The New Zealand Institute of Healthcare Engineering (NZIHE) is pleased to announce that its next annual conference will be held at The Devon Hotel, New Plymouth, from 7-8 November 2019.
The theme for the NZIHE Conference & Trade Evening 2019, “Looking Forward”, recognises that change is a constant in the field of health.
Healthcare engineers need to learn from past experience with emerging technologies, while also being aware of, and ready for, new technologies that are currently evolving and may well be realities in the not too distant future.
Only by looking forward can we be prepared to adapt our systems and workplaces for these new technologies which promise major changes in how we will be operating in the years to come.
Delegate information pack can be downloaded here.
Pre-conference Training Sessions
FACILITIES TRAINING - Wednesday 6 November:
Morning session: Caroline Boot of Clever Buying will facilitate a training session on turn-key procurement skills. Starting with a simple and powerful model for procurement planning, you and your colleagues will work together on a health infrastructure scenario to build, update and refine your procurement skills (download flier here). This session is free, but you do need to register to attend.
Afternoon session: Airepure Director & Engineering Manager Kristian Kirwin will be running this training session for facilities engineers covering: current guidelines and standards (Australia/World) for hospital filtration/operating theatres (where they are heading, what they are trying to achieve, and how they achieve it); the various issues (temperature, airflows (OA v ACR), pendants, lights, buoyancy effects, room pressurisation/cascades); and filtration mechanism/standards and HEPA Testing. This session is free, but you do need to register to attend.
CLINICAL ENGINEERING TRAINING - Wednesday 6 November:
Full day (9am to 4pm): The Medical Room’s Steven Threlfo will offer training on basic engineering principles of anaesthetic machines and how this related to the anaesthetic machine daily check: the functional components of the Boyle’s design of anaesthetic machines; the anaesthetic machine daily pre-use check and basic operator level fault-finding techniques; health and safety relating to anaesthetic machines; and relevant Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) professional standards (download flier here). This session is free, but you do need to register to attend
BIOMEDICAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY TESTING, 4-6 November 2019:
This three day course, run by The Medical Room’s Dani Forster, covers the essentials of managing medical devices safely including AS/NZS 3551, AS/NZ 2500 and AS/NZ 3003, and the theory and practice of biomedical electrical safety testing and patient area testing (download flier here). As an NZIHE special the 3-day training will be offered to conference delegates at the 2-day rate of NZD$800 – email Carolyn to register.
Sponsorship and trade exhibition information
Taking part in the NZIHE Conference & Trade Evening as a sponsor or an exhibitor gives organisations and companies access to key decisionmakers responsible for all aspects of hospital construction, engineering, property management and medical equipment. The opportunity to be represented at this event is one that shouldn’t be missed! Download an information pack here.
Rooms at The Devon Hotel are available - go to www.devonhotel.co.nz to book, using NZIHE19 as the code to secure the delegate room rate of $159.00 per night (studio unit).