Tammy Sparacino

Tammy Sparacino, CCP

Tammy graduated from Texas Heart Institute and had been practicing for nearly 17 years in the Houston and surrounding areas.  She is employed with Houston Extracorporeal Technologies as a clinical perfusionist. Her professional interests are perfusion education, ECMO management and blood conservation.

Tammy Sparacino, CCP lectures:

The New Orleans Conference 2019 Online Edition - Day 1
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Fluid, Volume, and Blood Management. A multidisciplinary approach to autologous blood. Transfusions – When and why?The Physiology of Fluid Management
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PerfWeb 26 - Part 1
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Managing unwanted intravascular material. The mechanics and physics of the AngioVac system. Case studies in success: Avoiding sternotomy. Protecting the patient from intra PE
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PerfWeb 27 Advanced hemodynamic monitoring Non invasive cardiac output devices - Day 2
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Advanced hemodynamic monitoring. Non invasive cardiac output devices.
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PerfWeb 27 TAVR - SAVR Update on outcomes; Cannulation strategies for ECMO - Day 3
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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement TAVR and Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement SAVR: Update on outcomes. Cannulation strategies for ECMO support of the TAVR
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Common youth behaviors with serious societal implications. Work - Life balance of the perfusionist
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Common youth behaviors with serious societal implications. Work-Life balance of the perfusionist. Perfusion and other healthcare professionals have families including children
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What exactly is the role of the perfusionist. Development of the Heart / Lung machine
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What exactly is the role of the perfusionist: From scope of practice to practice dependent responsibilities. Cross industry collaboration; development of the Heart/Lung machine
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Cerebral Oxygen Saturation with Outcome in Cardiac Surgery: Brain as an Index Organ
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Association between Cerebral Oxygen Saturation with Outcome in Cardiac Surgery: Brain as an Index Organ | Perfusion Education
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Autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) separation technology used in the same patient.
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Autologous platelet rich plasma separation technology used in the same patient receiving 2 complicated aortic surgeries within a short time period (case report)
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PerfWeb 39 Methods for determining Heparin Resistance before cardiovascular operation in adults.
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Methods for determining Heparin Resistance before cardiovascular operation in adults. Morbidity and Mortality discussion on a case that perfusion related matters
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PerfWeb 40 explore the data on Acute Kidney Injury during Cardiopulmonary Bypass procedures.
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Panel explore the data on Acute Kidney Injury during Cardiopulmonary Bypass procedures with higher arterial pressures. Use of pressers during CPB
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PerfWeb 41 Benefits of Retrograde Autologous Pump Prime (RAPP) during cardiopulmonary bypass.
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Benefits of Retrograde Autologous Pump Prime (RAPP) during cardiopulmonary bypass procedures. Positive impact if retrograde autologus priming in adult patients undergoing cardiac s
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Obesity: A critical risk factor in the COVID-19 pandemic - Perfusion / ECMO
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Published data along with our own experiences with the critical risk factors affecting survival with COVID-19 when ECMO was required as a supportive therapy
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Treatment of cardiogenic shock in peripartum cardiomyopathy: Case series from a tertiary
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Peripartum cardiogenic shock can happen, though infrequently, is devastating. Learn about this complex condition and hear case studies on successful outcomes with the use of ECMO
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Postcardiotomy ECMO Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator: No longer a bridge to no where?
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Postcariotomy syndrom occurs in any cardiac surgery program. Explore the potential causes and how transitioning to ECMO as a bridge to a permanent VAD is a very realistic approach
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SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 pandemic, “coronawar” … oops; something was forgotten.
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Look at the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) Pandemic and where we are now, what we learned, got right, got wrong and how escalating therapy's vis a vis, ECMO helped
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Journal Club — Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Respiratory Failure.
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Latest data on VV ECMO for Respiratory Failure and explores the techniques to manage oxygenation and ventilation of the patient needing extracorporeal lung support
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Journal Club — Long - Term Survival, Post-traumatic Stress, and Quality of Life post ECMO
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The program examines the psychological aspects of survivors that were maintained on artificial ventilation and circulation for lengthy durations
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Optimizing Renal Replacement Therapy for Patients Who Need Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation ECMO
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Use of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) during Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy and debate the use of CRRT as continuous dialysis
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Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in previously undiagnosed healthcare workers in New Jersey
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Healthcare Workers (HCW) are exposed daily to a host of infectious diseases within the hospital and patient care environments. Infection rates of HCWs. Vasoplegia
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Commentary: Myocardial protection is a process, not an event. Antifibrinolytics
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Commentary: Myocardial protection is a process, not an event. Anti - Fibrinolytics Updates on Myocardial Protection
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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Cannulation for Postcardiotomy Shock
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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation for postcardiotomy shock. ECMO Cannulation: Pearls of wisdom. Oxygen Dissociation Curve
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Fluid Management of the ECMO Patient. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
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SMART decisions in fluid management are worth their SALT Fluid management of the ECMO patient. Fetal Hemoglobin vs. Adult Hemoglobin
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Donation after Cardiac Death - Preparing for Acute Aortic Emergencies and the Next Wave of Pandemic
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Donation after Cardiac Death (DCD): Expanding the donor pool for patients needing heart transplantation. Preparing for acute aortic emergencies. Magnesium
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PerfWeb 57 — MediWeb Spring Conference — Day 3
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Anticoagulation free ECMO: Does this improve outcomes? CRRT: How is it used, is it beneficial, can benefit be measured? Ultrafiltration for volume management on CPB
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PerfWeb 57 — MediWeb Spring Conference — Day 4
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First ever multi-studio, multi-day, interdisciplinary virtual educational event. Advanced review of ventilator settings for ARDS: Optimizing native lung contribution
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Heparin Free (VV ECMO) Veno Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Multiple Trauma Patient
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Heparin - free ( VV ECMO) Veno - Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a multiple trauma patient. Anticogulation free ECMO: Is this safe? Bivalirudin
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Non Invasive Cardiac Output Devices in Artificial Circulatory Support and ECMO
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lectures on non or minimally invasive cardiac output devices. The advantages and challenges in regards to accuracy and dependability in artificial circulatory support and ECMO
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How should a perfusionist deal with a difficult surgeon
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A lighthearted, but highly informative discussion about dealing with difficult surgeons, and even difficult colleagues and other team members. Dealing with difficult surgeons
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Work Life balance of the perfusionist - Tammy Sparacino, CCP
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Tammy Sparacino, CCP, Tracie Howeth, LBSW and Joe discuss work life balance for the healthcare professional
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Is a Sole Perfusion Practice Safe for the Patient - Tammy Sparacino, CCP
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Tammy Sparacino, CCP and Joe discuss the challenges and advantages of working in a solo perfusion practice
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Disasters  Your family or your patients - perfusion education
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Discussion on the conflict that exists between the healthcare professionals oath to our patients and our families during a natural disaster or national crisis
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High stress jobs and nutrition. Benefits of good nutrition T Sparacino
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Discussed are the many benefits of good nutrition and the difficulty healthcare professionals have complying with good nutritional habits
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Understanding Alpha Stat/pH Stat. Cardiopulmonary Bypass Management. Protamine - Neutralize Heparin
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How Does Protamine Really Neutralize Heparin?  Taking the next step in cardiopulmonary bypass management. Understanding alpha stat and pH stat
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The Effect of CPB on Platelets. Preoperative C-reactive Protein. Blood Storage.
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The effect of Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) on Platelets. Preoperative C-reactive protein as a predictor of postoperative AKI. Blood Storage Effects on the Blood Components
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Single Ventricle Physiology. Alternative Technique of Long Acting Cardioplegia. Ammonia Blood Levels
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Single Ventricle physiology and how this affects perfusion technique during surgical correction. Alternative techniques to long acting cardioplegia for myocardial protection CPB
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Update on ECMO for COVID-19 Weaning - V-A ECMO with Cardiogenic Shock Recombinant Activ. Factor VII
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Update on ECMO for COVID-19: What have we learned? Early experience of pump-controlled retrograde trial off for weaning from (VA ECMO) in adult patients with cardiogenic shock
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Perfusion department management. Implementation of percutaneous thrombus aspiration. Haptoglobin.
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Perfusion department management: How to best utilize resources. Faculty: J. Hoffman, MD, Matt Warhoover, CCP, A. Lepore, CCP; John Ingram Knowledge Nuggets: Haptoglobin
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2020 Review of VUMC. Neurologic Recovery After Ten Minutes No Blood Flow. Albumin: How Much?
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The Vanderbilt team - The heart transplant program at VUMC; T. Sparacino - an unusual case of neurologic recovery after protracted cardiac arrest. J. Ingram - the use of Albumin
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PerfWeb 75 - Day 1 - Journal Club -  Cytosorb® hemoadsorption of apixaban during emergent cardio-pulmonary bypass
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Tammy Sparacino, CCP describes the latest peer reviewed publications on the Cytosorb hemoadsorption technology. Hemoadsorption of apixaban during emergent CPB
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PerfWeb 75 - Day 5 - PerfWeb - ECMO clinical scenarios
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Joe Basha, CCP describes a variety of ECMO clinical scenarios - (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)
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PerfWeb 76 Day 1 - Journal Club - Brain MRI in Adult Survivors of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
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Tammy Sparacino, CCP reviews the latest peer reviewed publication on the effects of ECMO on the brain
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PerfWeb 77 - Day 1 - Tammy Sparacino Journal Club: Safely Repositioning a Dual Lumen ECMO Cannula
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Tammy Sparacino Journal Club: Safely Repositioning a Dual Lumen ECMO Cannula. How to safely reposition a dual lumen ECMO cannula without the need of interrupting flow
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PerfWeb 78 — Day 1 - Tammy Sparacino Journal Club: Air, Inflammation and Biocompatibility
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The blood air interface, common to cardiopulmonary bypass and how this initiates the inflammatory cascade. Biocompatible surfaces and how these attenuate the inflammatory cascade
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PerfWeb 79 - Neurocognitive Decline Following CPB — Day 3
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Tammy Sparacino, CCP and the PerfWeb team discuss Neurocognitive decline following CPB | Perfusion Education
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PerfWeb 80 - Fireside Chat: Disparities in ECMO outcomes — Day 3
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Joe Basha, CCP and the PerfWeb team have a fireside chat: Fireside Chat: Disparities in ECMO outcomes | Perfusion Education
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PerfWeb 81 - Racial Bias in Pulse Oximetry - Wolf, Parkinson White Syndrome — Day 1
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Tammy Sparacino, CCP and the PerfWeb team lecture, discuss: Racial Bias in Pulse Oximetry; John Ingram, CCP lecture and discuss: Wolf, Parkinson White Syndrome
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