Examine the engineering services that underpin the delivery of first world medicine and their interactions between patients, clinical staff, technical units and the general hospital environment in this informed presentation.
Biomedical Engineering is the practice of engineering principles in relation to the human body, a complex organism. In the hospital environment, it is the delivery of clinical support services in a complex, multidisciplinary environment. Key speaker Ian Craig (Department Head Biomedical Engineering, Children’s Hospital at Westmead) will be presenting a high-level overview of the hospital environment, the interactions between patients, clinical staff, technical units and engineering services. Here, Ian will provide a closer view into the engineering services that underpin the delivery of first-world medicine in the Australian public system.
Key takeaways include:
- Understanding of the complexities of running a hospital from the lens of an engineer; and
- Understanding the role of technology and engineering in the hospital
Ian Craig | Department Head Biomedical Engineering, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Ian Craig has worked in NSW Health in Technical, Education and Leadership roles related to biomedical engineering, neonatal retrieval and clinical simulation. In his current role as Department Head of Biomedical Engineer at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Ian is responsible for the delivery of biomedical engineering services to support a Quaternary level Hospital, community-based ventilated patients and medical ICT systems.
Ian completed his education in Mechanical Engineering (University of Newcastle) and Masters in Biomedical Engineering (UNSW). He has previous experience with Engineers Australia, having held volunteer roles at the division and College Board level.
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