May is National Stroke Awareness Month and SpecialtyCare is helping to spread the word. Stroke is a dangerous condition caused by interruption of blood flow to an area of the brain, sometimes resulting in loss of cognitive or motor functions. Our clinicians interact with stroke victims and their loved ones on a regular basis, and we understand how devastating stroke can be. The key to stroke prevention is widespread education of the community at large, so we encourage you to take advantage of these useful learning materials to facilitate stroke awareness and identification in the workplace and at home.
SpecialtyCare, the nation’s leading provider of clinical services and resources for perfusionists, is proud to promote and celebrate National Perfusion Week beginning on May 7, 2018. The company has created www.PerfusionWeek.com to promote the recognition of what cardiovascular perfusion is and the lifesaving perfusionists who work around the world.
SpecialtyCare’s Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research, Al Stammers, MSA, CCP, will deliver two presentations during the integrated AmSECT – AATS conference on April 28 – May 1 in San Diego. This premier learning event brings surgeons and perfusionists together to develop shared mental models designed to improve teamwork, communication, and patient outcomes. Al’s expertise, coupled with quantitative findings from SCOPE, the SpecialtyCare Operative Procedural Registry®, offer a unique opportunity for attendees to enhance their knowledge and advance the quality of cardiac care. We encourage you to attend.
SpecialtyCare’s Alex Razumovsky, PhD, FAHA, Vice President and Director, NeuroCare, has been invited to share his expertise with attendees of the 2017 International Blast Injury State of the Science Meeting in March. The special focus of the meeting will be “The Neurological Effects of Repeated Exposure to Military Occupational Blast: Implications for Prevention and Health.” Dr. Razumovsky will present a poster on “Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound as a Quantitative Biomarker in Evaluation of Mild, Moderate, and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.” The meeting is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office.
Dr. Amy Malphrus, a member of SpecialtyCare’s team of Online Monitoring Professionals, will be speaking at the International Workshop on Neurophysiology, Intraoperative Monitoring, and Neuropathic Pain in Cagliari, Italy, on April 12-13, 2018. Her topic, “Contribution of Neurophysiology in Clinical Neurology,” will describe how intraoperative neuromonitoring contributes to surgical outcomes and the postoperative neurologic examination. She will also discuss the selection of intraoperative monitoring modalities based on the procedure and neurologic diagnosis and review the use of EEG intraoperatively and in an outpatient setting.
Healthcare Quality Week is October 15-21, making this the perfect time to recognize the medical professionals and support staff who promote and engage in the delivery of high-quality healthcare. An effective “system” of quality extends far beyond hands-on patient care to include credentialing, scheduling, intake, billing, transportation, facilities, training, and every ancillary service that supports patient care.
Alex Razumovsky, PhD, FAHA, recently returned home from the XXIII Congress of the World Federation of Neurology that was held in Kyoto, Japan, September 16-21, 2017. As SpecialtyCare’s Vice President and Director of NeuroCare and a leading expert in the field, Dr. Razumovsky co-chaired a day-long Neurosonology Workshop and presented a session entitled “Neurosonology as a Critical Tool in Critical Care.”
We’re excited about CREF 2017, the 37th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium. In addition to being a proud sponsor, two experts from our Medical Department are on the program. We invite you to stop by and visit us at Booth 7 to chat with our team members.
Fort Myers, FL – June 1, 2017 – Perfusion.com, host of The Sanibel Symposium, and SpecialtyCare, host of Mechanisms, have entered into a joint venture with the objective of making The Sanibel Symposium the largest perfusion-focused, cardiac-related conference in the world.