ACCE is holding a CCE Review Course Teleconference Series to help clinical engineers who are interested in taking the CCE examination offered by the Healthcare Technology Certification Commission. This course, a series of five sessions, is designed and presented by a group of experienced clinical engineers. It will provide participants with an overview of the certification topics in order to help identify areas in which users may need further review and help them prepare for the CCE examination.

The first session, scheduled for August 29, will be 120 minutes. The next four sessions will be 90 minutes each. The presentations will be followed by a Q and A session. Registrants will receive the call-in number and presentation material prior to each session. The tentative dates are: August 29, September 5, September 12, September 19, and September 26. Visit the ACCE Web site, www.accenet.org, for more information.

In addition, the ACCE Education Committee continues with its 10-series teleconferences on a wide variety of procedures that began in May. The teleconferences, separate from the aforementioned review teleconferences, are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at noon Eastern Standard Time. Unless otherwise noted, the teleconferences are one hour long; typically a 45-50 minute presentation followed by 10-15 minutes of Q & A.

Registrants will receive the call-in number and presentation material prior to each session. With the use of a new teleconference provider, the quality of the audio and the question and answer sessions is expected to be improved. The next session will take place Thursday, August 17.
The cost for an individual teleconference is $150 and allows four employees to participate from each site. For each additional participant the cost is $10. Additionally, each registrant receives a CEU certificate from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for each session they participate in. See the schedule below and for more information, please visit www.accenet.org.

Teleconference Schedule

August 17, 2006   
The convergence between Information Systems and Clinical Equipment Management.

September 21, 2006   
Operating Room of the Future

October 19, 2006   
Patient Safety; Incident Investigation and Reporting

November 16, 2006   
The impact of wireless implementations on patient safety in healthcare.

December 14, 2006   
Emergency Planning

January 18, 2007   
Economical impact on clinical engineering

February 15, 2007