Continuing education series - Clinical Engineering in the Community

30 Sep 2019 - 6:00pm
September - Time, Date & Venue to be finalised Overview
  • Introduction/Understanding of the role of clinical engineering within community setting, care of the elderly/community/disability.
  • To give trainees an appreciation of community services and how these compliment acute hospitals.

Course content

Aidan O'Tool

  • Details of equipment found in community.

  • Different requirements of supporting community equipment (patient focus) versus acute equipment (hospital staff focus)

  • Varying knowledge required – variety of equipment

  • Medical assistive devices v’s medical devices/therapy-oxygen-respiratory equipment


Liam Hackett

  • Traceability/management of equipment in community. Overview of AIMS and Loan Store module

  • Flow chart of equipment movement and re-issue


Invacare – proposed

  • Presentation on portfolio of equipment

  • Support network for HSE community based contractors


Healthcare 21 – proposed

  • Presentation on the role of a clinical engineering services provider in other areas. Eg. Dublin


Presenter to be confirmed – 2019

  • Rental devices in the community, how they are managed. Area of choice will be respiratory devices

  • To be presented by 2019 contractor.


Norso Medical – proposed

  • Medical devices – what is supplied to community, training and support given, spare part management etc.


Liam Hackett

  • How complex medical needs of clients is evolving services required in the community

  • The future for community clinical engineering, national expansion plans updated


Learning approach

  • Class Format


Learning Outcomes

  • To gain a better understanding of services provided by community based clinical engineers.


  • Scott Building – Training Centre, Tullamore Hospital Campus


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