COVID-19 has put many tradeshows and events on hold, but continuing to provide critical education is important to us at MGC Diagnostics. In the pre COVID-19 environment, respiratory care professionals relied on these in-person events in order to gain insightful education in the field of cardiorespiratory diagnostics. Often, institutions such as the AARC or ACSM allowed these individuals to receive continuing education credits to keep their credentials active. With the cancellation of these in-person events, individuals are now lacking educational opportunities.
MGC Diagnostics has always been dedicated to providing cardiorespiratory health solutions. We strive to support the individuals working within the field and desire to support their abilities and contributing roles to their patients and community. One of the hallmarks of our education portfolio has been our three-day Cardiorespiratory Diagnostics Seminar in which individuals gain insightful information regarding testing techniques, performance standards, quality assurance procedures and clinical applications for basic and advanced cardiorespiratory diagnostic testing. Participants have typically received 22 AARC accredited hours for attending this in-person event.
Offering webinars gives us a safe way to keep education active while social distancing at the same time. Therefore, we are announcing “Webinar Wednesdays”, a six-week series beginning October 7th and occurring weekly through November 11th from 12:00-1:00pm CST. Each week, we are offering a modified 1-hour webinar discussing the very same important topics planned for at our yearly Cardiorespiratory Diagnostics Seminar. “We quickly realized we needed to find a way to continue providing education with a renewed approach,” said Courtney Beaton, Global Marketing Events & PR Manager for MGC Diagnostics, “These webinars do just that.”
Suited for all cardiorespiratory equipment users, each $15 webinar will include 45 minutes of presentation followed by 15 minutes of Q&A discussion using attendee submitted questions. Each webinar is approved for 1.0 AARC accredited hour with the October 21st and October 28th webinars also eligible to receive 1.0 credit from the ACSM. Because of the accreditation, these events will not be recorded or made available for replay after the event.
Additional archived webinars can be found for viewing on-demand (FREE!) via the MGC Diagnostics webinar page. Recent webinars have discussed COVID-19 topics such as “Restarting your Lab: a pathway to resuming diagnostic testing” and a corresponding update.
We will continue to add new webinars periodically, so please check regularly for updates.