ECRI Institute covers Ebola preparedness


The ECRI Institute is set to cover Ebola preparedness for medical devices and personal protective equipment in a webinar.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM (ET).

The three speakers are: Chris Lavanchy, engineering director, health devices, ECRI Institute; Randy Peacock, director of biomedical engineering, Nebraska Medical Center; and Thomas Nowicki, managing director, director of cognitive simulation and innovation (CESI), Hartford Hospital.

Jeremy Suggs, engineering manager, health devices, ECRI Institute, will moderate the panel.

“The recent Ebola crisis sent shockwaves throughout the public and within healthcare facilities. With the potential for an Ebola outbreak in the United States still a possibility, preparedness is crucial. Good planning for a potential Ebola outbreak can apply to future concerns with other high-risk infectious diseases,” said the Institute.

“With so much for hospitals to manage related to Ebola preparedness, efforts to keep track of the details of medical technology and other devices may get lost in the shuffle. Hospitals are left wondering if their equipment management process, specifically for medical devices and personal protective equipment (PPE), are adequate to treat patients with Ebola and protect their workforce.”

This webinar is intended for nursing executives, clinical and biomedical engineering professionals, infection control professionals, materials managers, risk managers, hospital administrators, and facility managers. The interactive format of ECRI Institute’s webinar will provide ample time to interact with the panel during the Q&A session and also encourages participation.

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