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Session Explores Device Processing Myths

The recent OR Today webinar “Bad Answers to Good Questions – Busting Myths in Device Processing” was sponsored by Healthmark. It was eligible for 1 CE credit. OR Today has been approved and is licensed to be a Continuing Education Provider with the California Board of Registered Nurses, License #16623. Almost 400 health care professionals registered for the webinar.

In the webinar, a panel of experts discussed industry questions that are often answered incorrectly or poorly. Healthmark Industries provided the expert panel made up of Clinical Education Specialist Seth Hendee, Clinical Education Specialist John Whelan, Clinical Education Specialist Kevin Anderson and Special Projects Manager Jahan Azizi.

The panel closed the presentation with a question-and-answer session that included the question, “I am following AAMI standards and other recommendations, why do I need to use manufacturer IFUs?”

Azizi answered the question. He said that an IFU may not be validated but the burden then falls on the health care professional. He explained that if one can show that the IFU is not correct and why they are supplementing. However, he did caution that this could cause for some difficult questions in regard to a court case.

Attendees provided feedback via a survey that include the question, “Why did you attend today’s webinar? And, was it worth your time?”

“This was excellent information shared in the webinar. It was shared with me by another OR Manager and I was available so thought I would take advantage of the CEU and see what information would be shared. It was very engaging; the speakers were very knowledgeable,” CVOR Manager E. Arnold said.

“Love to see and hear most up-to-date recommendations for caring of equipment/supplies/etc. Was great to hear from this group of experts,” said T. Ralls, AVP CEE.

“Always interested in learning something. It was long overdue. This webinar presented things that should be frequently discussed,” said J. Gay, CEO.

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