The TechNation Webinar Wednesday series continues to provide free continuing education opportunities to HTM professionals around the world. Recent webinars have received stellar reviews from participants following the live webinars and the recordings have been viewed by thousands on 1TechNation.com/webinars.
A recent webinar sponsored by Conquest Imaging – “Ultrasound Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance from A to Z” – impressed attendees. More than 200 people participated in the live webinar presented by Conquest Imaging Training Director Jim Rickner.
During the presentation, Rickner demonstrated the various complex requirements and testing protocols for all the accreditation and regulatory organizations overseeing the ultrasound industry – including the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), American College of Radiology (ACR), Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) as well as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and National Fire Protection Association 99 (NFPA 99).
The webinar described the requirements of testing protocols used by various accreditation and regulatory organizations overseeing the ultrasound industry and explained how one can apply the protocols in their facilities/departments. It included a discussion regarding the difficulties encountered at facilities trying to meet the various requirements.
The webinar “Testing Today’s ESU Generators – Focusing on the Valleylab FT Series Energy Platform” sponsored by Rigel Medical attracted 286 attendees.
Rebecca Adkins, CBET, of Rigel Medical, and Jack Barrett, National Business Development Manager at Rigel Medical, introduced attendees to electrosurgery, the common terminology used, sample PM requirements, manual and automated testing and the power of data management. The webinar taught attendees how to develop familiarity with various manufacturer ESU testing requirements including CQM, safe power output testing; monopolar, bipolar, and LigaSure. HF Leakage and cross coupling testing requirements. It also discussed how to develop a standard process of ESU testing and the advantages of test automation, data management and traceability, AEM impact.
The PartsSource-sponsored webinar “The Use of Advanced Analytics to Meet Performance Objectives” examined how clinical engineering departments are facing increasing pressure to track and provide comprehensive data on their asset spend.
Jon Kocurek, Director of Clinical Engineering at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Dan Brenner, PMP, Strategic Program Director at PartsSource, took attendees through the process they used to identify, track, analyze, and evaluate key metrics to help transform the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinical Engineering Department.
During the webinar, attendees learned how to highlight the value of clinical engineering to their health care organizations. The webinar also included proven methods to track and update necessary data. Kocurek and Brenner explained an ongoing data measurement process of all assets under a clinical engineering department’s care.
The webinars have been viewed by HTM professionals from around the world. The webinars, which are available online at 1TechNation.com/webinars and on YouTube, received high marks from attendees in post-webinar surveys.
“The webinars TechNation is providing are an invaluable service benefiting the hospitals, patients and technicians – all biomeds should take advantage of this opportunity,” wrote Robert C.
“I kept ignoring the emails and webinar invitations from TechNation, until I finally attended one and found out what I’ve been missing. These webinars provide so much very helpful information. Now, when I see an email from TechNation, it gets my devoted attention. Thanks for all you do to enhance our knowledge and understanding,” Bob W. wrote.
“Wherever you are in the world, TechNation’s webinars keep you up to date with skills and information that really helps in the biomed world,” Tony R. said.
“TechNation’s webinar series is the best. The links are easy to use and presentations are easy to understand. I’m a U.S. Air Force biomed tech stationed in Okinawa, Japan. I usually wake up and get on the computer around 3 a.m. to join the webinar. If I happen to miss it, I know that I can just access their archives later. Their presentations are very good for training for new biomeds and veterans alike. The best part is that I still learn new things despite being a BMET for 13 years and I get credit for it,” Jabrielle S. wrote.
To find out more about the TechNation webinar series, including a schedule of upcoming presentations, visit www.1TechNation.com/webinar.
TechNation webinar Wednesday would like to thank the sponsors who participated in thie webinars featured in this article. For more information on either company, just visit www.conquestimaging.com, www.rigelmedical.com, and www.partssource.com.
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