PerfWeb 75 - Day 1 - Journal Club -  Cytosorb® hemoadsorption of apixaban during emergent cardio-pulmonary bypass
PerfWeb 75 - Day 1 - Journal Club - Cytosorb® hemoadsorption of apixaban during emergent cardio-pulmonary bypass

PerfWeb 75 - Day 1 - Journal Club - Cytosorb® hemoadsorption of apixaban during emergent cardio-pulmonary bypass

  • Faculty: Tammy Sparacino, CCP
  • Date: February 14th, 2022 8:00 am
  • CEU’s: 1.2 CEUs
  • Price: $18
  • Category 3 CEU
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Tammy Sparacino, CCP describes the latest peer reviewed publications on the Cytosorb hemoadsorption technology.

 Comprehensive Masterclass on Cytosorb Utilization in Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Perfusionists: Faculty - Tammy Sparacino

Immerse yourself in a captivating and informative journey as esteemed perfusionist Tammy Sparacino takes you on a comprehensive masterclass dedicated to the revolutionary application of Cytosorb in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) procedures. This single, extended video is a treasure trove of knowledge, encompassing the science, practical applications, and real-life experiences that define the transformative potential of Cytosorb in the field of perfusion.

From the outset, Tammy expertly introduces Cytosorb, an extracorporeal cytokine adsorber that has garnered immense attention in recent years for its groundbreaking ability to selectively remove pro-inflammatory cytokines and harmful inflammatory mediators from the patient's bloodstream. With a captivating blend of didactic presentation and engaging anecdotes, Tammy demystifies the complex mechanisms that underpin Cytosorb's unparalleled efficacy. Participants gain a profound understanding of how this cutting-edge technology can combat systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and cytokine storm, revolutionizing patient outcomes and reducing post-operative complications.

Throughout the video, Tammy skillfully navigates through a series of intriguing case studies, offering an in-depth analysis of diverse clinical scenarios where Cytosorb has played a pivotal role in challenging CPB settings. From sepsis cases to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and beyond, participants witness firsthand the real impact of Cytosorb as an adjunct therapy. Tammy's adept storytelling and practical insights empower attendees to seamlessly integrate Cytosorb into their own clinical practice, unleashing its full potential for patient benefit.

One of the most compelling aspects of the masterclass unfolds as Tammy delves into the fascinating realm of drug removal during CPB procedures. She sheds light on the potential benefits of using Cytosorb as a powerful tool to remove specific drugs, particularly anticoagulants, from the patient's bloodstream. By effectively eliminating excess medications, perfusionists can significantly reduce bleeding complications, enhance patient safety, and optimize the overall surgical experience. Tammy's expertise and real-world examples underscore the profound impact of this novel approach, leaving attendees inspired to transform their CPB strategies.

The masterclass reaches its zenith with an interactive Q&A session that transforms the video into a dynamic forum for learning and sharing. Participants actively engage with Tammy Sparacino, exchanging valuable insights, experiences, and questions related to Cytosorb utilization. The co-host, Joe, adds a delightful element to the session with his own perspectives, enriching the discussions further. A guest speaker from Spain joins the conversation, sharing their center's successful utilization of Cytosorb in cases of aortic dissections, emergency surgeries, and valvular endocarditis. This novel approach of changing the device every 6 hours for COVID-19 ECMO patients sparks intriguing discussions and opens up new possibilities for future applications.

Throughout the captivating video, Tammy Sparacino's expertise as a seasoned perfusionist shines through, captivating the audience with her passion and mastery of the subject matter. Her engaging teaching style, augmented by comprehensive case studies, fosters a nurturing learning environment that encourages active participation from attendees.

As the masterclass draws to a close, the impact of this enlightening experience is palpable. Perfusioinists depart with a heightened appreciation for the innovative potential of Cytosorb, eager to apply the knowledge gained and embrace the future of CPB with unwavering optimism. Tammy Sparacino's exceptional masterclass truly empowers perfusionists to embrace the extraordinary possibilities that Cytosorb brings to the realm of cardiopulmonary bypass, propelling medical advancements and elevating patient care to unprecedented heights. Prepare to be inspired, educated, and ready to embark on a transformative journey into the world of Cytosorb utilization in CPB.

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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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