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OR Today Webinar Sets Attendance Record

OR Today webinar announces record attendance.

OR Today hosted a webinar on April 9 with 373 attendees, a most for a session in 2020! The webinar “COVID-19 Best Practices – Where We Are and Where We Are Heading!” was sponsored by RepScrubs and presented by Dr. John Kutz. It was eligible for one (1) continuing education (CE) hour by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.

In the 60-minute webinar, Kutz, F.A.C.S. Medical Advisor at RepScrubs, discussed COVID-19 best practices. Kutz discussed what is happening on in the front lines right now and how to improve protocols for the future.

More than 700 individuals registered for the webinar with 373 live attendees and more have watched a recording of the session online. Those in attendance for the live presentation shared positive comments and reviews in a post-webinar survey.

“This was about the best COVID-19 webinar I’ve viewed in the past eight weeks! I have passed the link on to several colleagues and recommended it. Our hospital plans to institute several of the best practices discussed,” Infection Control Nurse R. McKanna said.

“An excellent webinar presentation by Dr. Kutz who provided an outstanding presentation that was clear, engaging, informative and pertinent. This is my first OR Today webinar experience and it certainly won’t be my last. Thank you for making this service available,” said C. Cerame, president/owner.

“Always great to get informative information from the best. Thank you for providing these educational sessions for our front-line staff,” shared B. Seider, ANM Surgical Services.

“The presentation was validation that my organization’s COVID-19 prevention efforts are aligned with current best practices for the operating room,” Director of Surgical ServicesK. Jenkins said.

“This webinar was a clear and concise response for operating room workers to the COVID crisis,” said J. Barber, assistant manager.

“Very relevant webinar, definitely interesting to hear the physician’s side,” Clinical Education Specialist W. Brown said.

“Another outstanding webinar from OR Today. I try not to miss these outstanding educational opportunities,” Clinical Resources Specialist J. Geeary said.

“Enthusiastic, knowledgeable speaker with current information that is both practical and thought provoking. Thank you for offering this webinar on such a timely subject matter,” exclaimed E. Vane, health science teacher (SPD practicum).

“Speaker is excellent, it is the second time I have attended one of his webinars. I wish I worked with such a level-headed engaged physician. He is an inspiration,” said M. McIntyre, director of nursing/operations.

“Very up-to-date information and a good way of receiving it. I like the OR Today webinar series and think it’s a great way to learn about current issues and responsibilities,” saidM. Mortensen, CBET owner.

“It was informative and eye opening. It is always a great experience to hear what others are doing about common issues. Sometimes when you are in it, it is hard to see the solution,” said I. Munoz, director of perioperative services.

For more information about the webinar series, visit and click on the “Webinars” tab.



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