PerfWeb 78 — Day 1 - Tammy Sparacino Journal Club: Air, Inflammation and Biocompatibility
PerfWeb 78 — Day 1 - Tammy Sparacino Journal Club: Air, Inflammation and Biocompatibility

PerfWeb 78 — Day 1 - Tammy Sparacino Journal Club: Air, Inflammation and Biocompatibility

  • Faculty: Tammy Sparacino, CCP
  • Date: March 15th, 2022 8:00 am
  • CEU’s: 1.2 CEUs
  • Price: $18
  • Category 3 CEU
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PerfWeb 78 — Day 1 - Tammy Sparacino Journal Club: Air, Inflammation and Biocompatibility
 Tammy discusses the blood air interface, common to cardiopulmonary bypass and how this initiates the inflammatory cascade.
Tammy also discusses biocompatible surfaces and how these attenuate the inflammatory cascade.

Welcome to PerfWeb 78 - Day 1, an immersive video course tailored for perfusionists, featuring Tammy Sparacino's enlightening Journal Club: Air, Inflammation and Biocompatibility. PerfWeb's comprehensive video courses offer a unique platform for exploring critical subjects, fostering the continuous learning that lies at the heart of the perfusion profession.

In this course, Tammy Sparacino, a renowned perfusion expert, dissects the intricate relationship between the blood-air interface, common in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), inflammation, and biocompatibility. Her discussions offer a profound exploration of how these elements interact within the CPB setting, promoting an advanced understanding of their implications for patient outcomes.

CPB is a fundamental technique in cardiovascular surgery, yet it carries inherent challenges – one of them being the blood-air interface, which triggers the inflammatory cascade. Tammy meticulously unpacks this phenomenon, delving into the mechanisms by which CPB can incite an inflammatory response and the potential impact this has on patients. Her insights illuminate how something as simple as a blood-air interaction can ignite a complex biological response, an understanding vital to the effective management of patients undergoing CPB.

Beyond the inflammatory cascade, Tammy further explores the concept of biocompatible surfaces in the context of CPB. Biocompatible materials have revolutionized medical treatments, especially in fields involving direct interaction with blood, such as CPB. Their ability to minimize adverse reactions, such as inflammation, makes them indispensable in the current medical landscape.

In PerfWeb 78 - Day 1, Tammy discusses how biocompatible surfaces help attenuate the inflammatory cascade. She expounds on the different types of biocompatible materials used in CPB, their unique properties, and their role in mitigating the inflammatory response. This segment of the course serves as a valuable resource for understanding the evolution of materials in CPB and their effect on patient outcomes.

The information presented in this course is scientifically backed and up-to-date, providing you with the confidence that the knowledge you gain is reliable and relevant. PerfWeb's commitment to evidence-based learning guarantees that all content aligns with the latest research and best practices in the field of perfusion.

Moreover, this course encourages engagement and interaction. We believe in the power of collective learning, where questions are encouraged, and insights are shared. This fosters an enriching learning environment where learners can gain knowledge not only from the faculty but also from their peers.

Significantly, this course is proudly approved for Category 1 by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP), indicating that it meets the highest standards of perfusion education and contributes towards your continuing education units (CEUs). This seal of approval is a testament to the quality of content that Tammy Sparacino delivers and our commitment to excellence in perfusion education.

In conclusion, PerfWeb 78 - Day 1 presents an opportunity to delve into the crucial topics of air, inflammation, and biocompatibility within the context of CPB. This course, facilitated by the esteemed Tammy Sparacino, provides perfusionists with valuable insights, enabling them to enhance their skills and deliver superior patient care. Join us on this enlightening journey through the intricacies of CPB, where every lesson learned is a step towards improving patient outcomes. Enroll now!

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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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