SARS-CoV-2 Versus Influenza-associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Requiring Veno-venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Supportview event
Pulsatile perfusion: What are the benefits, and do they outweigh the risks? Physiologic pulse pressure and circuit limitations will be discussed | Perfusion Educationview event
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Topics for this program: Recirculation on VV ECMO—R. Delong, CP
VADs: The Good, Bad and Ugly—D. Cappilletti, CCP
Sublingual incident dark field (IDF) imaging—J. Basha, CCP
Joseph has been a practicing clinical perfusionist for 40 years. Currently, Joseph is the CEO of Houston Extracorporeal Technologies and is the program director of The New Orleans Conference and MediWeb which includes PerfWeb and NurseWeb.
After 21 years of perfusion, Roger went to the dark side as a clinical specialist, and has worked with ECMO units across the US. His recent work has focused on oxygenator clotting and recirculation. He is currently in the process of leaving industry and returning to perfusion full time.
I graduated from Butler University in 1988 with a degree in Zoology/Pre-Med. I then completed training as a registered respiratory therapist, and practiced for about 5 years, mainly in critical care. During that time, I observed an open heart surgery case, and decided to pursue a career as a perfusionist. I graduated from the first class of the Cleveland Clinic/Ohio State school of Cardiovascular Perfusion program in 1995. I presented my student research project at the AmSECT meeting in 1995, which was given the award for “Best First Time presenter” as well as the AmSECT Research Award for “Exceptional Original Research published in The Journal of Extracorporeal Technology”, for work in pumpless A-V carbon dioxide removal in acute lung injury. In 2010, I spent about 3 and half years as a clinical specialist for VAD Company starting their US clinical trial. I returned to full time clinical perfusion in 2013 as a mechanical circulatory support coordinator for the University of Louisville Physicians department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. I mainly focus now in adult clinical perfusion, ECMO, ventricular assist devices, adult clinical perfusion and MCS, and when required, pediatric VADs.