TechNation’s Webinar Wednesday series continues to draw HTM professionals eager to expand their knowledge and receive continuing education credit.
Almost 500 people attended the live presentation of the Fluke-sponsored webinar “Medical Device Quality Assurance Testing: Best Practices For Patient Risk Reduction.” Participation in today’s presentation is eligible for 1 CE credit from the ACI.
Jerry Zion, global training manager at Fluke Biomedical, discussed applying the Hippocratic oath: “first, do no harm.” He addressed reducing patient risk using an effective quality management program; sources of patient risk; ensuring the clinical staff know how to get the most from their medical devices; maintaining the medical device history record and compliance to GMP (repairs, inspections, etc.) as well as keeping instrumentation current with innovations in medical devices.
At the end of the session, participants understood the sources of patient risk and that human error is not managed using instrumentation or technology alone. They also learned about the ways others have managed patient risk sources and how they can instruct and improves one’s plans.
Zion pointed out that the importance of maintaining the medical device history record is a responsibility the hospital biomedical/clinical engineering department cannot avoid under the USA FDA GMP 21 CFR requirements, even when repair, calibration services are outsourced.
Participants also developed an understanding of how establishing meaningful key performance indicators (kpis) and keeping daily visual management up to date, helps HTM and visitors understand the role of biomeds better and their value in patient risk reduction.
Zion shared additional knowledge during an informative Q&A session.
The presentation received several positive reviews via a post-webinar survey.
“I was a Gunner’s Mate in the U.S. Navy during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. I have been a Biomed for about 15 years specializing in surgery equipment. Kudos to Jerry Zion, he not only completely covered the topic but he really understood what he was discussing and gave full and concise answers to questions afterwards,” Travis S. wrote.
“Today’s seminar provided very clear explanations of the importance and logistics of making accurate measurements for preventive maintenance as it impacts patient safety. The explanations of the complexity of Joint Commission and CMS regulations, and the changes to them, were enlightening. It’s great to have a better understanding as I explain to my staff why we need to do things differently and better,” David M. wrote.
“I’m new to the series, and I really enjoyed it, honestly it’s the first time I’ve attended an event online and it was great! I’m looking forward for the next Wednesday,” Daniel L. wrote.
“The Webinar Wednesday series continues to sharpen my technical skills as a biomed,” Vy L. wrote.
“In the absence of in-house training this is one of the most cost-effective ways of learning new topics and new technology around the world,” Joselito E. wrote.
“TechNation is my go to place for up-to-date HTM information,” Tim B. wrote.
“The investment by MD Publishing and TechNation into the HTM career field is remarkable and a tremendous value to all HTM professionals. Webinar Wednesday is one of the great ‘arrows in our quiver’ to make us better professionals and provide our patients with an exceptional experience,” Christopher N. wrote.
For details about the TechNation Webinar Wednesday series, including a schedule of upcoming presentations and recordings of previous sessions, visit 1TechNation.com/webinars.
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