HealthFirst Talks

At HealthFirst Talks, we share information to help the healthcare community meet the daily challenges of medical emergency readiness, patient safety and compliance.

Episodes

Shining a Light on UV Disinfection

Ultraviolet, more commonly referred to as simply UV, light is gaining popularity as an additional measure offices and schools can take to effectively control and prevent infection indoors in the era of the novel coronavirus. Dr. Fiona Collins and Dr. Scott Cohen of the HealthFirst Medical Advisory Board joined the HealthFirst podcast to outline the […]

Methods for Safeguarding the Air We Breathe, Part 2

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust air quality into the spotlight, particularly in the spaces we inhabit most, such as our homes, workplaces, schools and more – and Dr. Scott A. Cohen of the Bassett Healthcare Network and infection prevention specialist Dr. Fiona Collins are back with another look at how we can go about safeguarding […]

HealthFirst Talks: Safeguarding Our Air against Viruses and other Pathogens

  The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust air quality into the spotlight, particularly in the spaces we inhabit most, such as our homes, workplaces, schools and more. Fortunately, there are lines of defense against airborne viruses and pathogens. To explore those solutions, Dr. Scott A. Cohen of Bassett Healthcare Network and infection prevention specialist Dr. Fiona […]

HealthFirst Talks: COVID-19 Trends: Facts, Misinformation and Late-Breaking News

With vaccines rolling out around the globe, the “end” of the COVID-19 pandemic may be in sight – but there are still plenty of hot topics to tackle in exploring how the world has responded and shifted in the wake of this uncertain era. On this episode of HealthFirst Talks, Dr. Scott A. Cohen of […]

HealthFirst Talks: COVID-19 Vaccines: What You Should Know

  After nearly a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) approved two vaccines. There are lots of questions about how they work and if they are safe. Discussing these topics day are Dr. Scott Cohen, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Performance Improvement Officer for Bassett Healthcare Network, and Dr. Fiona Collins, […]

HealthFirst Talks: COVID-19 Updates and Influenza Trends

  With COVID-19 cases, deaths, and hospitalizations rising, what role will influenza play this season? Will all the extra precautions reduce flu numbers? And how is the story of COVID-19 and the flu playing out in practices? Answering these questions and more are three medical experts: Dr. Scott Cohen, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Performance […]

Exploring the Different COVID Tests

  On this episode of HealthFirst Talks, host Grace Huang welcomes two medical expert guests to discuss the different COVID-19 tests, their efficacy, and what test to use in different scenarios. Those guests are Dr. Scott Cohen, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Performance Improvement Officer for Bassett Healthcare Network, and Dr. Fiona Collins, dentist and […]

What Emergencies Happen in Dental Offices And How To Prevent Them

  Visits to the dentist’s office are already stressful enough, without considering the emergencies that can and do happen in routine dental procedures. Allergic reactions, fainting, asthma attacks, and even heart attacks are not entirely uncommon, explains guest Damon Matlon, Product Manager for HealthFirst. Marketscale’s Healthcare Podcast explores how dental offices prepare for these emergencies […]

It’s Time to Make Life-Saving Crash Carts More Available, Easier to Use

  On today’s episode of the Healthcare podcast brought to you by Marketscale, host Sean Heath is getting a crash course on medical crash carts from HealthFirst’s marketing and product manager Lynda Goodrich. Since 1971, Washington-based HealthFirst has been providing dental and medical offices cost-effective solutions for medical emergency preparedness, infection control, medical waste, and […]