Posts Categorized: ECMO
February Is American Heart Month: How Can We Make Heart Surgery Safer?According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 5 deaths in the US could be attributed to heart disease in 2020. Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in America, and approximately 20 million adults have...
Central Texas Perfusion Team Helps Save 19 Year OldA Waxahachie teen survived a traumatic crash this year at the age of 19. His family credits his survival to the help of Methodist Dallas Medical Center and the hospital’s new ECMO machine. We spoke with Dallas ECMO Coordinator Chris...
Shannon Barletti, BSN, RN, CCP, Presents “Anticoagulant Use during...The 60th AmSect International Conference The 60th American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT) International Conference was held April 7-10, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference included tracks for pediatric and adult perfusion. Topics consisted of congenital technical skills, ethics and...
Multi-Institutional Analysis of 505 COVID-19 Patients Supported with ECMO:...On February 18, 2022, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery published an important manuscript titled: “Multi-institutional Analysis of 505 COVID-19 Patients Supported with ECMO: Predictors of Survival”. The purpose of this study was to review the clinical experience in 505 patients...
SpecialtyCare: Your Leader for ECMO Services and SupportSpecialtyCare is the leader in perfusion, ECMO services, and patient blood management, performing over 130,000 procedures every year. Our evidence-based approach focuses on clinical quality, a commitment to excellence, adherence to industry regulations, and continuous improvement through best-in-class education, training,...
Why Specialty Care Is the Top Choice for Your ECMO NeedsSpecialtyCare has increased its experience and national reach over the years, becoming a thought leader in perfusion and ECMO services. We have over 100 ECMO programs and over 1,000 procedures every year, holding the most extensive database to capture shareable...
Valuing Others with Our Actions, Vol. 1SpecialtyCare is honored to share that one of our patients at Swedish Medical Center, Nate McWilliams, who spent 158 days in the hospital—91 of those on ECMO—was recently released from the hospital. We want to acknowledge our amazing perfusion team...
SpecialtyCare Highlight with Artem ZhosanArtem Zhosan is an ECMO specialist at SpecialtyCare, currently working in the Los Angeles area. Here, we highlight his career path of being a perfusionist in Ukraine to becoming an RN and ECMO specialist in the United States, what his...
SpecialtyCare Leads ECMO Training at Swedish HospitalTo continue highlighting ECMO Appreciation Week, we want to raise awareness for the importance of this profession and the impact these teams have on patient care every single day. Recently, SpecialtyCare provided 2.5 days of didactic instruction along with hands-on...
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