Latest posts by Lawrence F Muscarella PhD (see all)
- A Duodenoscope Has Been Linked to ‘Probable Transmission’ of a Colistin-Resistant Superbug In January, the FDA had issued a safety alert reporting a "design issue" with this endoscope "that could increase the risk of patient infection." - December 8, 2017
- FDA Clears A Duodenoscope with a Detachable Cap Almost 20 years ago, the FDA cleared two other duodenoscope models with a reusable distal cover for sale in the U.S. - September 25, 2017
- Air Force Advises 135 Patients of HIV, Hepatitis Infection Risk a Year Later A number of questions about this lapse remain unanswered. - June 26, 2017
Recent infection prevention webinars, eBook:
| Bronchoscopy (click the link)
Infection control webinars, eBooks content
Dr. Muscarella has presented and written a number of timely topics to healthcare practitioners and manufacturers through the years, including (but are not limited to):
- the risk of transmission of “CRE” during gastrointestinal endoscopy, bronchoscopy and other flexible endoscopic procedures;
- the principles of disinfection and sterilization;
- the modes of disease transmission;
- how to select an appropriate sterilization process for a specific instrument;
- the risk management in the healthcare setting; and
- design controls and when a manufacturer should submit a 510(k) application.
Contact Dr. Muscarella — Larry@LFM-HCS.com — to request he prepare an on-line webinar for your hospital or company.
Attendees to Dr. Muscarella’s webinars usually can receive continuing educational units, or “CEUs” (provided the medical facility applies for and is approved to offer these units), by taking a quiz after the presentation.
Software needed, other equipment
Dr. Muscarella’s prepares his webinars using Microsoft PowerPoint, which your staff members than view remotely at a scheduled time typically using audio-visual (AV) software provided by the medical facility (or manufacturer).
The software used to view Dr. Muscarella PowerPoint webinars may be any of the following, among others:
- Adobe Connect
- Google+ Hangouts
- Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Sharing
- and other software packages.
Staff members “attend” and participate in Dr. Muscarella’s webinars via a personal computer or tablet.
This cost-effective service provides your staff with the opportunity to watch Dr. Muscarella’s infection control lecture (average time = 45 minutes) and to ask questions (average time = 15 minutes).
Lectures range in cost from $1500 and up, with the average all-inclusive cost of approximately $2500. In most cases, this cost covers Dr. Muscarella’s time to prepare the lecture, present it on-line (remotely), and to answer questions afterwards.
This all-inclusive price is the same no matter how many of your staff members attend.
Rationale for remote webinars
It is always preferred that a lecturer present a timely topic in person. But, sometimes the costs of airline tickets, hotel reservations, and meals required to host a speaker can be expensive.
Dr. Muscarella’s remote lectures, which he presents to your staff members from his office via a personal computer provide a cost-effective alternative that can save thousands of dollars compared to hosting a speaker on site.
What’s most important is the knowledge learned from and the lessons taught during a webinar, much more so than where the lecture originates.
Remember SGNA recommends that GI endoscopy units ensure their staff are educated about the prevention of CRE transmissions and infections during GI endoscopy.
Email your questions to Dr. Muscarella at: Larry@LFM-HCS.com
Posted: 5/18/2017, Rev A.