IFMBE CED COVID-19 Resource Center

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we have gathered resources that will surely help our CE colleagues around the world. If you have something you'd like to share, please send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WHO and CED partnered to host a series of COVID-19 Critical Topic 1-hour webinars during May 2020. We successfully concluded the first season of webinars on May 22nd, 2020 with a summary Town Hall. If you wish to access all of the recordings and complimentary materials, please click here.

COVID-19 Relevant Resources

  1. US FDA: Using Ventilator Splitters During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Letter to Health Care Providers
  2. Notifications and Emergency Use Authorizations: FAQs on Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (USA)
  3. JAMA: Evaluation of Cloth Masks and Modified Procedure Masks as Personal Protective Equipment for the Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic (USA)
  4. COVID-SAFE: An IoT-Based System for Automated Health Monitoring and Surveillance in Post-Pandemic Life (Canada)
  5. WHO: Priority medical devices list for the COVID-19 response and associated technical specifications
  6. US FDA: Using Ventilator Splitters During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Letter to Health Care Providers
  7. Robots under COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comprehensive Survey (USA)
  8. Reprocessing of N95 masks: our experience from a resource-limited setting in India (India)
  9. Comparison of seven commercial SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid detection reagents with pseudovirus as quality control material (China)
  10. WHO: Rational use of personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and considerations during severe shortages


CE at the Forefront

  1. Professor Dan Clark (OBE), Aquiline Chivinge (MBE), and Professor Chris Moran (OBE) recognized in the New Year Honours list 2021
  2. Telehealth, Innovation & Leadership in Covid-19 (Video)
  3. Health Technology Innovation & Covid-19 (Video)
  4. Innovation in Healthcare, Challenges & Opportunities in Covid-19 (Video)
  5. Health Technology Cost-Effectiveness in Covid-19 (Video)
  6. Medical Devices & Clinical Engineering in Covid-19 (Video)


C-Suite Perspectives

  1. Impact of COVID-19 Workflow Changes on Patient Throughput at Outpatient Imaging Centers (USA)
  2. How is COVID-19 Being Contained in China? An Observational Study on the Local Level (Multiple Countries)
  3. Cybersecurity Risks in a Pandemic (USA)
  4. WHO: Considerations for forming a regional COVID-19 review committee (RRC) National Deployment and Vaccination Plans for COVID-19- Technical brief & Excel templates
  5. Breaking the chain: Governmental frugal innovation in Kerala to combat the COVID-19 pandemic (India)
  6. COVID-19: The Experience from Iran (Iran)
  7. IHI: Guide to Promoting Health Care Workforce Well-Being During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic (USA)
  8. WHO: COVID-19 Clinical management: living guidance


International COVID-19 Content Repositories

  1. World Bank Group and COVID-19
  2. Sciesano - Coronavirus Resources from the Belgium Government



Special Recognition for all Healthcare Practitioners  
Very important that our community of medical device servicers -- around the globe -- receive recognition and support for their hard work.

Like the men and women who keep our military fleet of fighters, ships, tanks, and every last piece of electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical devices safe, reliable, and service-ready, the massive community of Biomedical Equipment Technicians (BMETs), Clinical Engineers (CEs), and Field Service Professionals (FEPs) are often working quietly on the front lines 24x7 in hospitals ensuring patients, physicians, and nurses have as many devices as possible saving lives, not sitting on shelves or in closets.

THANK YOU all for your hard and skillful work in the midst of this crisis.

Elliot Sloane & The IFMBE CED Board


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