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.
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).
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.
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.
Join us at the Society of Thoracic Surgeon’s 53rd Annual Meeting in Houston, TX, January 21-25, 2017. Dr. Eric Tesdahl, SpecialtyCare Senior Biostatistician, will present original research entitled, The Influence of Ultrafiltration on Red Blood Cell Transfusion during Cardiopulmonary Bypass.
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.