A Fluke Biomedical duo kicked off TechNation Webinar Wednesday’s March Madness with “Best Practices When Testing Electrosurgical Units” on March 9. The webinar is the first of four this month. TechNation’s sister publication OR Today also has a webinar scheduled for March 17.
The most recent webinar was presented by Fluke Biomedical’s Jerry Zion and Shirin Khanna. They focused on testing electrosurgical units. When working with an ESU, it is necessary to implement rigorous safety procedures.
The webinar pointed out that personnel need to verify the type of anesthetic being used, inspect patient leads, ensure coagulating tips are free of carbon and tissues, test for electrical continuity, and follow precautionary practices. ESUs should regularly be tested with an electrosurgical analyzer, ensuring they comply with global standards.
The webinar covered the 10 best practices for testing ESUs, common errors and how to avoid them. The latest technology in testing ESUs was also discussed.
Among the best practices, according to the presenters, are manufacturer guidelines, the adoption of a consistent inspection frequency, standardized testing and choosing the right analyzer.
Khanna also discussed the latest Fluke Biomedical product – the QA-ES III. A video provides more information about the latest electrosurgery analyzer from Fluke Biomedical.
The webinar was a hit with the 426 people watching the presentation. Prizes were awarded to attendees Todd Schmechel of FOBI and Jeff Patrick of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, Oregon. Several attendees gave great reviews for the webinar.
“The Fluke QA-ES III ESU analyzer webinar was concise, thorough, and the presenters were professional, well spoken, and knew their product inside and out. Their emphasis was first on patient safety and technician safety, and also making testing more efficient while remaining thorough,” Karla R. wrote in her post-webinar survey.
“TechNation has done a great job presenting educational resources for biomeds. HTM professionals have one of the most diversified jobs in a career field and TechNation has done a very good job in leading the industry to promote education to biomeds,” Horace H. wrote.
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