Richard Stubbs, Head of Electronics Service at NHS Grampian Bio-medical Physics and Bio-engineering in Aberdeen, will provide an overview of what IPEM does in support of clinical engineers through professional registration and networking.
Jasdip Mangat, Head of Clinical Engineering at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, will give an overview of the professional registration of clinical engineers in the UK.
Paul Lee, Medical Devices Training Manager at ABM University Health Board at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, will give a presentation on the establishment of a new safety officer network for the UK and the important part clinical engineering professionals play in this new role.
Basit Abdul, Healthcare Science Apprenticeship Programme Manager at Barts Health NHS Trust in London, will present a short video on the various roles and challenges within the clinical engineering department at the Trust.
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