AmSECT Quality & Outcomes 2017 - The Continuum of Care of the Cardiac Surgery Patient

October 18-21 • Hilton Portland Downtown • Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, October 18

9:00 AM -10:00 AM

ICEBP Steering Committee

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Perfusion Registry Summit

12:15 PM

President's Welcome and Introduction 

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Session 1: Relevant Preoperative Facts and Figures

Moderator: Donald Likosky, PhD

  • Medical Optimization of Patients Prior to Cardiac Surgery (Robert S. Kramer, MD, FACS)
  • Preparing for Patients at High Risk of Transfusion (Jane Ottens, CCP (Aust))
  • Preoperative Use of Registries – The Grading System of the Future (Eric Tesdahl)
  • Panel Discussion
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

Session 2: Breakout Case Reports

  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (Robert Groom / Jwana Ibsies, MS, CCP)
  • Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest (David Fitzgerald, MPH, CCP / Luc Puis, ECCP)
  • Circuit Emergency During Cardiopulmonary Bypass (Cory Alwardt, PhD, CCP / Renee Axdorff-Dickey, MBA, CCP)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 

Session 3: Readiness to Perform

Moderator: Robert Baker, PhD, CCP (Aust) 

  • How Can Standards and Guidelines Prepare Your Team? (Timothy Dickinson, MS, CCP)
  • Adult Readiness – What Should you Know? (Shahna Bronson, CCP)
  • Pediatric Readiness – What Should you Know? (Renee Axdorff-Dickey, MBA, CCP)
  • Time Out! It’s Game Time (Kenneth Shann, CCP)
  • Panel Discussion
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM 

Session 4: Breakout Case Reports

  • Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (Robert Groom / Jwana Ibsies, MS, CCP)
  • Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest (David Fitzgerald, MPH, CCP / Luc Puis, ECCP)
  • Circuit Emergency During Cardiopulmonary Bypass (Cory Alwardt, PhD, CCP / Renee Axdorff-Dickey, MBA, CCP)
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Speaker Reception (by Invitation Only)  

Thursday, October 19

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM


7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Session 5: Team Training – The Next Frontier of Improved Patient Outcomes

Moderator: Cory Alwardt, PhD, CCP    

  • AmSECT President’s Message on Team Training (Kenneth Shann, CCP)
  • Team Training & Insurance Implications (Uriah Dudgeon)
  • Team Training & Patient Advocacy – The Medtronic Experience (Mark Bearss)
  • Team Training & Simulation – Seattle Children’s Hospital Experience (Justin Sleasman, MS, CCP)
  • Panel Discussion
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Poster Session in Exhibit Hall

  • Total Blood Volume Depends on the Hematocrit of the Patient in Addition to Body Size and Gender, which will Improve the Prediction of Dilutional Hematocrit and Oxygen Delivery During CPB (Min-Ho Lee, PhD, CCP)
  • Mechanisms for Reducing Iatrogenic Hemodilution During Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Results from a National Registry of Perfusion Cases (Al Stammers, MSA, CCP)
  • An Institutional Approach to Perfusion Education: An Escalating Need for High-Fidelity Simulation (Uriah Dudgeon)
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Session 6: How Should we Measure Intraoperative Success?

Moderator: Robert Groom

  • Measuring Success Without an Electronic Perfusion Record (Luc Puis, ECCP)
  • Electronic Charting – Why do I need it? (Jeffrey Riley, MHPE, CCT, CCP)
  • Electronic Charting – What are my Options? (Timothy Dickinson, MS, CCP)
  • Dashboards and Quality Scores – A patient’s Perspective (Robert Groom)
  • Quantifying Successful Cardioplegia (Al Stammers, MSA, CCP)
  • Panel Discussion
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch Presentation 

Update on CONNECT and Goal Directed Perfusion

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Session 7: Oral Abstracts and a Word from AmSECT University 

Moderator: Shahna Bronson, CCP

  • AmSECT University – ECLS Badge (Dawn Oles, MHPE, CCP, LP)
  • Automated Data Extract from Commercial Digitized Perfusion Recording System for the JaSECT Perfusion Registry (Makoto Hibiya, PhD)
  • Evaluating Perfusion Performance Indicators and the Impact on Patient Outcomes (Garland Dance, CCP)
  • Mycobacterium Chimaera Contamination of Heater Cooler Devices used in Cardiopulmonary Bypass at National Heart Centre, Singapore (Tanee Chan)
1:35 PM - 2:30 PM

Session 8: Breakout Sessions - Choose One

  • Rotating Stations – Durable LVADs (Jwana Ibsies, MS, CCP / Shahna Bronson, CCP)
  • Rotating Stations – Temporary VADs (Robert Groom / Justin Sleasman, MS, CCP)
  • PERForm Registry Interactive Session (Theron Paugh, BS, CCP / Cory Alwardt, PhD, CCP)
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 

Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Session 9: Dig Deep into Circulatory Arrest 

Moderator: Luc Puis, ECCP

  • Markers of Safety in Pediatric Cases utilizing DHCA and Low Flow Selective Perfusion (Justin Sleasman, MS CCP)
  • Systemic Cooling – How Much is too Much? (David Fitzgerald, MPH CCP)
  • Developing a Consensus Statement on Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest (Robert Baker, PhD CCP (Aust))
  • Panel Discussion
4:35 PM - 5:30 PM

Session 10: Breakout Sessions - Choose One

  • Rotating Stations – Durable LVADs (Jwana Ibsies, MS CCP / Shahna Bronson CCP)
  • Rotating Stations – Temporary VADs (Robert Groom / Justin Sleasman, MS CCP)
  • PERForm Registry Interactive Session (Theron Paugh, BS CCP / Cory Alwardt, PhD CCP)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Manufacturer’s Reception

Friday, October 20 

8:45 AM - 10:20 AM

Session 11: The Continuum of Care (and Keynote Address) 

Moderator: Jane Ottens, CCP (Aust)

  • Cardiac Surgery Patient: Pre to Post Hospital Considerations (Glen Whitman, MD)
  • Navigating the Dichotomies Between Literature and Your Clinical Practice (Robert Groom)
  • The Triple Aim of Healthcare – Where do you fit? (David Fitzgerald, MPH, CCP)
  • Panel Discussion
10:20 AM - 11:05 AM

Refreshments in the Exhibit Hall

10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

Poster Session in Exhibit Hall

  • Net Prime Volume is Associated with Increased Odds of Blood Transfusion (Donald Likosky, PhD)
  • The Choice of Arterial Pump – Does it Matter? (Kenneth Shann, CCP)
11:05 AM - 1:00 PM 

Session 12: The Post-Operative Cardiac Surgery Patient 

Moderator: Jwana Ibsies, MS, CCP

  • Post-Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) Physiology: An Intensivist’s Perspective (Ryan Fink)
  • Early Extubation: Its Importance and a Clinical Paradigm to Accomplish it (Glen Whitman, MD)
  • Blood Management of the Cardiac Patient in the Postoperative Period (Al Stammers, MSA, CCP)
  • An ICU Nurse Perspective – Communication and Teamwork (Tanya John, RN, BSN, CCRN and Heidi Paulson, RN, BSN, CCRN)
  • Panel Discussion
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

2:00 PM - 2:05 PM

Poster Awards Presentation 

Moderator: Shahna Bronson, CCP

2:05 PM - 3:25 PM

Session 13: Post-Operative Metric Tracking 

Moderator: David Fitzgerald, MPH, CCP

  • Postop AKI: Is it Just About the FICK (Glen Whitman, MD)
  • Using the STS and PERForm Databases to Evaluate my Program (Kenneth Shann, CCP)
  • Using the EMR for Post-Operative Metric Tracking (Robert Baker, PhD, CCP (Aust))
  • Panel Discussion
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 

Session 14: Fireside Chats - Choose One

  • Patient Blood Management Collaboration: The Trickle-Down Effect (Carmen Giacomuzzi, BSN, CCP, FPP / Debora Burger, RN, MSN)
  • The Solution to Cardioplegia – Share your Experience (Jeffrey Riley, MHPE, CCP / Cory Alwardt, PhD, CCP)
  • The Logistics and Power of Incident Reporting (Luc Puis, ECCP / Jane Ottens, CCP)
4:15 PM - 5:40 PM

Session 15: When Things Go Bad - The Aftermath

Moderator: Justin Sleasman, CCP MS

  • Failure to Rescue Rates (Donald Likosky, PhD)
  • How can Standards and Guidelines Help When Things go Bad? (Jane Ottens, CCP)
  • Human Error – Management and Consequences (William Scott Snider, CCP, LP)
  • Root Cause Analysis (Tami Rosenthal, MBA, CCP, FPP)
  • Panel Discussion

Saturday, October 21 (Choose a track from below)

Track #1

Perioperative Blood Management Review

The material presented in this track will be useful for all conference attendees, with special attention given to preparation to those participating in the “Perioperative Blood Management Specialist” certification exam to follow.  The review session is free to conference attendees and to anyone taking the certification exam immediately to follow.  There is a $200 fee for anyone taking the certification exam.

7:30 AM – 7:50 AM – Coffee, Juice, Bagels

7:50 AM – 8:00 AM – Introduction to Review Course (Keith Samolyk, BS, CCP)

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – Blood Component Review (Keith Samolyk, BS, CCP)

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Coagulation Review (David Pearman)

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM – Break

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM – Auto-Transfusion Review (John G. Rivera, Sr)

9:45 AM– 10:15 AM – Data Collection Practices (Jeffrey Riley, MHPE, CCP)

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM – Panel Discussion and Q&A

Track #2

ECMO: Fundamentals of Circuitry and Patient Management 

This ECMO course will feature both lectures and hands-on simulation of ECMO. Learners will gain an understanding of contemporary ECMO circuitry and practice.  This course may be attended by full conference registrants for free, and a single-day registration will be available for those wishing to attend only this session.  Single day registration is $175.

7:30 AM – 7:40 AM – Welcome and Introduction (grab your breakfast!)

7:40 AM – 8:30 AM – Basic Physiology of VA and VV ECMO (Thomas Brogan)

8:35 AM – 9:20 AM

  • Group 1 – Lecture: Basics of ECMO Circuits (Kevin Charette)
  • Group 2 – Hands on ECMO Circuits (Simulation Faculty)

9:25 AM – 10:10 AM

  • Group 1 – Hands on ECMO Circuits (Simulation Faculty)
  • Group 2 – Lecture: Basics of ECMO Circuits (Kevin Charette)

10:10 AM – 10:25 AM – Break

10:25 AM – 11:10 AM

  • Group 1 – Lecture: ECMO Indications and Patient Selection (Thomas Brogan)
  • Group 2 – Patient Scenarios and Simulation (Simulation Faculty)

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Group 1 – Patient Scenarios and Simulation (Simulation Faculty)
  • Group 2 – Lecture: ECMO Indications and Patient Selection (Thomas Brogan)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch Presentation

  • How to Build and Manage and ECMO Program from Scratch (Robert Longenecker)

1:00 PM – 1:25 PM – Updates in Anti-Coagulation for ECMO (William DeBois)

1:25 PM – 1:50 PM – Cannulation – Which Technique is Best? (TBD)

1:50 PM – 2:30 PM – Question and Answer / Wrap-Up

AmSECT Membership Eligibility

An Active Member shall be any perfusionist active in the practice of extracorporeal circulation technology. There are also opportunities to become a Transitional Active Member for those less than a year removed from graduation from an approved accredited training program. Other options include; an Associate Membership, International Membership, Perioperative Blood Management Clinician Membership, and Student Membership.

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