July 14, 2017
The American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT) recently published two articles by members of the SpecialtyCare Medical Office. The articles appear in volume 49, no. 2 of the Journal of Extracorporeal Technology (JECT).
Linda B. Mongero, CCP, Director of Education and Clinical Performance, presented “Will Real-Time Monitoring Technology be a Game Changer for Perfusion Safety?” at the Goal-Directed Therapy Symposium, 54th AmSECT International Conference, in Colorado Springs on March 19, 2016. The article demonstrates the benefits of multiple monitors and real-time alerts and alarms for perfusionists, enabling an immediately available compliance report and improving patient safety and clinical care.
Alfred H. Stammers, MSA, CCP, Director of Clinical Quality and Outcomes Research, is the lead author on a second article, “Goal-Directed Perfusion Methodology for Determining Oxygenator Performance during Clinical Cardiopulmonary Bypass.” The study evaluates three oxygenators currently in clinical use and reflects how information collected by perfusionists could be utilized to provide new information to bridge gaps in knowledge when an absence of quality data is encountered. This work was also the subject of a SpecialtyCare blog post.
AmSECT’s Journal of ExtraCorporeal Technology is dedicated to the study and practice of basic science and clinical issues related to extracorporeal circulation. The Journal is the longest continuously published periodical in the field of Perfusion and has served as the official publication of the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology since 1967.