Michigan Society for Clinical Engineering

PO Box 374, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-9998

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Kenya Relief requires an Anesthesia trained Biomed Technician

My name is Elizabeth Studley and I am a nurse anesthetist at Mott Children’s Hospital and Henry Ford Detroit. I am about to lead my seventeenth surgical mission trip to Kenya through KenyaRelief.org from March 15-22, 2018. The team is full of twenty seven surgeons and nurses from Henry Ford and U of M.


We have sixteen more surgical teams (two UM/HFH teams and one Wm. Beaumont team) in 2018 that need to use these machines while KR tries to find newer machines. Each team usually performs 50-70 surgeries.

We are in desperate need to have an anesthesia trained biomed person join our team. We have one spot left on our team that leaves the evening of Thursday, March 15 and returns the next Thursday by 4 p.m. it is five weekdays missed from work and I am willing to pay for the flight and all meals and lodging. 

Kenya Relief just completed a Biomedical shop with $30,000 worth of tools secured by TriMedx. They hired a Kenyan man last week who trained in Biomed but he is not familiar with these anesthesia machines yet.

If there was someone interested and they wanted to stay two more days (and come home on Sunday, March 25th) for a five star safari with the rest of the team, that option is available. 

I have to skip safari this trip to go to a school conference at CMU and wanted to offer them the opportunity to travel with me if they can’t take six days off from work. 

The safari portion is absolutely mind-blowing and would cost $700 for two and a half days of additional food, lodging, and game drives at the beautiful Mara Serena Gaming Resort. 

Please enter your information below if you are interested or can point the way to someone that would be interested.

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Conquest Imaging TO Offer sonosite depot repair JANUARY 2018

Acoustic Imaging Solutions of Indiana Acquired by Conquest Imaging

 

Stockton, CA, December 1, 2017 – Conquest Imaging, a national leader in refurbished ultrasound parts, probes, and service today announced the acquisition of Acoustic Imaging Solutions (AIS), an Indiana-based company providing ultrasound solutions to the healthcare industry.  

The purchase of Acoustic Imaging Solutions will enhance the portable system repair capabilities Conquest provides to healthcare facilities nation-wide. By purchasing AIS, Conquest Imaging will be offering their customers depot repair for their SonoSite systems beginning January 2018.  Furthermore, immediate qualified field service engineering support is acquired to help provide ultrasound maintenance and repair to healthcare facilities in the Midwestern United States.

“This acquisition complements our portable ultrasound offering by allowing us to seamlessly provide direct portable depot repair for SonoSite systems that are no longer supported by the manufacturer,” explains Mark Conrad, President and Co-Founder.  “With this ability, hospitals and imaging centers have a choice to extend the life of their SonoSite’s allowing them to service their patients with the same system, which lowers their expenses and total cost of ownership,”

In addition to Conquest Imaging’s GE and Philips portable depot repair capabilities, in January, they are adding the following:

  • SonoSite 180/180 Plus
  • SonoSite Titan
  • SonoSite MicroMaxx
  • SonoSite M-Turbo
  • SonoSite SII
  • Sonosite S Series

About Conquest Imaging

Founded in 2000, Conquest Imaging has been leading the reconditioned ultrasound parts and probes industry, offering training, service, expertise and programs that enable healthcare delivery systems of all sizes to achieve greater efficiencies, lower cost of ownership and reliable patient care.  What sets Conquest apart is their Quality Assurance 360 Process (QMS), bringing longer warranties and lower failure rates.  Conquest Imaging’s systems are ISO 9001:2008 certified. Learn more by visiting conquestimaging.com, LinkedIn, Vimeo.com/conquestimaging, Twitter.com/conquestimaging and Facebook.com/conquestimaging or contact 866.900.9404.

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Contact: 

Jacqueline Guerra, Marketing Communications Manager

Conquest Imaging

209-942-2654, jguerra@conquestimaging.com


MSCE 2017 Golf Outing

When:

Saturday July 15, 2017 9:00 A.M.

Where:

The Links at Gateway
33290 Gateway Drive, Romulus, MI 48174
734-721-4100

Cost:

$50.00
$40.00 Students


Includes:

18 holes of scramble format golf with a power cart and lunch at the turn. (After the ninth hole)
Scramble format golf is a great way for beginners to become involved with the game of golf. It consists of a four person team in a best ball scenario where all four players hit their tee shot, decide which of the four is the best shot, and all four players hit the team’s second shot from there. This continues until the ball is holed out or the score is at double par for each hole. If a team has less than four players, they will still play four shots with the players rotating who takes the extra shot.


Please RSVP HERE . Anyone who has not sent an RSVP by July 12th may not have a spot in the outing. There is a limited number of tee times available and I need to give the
course a count by the 12th.

Cash or credit cards only will be accepted the day of the event.
You do not need a full foursome to participate; just sign up and we can place you on a team. Please indicate if you will need rental clubs; they are available from the course in limited numbers.
Please arrive for sign in by 8:00 AM so we have time to get teams set up.


Also, if you are aware of anyone or any vendor who would be willing to help sponsor prizes for this outing, please have them contact Tom Brown at: thomasbrownmsce@gmail.com.


CDC Clean Hands Count Campaign promotion during HTM Week

 

Dear Colleagues and Biomedical Engineering Leaders,                                                                                                                                                                   

 I, along with many others, am disturbed and disappointed by the lack of meaningful progress in reducing the unacceptable amount of patient injuries and fatalities created by our healthcare system. Please refer to the attached Washington Post article reporting on the study Medical Error-the third leading cause of death in the US in the bmj in May 2016 by M.A. Makary and M. Daniel. 

 I am asking for your assistance in making what I hope will be a positive impact on the problem of hospital acquired infections by requesting that for Healthcare Technology Management Week, May 22-28, 2016, that you encourage your organization’s membership to share the attached material about the CDC’s Clean Hands Count campaign with the nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians and other clinicians in their hospitals.

By doing so, biomedical engineering professionals will demonstrate not only their awareness and concern about the problem of hospital acquired infections, and their commitment to be part of the solution by consistently cleaning their hands as they go about their routine service activities in patient care areas. They can also demonstrate their patient safety leadership by promoting the CDC’s national campaign to their colleagues.

 

I hope that you can join me in publicizing this important action to improve patient safety for our patients.

 

Respectfully,

 

Tom Bauld, Ph.D., CCE


MSCE 2016 Golf Outing

When:

Saturday July 16, 2016 9:00 A.M.

Where:

The Links at Gateway
33290 Gateway Drive, Romulus, MI 48174
734-721-4100

Cost:

$50.00
$40.00 Students


Includes:

18 holes of scramble format golf with a power cart and lunch at the turn. (After the ninth hole)
Scramble format golf is a great way for beginners to become involved with the game of golf. It consists of a four person team in a best ball scenario where all four players hit their tee shot, decide which of the four is the best shot, and all four players hit the team’s second shot from there. This continues until the ball is holed out or the score is at double par for each hole. If a team has less than four players, they will still play four shots with the players rotating who takes the extra shot.


Please R.S.V.P. to Dale Lewis at daleplewis@hotmail.com     Prepayment is greatly appreciated. Anyone who has not sent an R.S.V.P. by July 13 may not have a spot in the outing. There is a limited number of tee times available and I need to give the
course a count by the 13th.

Cash or credit cards only will be accepted the day of the event.
You do not need a full foursome to participate; just sign up and we can place you on a team. Please indicate if you will need rental clubs; they are available from the course in limited numbers.
Please arrive for sign in by 8:00 AM so we have time to get teams set up.


Also, if you are aware of anyone or any vendor who would be willing to help sponsor prizes for this outing, please have them contact Dale Lewis at: daleplewis@hotmail.com.


The UofM school of biomed engineering is looking for volunteers to teach here at the school.

 Thank you for your willingness and support to offer these teaching workshops in medical device repair.

 After some thought together by our leadership team and taking a look at some resources with World Health Organization and UNICEF, we are proposing the following medical devices to feature in next semester's workshops:

  • Oxygen concentrator
  • Clinical bed
  • Suction machine
  • Nebulizer
  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Autoclave
  • Centrifuge
  • Surgical lamp

We are proposing to hold these workshops on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 9:00 PM in 1121/1123 Ann and Robert H. Lurie Biomedical Engineering Building on the following dates:

  • January 12, 19, 26
  • February 9, 23
  • March 8, 22
  • April 5

MSCE Outings/Events
 
2016 Meeting Schedule

June 2016 Meeting

Topics: AAMI update, Elections, Overhauling O2 Blenders

Meeting location: Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak

Address: 3601 W 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073

Administration Building

Lower Level Classroom 1

Map of Beaumont Royal Oak Campus

Dinner will be provided by Meagen Freeland of USOC. She will also be providing us with a presentation on overhauling O2 Blenders.

Please RSVP to John Crissman


May Meeting

Topic: Introduction to PACS, DICOM, and RIS Systems


Presented by Professor William Nelson


Washtenaw Community Collage Radiology training class room.
OE building, room OE121.
Park in lot #3


Washtenaw Community College
4800 E Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor MI 48105-4800

College site map:
http://www.wccnet.edu/about-us/visiting/


driving directions:
http://www.wccnet.edu/about-us/visiting/driving-directions/
 

Dinner will be provided by  First Call Parts/ Michael Pennington

Southwest Station - Beef or chicken fajitas grilled to perfection with peppers & onions and sides of sour cream, guacamole, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, pineapple salsa, flour tortillas, corn tortillas, chips  and spicy rice , brownies for dessert

please RSVP foxw@trinity-health.org


April Meeting

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Date: April 14, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm in the Outpatient Canter Conference Room E located in the Providence Park Hospital in Novi.

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Address: 47601 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374

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Please RSVP to Joe Hazelton at jemh@med.umich.edu

 

Attendees should to park in the staff lots and access the building through the Heart Institute Entrance.  There will be way-finding signs to direct attendees.

 

https://www.stjohnprovidence.org/upload/docs/Hospital%20and%20Centers/Providence%20Park/providence-park-hospital-campus-map.pdf 


March Meeting

Topic: "A Technical Overview and Principles Behind the Reverse Osmosis (RO) Process." This meeting will be presented and sponsored by Steve Cressey of Marcor Water Purification.

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Date: March 16, 2016 the presentation will be held at 5:00 PM, at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Campus.

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Address: 3601 W. Thirteen Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073
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Please RSVP to John Crissman at jcrissman@beaumont.edu.


February Meeting

Topic: Clinical applications of CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy) presented by Rob Wonnacott RN, SICU

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Date: Feb 17th at 5:15pm the presentation will be held in the Danto Auditorium at the University of Michigan Hospital Cardiovascular Center.  The food sponsor with be USOC Medical. 

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Address: 1500 E Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Please RSVP to Joe Hazelton at jemh@med.umich.edu

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