Continuing education series - Business Continuity Planning for Clinical Engineers

Beaumont Hospital
Centre of education
Room 3
Dublin 9
14 Jul 2017 - 10:00am


Business Continuity is about keeping the show on the road regardless of what emergency causes a disruption in normal services.  Irish Hospitals have experienced power failure, water loss, computer viruses and IT system failures over the last few years.  As Clinical Engineers, we have a major role to play in partnering with our clinical colleagues to prepare for a serious service interruption.  When the infrastructure fails, the reliance on medical technology to deliver therapy and diagnosis becomes very clear and the clinical engineer’s expertise comes front and centre.

This course provides an insight into what Business Continuity is, outlines the process of developing a business continuity plan, demonstrates the development of a business continuity plan and then develops an outline business continuity plan for a critical area in an acute hospital.

By the end of the session, it is expected that participants will have a clear understanding of what Business Continuity Planning is, the basic knowledge of how to develop a business continuity plan

Course Outline:

  • 10.00 – 10.40  An Introduction to Business Continuity Planning – 40 minutes – M Smith
  • 10.40 – 11.00 The process of developing a Business Continuity Plan for an ICU – M Smith
  • 11.00 – 11.15  Coffee Break
  • 11.15 – 11.45  The real world – a major power failure – what happened? – D Sheedy
  • 11.45 – 12.00  A better Business Continuity Plan for ICU – D Sheedy
  • 12.00 – 12.50 Group development of a Business Continuity Plan
  • 12.50 – 13.00  Summary Action Plan for Business Continuity Planning for Clinical Engineers



Registration for BEAI members - €10. 


Registration for Non-members - €20


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