PerfWeb 78 — Day 3 - Does Ultrafiltration Reduce Urine Output on CPB; What is the Evidence?
PerfWeb 78 — Day 3 - Does Ultrafiltration Reduce Urine Output on CPB; What is the Evidence?

PerfWeb 78 — Day 3 - Does Ultrafiltration Reduce Urine Output on CPB; What is the Evidence?

  • Faculty: Program director Joseph Basha, CCP; Ann Guercio, CCP, LP, MBA
  • Date: March 17th, 2022 8:00 am
  • CEU’s: 1.2 CEUs
  • Price: $18
  • Category 3 CEU
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PerfWeb 78 — Day 3 - Does Ultrafiltration Reduce Urine Output on CPB; What is the Evidence?
 Joe discusses the evidence to try and answer the question: Does ultrafiltration on CPB reduce urine output on CPB
or contribute to post op AKI.

Perfusionists hold a critical role in the realm of cardiovascular surgery, and continual learning is fundamental to maintaining excellence in patient outcomes. At PerfWeb, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality, comprehensive video courses specifically designed for perfusionists, enabling them to enhance their professional knowledge and skills. Our PerfWeb 78 – Day 3 course offers an in-depth exploration into a key aspect of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) - ultrafiltration and its impact on urine output and potential contribution to postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI).

The faculty, Joseph Basha, CCP, and Ann Guercio, CCP, LP, MBA, bring their extensive experience and expertise to provide a profound understanding of this topic. They traverse the complexities of ultrafiltration, its purpose during CPB, and dive into its multifaceted impacts on renal function.

Joseph Basha, a seasoned Certified Clinical Perfusionist (CCP), elucidates the role of ultrafiltration in CPB. He expounds on its purpose, advantages, disadvantages, and the conditions where it proves most beneficial. His discussions are steeped in scientific evidence, providing a clear, balanced view of ultrafiltration's effects.

In the same vein, Ann Guercio, CCP, LP, MBA, provides insights rooted in her wide-ranging experience. Her perspectives, layered with her understanding of the larger medical and business implications of perfusion techniques, make her contributions invaluable to the course.

Together, the faculty delves into the potential repercussions of ultrafiltration on urine output during CPB, and the risk it poses for AKI. Understanding these factors is crucial, as AKI remains a significant concern following cardiac surgery and CPB, affecting patient recovery and outcomes. The role of ultrafiltration in influencing these outcomes is therefore of utmost relevance to perfusionists.

AKI is associated with increased length of hospital stay, higher healthcare costs, and can potentially lead to chronic kidney disease, or at its worst, death. As such, understanding the factors contributing to AKI's development and implementing strategies to mitigate these risks is of paramount importance. This makes PerfWeb 78 - Day 3 an essential course for any perfusionist interested in improving patient care and reducing the incidence of post-operative complications.

PerfWeb 78 - Day 3 is an evidence-based learning experience. Every fact, every statement, every conclusion drawn within the course is backed by scientific research, providing the confidence that the knowledge you gain here is not mere opinion but substantiated findings.

The interactive nature of the course allows for meaningful engagement and discussions with faculty members and peers alike. This shared learning environment provides opportunities for perfusionists to express their perspectives, ask questions, and challenge the concepts presented, fostering a comprehensive learning environment.

PerfWeb's commitment to continuous learning is reflected in the regular updates and additions to the course content. With the ever-evolving field of perfusion and cardiac surgery, new research and techniques are continually emerging. This necessitates frequent revisions and additions to our course content, ensuring that our learners are always up-to-date with the latest advancements.

In conclusion, PerfWeb 78 - Day 3 is more than just a course; it's a journey through the complexities of CPB and ultrafiltration, dissecting the evidence, and understanding their implications on patient care. With faculty like Joseph Basha and Ann Guercio at the helm, learners can expect an enriching experience, packed with practical knowledge, critical thinking, and active engagement.

Enroll now to be a part of this learning journey. Enhance your expertise, engage in robust discussions, and contribute to the greater knowledge pool within the dynamic field of perfusion. With PerfWeb, every step you take is a stride towards improved patient care and better outcomes.

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Meet Your Instructor

Program director Joseph Basha, CCP

Program director Joseph Basha, CCP

Joseph has been a practicing clinical perfusionist for 40 years. Joseph is the CEO of Houston Extracorporeal Technologies and is the program director of The New Orleans Conference

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Ann Guercio, CCP, LP, MBA

Ann Guercio, CCP, LP, MBA

Ann Guercio is a perfusionist with 34 years of experience in the profession and has resided in Houston, Texas for 31 years. She has provided clinical excellence in a variety of settings

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