AUTOTRANSFUSION DATA & RESEARCH
SpecialtyCare is on the cutting edge of autotransfusion data and research.
Autotransfusion Data & Research
SpecialtyCare is on the cutting edge of autotransfusion data and research. Our most recent evidence shows that patient blood management (PBM) strategies offer significant clinical benefits. SpecialtyCare’s most recent research includes a review of gender-based differences that influence transfusion rates, the use of ultrafiltration during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), and the effectiveness of acute normovolemic hemodilution and autologous priming in the operating room.
At the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT) meeting in 2017, two new studies were presented that examined cardioplegia solutions and techniques and their impact on glucose levels, hemodilution, and transfusion.
Another study from the same AmSECT meeting, The Influence of Intraoperative Autotransfusion on Postoperative Hematocrit following Cardiac Surgery, provided even more insight.
Based on 3,225 adult cardiac procedures between February 2016 and January 2017 at 84 U.S. hospitals, the study was designed to evaluate the effects of intraoperative autotransfusion on overall hematocrit (Hct) drift between initiation of cardiopulmonary bypass and the immediate postoperative period.
SpecialtyCare Advisory Boards
SpecialtyCare also uses the medical expertise of advisory boards that include healthcare experts and industry-leading physicians, surgeons, anesthesiologists and clinicians. They work closely with our chief medical officer, as well as members of our medical office. Together, they provide:
- Insight into perfusion, neuromonitoring, surgical assistance, and clinical technician environments
- Recommendations to advance medical systems, including quality indicators, procedural guidelines, and improvement initiatives
- Guidance to ensure the best possible care to our patients
- Assistance in developing and maintaining positive relationships with the medical, perfusion, surgical assistance, and clinical technician communities
- Collaborations that include ideas for growing hospitals’ business and for improving recruitment of clinical staff
- Ongoing input for our continuing education programs
Because our clinicians are teamed with surgical teams in thousands of cases across the country, SpecialtyCare is able to gather data on DBS techniques that typically aren’t known in remote medical facilities or by other providers with a more limited research range. This is why we’re an industry leader in DBS data.
With the creation of SCOPE, the SpecialtyCare Operative Procedural Registry, SpecialtyCare has the largest clinical database of its kind. Members of our medical office analyze case data and share the scientific findings to our clinical professionals so that the evidence-based trends and best practices can be shared with surgeons and OR teams across the nation, which also brings innovation at the local level.
The SpecialtyCare Autotransfusion team partners with hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities all across America by integrating with your staff to provide consistent, reliable, and high-quality care. We strive to understand your business as well as you do so that we can anticipate your needs and make recommendations to continually improve your blood management program.
Listen to our OR Podcast.
Scrubbing In, powered by SpecialtyCare, is a medical podcast about innovation in the OR. In these discussions, we will be speaking to industry leaders in healthcare and those making a positive impact on health care, in the operating room, and in the perfusion industry. This medical podcast is designed to reach all of those within the medical field specifically those in the OR, including; surgeons, nurses, perfusionists, surgical assistants, hospital management, neurophysiologists, supply chain associates, medical researchers, and all those that assist in making surgery safe and successful.
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