Clinical Engineering Standards of Practice for Canada
and How they relate to the Peer Review Process
Here is a chance for you and your team to find out more about the CMBES Clinical Engineering Standards of Practice. Recently updated in 2014, these standards are now the official reference for CMBES Peer Review. Lead author, Bill Gentles will provide in-depth explanations on various elements and sections. Moderator, Mike Capuano will also key-in on how some of these standards relate to the Peer Review process. Find out how to bring your clinical engineering program to a high standard at your facility using what might very well be the most advanced and respected standard for clinical engineering in existence. The session will cover compliance of core functions like service and preventive maintenance to quality standards and regulations. This is a must for clinical engineering programs who wish (or plan) to revamp their policies, processes, and quality measures to a higher level.
Bill Gentles PhD., P.Eng, CCE
Bill was a co-author of the original Clinical Engineering Standards of Practice for Canada, published by CMBES in 1998, and chaired the committee that developed the latest edition, which was published in 2014. Bill is vice president of BT Medical Technology Consulting. He is chair of the International Outreach Committee for CMBES, and has travelled to many developing countries to teach Clinical Engineering topics on a volunteer basis. For 28 years he served as Director of Biomedical Engineering at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in Toronto. He has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Why do we need a standard of practice for Clinical Engineering?
What other similar standards exist?
What are the key elements of the Canadian Standards of Practice?
How can they be used by Canadian Clinical Engineering services?
How do the Standards relate to Peer Review and Hospital Accreditation?
Discussion and Q&A