Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance in reaching out to one of our liaisons.
Keith Samolyk, CCP LP PBMS Emeritus
David Fitzgerald, DHA MPH CCP
What are AAMI and ISO?
American Association for Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), a nonprofit American organization, writes standards for medical devices and is a country (USA) member of the International Standards Organization (ISO).
Why are they Important?
The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) references AAMI standards for the evaluation of perfusion products submitted by manufacturers for approval for clinical use. Approved perfusion products are mostly referenced to ISO standards designation. Example: oxygenators are referenced as ISO 7199 standard. Globalization of standards is a reality.
What is our recent accomplishment?
The establishment of an approved ISO “Perfusion Checklist” authored by AmSECT’s AAMI Liaison.
Why be involved?
The perfusionist should significantly impact the quality and safety of perfusion products. AAMI is the primary force behind ISO documents. AmSECT is the only major perfusion organization involved.
Richard Chan, CCP
Kirsten Kallies, CCP LP
Gregory Mork, BA LP CCP
The mission of the sponsoring organizations of the AC-PE is to cooperate to establish, maintain and promote appropriate standards of quality for educational programs in perfusion technology and to provide recognition for educational programs that meet or exceed the minimum standards outlined in the Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Perfusion.
Linda G. Cantu, CCP
David A. Palmer, EdD CCP
The ELSO Liaison shall promote the science of Extra-Corporeal Life Support (ECLS) in the perfusion community by maintaining an active role in the collaborative efforts of both AmSECT and ELSO (Extra-Corporeal Life Support Organization). The ELSO Liaison is integral in establishing and maintaining all levels of communication between the steering committee/leaders of ELSO and the Board of Directors of AmSECT.
The president of AmSECT appoints the ELSO Liaison with no term limits. The ELSO Liaison should have clinical experience with ECLS in the neonatal, pediatric and adult patient populations.
- Strive to maintain positive working relationships with the leaders of the ELSO community.
- Provide consultation and support to disputes occurring between ECMO clinicians and perfusionists. These conflicts may be realized nationally, regionally or within an institution.
- Participate in the planning of the joint AmSECT pediatric/ELSO meeting and other ELSO meetings.
- The ELSO Liaison should stimulate meeting participation by presenting at conferences relative to ECMO and ECMO-related therapies while introducing new technologies and procedural changes.
- The ELSO Liaison shall maintain a seat on the ELSO Steering Committee by attending the designated steering committee conferences.
- Work closely with the appointed AmSECT Board of Director Advocate to submit communications and requests to the Board.
- Submit a bi-annual report to the Board of Directors a minimum of 30 days in advance of the spring and fall Board meetings, generally by March 1 and September 1 of each year. The September report should include the committee budget and request approval of any expenses that the committee will incur in the coming fiscal year.
Desiree K. Bonadonna, MPS CCP FPP LP
Bruce Searles, PhD CES-A CCP LP
What is SABM?
SABM is the largest patient blood management organization globally, helping to inform clinicians about blood alternatives and how to reduce donor (allogeneic) blood product transfusions and exposure. Their goal is to improve health outcomes. SABM advances comprehensive patient blood management practices by promoting innovative research and providing quality professional education and public information.
To inform the perfusion community about the current direction and mission of the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) and its impact on awareness of surgical blood utilization and its effect on outcomes.
Keith Samolyk, CCP LCP PBMS Emeritus
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