Clinical Engineering BoK & BoP
As described in the invitation message, we would like to ask you please participate in this survey to developing the scope of practice and knowledge base for clinical engineers during their day-to-day work.
The results will be compiled and analysed by the CE Global Task Force and the Clinical Engineering Division/IFMBE and use to guide us not only in the Certification Program that CED is developing, but also to guide every teaching unit to set its basic academic curriculum for Clinical Engineering training. It will also help Clinical and Biomedical Associations that wish to set their own certification programs. Please help us with your participation in this survey: that will allow us to identify how clinical engineering is practiced today.
Contact Information
Optional contact information. If provided, this information will be kept in strict confidence and used only to follow up your survey responses.
Name:
Your answer
Company:
Your answer
Country
E-mail address
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Job Information
Describe your current employer
Which of the following statements do you believe best describes your profession?
What is the primary nature of your present position?
What is your job title?
Your answer
What is the name of your department?
Your answer
What is the name of the department to which your department reports?
Your answer
Do you have an electrical/electronic/mechanical engineering degree?
If you answered "no" to the previous question, in which area is your background?
Your answer
Is there any Clinical Engineering Certification in your region? Are you certified?
Knowledge
Assessing background knowledge required to successfully complete your work.
Please indicate the level of importance in your daily duties and responsibilities. "Importance" is a measure of both: a) how critical the knowledge is to develop your job and b) how frequently you utilize this knowledge. Please make a selection for each entry.
Minor Importance
Moderate Importance
High Importance
General Medical / Nursing Equipment
Implants Consumables
Physiological Monitoring
Surgical Equipment
Dialysis
Anesthesia
Respiratory Therapy
Sterilization
Clinical Laboratory
Medical Imaging
Radiation Oncology
PACS / Medical Information Systems
Computers, Networking, Information Technology
Telemedicine
Telecommunications Systems
Medical Terminology, Anatomy, Physiology
Human Factors Engineering
Electronics (theory, design, analysis, etc.)
Computer Programming
Formal Systems Analysis
Statistics
Accounting and Finance
Chemistry
Physics (radiation, optical, laser, etc.)
Management Theory
Presentation Skills
Materials Engineering
Functional Design (architecture, industrial)
Responsibilities
Next, we would like to know information about the type of work that you do. Please indicate, for each topic or skill listed below, its level of importance in your job.
Importance is the measure of both how critical the knowledge is to execute your job and how frequently you utilize this knowledge.
Technology Management
For each category below, indicate what you consider to be its degree of IMPORTANCE in your work.
No
Minor
Moderate
High
Technology Assessment
Usability/Compatibility Assessment
Product Selection / Vendor Selection
Device Integration Planning
Life Cycle Analysis
Device/System Upgrade Planning
Return on Investment (ROI) Analysis
Healthcare Technology Strategic Planning
Clinical Trials Management (Non-investigational)
Capital Planning
Project Management
EMI/RFI Management
Clinical Device Use and/or Application
Pre-clinical Procedure Set-up/Testing
Participation in Clinical Procedures (e.g., surgery)
Water Quality Management
Coordinating Device Interoperability/Interfacing
Clinical Systems Networking
Interpretation of Codes and Standards
Other Technology Management Responsibilities
If you responded to "Other Technology Management Responsibilities", please specify:
Your answer
Service Delivery Management
For each category below, indicate what you consider to be its degree of IMPORTANCE in your work.
No
Minor
Moderate
High
Technician / Service Supervision
Service Contract Management
Equipment Repair and Maintenance
Equipment Acceptance
Equipment Performance Testing
Develop Test/Calibration/Maintenance Procedures
Maintenance Software (CMMS) Administration
Parts/Supplies Purchase and/or Inventory Management
Technical Library / Service Manuals Management
Other Service Delivery Responsibilities
If you responded to "Other Service Delivery Responsibilities", please specify:
Your answer
Product Development Management
For each category below, indicate what you consider to be its degree of IMPORTANCE in your work.
No
Minor
Moderate
High
Medical Device Concept Development / Invention
Human Factors Engineering
Medical Device Design
New Product Testing & Evaluation
Device Modifications
Product Research and Development
Product Sales / Sales Support
Product / Systems Quality Management
Regulatory Compliance Activities
Documentation Development / Management
Other Product Development Responsibilities
If you responded to "Other Product Development Responsibilities", please specify:
Your answer
Information Technology (IT) / Telecommunications
For each category below, indicate what you consider to be its degree of IMPORTANCE in your work.
No
Minor
Moderate
High
General Information Technology (IT) Management
General Telecommunications Management
Incident & Problem Management (including Service/Help Desk Management and Problem Analysis/Mitigation)
Installation Management
Integration Management (including device & EMR integration)
Continuity & Capacity Management
Configuration & Change Management
Release Management
ISO/IEC 80001 (Risk Management of Medical Devices on a Network)
ISO/IEC 20000 (Information Technology Service Management - ITSM)
ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)
Other IT / Telecommunications Responsibilities
If you responded to "Other IT / Telecommunications Responsibilities", please specify:
Your answer
Education
For each category below, indicate what you consider to be its degree of IMPORTANCE in your work.
No
Minor
Moderate
High
Technician Education
Engineering Education
Device User / Nurse Training
Develop/Manage Staff Training Plan
International Healthcare Technology Management
Other Education Responsibilities
If you responded to "Other Education Responsibilities", please specify:
Your answer
Facilities Management
For each category below, indicate what you consider to be its degree of IMPORTANCE in your work.
No
Minor
Moderate
High
Building Design
Building Plan Review
Medical Gas System Testing
Supervise/Manage/Direct Facilities Management
Facility/Utility Remediation Planning
Emergency Electrical Power
Facility Emergency Preparedness Activities
Other Facility Management Responsibilities
If you responded to "Other Facility Management Responsibilities", please specify:
Your answer
Risk Management / Safety
For each category below, indicate what you consider to be its degree of IMPORTANCE in your work.
No
Minor
Moderate
High
Patient Safety
Expert Witness
Risk Management
Investigational Research (Human Use)
Forensic Investigations
Medical Device Incident Reporting (SMDA)
Radiation Safety
Root Cause Analysis
Failure Mode and Effect Analysis
Fire Protection/Safety (Life Safety Code)
Product Safety / Hazard Alerts / Recalls
Infection Control
Industrial Hygiene
Workplace Safety Practicies (OSHA)
Hazardous Materials
Engineering Assessment of Medical Device Failures
Incident / Untoward Event Investigation
Other Risk Management / Safety Responsibilities