Entering its third year, the TechNation Webinar Wednesday series has added new features that were unveiled during the first webinar of 2016. The webinar “Is the Medical Device Really Ready to Go Back to the Clinical Department?” sponsored by Pronk Technologies included prizes presented by TechNation, including free lunch and TechNation T-shirts for one lucky winner’s entire department.
Rich Sable of St. Francis Medical Center in New Jersey won a TechNation pullover for correctly answering a question about the upcoming MD Expos. The question was asked during the introduction of the speaker. Jessica Wilkolak of Fitzsimmons Hospital Services in Ohio won lunch for her department as well as TechNation T-shirts for a social media post about the webinar.
Attendance was high for the webinar with 321 people tuned in for Greg Alkire’s informative presentation. The webinar gave attendees a chance to better understand test equipment specifications that are used for maintaining and calibrating medical devices. Alkire reviewed examples of actual device manufacturer testing requirements and compared them to specifications of commonly used test equipment. Through this comparison attendees learned how to determine if an analyzer or meter actually meets the manufacturer’s requirements, and if not, how much error could be introduced into the testing.
The webinar also examined common test equipment set-up errors using infusion pump testing as an example. The webinar is available online, along with all previous Webinar Wednesday presentations, at 1TechNation.com/webinars.
Alkire, who has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry in a wide range of roles, is currently responsible for worldwide sales and marketing for all Pronk Technologies products. He also has an active role in the research and development of new products. Visit http://www.pronktech.com/ to learn more about this company’s products and services.
The webinar received positive reviews from attendees in a post-webinar survey. Comments included positive feedback for Alkire’s presentation as well as the TechNation Webinar Wednesday series as a whole.
“I encourage all biomedical technician, managers, and directors to include TechNation’s free monthly series, ‘Webinar Wednesday’ into their training programs,” Kip S. wrote. “They’re free and worth your training time. I listened to an excellent seminar today hosted by Greg Alkire who presented a relevant topic; ‘Is the Medical Device Really Ready to go Back to the Clinical Department?’ I would guess most everyone took away something from the webinar. I sure did and I’ve been in the field for over 30 years.”
“The webinar series is a great asset to small business/third-party repair for maintaining CBET license. It keeps me up to date with current technologies,” Michael M. wrote.
“I’m currently a student and these webinars are a great training tool. I plan on watching them for the rest of my career,” Ben N. shared in his survey
The 2016 Webinar Wednesday series continues on Feb. 10 with the presentation “Infant Incubator and Radiant Warmer Best Practices – Ensuring the Safety of your Smallest Patients.” Register online at 1TechNation.com/webinars.
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