Continuing Education



CE11a - Alaris Plus Syringe Pump Training

Offered by BD

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 (10:30 - 12:00)

A 2 hour Best Practices & Usage Training: BD  Carefusion technical expert walking through the attendees through a range of key aspects of the syringe pumps beneficial in their day to day activities

  • Assembly & Disassembly of the pump unit.
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Q&A session


CE11b - Alaris System Pump Training

Offered by BD

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 (13:30 - 15:00)

A 2 hour Best Practices & Usage Training: BD  Carefusion technical expert walking through the attendees through a range of key aspects of the Alaris system pumps beneficial in their day to day activities

  • Assembly & Disassembly of the pump unit.
  • Preventative Maintenance (PCU & LVP)
  • Utilization of the Maintenance Software.
  • Q&A session (1030 to 1230),  the keynote (1330-1500), then the second training course (1530 to 1730)


CE15 - Fundamentals of Testing Infusion Devices and NIBP Equipment

Offered by Pronk Technologies

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017 (10:30 - 15:00)


Presentation #1: Is the Medical Device Really Ready to Go Back to the Clinical Department?

This 55-minute presentation will give attendees a chance to better understand test equipment specifications that are used for maintaining and calibrating medical devices. Attendees will have a chance to review examples of actual device manufacturer testing requirements and compare them to specifications of commonly used test equipment. Through this comparison you will learn how to determine if an analyzer or meter actually meets the manufacturer's requirements, and if not, how much error could be introduced into your testing.

  • Untangling the difference between medical device accuracy specifications and medical device manufacturer testing requirements.
  • Translating the test equipment specifications as it relates to the medical device and accuracy of the test equipment.
  • Comparing the minimum requirements of the medical device to the translated specifications of the test equipment to be used.
  • Choosing a test device that meets the manufacturer requirements and ensures that the medical device is ready to be returned to the clinical department.
  • Potential Test setup errors that can also impact medical device readiness.


Presentation #2: Fundamentals of Testing Infusion Devices


Infusion pumps have come under greater scrutiny due to an increase in patient incidents. This presentation provides an overview of the various infusion pump technologies available in the market, safety concerns raised by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and provides maintenance and troubleshooting advice to improve the safety and effectiveness of these devices.

  • Design techniques of common infusion devices on the market. Review patient safety concerns that have occurred including actual patient incidents investigated by the FDA.
  • Review of common testing methods including digital scales, graduated cylinders, burettes and the Pros & Cons of each method.
  • Service and maintenance recommendations for each measurement technique.
  • Key AAMI standards, factors that influence test results, as well as, service/maintenance best practices.

Presentation Length: 50 minutes


Presentation #3: NIBP Fundamentals and Troubleshooting

This 60 minute presentation will discuss the background on different methods of measuring blood pressure with an emphasis on Non Invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP) measurements. The presentation will include the history of the parameter, design principals including hardware, software and measurement techniques. We will also discuss what can affect the accuracy of the readings including some great tips when troubleshooting and servicing vital signs monitors configured for NIBP.

  • Background and history of blood pressure measurements.
  • Basic design principals of NIBP including DC and AC channel signal processing and protection circuits.
  • AAMI standard on accuracy requirements. Various measurement techniques utilized in vital signs monitors.
  • Why there can be variations in the readings from manufacturer to manufacturer or model to model.
  • Sources of measurement errors and troubleshooting strategies.


CE4 - Endoscope Inspection and Training Course

Offered by Fibertech Canada

Wednesday May 24th, 2017 (10:30 - 15:00)


Topics to be covered through this course include:                                   

  • Description of the endoscope - describing each area of the scope using proper terms such as Insertion Tube, Distal End, Electical Connector, etc.
  • Proper handling and care, handling for storage for transportation to cleaning room and leak testing.
  • Parts presentation, showing internal and external components.
  • Showing an exposed working endoscope.Giving the unique look at a scope and the internal look as a scope angulates.
  • Questions and answers 



CE5 - Understanding and Interpreting Electrical Leakage

Offered by Maquet Dynamed

Wednesday May 24th, 2017 (10:30 - 12:00)


While we have test procedures, sometimes automated, to guide our collection electrical leakage data during electrical safety testing,

we may not understand exactly why particular tests are done, what electrical leakage they are measuring,

and how to interpret whether or not the data represent information that should cause us to take corrective action.

We will try to improve both understanding these tests and what to do about the data.


Technical session will cover:

  • 40 min presentation
  • 20 min Latest technology in Fluke Biomedical Electrical Safety Analyzers
  • 30 min hands-on training


CE12 - Computed Tomography, The how and why of it's importance

Offered by Technical Prospects

Wednesday May 24th, 2017 (13:30 - 15:00)

Computed Tomography, the how and why of its importance provides a multifaceted view into the high-tech world of CT. Attendees will learn when and why CT is used and how it helps in the diagnoses of illness and disease. We will discuss the impact of the different departmental roles and responsibilities that play upon the personnel called to service these machines and why service and maintenance play such significant roles in “uptime” requirements. Lastly, we will discuss overall operation of the scanner and how it’s technology is used to produce images including discussion of the different imaging planes as well as the differentiation between CT and general X-ray imaging.



CE2 - Writing Technical Reports

Offered by RGI Learning

Thursday May 25th, 2017 (08:30 - 12:00)


In the book English for Engineers, published in 1926, the author states that “An engineer’s handling of his report indicates his grasp of the engineering project, his aptitude, his vision and his insight. Upon his reports, the engineer is judged as to his ability and reliability.” 


Reports are a major deliverable for any technical professional but often, these same people are not confident in their writing skills. Even with advancement in communication tools, the report is still the main way firms distribute their ideas and findings.


By the end of the session participants will be able to

  • Understand the importance of a written report
  • Determine the purpose of a report
  • Present the most important information for the audience at the very beginning
  • Write a clear, concise, and complete Executive Summary
  • Structure content in a logical format
  • Ask questions to understand the audience’s needs
  • Structure various types of short reports
  • Understand the content and requirements of the Professional Progress Report required by engineering societies


CE10 - Medical Imaging; The Who and What for!

Offered by Technical Prospects

Thursday May 25th, 2017 (10:30 - 12:00)


A candid discussion regarding the individual modalities making up the Medical Imaging Department. Attendees will learn the primary application of and reason for each modality, the similarities and differences between them and why it seems that someone loses their mind when a system goes down. This insider information comes from someone lucky enough to have been; a patient, a Radiographic Technologist, a Medical Imaging Assistant Director, a Doctor and now a Service Engineer.



CE3 - Writing Standard Operating Procedures

Offered by RGI Learning

Thursday May 25th, 2017 (13:00 - 17:00)


Let’s face it, SOPs are a necessary part of the regulated and non-regulated fields but we all hate reading and more importantly writing them. They are often very long, receptive, overly detailed, and hard to comprehend. This is a waste of time and money and potentially opens our organizations up to risk. Although regulations dictate what companies must do, they don’t clearly explain how to it.


This session will offer ideas on audience analysis, document structure, version control, clear language, common SOP terminology, and editing.


By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Understand common terminology
  • Understand the purpose of SOPs
  • Determine the audience for their document
  • Develop and use structured SOP templates
  • Write a clear, concise, and complete information



CE6 - Minimizing Ultrasound Transducer Failure - 

          Through Proper Care & Early Detection

Offered by Summit Imaging

Thursday May 25th, 2017 (13:30 - 15:00)


Preventing transducer failure is incredibly important as faulty probes can compromise patient safety by impacting image quality and potentially putting patients at risk for infection. The key to preventing transducer failure is implementing proper care methods and ensuring that everyone who handles the transducer is able to identify early warning signs. In this session, Kyle will break down a transducer so he can explain the function of each part and where failures typically occur. He will bring real-life examples of transducers in various conditions so participants can see what a damaged probe looks like, making it easier for them to identify problems on their own. He will then demonstrate techniques for detecting common problems, such as how to detect interior probe damage by examining the exterior.



CE7 - Innovations in Ultrasound Systems Diagnostics

Offered by Summit Imaging

Thursday May 25th, 2017 (15:30 - 17:00)


Learn about new and emerging tools and skills to troubleshoot and diagnose equipment in-house effectively, allowing a lower cost and reduced downtime. Using tools available in any biomed shop and the knowledge of technicians, we will examine common symptoms and errors along with the installation of common parts that sometimes require additional steps and configuration to restore a system to working order. At the end of the presentation, attendees will have the knowledge and skills to diagnose a wide variety of ultrasound equipment and the resources to repair a system to full functionality.



CE9 - CBET Preparation Course

Offered by Mr. Richard Tidman

Friday May 26th, 2017 (08:30 - 17:00)


Biomedical Technicians and Technologists attending this course will review the information required for the successful completion of the BMET certification examination. The format of the exam will be discussed, as well as general study tips and techniques that will aid in preparation for the exam.


CE14 - Introduction to Lean/Six Sigma

Offered by George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation

Friday May 26th, 2017 (08:30 - 12:00)


Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste and improving efficiencies. It’s Lean portion consists of practices focused on value creation, methods of identifying and eliminating wastes throughout production systems. Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. It seeks to improve the quality of the output of a process by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing processes variability.

 This presentation will cover the origins of the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma and describe their relevance in the healthcare system.


Learning Objectives:

1.       Provide an overview of Lean, Six Sigma, and Lean Six Sigma

2.       Outline concepts used in the Lean Six Sigma approach to continuous improvement

3.       Provide examples of Lean Six Sigma applications