Is a Sole Perfusion Practice Safe for the Patient - Tammy Sparacino, CCP
Is a Sole Perfusion Practice Safe for the Patient - Tammy Sparacino, CCP

Is a Sole Perfusion Practice Safe for the Patient - Tammy Sparacino, CCP

  • Faculty: Tammy Sparacino, CCP
  • Date: April 10th, 2020 9:00 am
  • CEU’s: 1.2 CEUs
  • Price: $18
  • Category 1 SDCE CEU
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Course description

Tammy Sparacino, CCP and Joe discuss the challenges and advantages of working in a solo perfusion practice.

Is a Sole Perfusion Practice Safe for the Patient?

Course Description:

This pivotal course examines the operational safety and viability of sole perfusion practices within various medical settings. Geared towards perfusionists, healthcare administrators, and surgical team members, the course provides an in-depth analysis of sole perfusion practices across different healthcare environments—from community hospitals to large academic institutions.

Key Learning Points:

  1. Understanding Sole Perfusion Practices:

    • Explore the structure of sole and multiple perfusion practices within institutional and private settings.
    • Discuss the roles and challenges faced by sole perfusionists in emergency scenarios.
  2. Case Studies and Comparative Analysis:

    • Analyze real-world examples to understand the implications of sole versus team-based perfusion setups during surgical procedures.
    • Review the outcomes of employing sole perfusionists in diverse medical emergencies and routine operations.
  3. Ethical and Legal Considerations:

    • Delve into the ethical dilemmas and legal responsibilities that come with practicing as a sole perfusionist.
    • Consider the potential risks and benefits to patient safety and care quality.
  4. Crisis Management and Support Systems:

    • Study the support systems available for sole perfusionists, including technological aids and emergency backup plans.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of current protocols and the integration of new technologies like telemedicine in enhancing response capabilities.
  5. Future of Perfusion Practices:

    • Predict future trends in perfusion practices based on current data and emerging healthcare models.
    • Discuss the impact of technological advancements and regulatory changes on the role of perfusionists.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for perfusionists seeking to understand the scope and implications of working in a sole capacity, as well as team leaders and healthcare administrators responsible for staffing and policy decisions in cardiac surgery units.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will gain:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of sole perfusion practices.
  • Insight into the potential risks and benefits of different perfusion models.
  • Strategies to enhance patient safety and professional support in sole perfusion settings.


Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate and may be eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CECs) depending on their professional board requirements.

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Join us in exploring the critical aspects of sole perfusion practices to enhance your knowledge and preparedness for working in or managing such environments. This course is essential for anyone involved in the strategic planning and execution of perfusion services in healthcare facilities.

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Meet Your Instructor

Tammy Sparacino, CCP

Tammy Sparacino, CCP

Tammy graduated from Texas Heart Institute and had been practicing for nearly 17 years in the Houston and surrounding areas

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