CEASA-National News 2002

This archive provides a reasonable record of CEASA activities. Many more events including branch committee meetings have not been recorded on this web site. Some links in this archive have been disabled.

Friday, 13 December 2002

New “Nationalised” Application Forms and a Prospective Membership Benefits Bulletin are available from the Downloads page on this site. The Benefits Bulletin contains embedded links to various of our pages, so if e-mailed to someone, the recipient can directly launch any of our websites from these. Recent visitors to the Downloads page may need to refresh their browsers to see the text and link changes. All Adobe Acrobat File links will now be opening in a new window.

Tuesday, 10 December 2002

A CEASA-GT Committee meeting takes place. The Committee plans for forthcoming activities.

Wednesday, 11 December 2002

Tuesday 10 December 2002, A CEASA WC Interim Committee meeting takes place. Office Bearers are elected. The Committee plans for forthcoming activities.

Monday, 9 December 2002

The www.ceasa-wc.org.za website was published today.

Monday, 9 December 2002

The www.ceasa-gt.org.za website was published today. Until September 2001, the CEASA Gauteng Branch was the only CEASA entity, first established in 2000.

Saturday, 7 December 2002

The concept of a CEASA-National web, with integral links to individual Sector or Branch webs, has now become a reality! CEASA-KZN has also kindly donated most of it’s own web pages and resources to this site, for all members in our nationwide CEASA family to share. Generally, you can now expect matters of common interest to all CEASA members to be centrally published on this CEASA-National site. All Sector or Branch linked webs will soon be publishing their own specific area notices, information and feedback.

Wednesday, 4 December 2002

The CEASA family is growing! On the evening of 3 December 2002, the CEASA-Western Cape Branch was inaugurated with the announcement of an 11 person, 6 month Interim Committee in Cape Town. We wish all our CEASA-Cape colleagues a wonderfully active and successful future.

Thursday, 14 November 2002

Members travelling to Düsseldorf, Germany for Medica 2002 will note that CEASA is listed as an exhibitor under the Foreign Exhibitors section of the catalog. In fact, you will also note that many other Clinical Engineering organisations are similarly listed as being exhibitors at Hall 14B/ Stand 70. Please drop by and register your local contact details. Any person whom calls at the stand will be given assistance and contact details of CEASA members for possible meeting appointments. For a broader picture on the subject of Clinical Engineering in Europe as a whole, please take a look at the European Alliance of Clinical Engineering (EURACLE) website.

Tuesday, 12 November 2002

Johan Havinga of CEASA KZN has requested the posting of this notice for the benefit of all members, equipment suppliers and medical institutions that the Central Medico Technical Division (C.M.T.D.) conducts business with. Please be advised of immediate changes to the name of the Central Medico Technical Division (C.M.T.D.)

In line with South Africa’s Central and Provincial Government Clinical Engineering structures, C.M.T.D. will now be known as a Health Technology Unit (H.T.U.), with further functional descriptions being added as follows:

Health Technology Unit – (Clinical Engineering) Acronym H.T.U. – (C.E.)

The former Medical Equipment Replacement Project (M.E.R.P.) will in future be known as Health Technology Unit – (Assets Management) Acronym H.T.U. – (A.M.)

All of the former C.M.T.D.’s satellite entities in KwaZulu-Natal are similarly affected.

Friday, 8 November 2002

As part of a trade exchange deal struck with The S.A. Internet, all visitors to our domain will have The S.A. Internet’s homepage automatically spawned behind our web. This solution is so much better than pop-up advertising and web site banners. Please understand that it costs The S.A. Internet money to free host this site. There is nothing sinister about this extra page you will see on exiting our domains, except perhaps your wondering how the extra browser window came to be there in the first place. Our domain entry page will only spawn The S.A. Internet’s homepage once per browsing session.

Saturday, 2 November 2002

A CEASA National Council meeting, immediately followed by a Strategic Planning Meeting, takes place in Randburg.

Monday, 14 October 2002

Members Meeting Notice for Thursday, 14 November 2002 at Westville Hospital

R & J Medical Suppliers will be sponsoring a Members’ Meeting to be held on Thursday, 14 November 2002 at 17h30, at Westville Hospital. The speaker will be Pam Engelbrecht, whom will be providing an overview of the automated disinfection of hospital instrumentation and breathing tubes. The presentation will be in the Hideaway Restaurant, followed by a visit to the hospital’s own installed Smeg Disinfection System. Exchange group sessions may be conducted in the case of large RSVP numbers.

RSVP to Pam Engelbrecht or Naomi Padayachee by the end of Monday, 11 November 2002. E-mail from the links provided. Prospective Members are welcome to attend. Would all attendees please meet at the Hideaway by 17h30.

Tuesday, 1 October 2002

Members Meeting Notice for Tuesday, 15 October 2002 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

Johnson & Johnson (South Africa) will be sponsoring a Members’ Meeting to be held on Tuesday, 15 October 2002 at 17h30, at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital. The speakers will be Sarah Mc Caffrey and Leonie Reynecke, whom will be providing an overview of the low temperature gas plasma technology employed within the Sterrad® Sterilization System. The presentation itself will be in the SIEMED Lecture rooms, followed by a visit to the hospital’s own installed System.

RSVP to Sarah Mc Caffrey or Diane Leo by the end of Friday, 11 October 2002. E-mail from the links provided. Prospective Members are welcome to attend. Would all attendees please meet at the hospital’s main reception by 17h30.

Thursday, 26 September 2002

A CEASA KZN Committee meeting takes place.

Friday, 30 August 2002

Members Meeting Notice for Monday, 16 September 2002 at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

SIEMED will be sponsoring a Members’ Meeting to be held on Monday, 16 September 2002 at 17h30, at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital. The speaker will be Gerald Koning of Clinical Equipment Services, whom will be providing an overview and working demonstration of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL). Currently, most symptomatic non-passable upper urinary tract stones are managed with ESWL.

RSVP to Ryan Flanagan by the end of Thursday, 12 September 2002. E-mail from the link provided. Prospective Members are welcome to attend. Would all attendees please meet at the hospital’s main reception by 17h30.

Thursday, 29 August 2002

A CEASA KZN Committee meeting takes place.

Thursday, 1 August 2002

A CEASA KZN Committee meeting takes place.

Wednesday, 24 July 2002

A new Employment page has been added to this site.

Saturday, 13 July 2002

New links have been added to the CE Links page on this site.

Wednesday, 10 July 2002

With copyright permission from AAMI granted, the article on CEASA from AAMI News; is now available from our Download page on this site. Friday, 5 July 2002 Received for circulation, are a few copies of AAMI News Vol. 37, No. 7 July/August 2002; from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation in the USA. Distribution is worldwide to over 5000 AAMI members. CEASA is featured on page 5, titled “Biomeds Help to Serve Health Care Needs in South Africa”.

Wednesday, 10 July 2002

New links have been added to the CE Links page on this site.

Thursday, 4 July 2002

A CEASA KZN Presentation is made to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health Regional Engineers and Supervisors Meeting, held at Addington Hospital. We look forward to extending membership and further mutual cooperation.

Thursday, 27 June 2002

A CEASA KZN Committee meeting takes place. Several new membership applications are considered for processing. New links have been added to the CE Links page on this site.

Wednesday, 17 April 2002

A CEASA-KZN Committee Election takes place, the Interim Committee having served its time.

Thursday, 30 May 2002

A CEASA KZN Committee meeting takes place. New membership applications are considered for processing. The Committee plans for forthcoming activities.

Monday, 27 May 2002

Members Meeting Notice for Thursday, 13 June 2002 at Entabeni Hospital

Alaris Medical Systems (South Africa) will be sponsoring a Members’ Meeting to be held on Thursday, 13 June 2002 at 18h00, in the Entabeni Hospital Conference Room. The presentation will be on Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA) and the new Audio Evoked Potential (AEP) technology used to monitor depth of anaesthesia.

RSVP to Deborah Esch of Alaris Medical Systems (South Africa) by the end of Monday, 10 June 2002. Email from the link provided. Prospective Members are welcome to attend.

Thursday, 23 May 2002

This site has been offline for a brief period, from late yesterday until noon today, for server upgrading. Due to site maintenance by ourselves on a fairly frequent basis, there could be occasions when site access is not possible for short periods (usually not exceeding 15 – 30 minutes).

Saturday, 27 April 2002

New links have been added to the CE Links page on this site.

Wednesday, 24 April 2002

A CEASA KZN Committee meeting takes place. Several new membership applications are considered for processing. The Committee plans for forthcoming members meetings. Members are urged to please advise us of their ideas for general interest or educational meetings they would like to see implemented. The aspect of short educational courses for members was discussed and planning for these has been set in motion.

Wednesday, 17 April 2002

A Members Feedback Address on ECSA activities, as well as a CEASA KZN Committee Election takes place. A new album has been added to the photo gallery on this site.

Monday, 15 April 2002

A CEASA KZN Committee meeting takes place. Several new membership applications are considered for processing.

Tuesday, 19 March 2002

Members Meeting Notice for Wednesday, 17 April 2002 at Wentworth Hospital

There will be a two part Members’ Meeting on Wednesday, 17 April 2002 at 13h30, to be held in the Wentworth Hospital Orthopaedic Department’s Lecture Hall. Prospective Members and interested parties are welcome to attend the first part of the proceedings, the second part is for CEASA KZN Members.

Part one – Feedback from the Clinical Engineering Steering Committee Meeting, held at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) on Tuesday, 5 March 2002. Gerald Koning will provide an overview of the process to establish Clinical Engineering as a discipline in South Africa. Rob Dickinson will provide a CEASA KZN Committee report on activities to date.

Part two – A CEASA KZN Members’ Meeting for the election of a new Committee. Written nominations for Committee Members are to be submitted to Randy Govender at Wentworth CMTD, by latest 13h00 on Wednesday, 17 April 2002. Prospective Members may not participate in this meeting, however those whom wish to join CEASA in time for the election, must lodge their Application Forms for membership consideration by 15h30 on Friday, 12 April 2002.

Sunday, 10 March 2002

A new photo gallery has been added to this site.

Sunday, 3 March 2002

New links have been added to the CE Links page on this site.

Friday, 1 March 2002

As reported Friday, 15 February 2002; CEASA KZN would be sending at least one delegate to the Clinical Engineering Steering Committee Meeting. This will be held on Tuesday, 5 March 2002, at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). Gerald Koning will be your representative for this particular meeting. Members may contact Gerald with concerns or queries, that you consider pertinent to be raised at this meeting.

Tuesday, 26 February 2002

Members Meeting Notice for Thursday, 7 March 2002 at Parklands Hospital

Tecmed (Pty) Ltd and Parklands Hospital will be sponsoring a Members’ Meeting to be held on Thursday, 7 March 2002 at 17h00, in the Department of Radiotherapy. The topic will be Linear Accelerators, there will be a discussion and demonstration of this technology used to treat cancer tumours. By special request, will attendees refrain from entering the Department itself until 16h45, since routine patient treatment will be underway before this time. RSVP to Randy Govender at Wentworth CMTD by the end of Monday, 4 March 2002. Prospective Members are welcome to attend.

Friday, 15 February 2002

A CEASA KZN Committee meeting takes place. New membership applications are considered for processing. Members and prospective members meetings are discussed. CEASA KZN will probably be sending at least one delegate to the Clinical Engineering Steering Committee Meeting to be held at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) on Tuesday, 5 March 2002. Rob Dickinson, Gerald Koning and Martin Dercksen will make themselves available for local representation. Our direct involvement will enable us to fully update our members on this topic.

News from 2001 and earlier has been archived here