High-Impact Recalls -- Building a Process to Avoid Disaster
ECRI Institute's December 12th web conference provides guidance on medical product recalls
PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA—ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), a nonprofit organization that
researches the best approaches to improving patient care, presents “High-Impact
Recalls -- Building a Process to Avoid Disaster,” a live web conference on December
12, 2012, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET.
Medical product recalls and hazard alerts have increased tenfold in the last
decade. Some recalls have even required the replacement of entire fleets of
products or communicating with hundreds of patients to warn them that they may
be affected by a recall.
High-impact recalls, ones that affect many areas, are time sensitive and
require prompt action that is often based on complex decisions involving
multiple stakeholders. Healthcare organizations need to have a process in place
for managing these recalls well before they happen so that decisions can be made
that most effectively take into account patient safety, quality of care, and
In this 90-minute web conference, presenters will:
- Review the framework necessary to prepare for high-impact recalls
- Examine the problems expected with a widespread recall and how to cope
- Present how to avoid common mistakes in the hazard and recall process
- James P.
Keller, Jr, MS, Vice President, Health Technology Evaluation and Safety, ECRI
Sacks, Director, Healthcare Product Alerts, ECRI Institute
Hollenbeck, RHIA, CPHQ, CPHRM, Corporate Risk Manager, Baptist
Memorial Health Care Corporation
The interactive format of these web conferences provides ample
time to interact with the panel through a Q&A session. The web conference
format encourages team participation.
This program is intended for clinical engineers, materials
managers, patient safety officers, purchasing directors, risk managers, nursing
staff, and senior administrators. Members of ECRI Institute’s Health
Devices System™, Health
Devices Gold™, and SELECTPlus™ programs will receive this program at no cost
as part of their membership, but advance registration is required.
ECRI Institute will offer live updates from the event on Twitter at #EIConf.
To learn more, or to register for this web conference, visit
the website or contact ECRI Institute by telephone at (610) 825-6000, ext.
5889; by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax
at (610) 834-0240; or by mail at 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA
19462-1298, USA. ECRI Institute also offers free resources in our free
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About ECRI Institute
ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), a
nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied
scientific research to healthcare to discover which medical procedures,
devices, drugs, and processes are best to enable improved patient care. As
pioneers in this science for 45 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and
independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. Strict
conflict-of-interest guidelines ensure objectivity. ECRI Institute is
designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified
Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human
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