A monthly look at what’s shakin’ with local biomedical associations

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Darin Ramey and Bill Gardner of Spacelabs Medical, Inc. spoke to the Tulsa Area Biomedical Equipment Technicians Association about telemetry and other technology when the group got together on Jan. 17. There was lots of good “shop-talk”, along with door prizes donated by DNI Nevada; John Jay and Jay Medical of Dallas; and Rick Glover of American West Medical representing Bio-Tek. As they say in Oklahoma, “You’ll always be a winner with TABETA on your side!”

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The Alberta Clinical Engineering Society held its annual general meeting on Feb. 9 with GE Medical Systems Canada presenting on asset tracking and asset management technology. It was a grand event! Also, keep your eyes open for information on the upcoming 2002 ACES/IBET Western Regional Conference to be held in Edmonton, Alberta this fall.

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The Michigan Society of Clinical Engineering is having a great year. Dräger presented ventilator technology improvements in December; Sonora on ultrasound testing equipment and training in January. Our February meeting was on wireless monitoring by MDE. In March, we have IMS, who represents both Bio-Tek and DNI. We are looking forward to a Scaletronix service school in April and a HIPAA discussion in May.

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The Biomedical Association of Southeastern Wisconsin dropped in on Medical Equipment Consulting Services, Inc. of Brookfield. They toured the 60,000 square foot, ISO 9002 certified facility where MECS remanufactures GE diagnostic imaging equipment. Discussions explained the ISO quality system and why that should be important to customers, and the group got a glance at MECS’ stock of “Renewal” parts sold through its MedPar Search division.