Session 1: Using Data for Quality Improvement: Back to the Basics

Handout 1
Handout 2
Handout 3

Session 2: Data Breakouts

Breakout Session #1: How to Critique a Study

Breakout Session #2: Interpretation of Biostatistics – a Hands-on Approach

Session 3: Supporting Perfusion Practice Through Registries

Evidence Concerning Transfusions and Clinical Outcomes

Relationship Between Perfusion Practice and Blood Transfusion

Role of Clinical Databases in Driving Local Quality Improvement

Registry Participation is Our Professional Responsibility

Registry Participation is Not Necessary to Improve Quality and Outcomes


Session 4: Mycobacterial Infections Associated with Heater/Cooler Units in Cardiac Surgery

European Perspective

FDA Response

Session 5: Use of Data in Special Populations

Cases with Long CPB Times

Session 7: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Beyond Inoperable and High Risk – A Surgeon’s Perspective

Session 8: Hands-on Technology Workshops

When and Why Would You Use Two Oxygentators for ECMO?

Sterile Preparation to Replace an Oxygenator


Session 9: Keynote Address: Dr. James H. Abernathy III

Session 10: Safety in the High Stakes Environment

Incident Reporting – What is the Point?

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis


Simulation and its Role in Safety

Session 11: The Role of Human Factors and Engineering in Cardiac Surgery

What Does a Safe Operating Room Look Like?

Human Factors Engineering

Methods of Safe Communication

Session 12: ECMO - Balancing Innovation and Best Practices

ECMO: Current Trends and Future Direction

How has the ELSO Registry Been Used to Change Practice?

The Latest Data on ECMO Complications

Updates in Anticoagulation for ECMO


Session 15: What Does it Take to be Effective, and Where Do I Start?

Understanding and Managing Your Environment

Motivating Your Team

Session 16: ICEBP/AmSECT Standards and Guidelines

Update of Perfusion Taskforce: Anticoagulation Guidelines

Update of Perfusion Taskforce: Renal Protection Guidelines

Standards and Guidelines: The European/International Perspective

Standards and Guidelines: ANZCP Perspective

Standards and Guidelines for Accreditation of Hi-Fidelity Extracorporeal Simulation Programs

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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