Posts Tagged ‘Perfusion’

Mayo Clinic’s Current Concepts in Extracorporeal Life Support: Medical Management and High-Fidelity Cannulation Simulations

Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is increasingly being used for refractory cardiopulmonary failure and its use in the adult population is gaining attention in clinical practice. The paucity of randomized clinical trials and guidelines has led to significant practice variation when trying to address the challenge of minimizing risk and maximizing benefit. This course provides the…

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Controversies & Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease, the Nineteenth in the Series

We are proud to be celebrating the nineteenth annual Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease symposium in 2019! The scientific program will be released very soon and will focus on realistic views of controversial issues in cardiovascular disease. Sessions will include a combination of lectures, debates, and roundtable discussions presented by a…

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21st Annual Perfusion Conference at MUSC

The Twenty-First Annual Update on Perfusion Conference will be held at the Medical University of South Carolina on October 24, 25 and 26, 2019. he Cardiovascular Perfusion program at MUSC will be hosting the 21st Annual Update on Perfusion Conference, October 24-26, 2019 in Charleston, SC. As one of the longest running multi-disciplinary scientific programs,…

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MED Symposium 2019 (Minimally Invasive/ECMO/Dallas)

This course will include captivating lectures on both Minimally, invasive Cardiac Surgery as well as Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). The focus will be on surgical techniques as well as cannulation for these respective patient groups. There will also be an in depth look at post-op care and ICU management for these types of cases. This…

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CREF 2019: The 39th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium

The international, interdisciplinary 39th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium (CREF 2019) focuses on the science and techniques of cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal perfusion. The conference offers cutting-edge presentations, interactive discussions, case presentations, hands-on workshops, and extracurricular education on topics related to cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass, extracorporeal perfusion, and extracorporeal life support. The 39th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery…

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Standards and Guidelines for Perfusion Practice

The goal of this project was to provide Perfusionists with a framework to guide safe and effective extracorporeal support care to their patients. AmSECT recommends that clinical teams use this document as a guide for developing institution-specific protocols for patients receiving extracorporeal support.

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What is a Cardiovascular Perfusionist?

A perfusionist is a skilled, allied health professional, trained and educated specifically as a member of an open-heart, surgical team responsible for the selection, setup, and operation of a mechanical device commonly referred to as the heart-lung machine. During many types of open heart surgery, the patient’s heart is stopped so that it is easier…

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