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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 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

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

Healthcare Technology Management, Seminario Internacional: Fortaleciendo el Rol del INS y su Organización en el Contexto de la Reforma de Salud, El Instituto Nacional de Salud, Lima, Peru, November 19, 2013 (co-presenter)

Benchmarking: Clinical Engineering Departments & Medical Device Quality Assurance, Annual Meeting for China Medical Metrology Association, Fuzhou, China, October 23, 2013

Healthcare Technology Management, Workshop: Reunión Técnica de Evaluación y Gestión de Tecnologías en Salud, PAHO, MoH and EsSalud, Lima, Peru, October 22, 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

AAMI: Alarm management survey shows little progress in last six years, Cardiovascular Business, June 7, 2012

Medical Equipment Quality Assurance and Preventative Maintenance: USA Best Practices, Abu Dhabi Quality & Conformity Council, UAE; American Hospital - Dubai, UAE; Directorate of Medical Technologies, Ministry of Health, Muscat, Oman, December 11-14, 2011

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

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

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

Biotechnology Unit Development, National Insitute of Health, Lima, Peru (travel grant)

Recent Professional Service

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Education

Additional information: Complete listing of professional work