Purpose: Met with Security and picked up hospital pass.
Western General Hospital - Aug 12th, 2021 7:15am
Met with Dr. Rob Johnston, orthopedic surgeon.
Purpose: discussed his feedback of the new A1A prosthetic knee. Result: very happy and has agreed to be a reference. Advantages: Micro adjustment capability, number of sizes available. Issues: cost, lack of patient pain feedback. Support: New Anderson study, local peer contact, patient education video. Follow up: No follow up booked.
Note: Dr Johnston is doing 4 knees today and expects usage to go up over the next few months.
Western General Hospital, August 12th, 2021 7:28 AM
Met with May Thompson, OR equipment coordinator.
Purpose: Inventory discussion, time line discussion on additional sizes as per DR Johnston. Results: Lack of inventory may be an issue. Board approval of additional sizes may take two months.
Activity: 25 to 30 knees per week. Competition: DePuy, Wright. Follow Up: drop in when in hospital. Note: Not a decision maker but not a blocker either.
Western General Hospital, August 12th, 2021 8:50 AM
Met with Martha Bottom, Infection control.
Purpose: Build rapport, review infection control issues with A1A Prosthetic knee. Results: Good meeting, will monitor any change in infection rates. Issues: No issues, very comfortable with our company and products.
Support: Access to online best practise training for infection control. Follow up: Booked follow up appointment for Sept 15th, 2021. Note: Current president of local chapter of infection control. Going to APIC 2022 Indianapolis.
Western General Hospital, August 12th, 2121 10:00 AM
Met with John Turney, assistant director, Biomedical engineering.
Purpose: Review prosthetic knee study on going in hospital. Results: Study to be completed by November 2021. Issues: some manufacturing spec issues. Study includes 6 company’s product.
Support: no support required at this time.
Follow up: Sept. 15, 10 AM.
Note: very important, will be making a recommendation list. Sits on the Product Standardization committee.
Western General Hospital, August 12th, 2021 10:45 AM.
Met with Dr. Judy Wong, Orthopedic resident.
Purpose: introduction meeting, build rapport. Result: good meeting, new orthopedic resident, working with Dr Elliot.
Issues: Just starting her residency.
Follow up: No follow up. Note: new resident, will start doing knees next week, following Dr Elliot’s lead.
Western General Hospital, August 12th, 11:32 AM
Met with Rick Anderson, purchasing manager.
Purpose: contract discussion, training options, standardization issues. Results: Waiting for Bio Medical review , RFQ to go out early December, decision by end of year. Issues: Price, Price, Price. Support: Needs JIT document. Needs Logistics discussion with operations. Follow up: Set. 15th 11 AM.
Note: will do a life cycle cost study not just about Price. Does not sit on Standards.
Western General Hospital, August 12th, 11:37 AM
Purpose: returned hospital pass and signed out of hospital.
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