Spectrum 2014 Summer
“Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.” This is a quotation from Alvin Toffler, an American writer. This statement describes the challenge thrown down to clinical engineers – to be creative and inspirational but at the same time, manage expectations, be vigilant for unexpected outcomes and manage risk in a vulnerable environment. To rise to this challenge, clinical engineers are on a continual and challenging learning curve. This issue of BEAI Spectrum launches us towards the Annual Scientific Meeting in October, it highlights technology-based opportunities for further education, and science underlying new technology.
Our new executive committee, introduced in this edition, are ready to embrace the challenge of leading the BEAI in continuing to embrace and contribute to new technology, to build CPD opportunities, to raise our voice at the decision-making table, and play our part in delivering better, safer healthcare all within the constraints of the ever-challenging budgetary challenges.
6 Educating yourself – just a little bit more
9 Synthetic dialysis treatment dataset
10 Statutory registration of health and social care professions - an overview
12 Standards - an update
16 Measuring hearing loss through the auditory brainstem response
20 Sixth Cross Border Renal Technical Meeting
22 BEAI AGM
24 IMSTA Annual Conference 2014
25 Cardiology at St Vincent’s Private Hospital
26 Roving reporter
28 Challenging apps