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.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and SpecialtyCare, Inc. officials announced today that the company will expand its headquarters in Brentwood. The healthcare company plans to create 124 new jobs in Tennessee and consolidate multiple locations to a 40,000 square-foot facility within the Eastpark Office Park in Maryland Farms. The company is investing in state-of-the-art clinical training facilities with an expanded simulation operating room and classrooms with enhanced technology features.
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.
Congratulations to W. Bryan Wilent, PhD, DABNM, SpecialtyCare VP of Quality and Clinical Performance – IONM, for co-authoring a study published in the Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing. The research, Incidence of Peripheral Nerve Injury during Shoulder Arthroplasty When Motor Evoked Potentials are Monitored, concludes that utilization of real-time diagnostic MEP data during shoulder arthroplasty aids surgeons in decision making regarding impending peripheral nerve injuries.
This week we celebrate the men and women at SpecialtyCare, and all across the country, who make certain that patients receive care from physicians and allied healthcare providers who are properly educated, licensed, and trained in their specialty. National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week acknowledges these professionals and the important role they play in the provision of patient care throughout our healthcare system. Thank you for what you do every day to ensure quality care and patient safety. We appreciate you!
Congratulations to Katy Loos, MSN, CRNP, RN, SpecialtyCare’s Patient Blood Management Specialist/Director and the team at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals for receiving the 2017 Delaware Valley Patient Safety & Quality Award from The Health Care Improvement Foundation. Our submission, “Implementation of a Patient Blood Management Program,” outlines the integration of PBM as a daily, embedded quality improvement strategy at TJUH.