The Heartland Biomedical Association opens its annual symposium on November 7 with a presentation on human factors and the control of medical error by Larry Fennigkoh, PhD, of the Milwaukee School of engineering. Other topics to be covered in the 2-day event include EKGs and arrhythmias, pulse oximetry, effective maintenance strategies, and customer relations skills. Speakers include clinical nurse educator Anne McPhillips; John Griswold, CBET, of Masimo; Manny Roman of DITEC, and  Hani Haider, PhD, of University of Nebraska Medical Center.

In addition to educational sessions, a vendor fair will be held from 2:00 to 4:30 on November 7 including Pacific Medical, Masimo, Dräger Medical, Pronk Technologies, and Summit Imaging, among others.

The symposium will be held at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. For more information, visit the HBA website.