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ECRI 2005 Audio Conference Series

Electrosurgery Electrosurgery and and Patient Patient Safety: Safety:

Critical Critical Measures Measures for for Minimizing Minimizing Risk Risk

an an ECRI ECRI Audio Audio Conference Conference

Wednesday, March 16, 2005 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. EST

an an ECRI ECRI Audio Audio Conference Conference Wednesday, March 16, 2005 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.
an an ECRI ECRI Audio Audio Conference Conference Wednesday, March 16, 2005 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.

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Electrosurgery and Patient Safety:

Critical Measures for Minimizing Risk

Wednesday, March 16, 2005, 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. EST

(12:00 to 1:15 p.m. CST • 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. MST • 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. PST)

Are you making the grade on electrosurgery safety?

Since its introduction more than 75 years ago, electrosurgery has become one of the most widely used technologies in the operating room. Now used in about 80% of all surgical procedures, it has reduced both operating and patient recovery times and has proven to be an extremely valuable tool for surgeons.

Despite its benefits, electrosurgery-related injuries are among the most common incidents in U.S. Food and Drug Administration and ECRI problem-reporting databases. Reports include a wide range of serious incidents, from third-degree burns to vessel perforations and even death from surgical fire. Unfortunately, many of these injuries could have been easily prevented if critical electrosurgery patient safety measures had been followed by the hospital or healthcare facility.

ECRI’s audio conference will focus on the dangers of electrosurgery and the safeguards that every healthcare facility should implement to ensure at least a minimum level of acceptable electrosurgery safety. Learn from experts the most important steps you can take to protect your patients and staff from the hazards of electrosurgery.

You’ll learn:

The most common dangers associated with electrosurgery How to determine if your institution is following critical measures for electrosurgery safety Ways to protect your patients and staff from electrosurgical injuries

BONUS! Receive a Health Devices Electrosurgery Safety Checklist with your registration!

The Experts

James Keller, M.S., Director, Health Devices Group, ECRI, Plymouth Meeting, PA

Vangie Dennis, RN, CNOR, CMLSO, Coordinator, Advanced Technology, Gwinnett Hospital System, Lawrenceville, GA

Additional speaker to be announced

SAVE THE DATE! 18, 2005 Audio May Conference: Use of Radiofrequency Identification to Improve Safety
SAVE THE DATE!
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About ECRI

ECRI, an independent, nonprofit health services research and patient safety agency, provides information and technical assistance to the worldwide healthcare community to support safe and cost-effective patient care. It is a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization and an Evidence- based Practice Center as designated by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare, Research, and Quality. Visit our Web site at www.ecri.org for more information.

ECRI 2005 Audio Conference Series

Join us from the convenience of your desk. Learn more and travel less!

Have an entire team attend for one registration fee.*

Get your questions answered live.

Receive valuable session handouts and discounts on conference recordings.

Attending is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

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Register no later than Friday, March 11, 2005, using the attached form.

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Receive an e-mail confirmation and link to conference materials. You can print out the materials beginning Monday, March 14, 2005.

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Minutes before the conference begins, just call the provided toll-free number. No special equipment is needed!

Register Today!

Electrosurgery and Patient Safety:

Critical Measures for Minimizing Risk

Audio Conference • March 16, 2005

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2005

YES! Please sign me up for the March 16, 2005, audio conference (materials included).*

$129** (members of ECRI’s SELECTplus™ program, Health Devices System, Health Devices Gold, or Healthcare Risk Control System only)

$229** (nonmembers)

Please also send me conference recordings:

 

@ $49 each—audiotape and course materials @ $89 each—CD-ROM and course materials

I am unable to participate, but please send me:

 

@ $229 each—audiotape and course materials @ $239 each—CD-ROM and course materials

Send me information about the May 18, 2005, Audio Conference: Use of Radiofrequency Identification to Improve Safety and Efficiency

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Dept. 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1298 www.ecri.org Questions? Call +1 (610) 825-6000, ext. 5889,
Dept. 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1298 www.ecri.org Questions? Call +1 (610) 825-6000, ext. 5889,
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