By | | June 2, 2017

Accordino Addresses ICNN in Munich

Congratulations to SpecialtyCare Director of Operations, Christina Accordino, MS, CNIM, on a well-received presentation at the 12th Annual International Conference on Neurology and Neurophysiology in Munich, Germany, May 18-20, 2017.

By | | May 30, 2017

Stammers Presents on NTM at AmSECT – AATS Meeting

Alfred H. Stammers, MSA, CCP, SpecialtyCare’s Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research, spoke to attendees at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery’s (AATS) Centennial Meeting earlier this month in Boston. During a session titled “Heater-Cooler-Induced Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections: An Emerging Public Health Concern,” Al discussed what perfusionists are, and should be, doing to mitigate the risk of NTM infections. The symposium was a collaboration between the AATS and the 55th International Conference of the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT).

By | | May 7, 2017

ASNM 2017: Honoring the Pioneers

Congratulations to the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM) on a terrific annual meeting, “Honoring the Pioneers: 40 Years of IOM,” which celebrated the first workshop on evoked potential monitoring and the leaders who paved the way for the founding of the Society. Many of our team members participated in the event and shared information and research with the attendees.

By | | January 17, 2017

SpecialtyCare Presentations at AACP Annual Seminar

Two members of SpecialtyCare’s Medical Office will give presentations at the 38th Annual Seminar of The American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion. Linda Mongero, CCP, will present on the effect of ultrafiltration on end-cardiopulmonary bypass hematocrit in cardiac surgery. Alfred H. Stammers, MSA, CPBMT, CCP, will give an oral presentation comparing the effectiveness of two methods of blood management: ANH (acute normovolemic hemodilution) and AP (autologous priming). The event will be held January 19-22, 2017 in San Diego. We hope you’ll be able to attend.

By | | November 14, 2016

New Perfusion Research: Gender Differences in Intraoperative Blood Transfusions

SpecialtyCare’s Senior Biostatistician, Eric Tesdahl, PhD, presented original research at the American Heart Association’s 2016 Scientific Sessions on November 14 in New Orleans. Based on data in SpecialtyCare’s Operative Procedural Registry (SCOPE™), “Gender Differences in Intraoperative Blood Transfusions” reviews 54,122 coronary artery bypass (CABG) procedures and finds that women are 30% more likely to receive a transfusion, which can lead to higher rates of infection, increased LOS, etc.

By | | August 23, 2016

OR Manager Conference

Visit us at Booth 106 on Sept. 21-23, 2016 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. The OR Managers conference offers continuing education and networking opportunities to those that manage today’s OR suite. It’s a great opportunity to connect with more than 1,400 surgical suite leaders, managers, and directors.

By | | April 29, 2016

Presentations at ASNM

SpecialtyCare contributed two presentations at the 2016 Annual Meeting of American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring (ASNM) in Chicago, May 12-15, 2016. Remote Neuromonitoring Physician Matthew Eccher, MD, MS, FAAN, FACNS, presented a clinical overview titled, “Data Sources: IOM Registries and Data Structures,” during which he discussed case series—the chief source of research insight into factors determining surgical outcomes. As detailed by Dr. Eccher, statistical considerations have driven creation of large patient registries to maximize the validity of conclusions derived from this research design, but the registries present considerable methodological and…