Pittsburgh 2012 Annual Biomedical Conference

May 16, 2012 - Penn State New Kensington 
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Program Schedule

Times

Management

Tract

Technical

Tract 1

Technical

Tract 2

7:30 - 8:30

Registration

8:30 - 10:20

Updates to NFPA 99 and how it relates to CMS recommendations

ROOM 140

"First Look" training for Medrad Injectors

ROOM 138

10:30 - 11:20

Surgical Supply Item Tracking

ROOM 140

Career Path for BMETs

ROOM 119

Overview of Servicing Ultrasound Equipment

ROOM 138

11:30 - 12:50

Lunch & Time with the Vendors

1:00 - 1:50

Radiology Service with a Focus on Nuclear Medicine

ROOM 138

Anesthesia Vaporizer Maintenance

ROOM 119

Fundamentals of Servicing Diagnostic Imaging Systems

ROOM 140

2:00 - 2:50

Pulse Oximeter Performance Evaluations

ROOM 119

3:00- 4:00

The “Pro’s” and “Cons” of Reconditioned and Remarketed Medical Equipment

ROOM 138

Optimizing TEE Probe Performance

ROOM 119

 

 

 
Title
Speaker
Description
Room Location

NFPA 99 2012 - Healthcare Facilities Code

(2 hour session)
Alan Lipschultz, CCE, PE, CSP - President of HealthCare Technology Consulting LLC
NFPA 99 has just gone a MAJOR revision that will affect all Clinical Engineering groups over time. The biggest change is that it is now an NFPA "Code" on a par with the National Electrical Code.  The NFPA is beginning a big campaign to get this code adopted into law. Mr. Lipschultz is a member of the AAMI Technology Management Council and will also address the proposed CMS change to require manufacturer's PM procedures. NFPA-99 also has text addressing this subject

ROOM 140

“First Look Support” for MEDRAD Injectors

(2 hour session)
Joseph Paravate, Product Trainer, MEDRAD Service
BMET’s will learn how to identify common failure points and techniques to minimize injector down-time and service costs. “First Look Support” is usually only available with a PartnerCARE Plus service package.  Come and take advantage of this no cost training as part of the Pittsburgh Biomedical Conference!
ROOM 138

Surgical Supply Item Tracking

(1 hour session)

Tim Robb, ClearCount Service Manager

Dan Hartman, ClearCount Biomed Technician
Retained surgical items, a clear safety issue in the operating room.  The ClearCount Platform enables a product architecture focused on improving patient safety, reducing the impact of human error and improving efficiency, while providing economic value. ClearCount systems provide a number of solutions. Tim and Dan will discuss how ClearCount’s RFID technology counts and detects surgical items in the Operating Room.
ROOM 119

 Career Path for BMETs

(1 hour session)

Myron Hartman, Penn State University, BET Program Coordinator
This session will discuss the career path opportunities for biomedical equipment technicians. Do you want to become more specialized in technology, move into management or pursue other interests? What types of investments should a BMET choose to develop their career: training, education, certification, or others. Come hear the actions you need to do to plan your future.
ROOM 138

Overview of Servicing Ultrasound Equipment

(1 hour session)
Scott Fanks ,Customer Engineer, Trisonics
Diagnostic Ultrasound in the Clinical Areas, Modes of  Ultrasound use, Overview of functional block diagram of Ultrasound Scanners, Architecture of the most popular Scanners, common failures, Ultrasound service discussion
ROOM 140

Fundamentals of Servicing Diagnostic Imaging Systems

(3 hour session)
Ed Kohut, Training Manager
This course is designed to teach the new service professional the skills required for an understanding of the principles and concepts of diagnostic imaging. This course covers from how x-rays are produced to the advanced imaging chain.

ROOM 140

Radiology Service with a focus on Nuclear Medicine

(2 hour session)
Joel Petri, Senior Field Engineer, Absolute Imaging Solutions (AIS)
I. Servicing in a hospital vs. office setting (interaction)
 A. hospital
 B. office
II. Service (job vs. career)
 A. Quality
 B. competition
 C. parts
III Absolute Imaging Solution AIS
ROOM 138
Anesthetic Vaporizer Preventative Maintenance and Patient Safety
William Narey, CEO G.A.S
An overview of the history and development of anesthetic vaporizers including:  material specifications, performance criteria and safety issues.  A brief outline of potential hazards, preventative maintenance recommendations and the most effective use of anesthetic vaporizers in the O.R.   Patient safety issues.
ROOM 119
Pulse Oximeters: Performance Evaluation of Professional and Consumer Grades

Steven, Bozek, Student PSU BET Program

Myron Hartman, Instructor PSU BET Program
This session will share the results of an undergraduate research project that is comparing professional and consumer grade pulse oximeters for: accuracy, environmental interferences, reliability and cost effectiveness.
ROOM 119
The “Pro’s” and “Cons” of Reconditioned and Remarketed Medical Equipment
Justin S. Ross CBET, Biomedical Services Manager, KMA Remarketing Corp.
An in-depth analysis on purchasing Reconditioned and Remarketed Medical Equipment verses new. We will discuss how to find quality equipment for a fair cost. As well as give some hints and pointers to keep in mind when looking at pre-owned equipment. This discussion will be presented by an insider in the industry.  
ROOM 138
Optimizing TEE Probes Performance
Ted Lucidi, CBET Technical and Clinical Support Specialist, MEDRAD Service
Calling all BMETs! Having trouble with your TEEs? This course will teach you how to enhance the care plan for your TEE (transesophageal) probes. You will learn how to identify common failure points and techniques to minimize support costs.  The desired outcome is that you will be able to educate your customers on how to avoid common pitfalls in the care and handling of these devices.
ROOM 119