ECRI Institute, Plymouth Meeting, Pa, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, will host a free educational seminar at its headquarters in suburban Philadelphia on October 23 from 8 am to 11 am. Hospital-based biomedical and clinical engineers, materials managers, risk managers, patient safety officers, and other health care professionals responsible for responding to product recalls and hazard alerts will find the seminar, "Hazard and Recall Management: Best Practices," useful.

“Managing hundreds of device recalls can be a daunting task for hospitals,” said James P. Keller, Jr, MS, VP, health technology evaluation and safety, ECRI Institute. “Through this seminar, participants will learn about ways to efficiently manage this process so that critical information about potentially dangerous products does not fall through the cracks.”

The seminar is free, and participants will be served a continental breakfast. Following the seminar, participants can tour ECRI Institute’s laboratories.

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