The recent Summit Imaging-sponsored webinar “Minimizing Transducer Failure through Proper Care and Early Detection” was a hit with 200 people attending the live presentation.
Summit Imaging Manager of Global Education and Training Kyle Grozelle discussed keys to preventing transducer failures, how to implement proper care methods and best practices to ensure that everyone who handles a transducer is able to identify early warning signs. Grozelle broke down a transducer explaining the function of each part and where failures typically occur. He provided real-life examples of transducers in various conditions so participants could see what a damaged probe looks like, making it easier for them to identify problems at their facility.
Grozelle demonstrated useful techniques for detecting common problems, such as interior probe damage. He also reviewed proper care methods and techniques to help alleviate unnecessary problems.
The webinar was a hit with attendees earning a high rating and compliments.
Another recent installment of the TechNation webinar series “Fundamentals of Pulse Oximetry,” sponsored by Fluke Biomedical, attracted a crowd with more than 300 people viewing the presentation live.
Pulse oximetry is an important patient monitoring technology based on the simple technique of shining light through a patient’s finger to measure oxygen saturation levels or Sp02.
During the webinar, Donald Gessling, Senior Engineer at Fluke Biomedical, explained why this simple procedure is extremely important, and how it works. He also covered the basics of pulse oximetry, along with the concepts of light wavelengths, calculations, R-curves, and the most reliable way to test Sp02.
Attendees learned the history of pulse oximetry and how the need to test evolved from the operating room. They also learned how a pulse oximeter non-invasively measures oxygen saturation and the ranges of testing that can be performed.
The webinar received high marks from attendees.
The recent Universal Medical-sponsored webinar “The Importance of Understanding Clinical Nuclear Medicine for Health Care Technology Managers” provided insights into nuclear medicine.
Nik Iwaniw, MM, CNMT, RT(N), the Vice President of Corporate Quality & Customer Support Services/Clinical Support Specialist at Universal Medical, presented an informative webinar for biomeds at all levels.
Iwaniw discussed several aspects of nuclear medicine beginning with the basics: What is nuclear medicine and how it assists in managing diseases? He went over several of the acronyms that are used and took time to explain each one.
He also addressed nuclear medicine’s contribution to quality patient care and a positive patient experience, understanding terminology and procedures utilized in clinical nuclear medicine and what they mean for HTM professionals.
Iwaniw continued the webinar with a look at equipment maintenance and how that contributes to positive outcomes. He stressed the significance of a collaborative effort to maintain equipment.
Almost 300 people registered for the webinar and attendees gave positive reviews.
Attendees of all three of these webinars expressed gratitude for the Webinar Wednesday series.
“TechNation’s webinars have been a tremendous help in troubleshooting, diagnostic courses presented, and the amount of resources you pick up from attending the one-hour sessions. I greatly appreciate the information being presented,” Bill P. wrote.
“TechNation’s webinar series has proven to always be helpful and informative. I am now including other staff members in the webinars. It has been a great training tool,” Tim B. shared in his survey.
“Whether learning something for the first time or dusting off the cobwebs of information nearly lost, TechNation’s Webinar Wednesdays are a great way to stay on top of your career in biomed. These webinars add expertise and confidence to any technician’s toolbox and give you the chance to pick the brains of the experts that lead the way in their fields of endeavor,” Todd K. wrote.
“This was my first TechNation webinar, but it will not be my last. Very educational, well presented and the time slot is perfect. I will recommend it to my co-workers,” Elie S. wrote.
“I love TechNation’s webinar series. The information I received regarding the pulse ox measurements and its clinical use was outstanding! I look forward to taking part in future webinars, and growing as a biomed tech in this ever-changing and progressing field of work,” Tevan E. wrote.
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TechNation Webinar Wednesday would like to thank the sponsors who participated in the webinars featured in this article. For more information on the companies, just visit www.mysummitimaging.com, www.uni-med.com, or www.flukebiomedical.com.
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