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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), Medical Devices, Geneva, Switzerland (1991-Present)

Selected Presentations and Interviews

Mobile Health: Quality of Service, Assessment, Maintenance and Sustainability Issues, Workshop on Innovations in the Use of Mobile Devices in Healthcare, Health Technology Task Group (HTTG), World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, CA, June 11, 2015

Medical Device Cleaning and Disinfection: Challenge for HTM, Co presenter with Whitney Taylor, Wally Elliott, and Leah Francoeur, AAMI Annual Meeting, June 8, 2015

Alarm Management Workshop: Meeting the Joint Commission 2016 Patient Safety Goal…and Beyond, co-leader, AAMI Annual Meeting, June 7, 2015

Global Medical Device Safety Management, Japanese Society for Medical Instrumentation Annual Meeting, Yokohama, Japan, May 29, 2015

Health Technology Assessment and its relationship with the Technology Transfer, Advanced Technology Transfer Seminar in Healthcare, Peru National Institute for Health, Lima, Peru, May 13, 2015

Local Inventors Pitch It, Fab It, University Communications, University of Vermont, March 4, 2015

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

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

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

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Selected Publications

BMET Study Guide: Preparing for Certification and Sharpening Your Skills, AAMI, July 2015 (co-author of study guide questions)

Biomedical Technology Online Courses for the Americas, IFMBE Proceedings: World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, CA, June 2015 (Lead author)

Biomedical Engineering Education in Peru in 2015: A Unique and Innovative Collaboration in Latin America, IFMBE Proceedings: World Congress on Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, CA, June 2015 (Rivas et al)

Medical Equipment Replacement, Chapter in: A Practicum for Healthcare Technology Management, AAMI, Editor, Les Atles, 2nd Edition, June 2015 (co-author)

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)

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)

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

Patents

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

Development of Novel 3D Bioprinted Scaffolds for Reconstructive Use in Breast Cancer Patients (with  Dr. Daniel Weiss & Dr. Ted James) , Lake Champlain Cancer Research Organization, July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016

Recent Professional Service

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Education

Additional information: Complete listing of professional work