Meeting News

Blood management in heart surgery: Avoiding inappropriate transfusion

September 15, 2018
SAN DIEGO – Limiting hemodilution, using antifibrinolytics, and transfusing based on the patient’s current condition rather than…
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Collaborative quality improvement may reduce post-CABG pneumonia

September 14, 2018
SAN DIEGO – Participation in a collaborative quality improvement program appears to be associated with a significant reduction in pneumonia…
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Restricted transfusion practices are critical to improved blood utilization

September 13, 2018
SAN DIEGO – Introducing limited transfusion practices can play an essential role in blood utilization and reduction of inappropriate…
Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary: How to best incorporate guidelines into clinical practice

September 13, 2018
In this Guest Commentary, Alfred H. Stammers, MSA, CCP, vice president of clinical quality and outcomes research at SpecialtyCare
Meeting News

TRICS III: Restrictive RBC transfusion is noninferior to a liberal strategy

September 12, 2018
“As perioperative hematocrit decreases, the risk of a variety of outcomes – including respiratory failure, renal morbidity, cardiac…
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Clinical setting affects efficacy of plasma transfusions

September 11, 2018
SAN DIEGO – Evidence supporting the use of plasma transfusions in a variety of clinical situations, including prolonged pump time during open…
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Closer look at distractions during cardiac surgery reveals intervention needs

September 11, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Certain distractions that occur during cardiac surgery disproportionately affect different surgical team members, underscoring the…
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Applying ‘just culture’ approach to perfusion may improve patient safety

September 10, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Implementing the “just culture” approach to clinical practice could allow health care professionals to identify and…
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STS/SCA/AmSECT anticoagulation guidelines: Focused on evidence and action

September 9, 2018
SAN DIEGO – The STS/SCA/AmSECT Anticoagulation Clinical Practice Guidelines offer evidence-based, actionable strategies for anticoagulation…
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STS data critical for improving cardiac surgical performance

September 9, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Most deaths that occur after cardiac surgery are preventable deaths among low-risk patients, according to a presentation at the…
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