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Director, Instrumentation & Technical Services
Lecturer, Nursing & Health Sciences
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Engineering

280 East Avenue, Suite 2; Burlington, VT 05401

Phone : (802) 656-0069 Fax : (802) 656-8561

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Areas of Interest

Areas of Responsibility

Director, Instrumentation & Technical Services, Univ. of Vermont (1993-Present)

·       Instrumentation & Model Facility (IMF) - The IMF staff of mechanical, electronic and computer engineers designs and fabricates custom instruments, parts and models for the University of Vermont, other universities, non-profit state and health organizations, and Vermont technology companies. Collaborates with the School of Engineering SEED program.

·        Technical Services Partnership (TSP) - TSP provides healthcare technology management assistance and direct technical services to twenty-eight hospitals in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire. TSP provides clinical engineering internships for UVM and international students. Winner of AAMI Biomed Week award

Lecturer, College of Nursing and Health Sciences/Medical Laborary & Radiation Sciences, Univ. of Vermont (2009-Present)

Adjunct Lecturer, School of Engineering/Faculty, Biomedical Engineering, Univ.of Vermont (1989-Present)

Temporary Advisor, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland (1991-Present)

Selected Presentations and Interviews

Accreditation and CMS: Background and Changes Affecting the Joint Commission and DNV and Technology Replacement Planning, 2014 Northeastern Healthcare Technology Symposium, Mystic, CT, November 5, 2014

Importance of Education Throughout the Healthcare Technology Life Cycle, II Foro Internacional de Dispositivos Medicos, Chamber of Medical and Health Products of the National Association of Colombia (ANDI), Bogota, Colombia, October 23, 2014

Medical Device Quality Assurance and Management, Shanghai Hospital Association: Medical Equipment Management Committee, Shanghai, China, October 16, 2014

Volunteer Spotlight, AAMI News, Volume 49, No. 6, June 2014, page 26

Taming the Clinical Alarm Hazard, 24x7 magazine, pages 10-13, February 2014

2nd Global Forum on Medical Devices, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, November 22-24, 2013

Communicating Safe Practices to Care Givers, AAMI/FDA Summit on Healthcare Technology in Nonclinical Settings, October 9, 2013, Herndon, VA

Healthcare Technology Planning and Management, The Saudi International Conference for Medical Technology 2013, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 29, 2013

Lives at risk - Hospitals face hurdles addressing alarm fatigue, Modern Healthcare, April 15, 2013, pages 14-15

Responsibilities of Industry and Setting Standards, Cardiac Monitoring and Alarm Fatigue Session, American Heart Association Annual Meeting, November 6, 2012, Los Angeles, CA

Business Unusual, 24x7 magazine cover story, January 2011

Model Operation, Burlington Free Press, Business Monday cover story, October 25, 2010

In Profile: Educator Spreads Clinical Engineering Beyond Borders, AAMI News, April 2010, Pages 18-19

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Selected Publications

Attitudes and Practices Related to Clinical Alarms, American Journal of Critical Care, May 2014, Vol. 23,  no.. 3, pages  9-18 (co-author)

The next challenge for Worldwide Robotized Tele-Echography experiment (WORTEX 2012): From engineering success to healthcare delivery.TUMI II, Congreso Peruano de Ingeniera Biomedical Bioingeniera, Biotecnologica y Fisica Médica, Lima, Peru 29-31 May, 2013 (P. Vieyres et al)

Online Courses in Medical Technology Application, Support and Management Improve Effectiveness and Patient Safety, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Beijing, CN, IFMBE Proceedings Paper, May 2012

National Clinical Alarms Surveys – 5 years Comparison of Issues, Improvements and Priorities, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Beijing, CN, IFMBE Proceedings Paper, May 2012 (co-author)

2011 National Clinical Alarms Survey: Perceptions, Issues, Improvements, and Priorities of Healthcare Professionals, Healthcare Technology Foundation, (Task Force Leader)

Convergence Is Not Just An Urban Legend, 24x7 Magazine, Pgs. 22-23, March 2010

Medical Equipment Quality Assurance: Inspection Program Development and Procedures, Book sponsored by Fluke Biomedical Corp., 2008/2014, Translated to Chinese and Korean, (co-author)

Medical Equipment Replacement, Chapter in: A Practicum for Biomedical Engineering & Technology Management, Editor, Les Atles, Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2008 (co-author)

A National Online Survey on the Effectiveness of Clinical Alarms, American Journal of Critical Care, Volume 17:Pg. 36-41, January 2008 (co-author)

Regional Clinical Engineering Shared Services and Cooperatives, Clinical Engineering Handbook, by Joseph F. Dyro, Elsevier Science, 2004, Pg: 26-28

Health Care Technology Replacement Planning, Clinical Engineering Handbook, by Joseph F. Dyro, Elsevier Science, 2004, Pg: 153-154

Awards and Certifications


2012 - Infusion Pump Electrical Connector Cover, D672458, Assigned to University of Vermont

1994/2006 - Simulation for Pulse Oximeter, RE39,268, Merrick, et al, Assigned to Fluke Electronics. Corp.

Current Projects & Grant Support

Health Technology Unit Development & Technical Guide for Health Technology Development & Transfer, National Insitute of Health, Lima, Peru

Recent Professional Service

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