The Webinar Wednesday series set new highs for this year with the presentation “Electrical Safety Testing – Planned Preventative Maintenance.” The webinar featured Jack Barrett, national business development manager at Rigel Medical, and set record highs for 2018 with 779 registrations and a live attendance of 557 people.
Attendees participating in the live presentation were eligible to receive 1 CE credit from the ACI.
Barrett has been providing consultative solutions for engineering and medical needs for 40 years. In addition, he has participated in national seminar programs along with sessions for regional biomedical associations. In his webinar presentation, he reviewed the importance of electrical safety testing and provided an overview of test criteria, classifications, terminology and safety standards, including IEC60601, IEC62353 (direct, differential and alternative techniques) and NFPA99.
The webinar received positive reviews and comments in a post-webinar survey.
“The webinar took things back to basics but broke it all down in a way that was easy to digest. Great reminder of what to keep in mind in the day to day,” Clinical Engineer N. Kubendran said.
“Very educational and applicable to everyday work flow,” Technician J. Salazar wrote.
“Great webinar, good to know that there are new standards that protects the patients as well as the healthcare technology management sector. Keep it up! Hope to hear and learn more,” Biomed M. Mendoza said.
“The presenter was very knowledgeable and the webinar was full of useful information,” said J. Magill, BMET.
“It is great to have the information on EST changes. The background on currents exposures is useful for users and patient safety. This webinar would be very useful as a reference,” Biomed H. Martin said.
“Very informative! Was not aware of the amount of information that was provided in an hour that has helped me be a better biomed,” Biomed G. Farningham said.
“The webinar I attended was very educational, easy to understand, and directly related to the work I do in medical equipment repair. It helped to easily understand what, how and why we test for electrical leakage, giving me much better context and understanding of the tests I perform on a daily basis,” Ultrasound Probe repair Engineer W. Spitzel said.
The overall Webinar Wednesday series also received praise from attendees.
“I look forward to each announcement of the Webinar Wednesday. It helps me keep focused on the reasons why I chose this profession and keeps me energized to do my very best,” said L. Fiore, CBET.
“Information was presented clear, professional manner. I enjoy sitting in on these webinars just to stay sharp,” said D. O’Keefe, Senior BMET.
“I always enjoy the educational presentations! I always am surprised at the information that you are able to obtain from watching the webinar series. I have been an avid viewer for several years and only miss when they are duplicates that I have seen. Thank you again for providing this resource for all biomeds to utilize in their daily careers. Webinar Wednesday is great. Keep up the excellent work of providing quality presentations,” Senior Biomed J. Harwood said.
“These webinars are a very valuable resource for getting information outside of the workplace. We can get so focused on the day to day that without these webinars it would be much harder to grow and advance your thinking and the way you can get things done,” Clinical Engineering Specialist B. Richards said.
“Being in the career for quite some time, you get zoned in doing the thing over and over not realizing that there are changes that could greatly improve your workflow. This webinar provides you the information and the ease of summarizing the main points with accurate data and education references. I highly recommend for every biomed to attend this webinar series. A good refresher and a good learning source to those who are new to the career,” Biomed M. Jaojoco said.
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