David Francoeur, Senior Director, Brand & Quality, at Sodexo Clinical Technology Management (CTM), presented the popular webinar “Why is There More Test Equipment than Qualified and Talented HTM Individuals?” earlier this month. Participation in the TechNation Webinar Wednesday presentation was eligible for 1 CE credit from the ACI. More than 500 people attended the live webinar.
In the Sodexo CTM-sponsored webinar, Francoeur discussed details regarding the current state for resources in the HTM industry. He also provided an update on educational institutions providing degrees related to the industry. He also covered opportunities for improvement, open dialog for engagement and what action can be taken to improve the situation.
At the end of the session, participants understood the current status of the HTM profession as it relates to schools, and an aging workforce. They also learned the harsh reality of the number of declining schools and the void being created by retirement of experienced HTM professionals. Francoeur also discussed the declining opportunities created by a reduction in the number of schools providing the degrees associated with the HTM profession. The webinar concluded with an insightful Q&A session.
Sodexo CTM deliver clinical engineering services to many of the nation’s best hospitals. Their objective is simple: limit downtime so medical teams can deliver quality, lifesaving services efficiently and economically. Visit www.sodexoctm.com for more information.
The webinar received high marks from attendees and positive comments were included on a post-webinar survey.
“Great speaker, great subject, we need more subjects like this that do not feel like a sales pitch but are here to better inform us and help us out in the field,” Charles K. wrote in his survey.
“Easily, the best webinar to date (I have been in on the past four),” James S. wrote.
“Thank you David for a very thoughtful webinar. My initial reason for listening is the all-important points to maintain my CBET, but found this to be an interesting presentation. He gave me some new material to use in promoting the field to prospective candidates I encounter,” Jon C. wrote.
“Webinars from TechNation provide valuable and useful technical information in the field of biomedical engineering,” Richard K. added.
“I have really enjoyed the series and diversity of the webinars, it gives a broad layout of our profession,” Russell K. shared.
“These Webinar Wednesdays are not only a great way to obtain CBET recertification credits but are no doubt a great educational development tool, especially for smaller organizations that might not get as much training/cross education from other employees or surrounding areas. This helps limit the cost to maintain your accreditation as well,” Brian J. wrote.
“We don’t get much new technology training as biomeds. Webinar Wednesday has been a great tool for me to get my technicians a little more information than they had the day before,” Paul N. shared.
“The Webinar Wednesday Series is the awesomesauce on my pancakes,” Jewel N. exclaimed.
To find out more about the series, including recordings of previous webinars and a calendar of upcoming webinars, visit 1TechNation.com/webinars.
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