Something Acrobatic On Friday

December 19, 2014

Russian Bar Acrobatic

This 4 minute 29 second wonderfully skillful and entertaining performance is from the XXVIIth Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. The gymnastic ability on display at the beginning of the clip is amazing but towards the end the skill being displayed is simply incredible.

Some of us have “issues”just walking on a flat surface! But – WOW! Don’t try this at home!

CLICK HERE to view this YouTube video.

Keithley 2110 DMM Teardown

December 18, 2014

Contributed By: Gerry Sweeney

I tamper with the tamper-proof seal and open up the meter to see what was inside. While I am there I have a look at the build quality and the overall system architecture. Keithley has a long history of building quality test equipment and I thought it would be nice to see how the latest kit from Keithley stacks up to their past reputation.

CLICK HERE  to view this 25 minute 17 second YouTube video.

AAMI University Webinar – Disposable Leadwires

December 17, 2014

What I Need to Know and Why I Need to Care

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 1:00 pm Eastern

Reusable leadwires work the same way, no matter what brand monitor is used, because the leadwires stay in the room when a patient is transferred.  However, disposable leadwires are disconnected, either at the patient cable or at the monitor, and travel with the patient, requiring that same set of leadwires to connect to the patient monitor in the next location.  This patient transfer presents a unique set of challenges that are not always obvious and drives the need for leadwire and clinical practice standardization.  Leadwire standardization is key for a successful disposable implementation.  If done well, it can improve the patient experience and productivity.

This webinar will focus on the use and implementation of disposable leadwires.  Join this webinar as it discusses the pitfalls and challenges that can arise when using disposable leadwires and how standardizing leadwires can simplify patient transfers and reduce usage costs.

Program Objectives:
After attending this webinar, you will be able to

- Recognize how implementing disposable leadwires can impact clinical practice
- Analyze the various standardization methods and their effect on ease of use and cost
- Describe how to standardize a facility to use disposable leadwires

Jeff Wiser, Technical Service Engineer
Infection-Prevention Division, 3M

CLICK HERE for additional information and online registration.

Free Industry Resources

December 16, 2014

TechNation’s FREE Webinar Wednesday

MedWrench: A User’s Guide To Free Industry Resources

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 @ 2:00 pm Eastern

This 75 minute webinar will feature Kaylee McCaffrey, Marketing and Sales Manager of MedWrench discussing how to find answers, information, and documents related to the medical equipment you use.  Attendees will witness a live “user guide” for the site, explaining the user benefits in a simple yet detailed presentation.  You will learn how to post questions regarding medical equipment you are using or servicing, how to search and download available manuals and specification sheets for equipment, and how to bookmark equipment, categories, and manufacturers to stay up to date with the latest news and technology.  Attendees will also learn how to utilize additional resources found on the site including; an app library, FDA alerts and notices section, Continuing Education information, a Career board, and much more!

The first 100 people to register, attend and submit the post webinar survey will receive a MedWrench t-shirt!

CLICK HERE to register for this webinar online.

CLICK HERE to visit the MedWrench website.

Volunteer Needed For Trip To Guatemala In January

December 15, 2014

Biomeds Without Borders

Dear Healthcare Technology Management Association of Ohio,

Hello and holiday greetings.  I hope you are well and your family is all healthy.  Several of us just returned from Guatemala recently.  Sandra, Heida, Brian, and I spent a week at the hospital.  We unpacked equipment, mounted and installed a wide variety of items, and repaired many more items.   But we did not get finished.

There is a second container of equipment which is just arriving in Guatemala.  There are many repairs that we did not have time to make.  And there are also a number of repairs that we need to return with the parts to complete.   To complete this work, myself and one other BMET must return on January 24, 2015 (Saturday), returning to the United States on February 1, 2015 (Sunday).

Here is what we need in the way of skills:

1. Spanish.  I do not speak Spanish, so I need a traveling companion who is a very fluent Spanish speaker.  This is necessary for everyday communication, but especially for communicating with hospital staff and nurses. 

2. Seasoned BMET who can give simple in services to Spanish-speaking nurses.  They have not seen most of the models of equipment we will unpack for them, so they will need to be taught how to operate the items.  Of most concern to are some ventilators.

3. Versitile and innovative.  We will be exposed to equipment issues that we will have to make our own solutions for.  There will be no hardware store or Home Depot to run to for supplies.   We’ll have to figure it out for ourselves.

OK – Who is interested?  If an all-expenses-paid trip to a medium-sized hospital in the northern mountains of Guatemala is appealing to you, please call or email me and we’ll  talk about it further.

Thanks in advance,

Pat Lynch


HIMSS Webinar Digest

December 14, 2014
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12/18 1:00 pm Eastern
Duke University Health System: Access Management Evolving to Meet Business Needs
Balancing the needs of clinical efficiency and security is a constant challenge for healthcare providers. Strategies must be flexible and continue to adapt to the frequent changes that are common for healthcare organizations. Karen Finley and Dave Len will explain how Duke University Health System has continued to refine its use of access management to improve clinical efficiency and security in light of evolving business needs.
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12/15 1:00 pm Eastern
Unlock the Power of Unstructured Data
12/16 1:00 pm Eastern
Outstanding Experience Earns User Adoption and Analytics
12/18 12:00 Noon Eastern
Creating an Inpatient Clinic, the Future of Inpatient Medicine
1/27 2:00 pm Eastern
How Life Care Identifies Operational Priorities Through its Microsoft Business Intelligence Solution
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Telemedicine: Speeding Collaboration Across and Beyond the Healthcare Landscape
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Emerging Threats in Healthcare & Strategies for Defense
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How 3D Printing Is Transforming Patient Care

December 12, 2014

Webinar: Monday, December 15, 2013 @ 11:00 am Eastern

3D Printing is revolutionizing personalized healthcare empowering researchers and clinicians to push the envelope of innovation by offering new ways of diagnosing and treating patients.

Discover how Frank Rybicki, MD, PhD, Director, Applied Imaging Science Laboratory is bringing 3D Printing to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Rybicki will provide insight to the current clinical applications of 3D Printing and share his vision for the future direction of 3D Printing in hospitals. Plus hear how 3D Printing is playing a vital role in face transplants.

CLICK HERE to learn more and register online.


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