STSA Annual Meeting Panel Discussion Available Online: Current Management & Blood Utilization in Cardiac Surgery

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
The 2014 STSA Postgraduate Program was well-attended in Tucson, AZ on November 6, 2014. Educational videos from this session are now available on CTSNet.

The 2014 STSA Postgraduate Program was well-attended in Tucson, AZ on November 6, 2014. Educational videos from this session are now available on CTSNet.

If you missed the STSA 61st Annual Meeting, held November 5-8, 2014 in Tucson, AZ, you can now catch up on select educational sessions online.

STSA is pleased to announce that it has partnered with CTSNet to provide 61st Annual Meeting Postgraduate Program educational video online for free to the cardiothoracic surgery community. The first video, titled Current Management and Blood Utilization in Adult Cardiac Surgery, is now available.

In this series of videos, an expert panel discusses blood utilization in adult cardiac surgery. Robert Lee of Vanderbilt University Medical Center presents the case history of a 74-year-old male patient who experienced coagulopathy after cardiopulmonary bypass. Victor Ferraris of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Alan Speir of Fairfax Hospital weigh in on the case, overall trends in blood utilization, and implementing a blood administration protocol for patients at risk for coagulopathy.

These presentations were originally given at the STSA 61st Annual Meeting on November 6, 2014 in Tucson, AZ with the following learning objectives:

  • Identify current strategies for minimizing blood utilization during and after cardiac operations.
  • Develop treatment plans for patients at high risk for bleeding due to coagulopathy.
  • Explain the role of the team in cardiac surgery blood conservation.

View the video on CTSNet.

Stay tuned — additional 2014 videos will be posted to CTSNet in the coming weeks.

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Category: Adult Cardic Surgery, Annual Meeting, Education, News