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ACCE Educational Webinar, session#4: CE and Risk Management Associated with Medical Device Incident Investigations in the VA Healthcare System
The Session will discuss:
• How the VA investigates the medical device incidents - the VA Incident Investigation Guidebook and HTM Patient Safety Courses
• How the VA communicates the information across the enterprise; Brief description of the Alert and Recall System
• Review the data trends from 10 years of formal incident investigations
• The role the Risk Management department plays in the investigation, its interaction with HTM, and how such collaboration is shaped to have a better outcome
• Future directions and activities

Dec 8, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Henry Stankiewicz, Jr., CCE
Clinical Engineer @Sigma Healthcare Consulting
Hank has been working as a Clinical Engineer with Sigma Healthcare Consulting for the past 10 years. Prior to Sigma, he worked 35 years as a Biomedical Engineer and senior management roles in the VA. Led HTM programs as Chief BME at the medical center, regional, and enterprise levels Pioneered a regional consolidated HTM Program within VA. RECOGNITIONS: ACCE Lifetime Achievement Award (2021), VA Chief BME of the Year (2x) , ACCE Leadership Award (2011), HTM COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: - Former member ACCE Certification and Awards Committees - Former VP of the Healthcare Technology Foundation - Member of ACCE, IEEE, Etta Kappa Nu, and NESCE
Shelly Crisler Leacock, MS, CCE, PMP
VHA Biomedical Engineer @Office of Healthcare Technology Management (HTM, 19HTM)
Shelly Leacock has over 18 years of experience in Clinical/Biomedical Engineering in the hospital environment. She is responsible for providing direction and support for the VHA Central Office program offices, medical facilities, and regional offices regarding equipment management, alerts, recalls, incident response, continuing education, medical device safety and more. Shelly has served as a Member at Large of (ACCE) Board. She is a current member of the AAMI Healthcare Technology Leadership Council, AAMI Equipment Management (EQ) Standards Committee, NFPA 99 Medical Equipment Standards Committee, the Medical Device Servicing Community, and the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI) Health Devices Advisory Board. Among other accomplishments, Shelly received the 2014 AAMI Young Professional Award and the 2019 AAMI & Becton Dickinson’s Patient Safety Award.
Moderator: Nader Hammoud