Patient Safety and Education
Patient Safety Award
At AHTF we offer the following programs:
for clinical engineers - The Healthcare Technology Certification
Commission provides the infrastructure for United States Board of
Examiners for Clinical Engineering Certification. Click here for more
information on this program. Our contact is Frank Painter.
Awareness - The Public and Education Program for Healthcare Technology
provides programs for improving our communities use of safer and
better health technologies. A website is being developed to
assist the public with such topics as: acquisition of medical devices,
electrical safety at your residence, electromagnetic interference,
maintenance of medical devices. Our contacts are Elliot Sloane
and Jennifer Ott.
Alarms Management and Integration - This program is identifying issues
and opportunities to improve clinical alarm design, integration,
operation, response and actions. Click
here for more information on this program. Our contact
person is Tobey Clark.
Engineering Excellence Institute - The institute provides focus on and
the promotion of excellence in the clinical engineering field through
recognition programs and awards. Our contacts are Yadin David
and Wayne Morse.
- Benchmarking -
Our to be developed benchmarking website we will powerful tool to help
identify areas needing improvement and implement change in management
of medical devices. Our contact is Tom Bauld.
- Patient Safety
- The patient safety program will develop recommendations on proper
safety labeling of medical devices and will provides lists of which
devices are properly labeled regarding safe use of it. Click here for more information on this
program. Our contact is Ode
Patient Safety Award - The annual Patient Safety Award would be given
to a deserving clinical engineer/biomedical engineer who has advanced
patient safety through the design, use, support, education, and/or
management of health care technologies. That individual could be
an inventor, accident investigator, an author, an educator, a promoter
of the safe use of technology in health care, and/or other persons
with recognized patient safety accomplishments.
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