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CE Perspectives: What Will Our Encore Look Like?

What will we do differently on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic? Massachusetts General Hospital Systems Engineering Manager Rick Schrenker, for one, says he hopes the clinical engineering field reflects on how its foundation is rooted in safety—and why this matters today.

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Remembering Our ‘Why’: Lessons in Patient Care

As HTM professionals, it’s important to remember who you are caring for—and why you’re doing it, maintains technology manager and educator Jeff Ruiz in this Soapbox article. In it, he encourages readers to find their respective ‘why's’ and shares his personal story.

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Bed Maintenance: Should HTM Do It?

Disagreement often ensues when the subject of bed maintenance by biomeds arises, reveals biomedical expert Patrick Lynch. In May's The LynchPin column, Lynch lays out both arguments regarding HTM professionals handling bed maintenance and shares his personal opinions about the matter. Don't miss out.

Everything Is a Choice

In April’s installment of The LynchPin, biomedical expert Patrick Lynch discusses the power of choice. HTM professionals can, for instance, choose to become certified, seek another degree, help another technician or attend a professional conference. If they choose not to prioritize professional development, however, they may soon pay the price, Lynch says.

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Why Hospitals Should Not Fly

Safety champion John Nance published an award-winning book titled Why Hospitals Should Fly: The Ultimate Flight Plan to Patient Safety and Quality Care in 2008, which encouraged hospitals to adopt aviation safety methods to reduce patient harm. Unfortunately, if hospitals were to fly as he recommended, the United States would lose all of its physicians, surgeons, and nurses in about 10 years. Learn why here.

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Evidence-based Maintenance Is CE’s Moonshot

Fifty years ago, President Kennedy rallied the nation with the moonshot. Today, clinical engineering professionals face a similar opportunity—and challenge—with evidence-based maintenance (EBM). Critics have noted a number of obstacles to its implementation, but several experts have called EBM the best approach for establishing proper scheduled maintenance. If CE professionals do not seize this chance, they will miss their greatest opportunity to prove themselves worthy managers of medical technology.

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