Webinar Wednesday continues to be a popular destination for Biomeds. More than 500 people registered to attend the Feb. 11 webinar “Electrical Safety Essentials: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve” presented by Jerry Zion from Fluke Biomedical.
The webinar attracted a worldwide audience, including a group of biomeds from Guyana. Guyana is a sovereign state on the Caribbean coast of South America. The biomeds tuned in from the nation’s capital city of Georgetown.
“There were 9 attendees including myself,” Roy Morris, CBET, Biomedical Engineer with International Children’s Heart Foundation said. “I also set up one from St. Lucia, too.”
“I am a Biomedical Engineer for International Children’s Heart Foundation based out of Memphis. We perform heart surgery for children with congenital heart defects while teaching the healthcare professionals to care for their own children’s heart problems,” Morris added. “We will be starting our first ever pediatric heart surgery in Guyana on April 25 to May 8. I was there to ensure we were going to be ready. I had been asked to start up a training program for their eight biomeds. The first thing I did was to sign them up to the webinar. They loved the training and are excited that they will be getting future training programs.”
Zion has more than 35 years of experience working in many capacities for various medical device manufacturers and has spent the last decade at Fluke Biomedical pioneering the global training program. He is an AAMI certified biomedical equipment technician and holds a bachelor’s of science in electrical engineering technology from Purdue University. He also obtained a master’s in management in science and technology from the Oregon Graduate Institute.
In the webinar, Zion discussed the essentials of electrical safety, including global standards – requirements and limits; test procedure – safety tests and conditions; and test sequence – physical inspection and beyond.
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