The ECRI Institute, a nonprofit healthcare research organization, will be holding a December 3, 2014 web conference from 1:00 to 2:30 PM eastern time titled “Ebola: Medical Device and Personal Protective Equipment.”

According to an announcement from ECRI, the organization has created this educational webinar to help instruct healthcare facilities on how they can manage their medical technology and personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the Ebola virus. The webinar discussion is designed to prepare facilities to treat Ebola patients, and also to protect their workforce. The webinar creators hope that planning for a potential Ebola outbreak might also help prepare healthcare providers to contend with other high-risk infectious diseases in future.

Presenting in the webinar will be Chris Lavanchy, engineering director, health devices, ECRI Institute; Randy Peacock, director of biomedical engineering, Nebraska Medical Center; and Thomas Nowicki, MD, director of cognitive simulation and innovation (CESI), Hartford Hospital. The session will be moderated by Jeremy Suggs, ScD, engineering manager, health devices, ECRI Institute.

This webinar is intended for nursing executives, clinical and biomedical engineering professionals, infection control professionals, materials managers, risk managers, hospital administrators, and facility managers.

To learn more, or to register for this webinar, visit the ECRI website.